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[[caption-width-right:350:What business [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe doth]] an Asgardian enchantress have providing assistance to a simple mortal terrorist? The opportunity to have [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]].]]

->''"Sure, [[HornyDevils women like me]] [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan swoon for a hero]], but that's only because deep down, [[ICanChangeHim we think we can change them]]."''
--> -- '''Sabine''', ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

The Evil Empress wants a consort for her domain. Unfortunately, none of her male subjects is quite up to her standards. So what does she do? [[DistressedDude Kidnap the hero, of course.]] Once he sees [[EvilIsSexy how hot she is]], and how [[WeCanRuleTogether they can rule together]], he'll fall into her arms.

Unfortunately for the villainess, this never seems to work out. Occasionally, the hero will be forced to play along temporarily, but in the end, he will always escape the villainess' clutches and leave her all alone and lonely...until the next time she manages to finagle him into her arms.

The villainess in question is often TheVamp and/or DaddysLittleVillain. If the villainess is more interested in having a male SexSlave rather than a consort, the next step is always a GenderFlip of IHaveYouNowMyPretty. However, this trope can sometimes results in a SexFaceTurn...

A SubTrope of VillainousCrush.

A SisterTrope to DatingCatwoman (if the hero actually returns her affections), AllAmazonsWantHercules, SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan, and ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou.

Compare HeroesWantRedheads.

Contrast with MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter, since the Villain is unwilling to revoke her evil ways to woo the hero.

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!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* Poor, poor [[Manga/SailorMoon Mamoru Chiba]]. It served as a RunningGag throughout the series, but started with Queen Beryl.
** Gender-inverted in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' (of which ''Sailor Moon'' is a spin-off): in the end it's revealed that the BigBad Danburite AKA [[spoiler: Ace]] is in love with Sailor V since their previous lives. Even the eventual failure of this is unusual: [[spoiler: she ''does'' fall for him, but everything he did was to get Minako to fully awaken as Sailor Venus and make her realize she'd always choose duty over everything by ''having her kill him'']].
* While Slan of the Godhand in ''{{Berserk}}'' is probably incapable of feeling real love (being a GodOfEvil and all), she does want to make Guts her personal sex-toy.
* Both Middler and Mariah express interest in the heroes (Jotaro and Joseph, respectively) in part 3 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Both [=JoJos=] try to use this to their advantage ([[ComicallySerious with much embarrassment in Jotaro's case]]), but to no avail -- As Mariah points out, there's no point in turning traitor for the handsome hero when the villain you work for is [[EvilIsSexy Dio]] [[VampiresAreSexGods Brando]].
* [[spoiler:Esdese]] from {{Akame Ga Kiru}} is a particularly interesting example, as her love for Takumi is quite genuine. It also counts as {{Love At First Sight}}.
* From ''{{Franchise/Anpanman}}'', Dokinchan, Baikinman's second-in-command, has a (very large and very obvious) crush on Shokupanman, one of the members of the breadheaded superhero team. He's a bit too conceited to notice her crush, though he treats her with a level of kindness that he doesn't show any of the other villains...besides Dokinchan's little sister, Kokinchan, who ALSO has a crush on Shokupanman (though hers is a bit more of a childish one, and she's treated as less of a villain by most of the cast).
* In ''DGrayMan'', Road, the Noah of Dreams, has a 'thing' for Allen Walker...though pretty much [[ChickMagnet everyone does.]] However, this infatuation seems to be a source of CharacterDevelopment for her, as she becomes nicer to Allen...though ''only'' to him.
* [[ImprobablyFemaleCast In some circumstances]] villainesses wants heroines as well. While [[LesYay it's exact nature is to be discussed]], Kyoko, the closest person ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' had for a villain at the time, definitely had a thing for female KnightInShiningArmor wannabe Sayaka, and the latter's heroism and HonorBeforeReason tendencies seemed to play a big part in it.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* {{Superman}} has several examples:
** Also, there's the supervillainess Dana Dearden, who goes by aliases "Obsession", "Superwoman", and "Mrs. Superman".
** In most depictions, Lashina of the [[NewGods Female Furies]] lusts after Superman.
* Enchantress to [[TheMightyThor Thor]], DependingOnTheWriter.
** There's also Hela, Norse goddess of death, who is either this or a StalkerWithATestTube, DependingOnTheWriter. She's also Thor's adoptive brother's daughter, by the way, but mythological gods have never been exactly ''picky'' about that sort of thing.
** The Enchantress' younger sister Lorelei also wants a piece of thunder god, and ''once used magic to seduce and rape him''.
* [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Umar]] to the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk.
* Depending on the continuity, all the {{Femme Fatale}}s of Gotham want Franchise/{{Batman}}... or they want him dead if he won't be their boy toy.
* Evil queens of mysterious kingdoms in hidden valleys really have a thing for ComicStrip/ThePhantom.
* Cupid [[StalkerWithACrush really, ''really'' likes]] GreenArrow.
* [[NextWave Aaron Stack, aka Machine Man,]] learned that his old enemy [[IronMan Sunset Baine, aka Madame Menace,]] has something of a crush on him. He was rather taken aback by the discovery.
* Emma Frost, AKA: The White Queen, to Cyclops in X-Men - though she hadn't been quite as evil for a while when it happened.
* Plastique to CaptainAtom.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8532906/1/iFightCrimeWithVictorious iFight Crime With Victorious]]'' Valerie, Freddie's old girlfriend from Season 1 of ''{{iCarly}}'', throws her lot in with Neville so that she can restart (via mind control) her relationship with Freddie.
* You wouldn't believe how many writers portray [[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Shego wanting Ron]].
** Which is nothing compared to the writers who portray Shego as wanting Kim.
* In ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', Splash Woman muses that while she could destroy Mega Man, part of her would love to have him to herself and under her control.
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[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* The evil stepsisters in ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'' are willing to mutilate themselves to trick the prince into marriage.
* In ''Literature/{{Pintosmalto}}'', a queen who attends the wedding feast manages to trick him into letting her abduct him.
* In ''[[http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/pt1/pt116.htm The Daughter of the Skies]]'', the daughter captures the hero when the heroine breaks her husband's prohibition three times.
* In ''EastOfTheSunAndWestOfTheMoon'', failing the CurseEscapeClause puts the hero in the power of the witch who {{curse}}d him.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In the "Den" segment of ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'', the evil queen ''really'' wants to get it on with the eponymous hero. And then they actually ''do'' get it on.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', the Borg Queen wanted Picard to willingly submit to the Borg and be her..."consort"? Not technically romance, but the Borg Queen seems to sexualize her role. The seduction part is played straighter in regards to Data, our favourite fully functional android.
* This is the plot of ''She.''
* Medusa, the main villain in the last ''ThreeNinjas'' movie, offers to spare Dave Dragon if he agrees to be her "boy toy". His rejecting the offer pretty much makes her act less like this the rest of the film.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheSevenRealmsSeries'' plays it straight with Han Alistar and Fiona Bayar. The Bayar family is a corrupt family of Wizards that has it out for Han, since Han accidentally wound up stealing a [[MacGuffin powerful magical artifact]] from them. Han is also a ChickMagnet of epic proportions whose good looks almost ''never'' go unnoticed by a female member of the cast. So, naturally, Fiona Bayar gets the hots for him and even attempts to seduce him by saying [[WeCanRuleTogether they can rule together.]]
* Literature/{{Tarzan}} was hotly pursued by his JunglePrincess EvilCounterpart Queen La, who would not take no for an answer.
* In ''Literature/TheLastApprentice'', witches seem to really like spooks, even though a major part of a spook's job is hunting witches. Both Tom and his master, Mr. Gregory, have at least one witch who fell in love with them.
* OlderThanDirt: This trope goes back to ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh''. The capricious goddess Inanna (Ishtar) wants to hook up with the hero, Gilgamesh, because he's [[EvenTheGuysWantHim exceptionally comely]]. But he wants no part of it because, as he points out with brutal candor, every single guy she's ever spent time with lived to regret it (and usually didn't live to regret it for very long). Result? Goddess rage.
** His reason for rejecting her is entirely different in the oldest Sumerian version, where his Mother tells him that a relationship with her will make him [[IncrediblyLamePun Soft]].
* ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'': The Witch of the Waste's love interest is the wizard Howl, who tries to escape from her in fear.
* Lanfear's interest in Rand al'Thor in ''TheWheelOfTime'' is almost a textbook example of this trope, even down to the WeCanRuleTogether. She never technically kidnaps him but she certainly does everything she can to make him dependent on her (and, to her credit, she really does save his life more than once).
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Maxima, as well as Tess Mercer.
* Princess Ardala of Draconia for [[Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury Buck Rogers]], sometimes.
* Nadira to Lucas, the Blue Ranger, in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Mirror Kira wants [[AntiHero Mirror Sisko]], regular Sisko, regular Kira, and [[DepravedBisexual pretty much everyone else]] she can intimidate with her sexuality.
* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'': [[spoiler:Moriarty. Also a case of DatingCatwoman]].
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Princess Aura for ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' before her HighHeelFaceTurn for Barin.
* The Dragon Lady for Pat Ryan in ''TerryAndThePirates''.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* In the original version of ''SpiderManTurnOffTheDark'', the villainous Arachne had a thing for Peter and wished to seduce him away from Mary Jane. When Julie Taymor was fired and the musical was rewritten in order to save it, the subplot was cut as Arachne was DemotedToExtra.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Tron Bonne of ''MegamanLegends'' begins developing a crush on Mega Man, and tries time and time again to coax him to her side. However, she has [[DatingCatwoman just as much fun acting as his foil]].
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Aria T'Loak backstory reveals that this was the case when she dated Nyreen, who "[[TheParagon oozes virtue]]" according to Aria. The relationship failed when they both realised that they couldn't make DatingCatwoman work without changing the other. Likewise implied with a subtle undercurrent of BelligerentSexualTension in conversations between Aria and Paragon Shepard.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'', in the House of Ballads quest line, the Maid of Windemere kidnaps King Wencen of the Summer Court to be her lover, leading to him having to be saved by his queen in the tellings of the ballad before the arrival of the Fateless One.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* [[BigBad The Other]] in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''.
* Used in a minor way in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Fairly early, Elan gets kidnapped by bandits who, as it turned out, were acting on the orders of the beautiful Bandit Queen. I guess that 18 Charisma wasn't just for show after all... (Well, it ''is'', obviously, but... you know what I mean.) Somewhat unusual in that Elan [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0156.html actually goes along with it]] until his UST-target shows up and complains, at which point he defends himself by claiming that seducing the beautiful villainess is part of his solemn duty as a Bard.
** Sabine mentions this trope in a comedic inversion of AllGirlsWantBadBoys from [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0794.html this strip]].
** There's also the situation between [[TheFettered Durkon]] and [[TheHedonist Hilgya]]. Deconstructed in that while she was attracted to him, and he eventually returned the favor, [[spoiler:she was still married, and the LawfulGood Durkon could not be involved in a relationship with someone who was married to someone else]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* The [[http://nift.firedrake.org/EEmpress.htm Guidelines for Evil Empresses]] have a lot to say about this.
-->I will not bed the Hunky Hero before my plan is executed, unless having him believe I am carrying his child gives me a decisive advantage.
-->I will not be put off by the Hero's rebuffs of my sensual advances. If he doesn't succumb to me, I will not fly into a jealous rage. Instead, I'll shrug my shoulders, send him on his way, and have him picked off as he exits the fortress.
-->I, and my elite guards, will never assume that we have managed to confiscate all weapons or escape aids from the captured Hero. "Interrogations" in my private chambers will only be conducted if the Hero is completely nude. This will, in fact, satisfy a number of objectives at once.
-->If the Hero says he is willing to betray his cause and accept my offer of ruling the world at my side, he will only be believed once that betrayal results in his cause's total destruction, at which point [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves his demonstration of total lack of principle should lead to his immediate execution]].
-->However insatiable my appetites are, it is virtually guaranteed that at least one of my millions of subjects is both far more gifted at satisfying them and far more loyal to me than the Hero who seeks my destruction, no matter his reputation with the ladies.
-->If the Hero has an evil twin, the twin will probably make a far more suitable Love-Happy Stooge.
** Flipped around in "WebVideo/AtoptheFourthWall", where heroic champion of the universe Linkara has a crush on Harley Quinn, a comic book villainess.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Like the comic book example above, Maxima is this to Superman in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''.
** However, she soon forgot all about Superman when she meets another man to her liking...
--->'''{{Lobo}}:''' I'm here to get that fraggin', scum-suckin, rat-scratchin' De'Cine. And nobody better stop me!
--->'''Maxima''': Yeahoooo!
** Though he was brainwashed at the time, Lashina not only had a thing for Superman, it's pretty heavily implied they had sex.
* Queen La plays the same role in Disney's animated series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'' as she did in the original source material.
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' had this with Gravatina.
** She once went for Buzz's EvilTwin from an AlternateUniverse.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' features Miraj Scintel, the Queen of Separatist-aligned Zygerria, taking a liking to Anakin Skywalker posing as a smuggler to free many recently abducted slaves from her clutches, and, subsequently, after his ruse is discovered, takes Obi-Wan, Ahsoka and Rex as captive slaves, but promises to release them if he would become her lover and stay with her, believing she can control him. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Count Dooku [[ShootTheDangerousMinion doesn't approve...]]]]
* Played as high school drama in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' when Kitten, Killer Moth's BrattyTeenageDaughter, wants Robin to take her to the prom.
** Subverted. She just wanted to use Robin to make her ''real'' boyfriend jealous.
** Blackfire flirts pretty heavily with Robin in her first appearance, but this seems less to be actual interest and more just her screwing with her sister Starfire's (Robin's canon LoveInterest) head. In her second appearance, she pretty much ignores Robin entirely.
** This trope is played entirely straight in regards to Jinx and Kid Flash though.
** Actually, it's completely inverted. Kid Flash is definitely the active pursuer in the relationship, with him trying to coax Jinx into turning over a new leaf.
* Queen Tyr'ahnee of the Martians and ''DuckDodgers''.
* The eponymous character of ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'' is lusted after by Heloise, an EnfantTerrible MadScientist. Of course, sometimes she drifts into AntiHero territory, she's still happily working for {{Satan}}. Currently, Jimmy [[ObliviousToLove has no clue]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'':
** There's a recuring villain a witch named [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Sadira Sadira]], whose main goal was to steal Aladdin from Jasmine, though she [[HeelFaceTurn gave up on it in her third appearance and befriended Jasmine.]]
** There was also Saleen, an evil mermaid who attempted the same thing. Though in one episode she turned Aladdin into a shark, which seems sort of counterproductive to this trope.
* Both Black Cuervo and her mother Voltura have this for ElTigre and ''his'' father, [[TheCape White Pantera]]. A good way to get Voltura riled is to point out that was Pantera who broke up with her; ''"As if I could forget!"''
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Alive", Giganta develops a sympathy for ''[[TheFlash Wally West]]''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndThePea'', Hildegard (the RoyalBrat princess) wants to marry Rollo, although the only reason she wants to marry him is because he's the prince of a [[GoldDigger very rich]] kingdom.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', a villainess air-pirate named Turmoil, would develop a crush on the hero T-bone. [[spoiler:She would capture and ask T-Bone to join her crew. T-bone would take advantage of her hospitality, planting bombs throughout the ship bringing it down. At the end of the episode, Turmoil, while in prison, promises not go give up her pursuit of T-Bone.]]
* "WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender" Ty Lee hits on Sokka almost every time they share the screen together. Of course, she's not really that much of a villain, but she's Azula's sidekick and usually hits on him while they're fighting.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' Hexadecimal sometimes had a crush on Bob, depending on which mask she had on at the time. [[spoiler:After she's turned into a sprite she comes to realize she loves him entirely and ends up [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing herself to save the entire net]] from [[OmnicidalManiac Daemon's]] infection, for no reason other than for his sake.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Cheshire flirts with Red Arrow[[spoiler:'s clone. They eventually get married and have a daughter.]]
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012''. Karai flirts with Leo on screen, but they become enemies after Leo and his brothers try to kill the Shredder, her father.
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