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[[caption-width-right:300:Obey the hypno boobies!]]

->''"It's a level eighty female-only persuasion spell. We try not to over-use it."''
-->-- '''[[NerdNanny Lilah]]''', ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''

How do you get something you want from another person? Logical arguments, diplomacy, trading, bribery, force, or -- if you're a woman trying to persuade a man -- the mere fact of having tatas.

Yes, because writers think AllMenArePerverts, women don't even need to ''pretend'' that getting sex is a likelihood or even a possibility. All they have to do is possess secondary sexual characteristics to get men to do their bidding. We mean, [[ImAManICantHelpIt They're Men, They Can't Help It]], right?

Can be TruthInTelevision, though of course in fiction it's [[RuleOfFunny often exaggerated]]. Compare the LysistrataGambit, which differs in that the characters are in a relationship and that sex is on the table, but still shares the underlying assumption about men's self control. See also DistractedByTheSexy, which is perhaps an unintended side effect, and ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful, for when it isn't necessary for a woman to have [[BuxomIsBetter a couple of]] good reasons to do so. See IgnoreTheFanservice for one way this gambit falls flat on its face. Another is for the woman to attempt this on a man by opening their shirt/showing "the goods," only to then find out that [[SorryImGay the man they're trying it on is gay]].

Compare {{Glamour}}, where the effect is universal, and FavorsForTheSexy, the voluntary, almost always male, response. Compare ''and'' contrast with the infamous HoneyTrap, which is more subtly exploitative and usually far more sinister. Not surprisingly this crosses over with MarshmallowHell on occasions. {{Sexposition}} is when the ''writers'' use this trope to get the audience to pay attention to plot {{exposition}}.

See also ShowSomeLeg.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Ukraine tells Russia to 'show them your breats!' in a flashback ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. However, Ukraine has GagBoobs that even have their own sound effect, while Russia's a dude.
** In the same scene, there's a FunnyBackgroundEvent: little Belarus, listening to Ukraine's speech and making snow boobs.
* In ''Anime/BenTo'', Sen Yarizui uses this on both Hana and You to get them to join the Half-Priced Food Lovers club.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Rangiku Matsumoto's not above using her appeal to help her get what she wants, such as the time she tried to convince Ichigo to let her sleep at his house by unbuttoning her [[AbsoluteCleavage already partially undone]] blouse. Aside from the occasional reference (usually [[GagBoobs comedic]], but sometimes insulting) in the manga and its related {{omake}}s, the anime takes this much further and has a field day using Matsumoto's chest as actual weapons to help her manipulate men (usually Hisagi).
* Faye Valentine in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' hints that this may be the reason behind her iconic outfit.
* Bulma tries to invoke this occasionally on ''Manga/DragonBall''. It seldom does much good: Yamcha is too bibbledy over her to be useful, Vegeta is too much of a JerkAss, and though Goku will usually help her out, it's because his Grandpa taught him to be nice to women, [[ChasteHero not because he is particularly attracted to them]].
** One subversion in the early series actually involves Bulma offering a lot more than a peek to General Blue, [[spoiler:who is consequently ''horrified'' by the prospect, hinting his tastes run ...elsewhere.]]
** The only time this tactic has worked for Bulma is when she has to cajole [[OldMaster Master]] [[DirtyOldMan Roshi]] into giving up a dragon ball. Due to [[IdiotHero forces]] [[RaisedByWolves unexpected]], she ends up giving Kame a bit more than she thought she did...
%%* Hevn of ''Manga/GetBackers''.
* One episode of ''Manga/GoldenBoy'' has a busty blonde as an office boss.
* In episode nine of ''Manga/KamenNoMaidGuy'' Naeka infiltrates a cake shop for her friends to find out why the place is so successful. It turns out it has nothing to with the food because it's terrible. It's just that their mostly male customers are completely enamored with waitress all of whom have large breasts.
* Anime/{{Naruto}}, despite being ''[[GenderBender male]]'', tried to use this on [[TheAce Killer B]] via shapeshifting. [[spoiler: It doesn't work, since B LikesOlderWomen.]] It worked on [[DirtyOldMan Jiraiya]], though.
* Momoko Kibitsu from ''LightNovel/OokamiSan'' and her "kibidango" that she uses to control her three fanboys (and Urashima) in a very tongue-in-cheek reference to the legend of Literature/{{Momotaro}}.
* Invoked and lampshaded in ''Manga/OtakuNoMusumeSan''.
** The author even goes so far as to put in a sidebar note "Are huge breasts truly righteous!?"
* The H-anime ''Private Psycho Lesson'' tells the story of a hypnotherapist who uses her ample chest to hypnotize her patients.
* Suggested in the BeachEpisode of ''Anime/{{Rahxephon}}''. Ayato's drawing ability becomes known, [[ForeignFanservice Cathy McMahon]] subtly rubs one of her breasts in Ayato face, 'suggesting' that he pick her as his next subject.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': What do you get when you take one protagonist that's a ManipulativeBastard [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold With A Heart Of Gold]] and make him a {{Genderbender}}? That's right. This trope. [[HelloNurse Hellooooo, nurse!]]
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': Kurumu Kurono may be a [[HornyDevils succubus]] who has the power to [[CharmPerson charm]] men into loving and obeying her, but having [[MarshmallowHell breasts big enough to suffocate]] the main character only makes it easier.
* ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'' had one chapter about a topless mugger who used her breasts to distract targets before tasing them. [[spoiler: "She" turned out to be a man wearing a harness with fake breasts attached to it that were rigged to shock anyone who touched him. The girls took him down [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext with a bodysuit that had guns hidden in the breasts]].]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''Comicbook/YoungJustice'', the first villain the team ever fought [[MostCommonSuperpower literally had this trope]] as her superpower. After she had retrieved a [[ComicBook/NewGods Super-Cycle]] from an archaeological dig, [[NerdsAreSexy mousy but slightly hot Nina Dowd]] was transformed into the voluptuous Mighty Endowed. ME's power was the ability to shine, er... headlight-type beams from her newly ample bosom, hypnotizing all men who saw them. The responses from the guys were hilarious.
** For the record, she was defeated when her newly gigundus breasts caused her to lose her balance and fall flat on her face, blocking her powers. In a later appearance, she literally had to have a pair of male minions help her stand.
* ComicBook/PowerGirl (the MostCommonSuperpower incarnate) tried to use this a time or two with varying levels of success. Lampshaded in ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' "Nevermind arc" when Superman, while he is trapped in Power Girl's body, gets information from a hotel manager.
-->'''Superman''': I wish all my interrogations went so easily.
-->'''Batman''': It appears that there are more effective techniques than a rubber hose...
* [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2006-09-26/ A series of]] ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comic strips showed a woman whose ''only'' quality was the ability do this, much to the annoyance of the less "feminine" Alice.
* In ''ComicStrip/LibertyMeadows'', Jen convinces Frank to come with her to a party [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/cbc5e3ac64da44a9b116f6ec908c24b7/tumblr_mpb4fzqSUO1qhg4cco1_1280.jpg with this technique.]]
* During a fight with the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'', ComicBook/TheWasp had to distract the Hulk. So, she just undid her top and showed her boobs in all their glory.
--> '''ComicBook/NickFury''': A double PHD and all you could think of to distract the Hulk was the Mardi Gras special!?!?
* To get access to a corpse, [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Tim Drake]] had to dress as a female med student in a costume apparently created by Alfred. When Tim complains about the [[http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g108/ladymirth/Batman626Pyrate-DCPpg11.jpg bust being too big]]:
-->'''Alfred:''' I made them big enough that you would get preferential treatment, but not so big that you'd be remembered.
* Bridget Keating's standard tactic in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable''.
* Lampshaded in ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' by [[BadassNormal Hawkeye]] and her [[HumanOutsideAlienInside Kree boyfriend Noh-Varr]]:
-->'''Noh-Varr:''' Have I mentioned I have mind control saliva?
-->'''Hawkeye:''' It's okay. Many parts of my body are mind control.
-->'''Noh-Varr:''' This is true.
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' provides a non-boobs example: Cleopatra may be an angry witch, destroying vases and sentencing people to death for petty reasons, but who will dare argue with her? She has such a pretty nose!

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Mai Valentine in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d all the time.
* Harry Dresden remarks on this trope in ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', specifically about how Jean Grey could bend most young men to her will because of this entirely without resorting to her PsychicPowers.
* In ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'' our heroes express skepticism that a bionic woman is more intelligent than a man. She demonstrates by using her breasts as a JediMindTrick on a male guard.
* ''Fanfic/BeyondTheOuterGateLies'' has a gender bending omake in which fem!Harry has this super power.
* In the ParodyFic ''[[Film/StarshipTroopers3Marauder Starship Hooters 3: Undresser]]'' this is revealed to be the Bug's EvilPlan for Captain Beck (played by Jolene Blalock, lately MsFanservice of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'').
-->'''BECK:''' "How? By making the human race think that you're a god?"
-->''Tentacles rip off Captain Beck's top, and millions of Trekkies bow down in worship...''
* In the ''Manga/OnePiece'' GenderBender FanFic ''FanFic/MellorineMellorine'', [[BigEater Luffy]] immediately realizes he can use his new body to cajole extra servings out of their lady-loving chef. Sanji also [[ThisIsGonnaSuck realizes the same thing]].
* A lot of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fans like to portray [[MsFanservice Rouge the Bat]] as this.
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': When Shinji is being more annoying ''than usual'', Asuka tells him stop it if he wants to see her boobies "any time within the next decade". He stopped.
* Referenced in the ''Franchise/TheHungerGames'' fanfic "I Am Not a Victim"; Glimmer- the District One female tribute in the first book and Katniss's ally in this fic- notes that the District One academy focused on physical power above all else, so she relied on her sexuality to help create the impression that she was a dumb blonde while 'encouraging' other students to help her.
* In "Chakotay's Brain", one of Sazzy's GagSub parodies of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Seven of Nine demands to be made NumberTwo after Captain Janeway gets rid of Commander Chakotay.
-->'''Janeway:''' [[LesYay Your amazing breasts]]...er...I mean powers of persuasion have worked.


[[folder:Films - Animation]]
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Jessica Rabbit uses this to her advantage.

[[folder:Films - Live Action]]
* ''Film/ErinBrockovich'': When asked how she will gain evidence: "They're called boobs, Ed."
* ''Film/MenInBlackII'': Serleena comments, "Silly little planet. I could rule the place with the right set of mammary glands."
* [[SubvertedTrope Attempted but not successful]] in ''Film/BordelloOfBlood''.
-->'''Rafe:''' I'm not going to tell you those aren't the Breasts of the Century, but I'm just not digging the owner, so why don't you put those away - you're just not my type.
* In ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'', Helen strips in front of the Mariner to prevent him throw her child off the ship.
* ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'': Subverted. The TX is speeding in a stolen convertible and a police officer stops her. She spots a big Victoria Secret billboard with a model wearing a wonderbra and inflates her bust size before the cop walks up next to her. It works and the cop is momentarily distracted by her cleavage, but instead of using it to get away with speeding, she kills him for his gun.
* In ''MaterialGirls'' Music/HilaryDuff's character watches ''Erin Brockovich'' and remarks that you can always get your evidence with nothing but a push-up bra. She invokes this when she tricks the security guard with a cleavage-revealing LittleBlackDress.
* In ''Film/JennifersBody'', Creator/MeganFox's character uses this to get drinks despite being underage. She later cites this trope almost by name to her best friend, telling her breasts are like smart bombs: you point them in the right direction and the magic happens.
* In ''Film/TheCannonballRun'' a pair of jumpsuited beauties in a Lamborghini use this to evade speeding tickets. It ends up backfiring on them when they try it on a cop who, as they soon discover, has her own impressive assets in this area.
* During the rescue sequence of ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', Bond gets a little help from this trope; his BigBeautifulWoman helper on the east side of the Berlin Wall distracts a guard by unveiling her assets. When last seen, the distracted party is [[MarshmallowHeaven planted face-first in them]] [[DistractedByTheSexy while the defector escapes]].
* ''Film/WhiteChicks'': "Oh, Honey, you are so [[SorryImGay barking up the wrong tree]] right now."
* In ''Film/BillyMadison'', Veronica helps Billy study history by asking him what year certain events took place, removing an article of clothing for every correct answer. Unfortunately, [[FanDisservice his bus driver does the same thing]].
* In the medieval comedy ''Gladiatrix'', the heroine's newly acquired French husband is disappointed over her lack of breasts. When she magically acquires breasts during the course of the movie, she's able to return home and order her husband to carry out numerous household tasks.
* In ''Film/TheHeat'' Mullins invokes this when Ashburn is trying to seduce a mobster, telling Ashburn to "use your boobs!" Ashburn [[LiteralMinded shoves the man's face into her cleavage.]] At least it worked.
* In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' and in later appearances in the television series, the Borg Queen seems to be consciously applying this trope. The Borg are extremely unsexy cyborgs, yet for some reason her (entirely mechanical) body has a decent pair of "nodes" and is designed so that her head and torso (the only parts of her that are organic) fit into it so that it looks like a rubber bodysuit with a low-cut neckline. Needless to say, her behavior is flirtatious and her technique for trying to subvert Data is outright seduction.
* In ''Film/DarkShadows'', Creator/EvaGreen's character pulls this on Creator/JohnnyDepp:
-->'''Angelique:''' What if I made you [rekindle]?
-->'''Barnabas:''' With what, a spell? A little doll filled with pins? That is not love.
-->'''Angelique:''' (''rips her suit off'') [[InvokedTrope With THIS!]]
-->'''Barnabas:''' '''[[DistractedByTheSexy Oh]]'''.
* In ''[[Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg Epic Movie]]'', the White Bitch demands that Edward tell her where his siblings are. Edward refuses, until the White Bitch shows him her boobs, whereupon he instantly blurts out their location.


* ''Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude'', mentions that "The great swamp in the west mingled with a boundless extension of water where there were soft-skinned cetaceans that had the head and torso of a woman, causing the ruination of sailors with the charm of their extraordinary breasts."
* The Promise from ''The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love'' is related to this.
* In the earlier ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books it's mentioned that people are practically lining up to be arrested by Angua because of her... unique talents.
** This, of course, is stated before it becomes clear that she's a [[RunningGag w]][[spoiler:erewolf capable of shredding anyone who resists arrest]] ...
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Turn Coat'', Harry's apprentice Molly gets information out of a rival P.I. by employing this trope. She takes off her bra under her T-shirt, and uses a cold beer bottle to...... bring attention to the fact she's not wearing a bra, before going to talk to the guy in his air-conditioned car. As Harry comments, "He didn't stand a chance".
* In ''Literature/AmericanGods'', Media tries this on Shadow through the TV while in the body of Lucy from ''Series/ILoveLucy''. ItMakesSenseInContext. "Have you ever wanted to see Lucy's tits?"
* In ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', Blushweaver - the goddess of lust and honesty - shamelessly employs her divine mammaries to manipulate her fellow gods.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Attempted by Jenna on ''Series/ThirtyRock''. Upon arriving at a restaurant, the Maitre'd tells her it will be a 45 minute wait. She bends over, opens her top button... And it's still going to be a 45 minute wait.
* "When we get there, the drinks are on these!" Penny, in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.
* In the pilot of ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Angela is waiting for Brennan at the airport, but finds the arrivals board broken and therefore has no idea at which terminal Brennan's plane has arrived. She goes to speak to a serviceman, who is too busy punching keys to talk to her. After about ten seconds of being ignored, she rips open her shirt, showing off a ''very'' nice pair of breasts(in a very nic lacy bustier, this is network television, pervs). The [[http://www.acronymfinder.com/Federal-Air-Transportation-Airport-Security-Service-%28FATASS%29.html FATASS]] man then gives her his full attention.
-->'''Angela''': ''Yeah. Hi. The flight from Guatemala?''
** Aaaand then Brennan walks up behind her.
--->'''Brennan:''' ''Tell me you tried "Excuse me" first?''
* Used quite frequently as a joke in ''Series/{{Brass}}.''
%%* Philly from ''Series/BreakoutKings''.
* Averted in ''Series/CasadosConHijos'': Laura and Coqui try to buy something expensive, so Laura hugs sensually the salesman and asks for a discount. "''Excuse me, I'm gay''". So she leaves him... and makes Coqui hug him sensually instead, and ask for the discount. "''Excuse me, I'm gay, but not desperate''".
* An episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' begins with the cast discussing who's going to say what about Joey's new show without hurting his feelings (they pass around the DamnedByFaintPraise standbys like "the lighting was good.") Phoebe doesn't have to say a word -- she just presses him against her chest. His response? "... It wasn't ''that'' good."
** It later turns into a BrickJoke when his show gets canceled. As Joey is completely distraught, he asks "It was a good show! Right!?" Then ''both'' Rachel and Phoebe press him against their chests simultaneously.
** In "The One With All the Football," Rachel, Monica and Phoebe have to figure out some way to defeat the guys in a football game. Phoebe flashes Chandler, distracting him enough to enable her to steal the ball.
* In ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', Aphrodite manages to stop a huge brawl dead in its tracks simply by taking her top off. Herc thinks she's losing her touch if she has to get naked to do it.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Claire Bennet pulls this, convincing a man to enter a drinking contest with her (which she knows she can't lose, [[GoodThingYouCanHeal thanks to her regenerative powers]]) by removing her shirt.
* Zig-zag: An episode from a short-lived NBC sitcom called ''House Rules'' had a scene of a little girl in a dress hanging upside down from a playground monkey bar. She had a tip jar on the ground next to her, accepting tips for letting people see her exposed panties.
* In an episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Robin and Lily are trying to get back into a club where Robin was on the VIP guest list, but since the bouncers changed shift, the current one won't believe that she is ''supposed'' to be let in. Robin and Lily flash him and get allowed in, giving a gratuitous flash to the nerds standing near the door. (Lucky guys!)
** And when Lily's boobs got bigger due to pregnancy, Barney is instantly attracted. He even makes a bet with Marshall and Lily that he can perform a Japanese-style cooking in exchange for permission to touch Lily's boobs or else he will be forced to wear Marshall's duckie tie for a year. In the end, Barney loses the bet when Lily flashes him.
* In the first episode of ''Series/TheInbetweeners'', the boys are discussing whether or not they'll get served at the pub. Simon doesn't want to look like a loser in front of his crush, Carly, if he doesn't get served which leads to this:
--> '''Will''': She might not get served.
--> '''Simon''': Girls always get served. As soon as they get tits they get served.
* In the penultimate episode of the British comedy ''Is It Legal?'', Darren's girlfriend convinces him to look for another job (and deflects his question over whether she stole money from one of his co-workers) by pulling up her top and showing him her bare breasts.
* Used by a teenaged criminal in the fourth season opener of ''Series/{{Justified}}''. "She showed me her titties and ran out the back."
* Played ''very'' darkly once in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' when a girl uses this to convince her boyfriend to rape her little sister.
* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''.
** Lucifer's mother {{Body Surf}}s into the body of Creator/TriciaHelfer and even though she's completely unfamiliar with life on Earth, she quickly works out the ground rules.
-->'''Lucifer:''' How did you even find your way here?
-->'''Mom:''' Well it wasn't difficult. I simply smiled at a male human and asked him to take me.
** Unusually for this trope [[BiTheWay Mazikeen]] is quite willing to use it on the ladies as well.
-->'''Chloe:''' How did you get in here? ''(the police station)''
-->'''Maze:''' Let's just say Samantha at the front desk is no longer into men.
* Played quite literally in ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' where one girl has hypnotic tits. That isn't a figure of speech, her (involuntary) power is to cause men to stare at her breasts and then do whatever she tells them to.
* Haley on ''Series/ModernFamily'' prepares to bring this trope into play when she needs to obtain the last of a very popular toy as a Christmas present and it has just been grabbed by a man. As she adjusts her cleavage and makes her approach, she overhears the man on his cellphone and realizes that he is a CampGay. Foiled, she has to find another way to get the toy away from him. Jay also uses this to land a big deal with a difficult customer. He has [[SpicyLatina Gloria]] present from a brochure about his products, while holding it strategically positioned beneath her breasts which are showcased by a low-cut top. The client is absolutely mesmerized.
* On ''Series/NewGirl'', Cece tries to use this on Schmidt (explicitly to lure him into sex when he insists he needs to work). He manages to resist, pulling a gender-swapped LysistrataGambit, in part because he's upset she was bragging earlier about having all the control in their relationship.
* In ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'', Jan gets Michael to rekindle their relationship by getting implants. Michael had no desire to get back together with her until she showed him the goods. Michael maintained that it was not shallow but "emotionally magnificent".
--> "You made a good argument...Hers was bigger."
* In the first episode of ''Series/{{Outlaw}}'', Lucinda (Carly Pope) tells Eddie that she's going to get the construction plans she needs from a government office by flashing her breasts. She gets the plans, but it's left ambiguous as to whether she actually had to flash her breasts to get them or was just teasing Eddie.
* Elliot and Jordan on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' both do this fairly frequently. Although Elliot would use this on J.D., at times she had some ethical dilemma because she didn't want to build a reputation on her sex appeal (with others telling her it is okay because as a female doctor she got the short end of the stick anyway). Jordan, not being a doctor or even a real working woman, has no qualms about that.
** At one point, Elliot believes that her breasts have miraculous healing powers that enable her to cure sick patients by showing them off.
* In the ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Gum", Elaine does it by accident; a button falls off from her blouse, resulting her showing a great amount of cleavage, but she doesn't notice it, until she easily convinces a policeman to tell a florist to disconnect a hose he was washing the sidewalk with.
** In another episode, while meeting with an NBC executive, George is caught looking at his teenage daughter's cleavage, so the executive turns down their idea for a show. To get revenge George and Jerry make Elaine basically shove her cleavage in the executive's face, thus causing him to reconsider the show.
* On ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'', especially in the case of Roman women such as Ilithyia and Lucretia, you can tell a woman wants something based on her showcasing them while making her request or demand. Averted with [[BeautifulSlaveGirl slaves]] however, as they are often forced to go topless by default, making it a case of their masters and mistresses saying "You have boobs and ''you'' must obey".
* Averted in the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "Trio", when [=McKay=], Keller and Carter are trapped underground, and [=McKay=] suggests that Carter should offer a glimpse of her breasts to motivate a group of boys to help them. Carter, appalled and incredulous, refuses. Keller just ignores him.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' revealed that the entire Orion race basically works this way.
* Donna in ''Series/That70sShow'' works this one out and subsequently manages to convince guys of things by just showing her bra strap. She also [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this one with a downward look:
-->'''Donna:''' These things are ''awesome''!
* In an episode of ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', Sally conducted an experiment to see how much abuse a man would take from a beautiful woman before he would tell her to go to hell. She invited a man over and bossed him into doing an endless series of chores, never once showing an interest in him. Eventually, he collapsed from exhaustion and she exclaimed, "Oh my god! I'm so hot I killed him!"
** One time 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.
** Subverted in another episode. In an effort to reduce Mary's parking ticket fines, Officer Don has her assigned to a judge who is easily influenced by cleavage. However, they change judges at the last minute and Mary ends up doing her flirty act for a strict, serious judge who [[RealityEnsues charges her with contempt of court]]. [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] in TheTag when the same judge offers to reduce the fines and eliminate the contempt charge if she spends the weekend with him at a hotel. Mary turns him down on the basis of his choice of hotel.
* ''Series/WillAndGrace'': Karen Walker tries to do this to a cop (Vince) when pulled over for reckless driving by [[CreepyTwins making them talk to him in baby voices]]. [[IncompatibleOrientation It doesn't work.]]

* The song [[http://thefump.com/fump.php?id=1903 "My Blouse"]] by Carrie Dahlby is about a woman getting out of a traffic ticket.

[[folder:Mythology & Religion]]
* According to some Catholics, Jesus answers to His mother, the Virgin Mary, in heaven whatever petitions she brings forth to Him, because she shows Him the breasts which she has fed Him with.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Marlena (Wrestling/TerriRunnels). Played straight, later averted.
** Straight: On the premiere episode of ''[[{{BShow}} Shotgun Saturday Night]]'', January 4, 1997, Wrestling/{{Goldust}} (w/Marlena) faced [[Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} The Sultan (Rikishi)]] (w/[[Wrestling/BobBacklund Mr. Bob Backlund]]). At one point, the Sultan had Goldust trapped in the [[FinishingMove camel clutch]]. Marlena got up on the apron and, with her back to the camera, lowered the top of her dress (though she was wearing a paste-on bra), causing [=Backlund=] to [[BerserkButton freak out]] and attempt to cover the Sultan's eyes. Goldust ultimately won by countout, and Marlena was jokingly announced as the "winner."
** Averted. Crossed with RealLifeWritesThePlot: Under her own name, she the manager for the Radicals (Wrestling/DeanMalenko and Wrestling/PerrySaturn) in early 2001. Saturn had faced Mike Bell on the May 12 (taped May 7), 2001 episode of ''[[{{BShow}} Jakked]]'' in a match where Saturn got dropped on his head and retaliated by stiffing the heck out of Bell, leading to him being PutOnABus for a few weeks. On the May 21 episode of ''[=Raw=]'', Terri entered [[Wrestling/RonSimmons the]] [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield APA]]'s office and attempted to distract them by [[SexySoakedShirt pouring their beer on her white shirt]]. Later, the APA faced Saturn and Malenko (w[=/=]Terri, who had changed to a robe) in a match where, as Saturn's punishment for stiffing Bell, the APA beat the heck out of him, with Bradshaw [[NoSell No-Selling]] Terri flashing him. This led to Saturn's [[TheGimmick gimmick]] of saying goofy things that always ended with him saying [[CatchPhrase "You're welcome!"]] and carrying around a [[CompanionCube mop he called "Moppy."]]
* Miss Jackie Gayda. She flashed Wrestling/RobConway, with her back to the camera, during the [[Wrestling/RicoConstantino Rico]]-Rob Conway (w/Rene Dupree) match on the January 26, 2004 ''[=Raw=]'', leading to Rico winning the match. During the postmatch replay, Lawler was so flustered he mixed up the names of [[Characters/WWETagTeams La Resistance]].[[note]]For what followed from this, go to [[Wrestling/StacyKeibler Stacy's page]].[[/note]]

* The seguidilla in ''Theatre/{{Carmen}}''. After being arrested, Carmen convinces José to let her go by singing a song that can be summed up as "I'm available, let's meet at an inn later tonight."

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'' has the character Madeleine, a traveling merchant who's not above leaning over a bit more when she doesn't get what she wants by asking.
* This is Kenny's field ability in ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth''. Keep in mind that Kenny is a 9-year old boy dressed up as a princess, yet the ability proves very effective with other boys of his age.
* One of the protagonists of ''VideoGame/OctopathTraveler'' is Primrose, an erotic dancer whose unique Path Action, "Allure", convinces [=NPCs=] to follow her. They'll even provide assistance by fighting alongside her in combat for several turns.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* While Maya Fey of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' is reasonably small-breasted, her (dead) sister Mia has a much larger bosom. On one occasion Maya channels her to fill out a waitress outfit that Maya was wearing, thus convincing an [[DirtyOldMan older witness]] with a maid fetish to give them information. Mia is not pleased about her role in the ploy. It's also used in one of the short oekaki comics in the Case Files manga, where Maya channels Mia in order to get the waiter to give her another serving of pork... And in case 3 of the first game when a kid (a witness) will not cooperate with Phoenix, but will do whatever Mia tells him to.
* In ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', depending on the-player-as-Makoto's actions towards [[BettyAndVeronicaSwitch Kotonoha and Sekai]], the [[ShrinkingViolet usually shy]] [[TheOjou Kotonoha]] can decide to openly use her sex appeal (especially regarding her GagBoobs) so Makoto will stay with her and ditch Sekai. There's a [[FanDisservice very uncomfortable scene]] dedicated to this: [[spoiler: when Kotonoha finds out that Makoto has cheated on her with Sekai, her reaction is to manipulate Makoto by playing on his guilt over the cheating to get him to feel her up... Then she takes photos of Makoto groping her GagBoobs, sends them to Sekai and uses them to force Sekai to break things off.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'', time-traveling Jenn gives this as the reason why the younger Casey and Andy have to agree to help her time-travel back home.
** Actually backfires and plays into the plot. It led to a crush, which led to the seduction of the past-Jenn, and her being married to Andy in the present, which she then has to go back and fix.
** Hell, Satan explains what [[http://galactanet.com/comic/view.php?strip=21 finishing touches]] she put on woman come Creation.
* This is a life strategy of Julia Greenhilt from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. When she tries this on Durkon ("Don't you want to pay attention to the girl with the boobs?") and he doesn't react, she decides he's gay ''and'' catatonic. He later (off screen) subjects her to a talk about respecting her body.
** This ''appears'' to be what Blackwing is suggesting Haley do in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0726.html this strip]] once you untangle the DoubleEntendre.
* In ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', Ellen wears short-shorts to coerce Steve to help Marten move.
** Later, [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1871 Faye sedates Hannelore out of a panic attack with her cleavage]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'': Ash, being an involuntary GenderBender, is understandably reluctant to exploit her rather ample chest in this way, leading bewildered flat-chested Missi to fantasize about what she would do [[http://www.misfile.com/index.php?page=888 if she had Ash's "assets"]] in the page image above.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'': Monique does it frequently. Admittedly she usually uses her buttocks, but the principle is the same.
* Jade's sister, Miranda, in ''Webcomic/PvP'' does it to virtually anything male. It only has about a 50% success rate. Brent tries to resist it (and usually does), Cole has too much business ethics, and Max is (at the time closeted) gay. It works perfectly on Francis and Jason and most passers-by. Miranda typically counters this with a [[http://pvponline.com/comic/over-qualified rapid fire approach.]]
* Jamie in ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots'' uses her... considerable assets to get free drinks.
** It's actually so second-nature to her that there's a minor plot arc when an extra-cold winter forces her to stash the cleavage, and she discovers that she's actually gotten to the point of doing it involuntarily. She's rather taken aback to discover that even her closest friends have been swayed by it.
--> "You've been giving me ''boob discounts''?!"
** She's not entirely innocent, as she didn't even take money when going to a bar because "That's what guys are for". Unfortunately, she was in a gay bar and was shocked that it didn't work there. "Powers...weakening..."
* Sometimes used by Lilah in ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' to make Ethan do things.
** These were used to instantly cure him of his addiction to ''VideoGame/{{Everquest}}''; an addiction that otherwise took ''at least two weeks'' of therapy to cure.
** Ethan claims to have learned from this, and later attempts to use his penis to create this effect on Lilah. This does not work at all.
* Daisy from ''Webcomic/DaisyIsDead'' tries to do this, but it only worked when she was still alive. Being a zombie complicates things.
* [[http://samandfuzzy.com/331 Joked about]] in ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy''.
* Intentionally parodied by Robin [=DeSanto=] in ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' who wants to use her body to influence people, only she just can't figure out ''how''.
** It's mainly because she's trying to seduce a gay guy.
** She ''does'' successfully use them to secure her position in congress. According to the headlines: "[[DoubleEntendre Polls surge, Constituency firm and erect.]]"
* Beautifully {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_662.php this]] ''[[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures DMFA]]'' strip.
* Inversion in ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'', where Wolf's status as having the best ass in the Underdark allows him to sleep his way up the ranks -- he's a male Drow in the female-dominated world of the Dark Elves.
* From ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/19970923 "Y'know, times like these make me want to invest in a push-up bra."]]
* Used in [[http://www.exiern.com/?p=15 this]] and [[http://www.exiern.com/?p=17 this]] issue of ''Webcomic/{{Exiern}}''.
* In ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20090512.html Yuki does it with Gary]].
* In an ''Easy Skankin'' guest comic crossover with ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'', Dingy tries to invoke this on Duke to get him to do a guest comic for her. He points out that her boobs violate the Geneva Convention, and also that, if he did this, she would have to admit that she was lazier than a sprite comic artist. She relented.
* Memorably carried out in ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo''.
* ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'': [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20100529.html "This is a clear abuse of power"]]. Though, since this is the Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}}, it's also shown to [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20090523.html backfire]] as well.
* Cecania of ''Webcomic/SoreThumbs'' is aware of this trope.
* Defied in ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'':
-->'''Barkeep:''' Very nice, Melna, but you still have to pay for those beers.
* ''Webcomic/{{Enjuhneer}}'': Penny tries it out on Julian [[http://www.enjuhneer.com/archives/384-lethal-weapons here]], but is mortified that it actually caused him to put a petty concern of hers above his finals. Kali later [[http://www.enjuhneer.com/archives/474-use-the-girls makes uses of Lyta's boobs to open doors.]]
* Sahira of ''WebComic/{{Spinnerette}}'' jokingly refers to this as "Wonder Twin powers." Spinnerette treats it as an actual superpower on par with her own abilities, though Sahira's more relaxed about it.
* ''WebComic/SabrinaOnline'' has Tabitha [[http://sabrina-online.com/strips/SabOnline438.GIF understanding quite early how it works.]]
* In [[http://slimythief.com/thieves-guild-entry/ this strip]] from ''Webcomic/SlimyThief'' Aisha wants to join the thieves guild but they reject her because they're no longer accepting new members. However, when Aisha shows off her BreastExpansion powers they make an exception.
* Another reluctant GenderBender example shows up in ''Webcomic/SailorSun'', when [[http://sailorsun.org/?p=2249 Bay makes sure she's showing a lot of cleavage when she goes to the immigration office to find out why she's being deported.]]
-->'''Bay:''' "Man, I hate having to resort to this."
* ''WebComic/SchlockMercenary's'' Edward Bunnigus has this as part and parcel of her "exotic dancer" gene package. However, her bundled hyper-intelligence package enables her to ''[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-01-22 weaponize]]'' it. OverreactingAirportSecurity beware.
-->'''Kathryn Flinders''': ''...[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-01-23 You broke that boy's brain with the look on your face]]. I can read a man and figure out his hot-buttons. '''You''', though... You read that ingress agent, found his buttons, and then [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-01-21 told him which one you were going to push]].''
* ''Webcomic/{{Orneryboy}}'': Dirtygirl is losing a video game session, but [[http://www.orneryboy.com/index.php?comicID=42 finds a way to distract Orneryboy and turn the tables on him.]]
* ''Webcomic/FarOutThere'': Technically, Layla doesn't FLAUNT her boobs (usually), but she most definitely has them, and the [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1962540/page-644-what-layla-wants/ boys]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1964673/page-465-budget-unfriendly/ absolutely]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1966341/page-646-the-next-plot-point-announces-itself/ obey]].
* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'''s Dabbler, being a [[HornyDevils succubus]], has literally hypnotic breasts, which she uses to [[StupidSexyFlanders troll straight girls]] and titillate anybody with any attraction to females. [[spoiler: Sydney's plan for defeating Vehemence requires distracting him with Dabbler's jiggling jubblies.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Tink and Clara convince Codex to try this in ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' to make an attractive neighbor forget that she threw up on him.
-->'''Clara:''' More cleavage!\\
'''Codex:''' I don't have more!\\
'''Tink:''' She means get more out.
* [[http://nana-51.deviantart.com/art/I-m-a-lesbian-butch-dyke-159241263 This comic strip]] on Website/DeviantArt shows that lesbians are just as susceptible to the power of boobs as straight men.
--> '''Girl:''' Hi, I heard you were a lesbian. \\
'''AuthorAvatar:''' [Rants about being pigeonholed by this single trait] ...I've had just about enou-- \\
'''Girl''' [unzips her top] \\
'''Author Avatar:''' Hi, I'm a lesbian.
* In the Fark video "World of Wifecraft", the husbands can be perpetually killed by their wives (necessitating that they run back to their bodies from the graveyard) because the wives' breasts instantly raise them to max level.
* [[http://www.cracked.com/funny-212-boobs/ This]] Website/{{Cracked}} article clearly explains the power of boobies.
* ''Roleplay/MSFHighForum''
** Calypso has discovered this power. The world may be doomed.
** Lily, meanwhile, has discovered the inverse. "[[PetitePride I am cute Pettanko, you must obey]]"
* [[AllMenArePerverts Tom]] from ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'' begins sleeping with his PsychoExGirlfriend [[{{Yandere}} Shannon]] again because she has great boobs.
* When Germaine gets a job at a local coffee shop in an episode of ''WebAnimation/NeuroticallyYours'', she acknowledges to Foamy about how all she has to do is wear very revealing shirts to show off her cleavage (and [[GagBoobs ginormous boobs]]), and she gets more tips. Said tips start to decrease once she gets a breast reduction.
* [[http://graphjam.memebase.com/2011/12/09/funny-graphs-how-to-succeed-at-job-interviews-or-just-about-anything-really/ Parodied here]] in "How To Succeed At Job Interviews, Or Just About Anything, Really." Nice boobs will get you a job.
* Used in Literature/TheFateOfPaulTwister, by [[spoiler: Aylwyn]] of all people! Though her delivery is less of a command/coercion and more like "I already know you will obey, because I have boobs."

[[folder: Web Video]]
* In 'WebVideo/BroTeamPill's review of ''Videogame/{{Singularity}}'', Broteam gets sidetracked from his incoherent rant about time spheres when he notices a woman.
-->Broteam: ''There's even balls on the front of this guy's shirt, and for some reason they make me want to do whatever this guy says.''
* ''WebVideo/YugiohTheAbridgedSeries'': Thea tries this during the ''Cancelled Series'' story arc to convince Kaiba to come with them. It doesn't work.
-->'''Kaiba''': Those... are... very nice, but I'm not interested.

[[folder:Western Animation]]

* Francine from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is a practiced expert at this. In the episode "My Morning Straitjacket", to help Stan get backstage to meet the lead singer of ''My Morning Jacket'', she pulls this against several security staff, including flashing her breasts and making out with another woman.
** She attempts it (and fails) in another episode, trying to get something out of some CIA agents. Lowering the straps of her dress doesn't work, giving him her panties (taken off right in front of him) doesn't work, but the second she mentions her brownies his partner charges over in a HumongousMecha and takes them. "He makes it hard to negotiate," the first scientist remarks.
* During an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter recalls trying to get out of a speeding ticket by pulling his shirt up to expose his man boob.
* The ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch "The Lion, the Witch and the Locker", a parody of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. The RC-nerd wound up in Narnia and the White Witch asked him to help her to defeat the talking lion, Aslan (referred to "an allegory for Jesus" and "the Jesus-allegory-lion"). When the Nerd wondered if a mere lion (albeit a talking one) was worth his effort, she just sighed and showed him her boobs. He instantly agreed to obey.
** Following a GenderBender moment, he does this at the video store.
-->'''Video Store Owner''': That will be $68.50...(the Nerd flashes him and the guy gasps) by which I mean free!
* Marge discovers the advantages of having large breasts in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' after (accidentally) getting breasts implants.
* {{Exaggerated}}, then {{Defied}} on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark.'' Bebe, who's nine, begins developing very tiny breasts, and suddenly all the boys in school think she's super smart and special for reasons they can't explain. Eventually, everyone's so determined to make her their friend that they devolve into cavemen and begin fighting each other. Bebe chooses to [[DefiedTrope defy]] this trope, and eventually the boys learn how to do so too.
* Used in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop'' where a henchwoman had the ability to hypnotize people regardless of gender by getting them to stare at her breasts. She also swirls them around, like a hypno-spira.
* Invoked accidentally by [[AlphaBitch Heather]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Total Drama Island}}'' when she tries to cut Harold's tether during the water-ski challenge, but her shirt got swagged off a nearby tree branch leaving her topless. Harold, who got a full sight at Heather's boobs during the incident, becomes distracted and crashes into a rock losing the challenge. He spends the rest of the episode in a trance uttering the word "boobies".

[[folder:Real Life]]
* T-shirts:
** The original '80s shirt said ALL THIS AND BRAINS TOO.
** Abercrombie & Fitch used to sell T-shirts for girls that read right across the chest: "WHO NEEDS BRAINS WHEN YOU HAVE THESE?" A group of teenage girls protested and managed to get the shirts pulled from the shelves.
** T-Shirt Hell sells a shirt which reads "I'LL BE USING THESE TO MY ADVANTAGE".
** One T-shirt is a played with example, subverting boobs and using sexy bottom. [[http://www.tshirthell.com/funny-shirts/who-needs-big-tits-when-you-have-an-ass-like-this/ Who needs big tits when you have an ass like this]].
** The band Silverfish had a slogan '''Hips, Tits, Lips, Power''' which also found its way on to a T-shirt and sums this trope up quite nicely.
** There are shirts with "OBEY" written over the breasts.
*** Weirdly enough, mostly worn by ''men'' (although those may be a Banksy/Andre the Giant reference).
** One that panders to the tabletop-RPG crowd: two twenty-sided dice, 20 side up, and the caption, "[[DoubleEntendre Yes, they're natural.]]" ([[DontExplainTheJoke Some TTRPG systems have a roll of a natural 20 automatically succeed on certain checks.]])
* There are numerous cases of topless robbers who use this distraction to keep victims from getting a good description of their faces... a plan which is [[AvertedTrope frequently]] prone to failure.
* The ancient Greek courtesan [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phryne Phryne]] got acquitted from a trial for sacrilege by showing her breasts to the (all-male) jury. This is also a case of cultural dissonance, though; in ancient Greece, [[BeautyEqualsGoodness physical beauty was often seen as a symbol of favor by the gods]], so displaying her body was a legitimate rebuttal to charges of sacrilege.
* Creator/JenniferTilly is known for using all of her assets to her advantage when playing poker. Here is a small album of her poker [[http://imgur.com/a/V4H6E plots]] over the years. (Creator/ShannonElizabeth is also a professional poker player but she dresses more like a civilian at the tables.)
* This is so pervasive in Real Life that ''studies'' were actually conducted, finding that a female's earning power increased roughly 5% with every extra letter in cup size, especially in service-oriented jobs where tips make up a large proportion of income.
** ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' tested whether larger breasts resulted in a larger tip by having Kari work in a coffee shop, first with her normal bust, then with SuppressedMammaries, and finally wearing a set of prosthetics to give her a substantially increased cup size. While they found no statistical difference in the tips she received with the smaller bust as compared to her normal size, there was a ''definite'' increase tips when she wore the larger breasts - to the tune of nearly 40% more, with larger tips from both men and women. (Of course, it was in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco). Proving once and for all the old adage that there is only one letter difference between "tits" and "tips".