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Valerie. Vera. Vanessa. Veronica. Violet. Vivian. Verbena. Velma. Virginia. [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Victor.]]

Something about the [[XtremeKoolLetterz V's]] serve to make names sexier. They're also fairly unusual, which is probably part of it. As a result, a woman with a V name in a work is often a hint that she's supposed to be the alluring one. BettyAndVeronica have those names for a reason. [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Bonus points]] if [[AlliterativeName the first and last name of the character both start with V]].

Usually female, but not necessarily; names like Victor, Vincent, Vernon, [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Vergil]], [[HuskyRusskie Vladimir]] or [[BeMyValentine Valentine]] can come off as this as well.

Avoid real life examples unless it's a stage name or otherwise invokes this trope; someone good looking happening to have a name starting with V isn't good enough.



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Vanessa Rene from ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' has quite a few admirers, [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer both male and female]], including the eponymous ActionGirl.
%%* Lelouch '''vi''' Britannia, from ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
%%%Square pegged, by the same logic, any member of The Von Trope Family who happens to be remotely sexy despite not having a name starting with "V" would count.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Violet, a dancer from Dressrosa that seduces Sanji. [[spoiler: Idem her real name: Viola]].
** As revealed in the Totland arc, [[spoiler: Although Vinsmoke Sanji dropped his family name, he nonetheless ''definitely'' applies. As do his siblings, Vinsmoke Reiju and Vinsmoke Yonji, who are also very attractive.]]
* Victor Nikiforov of ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' is considered [[SexGod sex on skates]] both in-universe and out.


[[folder: Comics ]]

* [[BettyAndVeronica Veronica]] from Franchise/ArchieComics is an early example, and maybe a TropeCodifier.
* Vicki Vale from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* Another comic book example is the fairly obscure Franchise/MarvelUniverse heroine Vienna, who qualifies.
* V'Lana, a sort of EvilCounterpart to Queen Mera from ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}''
* ''Comicbook/VForVendetta'' had a beautiful actress called Valerie.
* On those occasions when his terrible facial scars are healed, [[ComicBook/DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]] is quite the looker.


[[folder: Film ]]

* Veronica Corningstone from ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' was like this. She arrives at the news station and all the men completely lose it.
* The first ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie of the modern era uses Vicki Vale as the love interest.
* Velma and Veronica Kelly from ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' aim for the sultry jazz girl image. And succeed.
* A famous male example is Vincent Vega from ''Film/PulpFiction'', played by Creator/JohnTravolta.
* Vesper Lynd from ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', played at her alluring best by Creator/EvaGreen.
* Violet from the movie ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'', played by Mila Jovovich
* Vivian from ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' may or may not be an example. She's portrayed as stuffy and not particularly sensual, but on the other hand Warner leaves Elle for her and she ''is'' played by Selma Blair
* Many of Creator/AdamSandler's love interests in his films have {{alliterative name}}s starting with V. Veronica Vaughn in ''Film/BillyMadison'', Virginia Venit in ''Film/HappyGilmore'', and Vicki Vallencourt in ''Film/TheWaterboy'' are the best examples. ''Film/BigDaddy'' has a "Vanessa"; while she is not the female lead, she ''is'' visibly sexier than the woman Adam winds up with.
* Violet Bick, Bedford Falls' resident flirt, in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.
* Violet from film ''Film/{{Bound 1996}}''.
* Vendice Partners from ''Film/{{Absolute Beginners}}'' is played by DAVID BOWIE. Enough said.
* Vivian, the HookerWithAHeartOfGold from ''Film/PrettyWoman''
* ''Film/DarkAngelTheAscent'': Veronica, a CuteMonsterGirl demon who wants to experience life on Earth.
* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', what name does Ursula take when she turns into a sultry young woman in order to seduce Eric? Vanessa, of course.
* ''Film/FinalGirl'': The main character Veronica is a stunning blonde in a red dress who was trained to hunt down serial killers.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in regards to Viktor Krum. He's an international Quidditch player, which makes all the girls at Hogwarts swoon over him, but he's also described as not especially attractive, and spends a good deal of time in the library.
** Vincent Crabbe is a definite aversion because he is obese and ugly.
** There is a fair chance that Fleur and Bill's daughter Victoire is this, considering that her mother is said to be extremely attractive, her father implied to be handsome, and she is 1/8 Veela (and Veela are known for their otherworldly beauty... and their species name also starts with V).
** The BigBad, who [[IWasQuiteALooker was quite a looker]] when he went by Tom Riddle, inverted this trope by adopting the name "Voldemort" around the same time as he discovered that {{evil makes you ugly}} and [[EvilMakesYouMonstrous monstrous]].
* Vittoria Vetra from Creator/DanBrown's ''Literature/AngelsAndDemons''. The sexy Italian yoga master.
* Vesper Lynd from ''Casino Royale'', as mentioned above.
* ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' gives us the pirate queen Valeria.
* Vanessa in the ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' stories. Lampshaded in "You Don't Have To Be Mad..." where she goes undercover as Vanessa Vail, and [[BedlamHouse the Pleasant Green Centre]] turns this into "vivacious Veevee".
* Victor Tuglebend/Marachino, the handsome leading man in ''Discworld/MovingPictures''.
* Vivian Regan in ''Literature/TheBigSleep''.
* In the first ''Literature/BridgetJones'' book, Bridget lived in an apartment block with a very gorgeous woman named Vanessa.
* Vanessa from the ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'' series is described in universe as "smoking-hot."
* Vicky from Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson was very attractive and popular when she was alive.
* Vida in Creator/RichardBrautigan's ''The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966'', who is described as the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman.
* In ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'', one of Mimmi's other girlfriends is nicknamed "Double V". Little else is mentioned about her, but it's implied that she's more conventionally attractive and sexually aggressive than Salander, and thus Lizbeth avoids her.
* In ''Literature/{{She}}'', Creator/HRiderHaggard compares Leo Vincey to a Greek god.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In an episode of ''Series/BetterOffTed'', the boss attempts to blackmail one Phil into signing a waiver using her best sultry act.
--> '''Veronica:''' "Ooh. I like the way you say my name. Veronica... Ooh. I like the way I say it too"\\
'''Phil:''' "I could listen to you say your name all day"\\
'''Veronica:''' "So could I!"
* On a season of ''Series/TheBachelor'', the winner was a woman named Vienna. Let's just say she didn't win because of her social graces.
* Vincent from ''Series/{{Beauty and the Beast|1987}}'' may not be the handsomest -- but he makes Catherine's heart go pitter-patter. And quite a bit of the audience as well.
* Vyvyan on ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' is a strange, mainly fan-reaction example. He is a crude, spotty, violent, antagonistic [[TheQuincyPunk Quincy Punk]] -- in other words, a character blatantly ''not'' intended to be sexy. Nevertheless, a great number of the show's female fans consider him to be the hottest of the four lads, thus also buying him a pair of [[DracoInLeatherPants leather pants]]. Being played by the [[Series/TheComicStripPresents Comic Strip's]] resident {{Bishonen}}, Adrian Edmondson, may have something to do with it as well.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'''s Veruca manages to entrance every male member of the Scooby Gang, even [[spoiler:the ones who are not a werewolf]].
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' has Vypra, who wears one of the most {{Stripperific}} outfits in the entire franchise.
** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' plays with this as OneShotCharacter Nikki Valentina definitely fits this trope, but it's her last name that starts with a V.
** Subverted in ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' where Vida is the stereotypically alluring Pink Ranger. Yet the first thing you notice about her is an aggressive personality, BoyishShortHair and punk rock style clothes.
** Defied in ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' as Veronica prefers to go by Ronny. Although she's still sought after by [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse Gods]].
* ''Series/PushingDaisies'' had a one-shot character named [[MsFanservice Veronica Villanueva]] (combining this trope with AlliterativeName), who was SoBeautifulItsACurse.
* Victoria Metcalfe, the dangerous bank robber who was also alluring and seductive to Constable Fraser and nearly ruined and killed him on ''Series/DueSouth''
* Vicki from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''.
* The titular character from ''Series/VeronicaMars''. Although to some this feels more like an InformedAttractiveness, everyone in-universe appeared to find her sexy.
* Will from ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' was quite taken with Valerie in ''Grumpy Old Men''.
* [[MsFanservice Valerie Malone]] from ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''
* Vala Mal Doran from ''Series/StargateSG1''.


[[folder: Manhwa ]]

* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': Jyu Viole Grace, [[spoiler: Twentyfifth Baam's new identity]].


[[folder: Multimedia ]]

* Saterasis Venomania from the ''Franchise/EvilliousChronicles''' "Lunacy of Duke Venomania" arc is a seductor supreme, charming girls from all over the country and stealing them away from their loved ones.


[[folder: Mythology ]]

* The UrExample may come from Myth/ClassicalMythology, whose resident LoveGoddess was called Venus (in Rome, at least -- her original Greek name was Aphrodite).
* One name for the Lady of the Lake in Arthurian legend is Viviane. Obviously she isn't really "sexy" in a traditional sense (in most interpretations anyway), but is mysterious and powerful, and the name adds to that.
** Merlin's [[MerlinAndNimue apprentice]] is also sometimes referred to as Vivaine or Nivian, and she's a rather more sexualized figure.


[[folder: Theatre ]]

* Vittorio Vidal in ''Theatre/SweetCharity'' (male example).


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Vincent Valentine from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' (male example).
* Vanessa from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''.
* Vanessa Lewis from ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter''
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' has Velanna, a female Elf party member.
** Who shared a [[Creator/GreyDeLisle voice actress]] with [[TokenEvilTeammate Viconia]] [[AlliterativeName de Vir]] in ''Franchise/BaldursGate''.
** The sequels include characters named Varric and Vivienne. In a Subversion, neither are romance options for any race or gender.
* Velvet "V.V." Velour from ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. It's easy to overlook the small fact that she is technically dead. In fact an InvokedTrope, as her real name is quite ordinary. She became "V.V." as the owner of a strip club.
* Vanessa Z. Schneider from ''VideoGame/PN03''.
* [[HospitalHottie Valentine]] from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}''
** Her real name is Valerie as well.
** On the side character/potential DLC side theres Mrs.Victoria, her [[SuperpoweredAlterEgo alter ego]] [[HornyDevils D. Violet]], and Venus.
* Velvet from VideoGame/OdinSphere. Who is also the [[{{Stripperiffic}} most]] [[MsFanservice fanservicey]] [[HotWitch character]], with several [=NPCs=] lampshading her appearance.
* Velvet Crowe from ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'', who is the most [[MsFanservice fanservicey]] member of the main cast.
* ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}'' is [[IAmNotShazam not the name of the heroine]], though it is the name of her ChainmailBikini.
* The Beauty class in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' includes trainers named Victoria and Valerie.
* Victor Vance from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories''
* Garrus '''V'''akarian from VideoGame/MassEffect is so sexy he can be part of an InterspeciesRomance with a female Shepard, and makes [[EventheGuysWantHim fans question]] [[StupidSexyFlanders their sexualities.]] His attractive qualities include his CowboyCop behavior, a battle scar in the second and third game, and of course, [[ArousedByTheirVoice his voice.]]
* Veronica Vera from ''[[VideoGame/ShadowHearts Shadow Hearts: Covenant]]''.


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* Veronica Reed from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' is a kink model under the name Veronica Vance.
* Valerie from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' is certainly drawn to look fairly sexy, and is Torg's first real love interest. And she's a vampire to boot.
* ''WebComic/FurryExperience'': Vikki, a vixen, is shown to be the sexy one out the the girls usually shown, and has had the most revealing outfit to date.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Vanessa, codename Vox, of the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. Girlfriend of Phase, and regarded as one of the hot freshman girls at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy. To top it off, she's a Siren.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Found in Vanessa from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', of all places.
* Chef's succubus girlfriend Veronica from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' had movie star Veronica Deane, whom nearly all of them men in the core group found irresistible (even Ray thought she was a knockout).


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Veronica Varlow of Music/EmilieAutumn's backup band. She's also known as The Naughty Veronica; she used to be a pinup model and a burlesque actress.
* The name "Vanessa" was coined by Jonathan Swift (of ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' fame) to refer to his longtime lover, Esther Vanhomrigh. TropeMaker?
* Not a person, but the Victoria's Secret lingerie company certainly.
* Sultry 1940s actress Creator/VeronicaLake, who was a popular pin-up girl. Her birth name was Constance Frances Marie Ockelman.
* Actress Victoria Vetri was sexy and beautiful. You're most likely to remember her from ''Film/RosemarysBaby'', where she played Terry, using her stage name Angela Dorian. Rosemary says "I thought you were Victoria Vetri" as an in-joke and she responds "A lot of people think I'm Victoria". (In the book, Rosemary thinks she is Anna Maria Alberghetti).
* A "venus" (named after the aforementioned LoveGoddess) is an artistic portrayal of a beautiful nude woman. For example, the Venus de Milo.
* Controversial pickup artist and antifeminist Daryush Valizadeh goes by the nickname "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosh_V Roosh V]]." As a pickup artist, seduction is kind of his gimmick, but it's unclear if he chose that nickname in an attempt to invoke this trope.