Created By: StarryEyed on November 9, 2011 Last Edited By: Thecommander236 on January 13, 2013
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Crashing Through The Harem

Crashed right into a room full of beauties. Hilarity Ensues.

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For whatever reason, our young male protagonist is in the middle of a chase scene or bar brawl and crashes straight into a room full of beautiful young women. Depending on the setting, this could be an Arabian Nights harem, a bordello, or a girl's locker room, but it will be a private place with several young women, usually in some state of undress. Expect there to be lots of silk and maybe a bath or shower. They may act offended or they giggle and maybe flirt with the hero... until their dour chaperone shoves the hero back into the fray.

May overlap with Distracted by the Sexy and/or Accidental Pervert

Examples:

Anime
  • In an One Piece filler episode set in ancient Japan, Zoro (a wandering monk) at one point crash in a room full of female characters. One of them kicks him out of there.

Comic Book
  • The Boys: Wee Hughie and Vas "Love Sausage" are running after the mooks, a chase that leads them through a strip club. As Vas is in his spandex superhero outfit, he is stopped dead in his tracks. "Big titties are my kryptonite" indeed.
  • In the first issue of the 1996 series of Teen Titans, Cody seeks into the Cheyenne Mountain base on a dare. Spotted by guards, he runs away and ends up running into a women's locker room which is full of young women in various states of undress. He stops and stares at them, assuming that he has run on to a holo-deck. One of the women then kicks him to the ground.
  • Cattivik has this happen to him a couple of times, and both times gets savagely beaten for his trouble.

Film
  • Aladdin: This happens to the title character while he's escaping the guards (after stealing a loaf of bread) and singing "One Jump Ahead".
  • Dashtan in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time during the fight scene after his father's funeral.
  • In Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, the duo gets knocked through the wall of an Old West tavern...and into the backroom where the Soiled Doves are prancing around in their under things. Billy the Kid yanks them away while they're still enjoying the view.
  • In the Road to ... to Morocco. Hope and Crosby try to hide from the evil Kasim by hiding in a harem. Unfortunately they get found out.
  • The Blues Brothers: The brothers sneak through a Ladies room's window to get into the Palace Hotel Ballroom for their gig.
  • Under The Rainbow (a film starring Chevy Chase and Carrie Fisher about the making of The Wizard of Oz): A Chase Scene goes through a women's dressing room, providing opportunity for some Fanservice. One of the little people sticks around rather than continuing the chase.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail has two related examples.
    • Sir Galahad fights his way through a forest in a storm until he finds Castle Anthrax, which has a Grail-shaped beacon overhead. He bangs on the door, and when it opens he falls inside. He meets several young women, one of whom tells him that the castle contains eight score young blondes and brunettes, all between 16 and 19-and-a-half. As Sir Galahad escapes from two naughty female doctors, he enters a room filled with the aforementioned eight score young women. Eventually he decides to stay when the other knights "rescue" him and get him to continue the Grail quest. He then proceeds to call them gay.
  • In the film ''1001 Arabian Nights'', Mister Magoo thinks he's walked into the Sultan's harem, but in reality he just spooked a couple of peacocks.
  • This happens in The Scorpion King movie. Unlike other examples, one of the girls tries to steal the protagonist's weapons away while he's not looking.

Literature
  • Played straight and subverted a few times in the Gor novels. The harem girls are usually slaves, and although a master may be possessive of his possessions, it's generally acknowledged that any free man can use a slave for his pleasure at any time her master isn't putting her to use (in either a sexual or non-sexual way).

Video Game
  • In God of War II, your escape from the Colossus of Rhodes's rampage takes you crashing through the ceiling of a bathhouse where two women wait in a state of undress. You can stop and have sex with them by hitting the action button!

Western Animation
  • Happens in the Bugs Bunny episode "A-Lad-In His Lamp".
    Bugs: (Rushes into a room, screams are heard, he rushes out and closes the door) Err, um... a Hare-em, I think.
    Genie: (opens the door and looks in, to more screams) Oh, that was a harem all right. I know a harem when I see one.
Community Feedback Replies: 21
  • November 9, 2011
    69BookWorM69
    Hmmm. I'm a bit fuzzy on the details, but it sounds a bit like Sir Galahad's entrance into the castle with the Grail Light in Monty Python And The Holy Grail. The other knights "rescue" him and get him to continue the Grail quest.
  • November 9, 2011
    JonnyB
    Something like this happens in The Road To Morocco. Hope and Crosby try to hide from the evil Kasim by hiding in a harem. Unfortunately they get found out.
  • November 9, 2011
    randomsurfer
    • The Blues Brothers: the brothers sneak through a Ladies room to get into the Palace Hotel Ballroom for their gig.
    • Under The Rainbow (a film starring Chevy Chase and Carrie Fisher about the making of The Wizard Of Oz): a Chase Scene goes through a women's dressing room, providing opportunity for some Fanservice.
  • November 10, 2011
    Chabal2
    The Boys: Wee Hughie and Vas "Love Sausage" are running after the mooks, a chase that leads them through a strip club. As Vas is in his spandex superhero outfit, he is stopped dead in his tracks. "Big titties are my kryptonite" indeed.

  • November 11, 2011
    Ryuuma
    Something like this happens in the Scorpion King movie. Unlike other examples, one of the girls tries to steal the protagonist's weapons away while he's not looking.
  • January 11, 2013
    Thecommander236
  • January 12, 2013
    Arivne
    We've had this proposed again twice on YKTTW.
  • January 12, 2013
    Thecommander236
    Then the easy thing to do is combine all three into one massive YKTTW if it hasn't been already launched by using the best description and combining the examples. It's obvious that if it gets proposed three times then there are plenty of people who could think of examples. I'll think about starting that myself.
  • January 12, 2013
    Thecommander236
    There we go. I combined Crashed into Harem Hello and Harem Stop-Point with this YKTTW. I transferred the examples over, expanded examples that had more details given on those two other YKTTWs, and I changed the description a little. I also used Microsoft Word for spelling and grammar checks. If we have any more YKTTW with this basic idea, let me know as soon as possible and I'll combine them accordingly.
  • January 12, 2013
    DRCEQ
    Would you consider renaming it to Crashing Through The Harem as suggested in Harem Stop-Point? Crash Into Harem sounds awkward.
  • January 12, 2013
    Thecommander236
    Sounds fair. I agree.
  • January 12, 2013
    Arutema
    In God Of War II, your escape from the Colossus of Rhodes's rampage takes you crashing through the ceiling of a bathhouse where two women wait in a state of undress. You can stop and have sex with them.
  • January 12, 2013
    oneuglybunny
    This seems to have significant overlap with Accidental Pervert; perhaps this is a subtrope to that. On the other hand, this might be an inadvertent redundancy.
  • January 12, 2013
    Thecommander236
    No it wouldn't be because of the God Of War example. He falls into a bedroom with two women. He then proceeds to have sex with them. It is just the action of running into the women. That doesn't mean the characters crashing in won't be Distracted By The Sexy. The Accidental Pervert part is also subverted in the Under The Rainbow, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, and even the Buggys Bunny example as one of the little people stays with the girls, Sir Galahad does the same, and the genie looks back in and says "I know a harem when I see one," respectively. The last one is iffy, but the other two definitely subvert Accidental Pervert.

    May Overlap is okay though.
  • January 12, 2013
    foxley
    In the first issue of the 1996 series of Teen Titans, Cody seeks into the Cheyenne Mountain base on a dare. Spotted by guards, he runs away and ends up running into a women's locker room which is full of young women in various states of undress. He stops and stares, assuming that he has run on to a holo-deck. One of the women then kicks him to the ground.
  • January 12, 2013
    Thecommander236
    We need tropes this can overlap with mainly. A few more examples will be nice too. I'll launch this in a day or two since it is keeping with the Three Rules Of Three and other Predefined Messages.

    Also, what indexes would this go in?
  • January 12, 2013
    Thecommander236
    We missing anything? One more hat would be nice than I can launch this thing a year and a month later than expected, but launched all the same.
  • January 13, 2013
    Arutema
    ^^ The Chase Scene index of course.
  • January 13, 2013
    Onitatsu
    AC:Anime

    • In a One Piece filler epidose set in ancient Japan, Zoro (a wandering monk) at one point crash in a room full of female characters. One of them kick him out of there.

    AC:Comic Books

    • Cattivik has this happen to him a couple of times, and both times gets savagely beaten for his trouble.
  • January 13, 2013
    Thecommander236
    Indexes come after the launch. I'll add those examples.
  • January 13, 2013
    Thecommander236
    Done, edited, spell and grammar checked. Now all we need is to add Name Space and launch it.... Heh. I'll do it. I'm bored.

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable

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