Created By: KingZeal on February 6, 2012 Last Edited By: KingZeal on February 8, 2012

Fetishistic Creator

When a creator is well known for having of fanservice and/or fetish fuel in EVERYTHING.

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This page is a collection of creators who are well-known for including a high amount of Fanservice and/or Author Appeal into every single creation they make. It doesn't matter the genre or the medium. If they're writing a comic book, every single female of legal age has a bra size somewhere in the center of the alphabet, every guy is a Walking Shirtless Scene or every story contains at least one Casual Kink. They do this shamelessly and unapologetically, although they might attempt to justify it with maxims like "Sex Sells" or Hand Wave it with some sort of Phelbotinum that turns everyone into Sex Gods.

Before any works are added here, there are three rules that must be followed:

  • Every commercial work the author produces during a set period must invoke this. If only a few or scattered number of said works do this, then it's not a pattern. There needs to be at least an established line of works which continuously invoke Fanservice or Author Appeal every time.
  • It must be a trope listed in our Fanservice, Rule of Sexy or Porn Tropes indexes. An author that includes hair decs on every female character would not qualify just because he or his audience have a fetish for them.
  • The works cannot be explicitly pornography or erotica. It makes sense that an author would play to the fetishes in those genres, because that's the entire point to them.

Furthermore, it cannot be stressed enough that this page is not for debating whether or not inclusion of said fetishes/fanservice is "bad" or "good". It is only meant to categorize creators who invoke these sort of tropes time and time again.

Examples:

  • Michael Bay will include at least one scantily-clad babe in every film he makes, regardless of the implausibility of said babe. The pattern becomes firmly established within the Transformers franchise, but became apparent as early as Bad Boys.
  • Frank Miller is known for including prostitutes, jailbait, rape (whether actual or implied) and gratuitous Male Gaze into every story he's written since the 1990s. Blatant examples include The Dark Knight Strikes Again which included "Naked News", a Catgirl that was clearly intended as jailbait fantasy, and a romance between Superman and Wonder Woman which strongly implied that Rape Is Love. Then, in the special edition of All Star Batman And Robin, there's a blatant scene in which he specifically instructs artist Jim Lee to draw Vicki Vale in her underwear for audience titillation.
  • Terry Goodkind features rape so often in his stories that there's no way there isn't a bit of Author Appeal going on. Just about every book in The Sword of Truth series features a character being raped or recovering from a rape. Granted, every character who engages in it is treated a Complete Monster, but it the author's go-to method of having villains cross the Moral Event Horizon.

Community Feedback Replies: 16
  • February 6, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    This could work as a Sub Trope of Author Appeal, but also looks like it would just turn into Complaining.
  • February 6, 2012
    KingZeal
    I honestly am worried about that, but this isn't meant to imply that fanservice/author appeal is bad.
  • February 6, 2012
    randomsurfer
    @ the Dark Knight Strikes Again example: it's "News in the Nude." Naked News is a Real Life thing.

    In Ian Fleming's James Bond books every Bond Girl is lovingly described; virtually all have similar characteristics, the only one of which I recall off the top of my head is wide mouths.
  • February 6, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    ^^ But others will, or just use this to complain. Those three guys in the OP already have a strong Hatedom.
  • February 6, 2012
    KingZeal
    Most creators who appeal to the common denominator have a hatedom. That's one of the reasons I'm doing this: avoiding it for fear of complaining only makes it worse.
  • February 6, 2012
    Topazan
    • The Gor series by John Norman is well known for its depiction of female sex-slavery. The focus on this aspect is said to increase as the series goes on.
    • Piers Anthony has been accused of this.

    Don't actually know enough about Piers Anthony to go into specifics.
  • February 7, 2012
    KingZeal
    I do. His Incarnations Of Immortality series was filled with vivid descriptions of boobs and butts whenever the fancy struck.
  • February 7, 2012
    Cider
    This more like 'Author Tic' than anything and that includes a lot more than fanservice...also, this is not a trope so I am opposed to it.
  • February 7, 2012
    JohnDiFool
    Doesn't Piers Anthony put in borderline pedophilia into a lot of his novels?
  • February 7, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ And that's the kind of stuff I was concerned over.
  • February 7, 2012
    Generality
    I'm not really seeing how this is different from Author Appeal.
  • February 7, 2012
    Catbert
    I don't see this idea turning out well. It borders too closely on Fetish Fuel, which has already been expunged, and seems to be merely a Same But More Specific version of Author Appeal.
  • February 7, 2012
    KingZeal
    Author Appeal is specifically about stuff the author himself likes and puts into his works. This page is about a creator who simply uses a lot of story or character tropes which sexually charge his works, whether he likes it or not. For example, if I write a lot of stories with Female Gaze, that doesn't mean it's for my interest.

    @DQZ: And since his entry doesn't follow the rules (no context for establishing a pattern) it won't be included.
  • February 7, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ That seems to be just Fanservice then. If you mean there's a lot of kinky stuff in these works (too kinky to count as fanservice), perhaps we should have a title, description and examples that focus more on the works than the creators. Focusing on them does make it look like The Same But More of Author Appeal.
  • February 8, 2012
    KingZeal
    Not specifically kinky, and it's not limited to works. Like, let's take J. Scott Campbell or Frank Cho for example. Both of them are well known for the way they draw women. Campbell is known for giving them exaggerated figures and bust sizes while Frank Cho is known for giving them muscle tone and plush rears. This is consistent across all, or at least most, of the works they draw for, from The Avengers to Spider-man to Danger Girl to Jungle Girl.

    And again, it's not Author Appeal because the point to Author Appeal is that things appear in the creator's work so much that we assume they like it. Once again, just because Rumiko Takahashi puts a lot of Panty Shots in her works doesn't mean that's her thing.
  • February 8, 2012
    captainpat
    If that's the difination of Author Appeal, they we need to have a trs thread for it. I don't why we would have a page where we allow tropers to make assumptions about a creator.
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