Created By: KingZeal on September 18, 2011 Last Edited By: KingZeal on February 9, 2016
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Teamwork Seduction

Teaming up to crack a mutual target.

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Two (or more) characters team up to seduce their target together.

Perhaps, in the past, they've both failed to secure the third party's affections, but who would ever turn down TWO PEOPLE hitting on them, or two girls or two guys making out with each other?

An alternate version of this trope can be the two teaming up to put the desired character in a situation which would give either (or both) of them a chance to seduce him/her individually. For example, coming up with the idea to do an activity which needs three people, and then both try to get their beloved alone.

And yet another form of this trope is when the two give each other pointers. Alice points out that if Carol showed off a little more cleavage, she'd look ten times hotter, and Carol admits that if Alice would reign in her bad habits and behave more lady-like, she'd be much easier to approach. Both do their best to cooperate with each other, and then come at their Love Interest with guns blazing. Alternatively, two guys could do the same—as could seducers of two different genders.

The seducers also don't explicitly have to be "rivals". They can merely be two individuals who realize that they have a mutual crush and decide that they stand a better chance trying to seduce him/her together than alone. The target also doesn't have to be someone they're in love with or have feelings for; they could simply be trying to seduce him/her as a means to an end.

There are three typical outcomes to this situation:

  1. The crush STILL doesn't crack and the wacky hijinks continue.
  2. They manage to reign the crush in, but their rivalry, or unwillingness to share, ruins things.
  3. Everybody's happy.

Related to: Rivals Team Up, Teeth-Clenched Teamwork.

Sometimes overlaps with A Threesome is Manly (a guy wants to do something sexual with another guy, and so includes a girl to make it less "gay").


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     Anime & Manga 
  • In Bleach, this was suggested by the Cloud Cuckoo Lander Orihime, who said that if she and Rukia were both in love with Ichigo (Rukia says she isn't), they could "team up and the girls would win", but this was laughed off as silly...mostly because nobody knew what the hell she was talking about.
  • In Onegai Twins, Mina and Karen team up for an episode to seduce Maiku in a mistaken attempt to turn him straight.
  • In Persona 4's anime adaptation of the King's Game, Rise and Yukiko ensure the game is very lewd and sexual. However, things go a step further in the anime, when the protagonist winds up having all three of his potential romantic interests follow the perverse rules to have their own quality time with him (although Chie is clearly embarassed).
  • Justified in Strike the Blood. Protagonist Kojou Akatsuki is a vampire whose powers only work if he drinks other peoples' blood, and vampiric bloodlust is akin to actual sexual lust, meaning he has to be turned on to drink blood. So this trope happens twice.
    • On one occasion, a familiar turns out to need two peoples' blood to work properly, so when one girl fails to do it alone, the other steps up to the plate as well.
    • On the second occasion, this trope is fully invoked, both because a single girl can't arouse the dying Kojou enough to save his life, and because only one of them has blood immune to the Anti-Magic field preventing his powers from awakening. So it takes one girl to restore his powers and the other to slake his thirst.

     Comic Books 
  • Betty and Veronica of Archie Comics have pulled this trick a few times, usually with a Type 2 ending. Since the two girls are best friends, though, Type 3 endings are rare but not completely out of the question (in a PG-rated sense, of course).

     Film-Live Action 
  • Two women in Panic (2000) do this so as to pick up a guy at a bar, though it later seems like it may have been a roundabout way of getting together with each other.

     Literature 
  • This is pretty much the ending of The Pyrates, with the Chaste Hero being approached by all of his potential love interests. It ends without showing the resolution.

     Live-Action TV 

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    Videogames 
  • In Persona 4, something close to this is what Rise and Yukiko try to pull during the King's Game, when it's Yu's turn to be the King. Both of them make sure that the game is as lewd and perverse as possible, on the off chance that either of them will be picked.

     Webcomics 
Community Feedback Replies: 33
  • September 18, 2011
    Jordan
    This is pretty much the ending of The Pyrates, with the Chaste Hero being rapproached by all of his potential love interests.e r The big ends without showing the resolution.
  • September 18, 2011
    FrodoGoofballCoTV
    Would this count?

    Anime and Manga:
  • September 18, 2011
    KingZeal
    Nah, that doesn't fit the trope as I'd intended. Tropes Are Flexible, though, so if there's a compelling argument for why it should be included, I'll take it.
  • September 18, 2011
    dyson88
    I'm pretty sure there was an episode of Gilligans Island where Ginger and Mary Ann do this to Gilligan.
  • September 18, 2011
    margibso
    • In Onegai Twins Mina and Karen team up for an episode to seduce Maiku in a mistaken attempt to turn him straight.
  • September 19, 2011
    Koveras
    Genre-specific subtrope of Rivals Team Up.
  • September 19, 2011
    MorganWick
    I have a feeling outcome 3 is most common in porn...
  • September 19, 2011
    ladyofprocrastination
    Suggested by the Cloud Cuckoo Lander Orihime in Bleach, but laughed off as silly.
  • September 20, 2011
    HiddenFacedMatt
    I swear this is familiar, I'm not sure from where though...
  • September 20, 2011
    Mozgwsloiku
    One old Polish movie (does anyone remember the title) contains a famous song that advices men to always fall in love in pairs - no one can crack a woman alone.
  • January 29, 2012
    captainpat
  • February 26, 2012
    KingZeal
    ^ Fixed.
  • June 16, 2013
    randomsurfer
    re the single webcomic example: Weblinks Are Not Examples. You don't even tell us the comic's name.
  • June 16, 2013
    oneuglybunny
    Live Action TV
    • Kelly Garrett, Jill Munroe and Sabrina Duncan Charlies Angels stop short of full-on seduction with Bosley in order to get him to reveal what Charlie Townsend looks like.
  • June 17, 2013
    Arivne
    ^^ Added the Web Comic's name and some explanation.
  • June 17, 2013
    IsaacSapphire
    Would the resolution to Rand's harem in the Wheel Of Time books fit into this? All three women decide among themselves to share him, then go up to Rand and tell him that's how it's going to be, and that he has to have sex with the one of them he hasn't had sex with yet. He says yes and does.
  • June 18, 2013
    KingZeal
    Damn you, I'm only on Book Two! =P

    But seriously, does Rand show any reluctance to the idea at all? Because if not, it's not this trope so much as it is the girls just making an agreement.
  • January 6, 2014
    cassielsander
    Two women in the movie Panic (2000) do this so as to pick up a guy at a bar, though it later seems like it may have been a roundabout way of getting together with each other.
  • January 6, 2014
    DAN004
    I remembered about a plot where 2 women are talking about their crushes and they share tips on how they should behave, dress etc. in order to seduce their crushes better. Neither of them know that their crushes are actually the same person.

    Now if only I can remember what story it is...
  • March 10, 2014
    Daefaroth
    Isn't the Naruto example more Distracted By The Sexy taken Up To Eleven? Does he actually seduce anyone with it or even use it on someone he has a sexual interest in?
  • March 10, 2014
    KingZeal
    Tropes Are Flexible. I'm under the impression that teaming up to seduce someone, even with an ulterior motive, counts.

    I might add that to the description, then.
  • March 10, 2014
    DAN004
    Problem is, Naruto with Harem Jutsu is still just one Naruto in the end.

    This is about team-up, not threesome.
  • March 10, 2014
    KingZeal
    Alright. That's fair.
  • September 3, 2014
    KingZeal
    Bump. Still needs hats and examples.
  • September 3, 2014
    DAN004
    Needs a bit more context for Bleach. That is, who's Orihime going to team herself with, and who's Orihime going to seduce together?
  • September 3, 2014
    KingZeal
    Done.
  • September 4, 2014
    Cider
    • Rosita and Sarita of Mexican America tried to seduce Eric Young, but he only had eyes for ODB.
    • Aksana and Tamina tried this on Brodus Clay. Unfortunately for them he already had two ladies trailing him. So then they tried to get rid of The Funkadactyls, thinking it would work then.
  • September 4, 2014
    hbi2k
    Live-Action TV
    • In a typically creepy Peep Show example, Mark and Gerrard form the "Dobby Club", dedicated to winning Love Interest Dobby over from her current boyfriend, Simon. The fact that the alliance is temporary by nature does not elude the rival suitors.
  • September 4, 2014
    IndirectActiveTransport
    • The Murder City Machine Guns combined their efforts to woo Daizee Haze while she was working as an interviewer for Ring Of Honor (it didn't work)
    • Bella Twins Nikki and Brie, upon hearing that Daniel Bryan was a virgin, decided they wanted to be his "first". No wait, he was a vegan and Gail Kim had beat them too it.
  • February 5, 2016
    DAN004
    Yo, bump
  • February 6, 2016
    KingZeal
    Thanks
  • February 6, 2016
    Koolkev
    There is the obscure High School USA show that's deliberately a ripoff of Archie Comics where even the male lead like Archie gets hit on by the two female leads like Betty and Veronica.
  • February 9, 2016
    KingZeal
    ^ That doesn't demonstrate the trope, though, unless they teamed up.
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