->'''Penny:''' I'm a thief!\\
'''Finn:''' But you're just a cute little girl!\\
'''Penny:''' And.... I'M A THIEF!
-->--''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''

Aww, look at sweet little Sally. So adorable, so innocent...

...wait, where's my wallet?

This is when a little girl takes advantage of the perception that ChildrenAreInnocent to play a bunch of adults for suckers. Sometimes this character will work in partnership with an adult, usually her father, but as often as not she's the real brains of the outfit.

When she grows up, she'll probably become the DecoyDamsel, who uses her beauty to fool people in the same way LittleMissConArtist uses her cuteness. Compare DeliberatelyCuteChild and DaddysLittleVillain.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' has one of these as a Ghost, connected to one that looks like a wolf. [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Sound familiar?]]
* Blue (Green in the Viz translation) from ''PokemonSpecial'' started out as this but it has since dimmed down. Her fingers are still as quick as ever.
* ''Manga/OnePiece [[Anime/OnePieceFilmZ Film Z]]'': [[spoiler: While Nami taking advantage of her cuteness to get what she wants isn't anything new, in this movie she also takes advantage of the fact that [[FountainOfYouth she was turned into a child]] to get information about Z from a bunch of Marines.]]
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[[folder:Comics]]
* In one ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' comic, the adventurers find a young girl on her own in the woods. Being GenreSavvy, they assume that she's a shapeshifted monster or deity, and she agrees to let them live if they leave their valuables as an offering. Once they've fled, her parents arrive to collect the loot.
-->'''Girl''': I think I'm worth more than two new dollies per [[TheMark mark]].
* Kiyoko the apprentice thief in ''UsagiYojimbo''.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The title character of the movie ''Film/CurlySue''.
* It looks like Hitgirl does this in the trailers for the ''Film/KickAss'' movie when she dresses up as a Catholic schoolgirl and stands outside the door of the baddies' place.
* The whole premise of ''Film/MatchstickMen''.
* Addie Loggins from ''Film/PaperMoon''
* Little Rock, working with DecoyDamsel Wichita in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.
* ''Film/{{Hoodwinked}}'': Red Puckett tricks the Wolf into falling into a river by handing her hooded cloak off to some hummingbirds. As predicted, the Wolf takes the bait.
* In ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'', China Girl can manipulate the ConMan Oz by turning on the waterworks.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Addie Pray, from ''Addie Pray,'' the novel the movie ''Film/PaperMoon'' was based on.
* ''Literature/ProvostsDog'' has Beka stopping a couple of pickpockets who play a trick where the cute little girl distracts the mark while her partner lifts their purse.
* Minerva Paradizo from the fifth ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' book.
* The titular Markie, from Robert Aspirin's novel ''[[Literature/MythAdventures Little Myth Marker]]'', is a combination of this and TheMole. She looks like an 8-year-old girl, but [[spoiler:is the most dangerous "character assassin" in the trade. Also a subversion, since she's actually an adult woman from the dimension of [[IncrediblyLamePun Cupy]], where it's about average to grow to the size of a human child.]]
* A poem titled ''20th Street After Dark'' features a couple of preteen girls who pose as underage prostitutes and then, once the one girl has the guy in a vulnerable position, they mug him.
* Claudia from the ''Literature/VampireChronicles'' series plays up her eternal childhood to lure in her victims.
* Lyra of ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' plays up the innocent eyes on many occasions so adults will believe her. Her act also has shades of ObfuscatingStupidity.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* [[LittleMissBadass Katie Knight]], Kendall's little sister from ''Series/BigTimeRush''.
* Sarah from ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' was one of these as a child.
* Megan Parker on ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''. All the time.
* The little Japanese girl and her big brother in ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' who manage to pull a fast one on the protagonists.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Psych}}'' had Shawn and Gus tricked into getting a mall Santa out of prison because a little girl asked them to. She turned out to be "Santa's" daughter and partner in crime.
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' had a little girl who helped her father fake an injury and sue the hotel. Turns out she was the brains of the operation, as her father [[CallBack just comes up with the names of their schemes.]] Meanwhile, she took orders for Girl Scout cookies from the entire staff... none of whom ever got their orders.
* This is, essentially, Aleli's role in the argentinean tv series ''Series/CasiAngeles'': she's eight and an orphan who robs men and women while they're distracted with street performances put on by her fellow members of an orphanage. Of course, this is all forced onto her by the abusive head of the orphanage, but still...
* The two little British girls that Sam and Cat babysit in ''Series/SamAndCat''
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
** Tewi Inaba
** Also Mystia Lorelei, who runs a con using her power (singing that causes night blindness) to sell grilled moray eels (purported to ''cure'' night blindness, which she removes as they eat).
* This is probably why the Thief class is open to [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Moogle]] units in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Purrloin qualifies as this, despite not being human nor AlwaysFemale. Just look at its Pokedex entry from the Black version (the White version one is similarly worded): "They steal from people for fun, but their victims can't help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect."
** When a Purrloin evolves, it becomes not a DecoyDamsel like the trope would predict, but more like a ClassyCatBurglar. Since it literally ''is'' a cat.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Used in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0673.html this strip]] in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.
* Amy from ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics''. She's middle-school-age and a [[TheCracker cracker]] who may or may not be wanted by the FBI.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Toph and Katara (12 and 14, respectively) attempt this, as part of Katara's plan to show that she's not as much a stick-in-the-mud as others view her. The plan backfires, however, and they get captured to serve [[spoiler:as bait to lure in Aang.]]
** Which is merely the last of a long series of scams Toph performed throughout the episode. With her earthbending powers, Aang and Sokka's help, and using the fact that she is a cute little girl to her advantage, she cheated at gambling games and tricked rich people into giving her money.
* Jessica Lovejoy was this on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Bart got blamed for all her hijinks because no one would believe that the sweet, innocent preacher's daughter could be so mischievous. Fortunately, she was found out and sentenced to clean the church stoop.
* Penny from the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode 'City of Thieves' is definitely this, because [[spoiler:her 'losing' her basket was an elaborate plot to get the pure Finn to steal a treasure chest guarded by a barrier that keeps thieves like herself out. Even after being purified by Finn at the end, she STILL steals his clothes]].
* Gender reversed with Flim Flam from ''WesternAnimation/TheThirteenGhostsOfScoobyDoo''.
* Deidre from ''WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury'' is a fence and scam artist who basically sells useless things for a price, or stolen things for cheap. [[YoungerThanTheyLook She's also twelve.]]
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