Created By: Evalana on November 26, 2010 Last Edited By: wanderlustwarrior on January 1, 2012
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Favors for the Sexy

Someone volunteers to perform favors for an attractive person, because they\\\'re attractive.

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Index: Always Male, Gender and Sexuality Tropes

Alternate titles: Servicing The Sexy, Favors The Sexy

Tags: Needs More Examples, Rolling Updates, No Launching Please, Do We Have This One?


Sayuri doesn't have to us how it's done. Men will do that for her.

When a sexy female enters the scene, expect the all the males in the area to spring into action, trying to curry her favor by doing all kinds of little things for her, like getting her a drink, making sure she has a seat, or fetching anything she asks for, no matter how difficult it is to obtain.

Keep in mind, the people actually doing this trope are the (generally male) service granters, and they are doing it entirely from what's left of their own free will that hasn't been turned to mush by lust. The recipient may be aware of the effect she has, and may use it to her advantage, in which case that is I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!. However, here, she might not have a clue may just see the guys as being nice.

May be done for The Tease. Note that because Women Are Wiser and All Men Are Perverts, the people performing this trope are almost Always Male, while the recipients are almost always Female. Compare Courtly Love. This could lead to Pretty Freeloaders.

Examples

Anime and Manga
  • Hyacinth/Sayuri of Dokkoida?!. In one episode, when the gang went to a public pool, she was quickly surrounded by a gaggle of guys catering to her every need.

Comics
  • In her very first appearance in 1940 Catwoman escaped thanks to this trope. She was onboard a yacht and stole a jewel before being captured by Batman... who then allowed her to escape (and 'accidently' bumped into Robin to stop him interveneing to catch her.) While she wasn't a noticably vile villainess there also weren't any additional sympathetic reason for letting her go either, just that Batman found her sexy.

Film
  • Spoofed in Bill Plympton's short Luv Race, with three athletes literally racing to do favors for a very attractive girl.

Literature

Live-Action TV
  • On Friends, Rachel gave Tag his job because he was attractive.
  • WKRP in Cincinnati: old men give lots of stuff to Jennifer - fur coats and such. She doesn't ask for them and she doesn't "give" them anything in return, aside from some genuinely friendly company.

Video Games

Web Original

Web Comics

Western Animation
  • In one episode of The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr. Robotnik builds a robot named Breezy that looks like a sexy female hedgehog. His intent is that she will use this effect to send Sonic on various wild goose chases, distracting him from the doctor's real scheme.
  • In the 2010 Pound Puppies episode "The General," the title character turns out to be a fluffy pink poodle who has this effect on male dogs, and uses it to get various acts of puppy-rescuing done.
  • Jenny in Return of Raggedy Android on My Life as a Teenage Robot gets offered many "frosty beverages" when she walks in wearing her human form skin.
  • In the Beach Episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Ty Lee makes good use of this, being surrounded by beach-bums within seconds of her arrival. Minutes later, she's got two of them fanning her, one bringing her drinks, and another standing in just the right place to keep the sun off her face.
  • Quinn has boys doing this all the time on Daria.
  • Xiaolin Showdown: All of the boys fawn over Dyris, the mermaid, much to Kimiko's irritation...until Dyris shows Kimiko how it's done.

Community Feedback Replies: 33
  • November 27, 2010
    Rocketknight
    Ii's an interesting idea, but it kind of reminds me of the Distracted By The Sexy trope
  • November 27, 2010
    ParadiscaCorbasi
    • Jenny in Return of Raggedy Android on My Life As A Teenage Robot gets offered many "frosty beverages" when she walks in wearing her human form skin.
  • November 27, 2010
    CaoCao
  • November 27, 2010
    BlackDragon
    In the Beach Episode of Avatar The Last Airbender, Ty Lee makes good use of this, being surrounded by beach-bums within seconds of her arrival. Minutes later, she's got two of them fanning her, one bringing her drinks, and another standing in just the right place to keep the sun off her face.
  • November 28, 2010
    TBeholder
    @ Cao Cao seems to be a supertrope

    Also, frequently the point of The Tease.

  • November 28, 2010
    Lavalyte
    A more specific example is where two men vie to be the one to light a woman's cigarette.
  • November 28, 2010
    JoeG
    • Quinn has boys doing this all the time on Daria.
  • November 29, 2010
    randomsurfer
    One time on Third Rock From The Sun Sally and Nina went to the watering hole. Sally approached some random guy.
    Sally: Hey, buy us a couple of beers?
    Man: Sure. So are you girls going to the big game?
    Sally: We don't want to talk to you, we're just broke.
  • November 29, 2010
    AceNoctali
    Video game example:

  • December 8, 2010
    Evalana
    • Spoofed in Bill Plympton's short Luv Race, with three athletes literally racing to do favors for a very attractive girl.
  • December 8, 2010
    elwoz
    How is this not just I Have Boobs You Must Obey?
  • December 14, 2010
    Evalana
    From what I can tell, I Have Boobs You Must Obey is when a character is aware that they can make men do what they want, and thus use their assets to this purpose. This trope is about men spontaneously doing favors for a good-looking woman, whether she wants them to or not.
  • December 14, 2010
    troacctid
    There's a lot of overlap, though. Maybe it's better to merge it into I Have Boobs You Must Obey?
  • December 15, 2010
    StarryEyed
    I think this could be separate. Like what has been said, this can happen with no effort on the girl's part, or a normally more innocent girl could use this, while I Have Boobs You Must Obey is generally the province of Ms Fanservice, The Vamp, and other more explicitly sexual characters.

    • Xiaolin Showdown: All of the boys fawn over Dyris, the mermaid, much to Kimiko's irritation...until Dyris shows Kimiko how it's done.
  • December 15, 2010
    KaiYves
  • December 26, 2010
    RyuuFelidae
    Servicing the sexy?
  • March 20, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
    ^ I like that one. Added Alliterative Appeal.
  • November 23, 2011
    wanderlustwarrior
    Anything ever happen with this? Since this is Up For Grabs, I'll grab it if needed.
  • December 8, 2011
    wanderlustwarrior
    Bump. Also, the Third Rock From The Sun example is a case of I Have Boobs You Must Obey. Also, some of the unintentional examples of that, like the Seinfeld one, I'll probably move here.
  • December 8, 2011
    RossN
    In her very first appearance in 1940 Catwoman escaped thanks to this trope. She was onboard a yacht and stole a jewel before being captured by Batman... who then allowed her to escape (and 'accidently' bumped into Robin to stop him interveneing to catch her.) While she wasn't a noticably vile villainess there slso weren't any additional sympathetic reason for letting her go either, just that Batman found her sexy.
  • December 13, 2011
    wanderlustwarrior
    Came up with another title: "Favors The Sexy". Pun on favors, as they do favors for sexy people, and they favor sexy people over non-sexy, to show a change in attitude and action.

    Also, bump.
  • December 13, 2011
    surgoshan
  • December 13, 2011
    wanderlustwarrior
    Please add character names or something...
  • December 14, 2011
    Deboss
    I think you could work in Flaw Exploitation in some way.
  • December 22, 2011
    Sligh
    I like Servicing The Sexy as a trope name.

    "Someone volunteers to perform favors for an attractive individual." stablishes no causality. It should probably be "Someone volunteers to perform favors for an individual BECAUSE said individual is attractive." Otherwise it's People Sit In Chairs .
  • December 23, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    This could also be an aspect of Courtly Love. And The Ladys Favour is a G-rated version of this.
  • December 23, 2011
    CharacterInWhite
    Veronica Mars asks for substantial favours constantly. While the show tries to depict her as reciprocating these acts it's possible the characters only put up with her constant need for favours because she's attractive.
  • December 26, 2011
    wanderlustwarrior
    If she's asking for it, it's not this trope. The favors have to be offered freely.
  • December 26, 2011
    randomsurfer
    WKRP In Cincinnati: old men give lots of stuff to Jennifer - fur coats and such. She doesn't ask for them and she doesn't "give" them anything in return.
  • December 26, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ Aside from some genuinely friendly company.
  • December 28, 2011
    MorganWick
    Servicing The Sexy makes me think of a... different kind of "favor"...
  • December 28, 2011
    wanderlustwarrior
    Well, the last thing to decide is the title. I'm thinking of Favors The Sexy, with Favors For The Sexy as a less punny redirect. Or the other way around, with Favors The Sexy as the more punny, less clear redirect.
  • January 1, 2012
    wanderlustwarrior
    Anyone have any problem with the current title? I'm gonna go for a run, and I'll launch this when I get back.

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable

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