Hitler had Eva Braun Other factors being equal, evil characters are sexier.
Manson had Squeaky Fromme
Ted Bundy got lots of dates
I wonder what I'm doing wrong...
Evil does strange things to people. It can be pleasurable
, or addictive
, it can make you more badass
, and it even makes you more sexy.
Even though Beauty Equals Goodness
, some villains are just gorgeous. They ooze sex appeal and carnality in a way that represents
how seductive and tempting
evil can be. They tend to have looser sexual morals
. They are as handsome
as they are arrogant (much to the heroes' annoyance). They hide their demonic soul
behind the face of an angel. And they're not afraid to use their beauty, wiles, and sex appeal to seduce the hero
and carry out their nefarious plans
. (Okay, maybe that last Pot Hole
went too far.) Their outfits
tend to show more skin
and have more leather, fetishist hangups, lace, on occasion, or even gorgeous and functional Femme Fatalons
. Hey, what's the point of being evil if you can't do it with class? Or failing that, overdo it with style?
A hero temporarily tempted by evil
tends to suddenly wear skimpier clothes and be more sexually assertive. Many fans will find them sexier this way and perhaps dread the return to purity that will accompany their return to goodness.
If the Love Interest
is the initial Ms. Fanservice
, then The Baroness
or The Vamp
has to take it to the next level, sometimes immediately.
Often used as a storytelling device; what better way to show how seductive evil is by making evil literally seductive
. When paired with Beauty Equals Goodness
, this is reconciled by making the good characters' beauty more genuine and the evil characters' appearance more focused on inspiring lust, separating "pure" beauty from sex appeal
. Thus, the hot chick likely was Evil All Along
, or has made a Face-Heel Turn
; the constant heroine, while beautiful, is not sexy because she exudes Incorruptible Pure Pureness
even if she's gonna end up a wife and mother.
An opportunity for Fanservice
of all kinds. Also sets the stage for Unfortunate Implications
, frequently invoking various Double Standards
attached to the sexuality (and the "goodness" of that sexuality) of a character depending on their gender. This is mostly applied to female villains, although attractive
are becoming more common, especially in series geared toward a female audience. This character's almost guaranteed to garner loads of entirely undeserved sympathy
from fans (especially if male), but is so ingrained in certain cultures that it's not going away any time soon. In American film specifically this is probably related to that period way back when
evil was allowed to be sexy — since Sex Sells
The following tropes all relate to this concept; please add examples there rather than here when possible:
See also Evil Tastes Good
, Evil Is Cool
, and Evil Is Easy
. Compare with Beauty Equals Goodness
. Contrast Evil Makes You Ugly
. Often a consequence of Power Is Sexy
, since Mooks
aren't that attractive. Both a cause of and a result of Jerkass Dissonance
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- Most vampires everywhere, if they can pass for human at all. There may be permanently monstrous vampires, but one never seems to run into a pimply, fat vampire. Outside of Discworld, that is.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer has Spike and Angel. Fortunately they retain their sexiness when good, but it definitely ramps up during their evil periods.
- Lampshaded by one of Anne Rice's vampire characters during a gathering of their kind. As he looks around at all the gorgeous males and females he wonders whether it's because vampires only choose to turn good looking people or if it's some aspect of vampirism itself that makes anyone who gets turned into one drop dead sexy in one way or another.
- Vampires in Vampire in Brooklyn are all very sexy, even when played by Eddie Murphy. The heroine gradually becomes sexier as she becomes one.
- Played straight with Irrylath the vampire in Meredith Ann Pierce's The Darkangel Trilogy.
- Parodied in this Sluggy Freelance strip. "Wow! When you become a vampire, men become broad-shouldered and muscle-bound and women become tall and thin! You ever think of selling this on QVC?"
- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes justifies this trope in her vampire novels: vampires usually only choose to turn pretty people, and the transformation process removes imperfections.
- Evangeline, the shape-shifting girl vampire from Mahou Sensei Negima!.
- True Blood mostly averts it, but Eric and Bill are apparently walking sex gods.
- Under the D&D rules, vampires gain a boost to Charisma, which measures among other things physical attractiveness and sex appeal, when transformed. This was parodied entertainingly in an early Antiheroes for Hire strip.
- Doubly subverted by Carmilla in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. The vampire queen prefers a woman's shape, but her deathly pallor and bloody red eyes place her easily into the Uncanny Valley. Her Absolute Cleavage comes off as more wanton than alluring, and her deep voice is harsh and commanding. Her true form amounts to a shaggy, hideous batlike thing that walks like a woman with flabby breasts...all in all, it's probably not a surprise that the heroic knight Gabriel is above her wiles.
- Lampshaded and subverted by the Count himself in Fred Saberhagen's The Dracula Tapes, where he mocks van Helsing's fondness of the word 'voluptuous' and makes an offhand remark about having actually known some ugly female vampires and sympathizing with their plight. (He's also not above making a quip or two about his own looks, for that matter.)
- With the exception of those based on the original Norse and Scottish mythologies, most "Dark Elves" in almost any Fantasy fiction. All of them. Especially the females. The Dark Eldar from Warhammer 40,000 are actually meant to be naked, but Games Workshop aren't permitted to sell nude figures to under-18s (a major part of their customer base), so they have just enough clothing to cover their naughty bits. Daemonettes of Slaanesh don't, though.
- Even in stories that are based on Norse mythology, sometimes the Dark Elves are still depicted as drop-dead gorgeous. This◊ is the Marvel Universe version, for example.
- Succubi, Incubi, or any other kind of Horny Devils. Ironically, the original myths about the succubus didn't describe them as sexually appealing (or as true temptresses) at all, and often described them as hideous creatures who would seduce a man in his sleep; modern media changed the image considerably.
Anime & Manga
- New Teen Titans has Evil Lesbian Raven. Yes, despite the infamous Bill Jaaska art. Where else are you going to find a canon example of a nearly-naked Raven pulling a cleavage-baring Starfire close and passionately kissing her?
- In Young Justice, teen heroine Arrowette nearly murders a man, causing her to abandon superheroics and break down for fear that she'll become evil and have to get a black leather costume that shows off her cleavage... and, for that matter, cleavage. Later, in an alternate universe, evil teen heroine Arrowette has a black leather costume, and massive cleavage.
- Magneto. The chiseled, aristocratic features, the silver hair, the tragic past... he's thrice her age and still makes Rogue weak in the knees. (They married, had kids, one named after Charles Xavier himself, and were insanely happy in an Alternate Universe, to the displeasure of the Gambit of the main universe.)
- Mystique. Given she's a shapeshifter it is almost certainly deliberate.
- The Hellfire Club evoked this trope in their earliest appearances, with the White Queen, Tessa and both Black Queens wearing leather fetish gear. The gentlemen of the club were of varying degrees of attractiveness, but they did manage to be well-dressed at all times.
- Dark Phoenix. The good Phoenix was already wearing the ultimate in Form-Fitting Wardrobe gear, but Dark Phoenix took it Up to Eleven with unearthly beauty and a habit of combining Interplay of Sex and Violence with Earth-Shattering Kaboom.
- Anti-Villain Namor is the incarnation of temptation for virtuous Susan Richards.
- Speaking of Sue Richards, when she was possessed by Malice, an evil mutant, she clearly fit this trope, and how!◊ The aspect of her personality remained with her and popped back up again years later, resulting in her Darker and Edgier outlook when she became more of an Action Girl.
- In Legion of Super-Heroes, Shrinking Violet falls under the power of the Emerald Eye, and, well... this... happens. (Her breasts appear to get larger, but that might just be the effect of that push-up bra.)
- Poison Ivy's an insane, plant-obsessed eco-terrorist whose only human friend is The Joker's on-again, off-again love interest and partner-in-crime. Her interests include eliminating humanity to make the world safe for plants and poisoning people by kissing them. She was modeled on Bettie Page, generally appears clad only in something skintight and a lot of leaves, and is even tempting enough for Batman.
Why are all the gorgeous ones homicidal psychopaths? (Batman & Robin
- Catwoman has been rendered more sympathetic as a character over the years, but she's a Spy Catsuit-clad whip-toting villainess who's not above killing when she has to. Like Ivy, she too proves attractive for the Dark Knight, sufficiently so that someone seeking to break Batman hired an actress to dress up as Catwoman and seduce him.
- Harley Quinn: Former Arkham Asylum psychiatrist who falls head over heels for The Joker and reinvents herself as a catsuit clad, female version of him. Happy to murder henchmen at the drop of a hat and always drawn in a painted-on harlequin jester's outfit that frequently got 'upgraded' to a latex version, and later got replaced with a skimpy corset and microshorts.
- White Rabbit, whose costume is basically lingerie.
- Depending on the Artist, the Joker can be a lean, well-dressed Monster Clown with the bleached skin being handsome instead of nightmarish.
- Ava Lord, stereotypical vamp/Femme Fatale from Sin City story "A Dame to Kill For" is most sexy when posing next to her dead husband whose death she caused, all the while faking stories of the guilty of her crimes on the phone and smiling all the way.
- Blue Eyes and Mariah, the Colonel's assassins. Blue Eyes' speciality is Death by Sex, even.
- ElfQuest has Winnowill, who is incredibly hot and just gets more and more deadly. Also the warlord Grohmul Djun, who's a massive hunk, and Door in the "Forevergreen" arc, who's a psychotic pretty boy.
- From the Thunderbolts and later Dark Avengers, Moonstone (Karla Sofen). She's an amoral psychiatrist who causes her patients to commit suicide for fun, her powers come from an object that she convinced her patient to hand over to her, she literally killed her own mother, and she's both franchises' biggest example of Manipulative Bitch and is a psychopath. She also wears a skintight suit, has a body to rival Ms. Marvel's (to the point where she was able to pose as her) and is a Memetic Sex Goddess within the fandom.
- Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog has Dr. Finetivus. Also, Regina Ferrum a.k.a. The Iron Queen and Fiona Fox, after her HeelFaceTurn.
- From Empowered, Vanity (the devil half of the Conjoined Twins superhero Divangelic) is definitely sexier (dressed) than her sister Charity, an angel.
- Nightmare Rarity from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (IDW), as nicely detailed here (major spoilers, of course).
- Overlord, who appears in Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers and Transformers: More than Meets the Eye, with his handsome (for a giant robot) looks and campy, charismatic, and theatrical mannerisms. One defining trait of Overlord has been his luscious lips. Possibly lampshaded by IDW themselves with the alternate cover for issue 15 which is basically a close-up of Overlord's lips.
- Princess Lotora from Hottie 3: The Best Fan Fic in the World.
- In The Return Alexia and Akumi clearly believe Evil should be Sexy, but they both take it to such extremes they end up as a Fashion-Victim Villain and are soundly mocked by the heroes about their dress sense. The trope is played somewhat straight in that anyone converted into a succubus becomes a Perky Goth, but this is immediately subverted in that they are not Always Chaotic Evil and are free to choose whether they are good, evil, or indifferent.
- In A Very Potter Musical, Voldemort is played by a shirtless young man in tights.
- Queen Of All Oni: Right, one of Jade's Shadowkhan bodyguards/enforcers, is described as being "oddly handsome" once he takes his mask off. Presumably, this applies to his twin Left as well.
- In the The Hunger Games fanfiction Some Semblance of Meaning, the girl from District One, Amber, plays up the "alluring" angle in her interview, is very attractive and flirtatious, and also happens to be one of the most depraved tributes.
Films — Animation
- Lieutenant Helga Katrina from Atlantis The Lost Empire. It helps by the fact that she's voiced by Claudia Christian of all people!.
- Gaston from Beauty and the Beast. His sheer brawn, good looks, and manliness are enough to make him the leader of his village.
- Hexxus from FernGully manages to meet this despite being a giant cloud of smog, thanks to the hot-enough-to-melt-lead voice of Tim Curry. Hear it here.
- Frozen: Prince Hans deliberately invokes the Prince Charming trope to hide his true nature, and keeps up the act even after leaving Anna to die..
- In Happily N'Ever After, the evil stepmother Frieda has an impossible hourglass figure and always wears clothes that emphasize her curves.
- In Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths there's Aurora, Olympia, Angelique, Scream Queen, Vamp, Gypsy Woman, Model Citizen and Superwoman. Also (in the male category) there's Owlman.
- Kung Fu Panda: Tai Lung. Sweet mother and second cousin of fanservice, Tai Lung.
- The Dazzlings from My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. Sunset Shimmer from the first movie is often thought of as this, as well though since her Heel-Face Turn at the end of EQG and its confirmation in Rainbow Rocks, she no longer counts.
- Cousin Mel in Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.
- Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur had Professor Svankmajer. At first, she might appear as just a Hot Scientist, but she's the one behind the Phantosaur hoax.
- Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas featured a particularly potent example in the villainess Eris, goddess of Chaos. She had the evilness of Ursula, and the good looks of Megara rolled up into one evil, but compellingly seductive package, a character who's both manipulative and unapologetically sexy.
- Sleeping Beauty: Maleficent is an unconventional but considerably notable case of this, especially in scenes earlier in the movie. See for yourself. She might not have a noticeable rack or rear, but her feminine looks, graceful style, and seductive voice (provided by Eleanor Audley) combine to create a sense of macabre beauty to her, which really sets her apart from most other major female Disney villains, at least ones known up to that point. (Whom, for whatever reason, tended be portrayed as unattractive.) An interesting application of this occurs in that Maleficent will be played by Angelina Jolie in the live-action prequel Maleficent.
- Gothel from Tangled. Well, at least until Rapunzel's hair gets cut.
- Averted with Ursula in The Little Mermaid but also played straight with her human form.
- The Once-Ler gets an Evil Makeover in The Lorax and aims for this trope, but doesn't quite get there.
- The Princess and the Frog: Doctor Facilier. Not only was he a villain with the same sheer coldness, style and refined composition (at least on the surface) as Maleficent and on top of that, he's voiced by Keith David's smooth, smooth bass. Plus, his song or his behavior around Tiana in his final appearance.
Films — Live Action
- The Fisher King.
Anne: Oh! You gotta believe in God! But I don't believe that God created Man in His image. 'Cause most of the s—t that happens is because of men. Naw, I think men was made in the Devil's image, and women were created outta God. 'Cause, after all, women can have babies, which is kinda like creating. And which also accounts for the fact that women are so attracted to men. 'Cause let's face it, the Devil is a helluva lot more interesting. I've slept with some saints in my day, and believe me, I know what I'm talking about. Egh-boy! So, the whole point of life, the whole point of life, I think, is for men and women to get married so that God and the Devil can get together — and work it out. Not that we have to get married or anything. God forbid.
- Dracula is often portrayed as having a magnetic, sexualized presence, fueled by the erotic overtones in the original book. In Ed Wood, Bela Lugosi says he turned down the role of Frankenstein's monster because it wasn't sexy, like Dracula.
- End of Days: the real threat of Satan is that the female protagonist finds him so damn sexy.
- James Bond:
- Captain Hook, circa the 2003 Peter Pan. Far too much sexy for a kid's film.
- In the 2007 Beowulf, Grendel's mother is changed from a sea-hag to a sexy monster in the form of Angelina Jolie.
- Mrs. Coulter, at least as played by Nicole Kidman in The Golden Compass. In the original book, Lyra has quite a bit to say about how glamorous she is initially. Kidman portrayed the character pretty accurately.
- Subverted in Spider-Man 3. When Peter Parker flirts with The Dark Side due to the symbiote costume, he acts more sexually assertive and seems to think he's suddenly the hot stuff. To the objective gaze and the befuddled look a random girl gives him in the street, he just now looks like a more sleazy dork. He's still fundamentally himself, after all, as no matter how self-confident and sexually assertive he's acting, he remains a nerd and has no idea how to carry himself otherwise. Furthermore, in a neat little bit of irony that underscores this point, the only women who he does manage to charm with his new assertive manner were already attracted to Peter when he was "good" anyway.
- Harry Potter:
- Christian Coulson as the diary image of Tom Riddle, to some degree.
- Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange. Bellatrix may very well be a Death Eater and a murderous sadist who's prepared to kill her own niece over who she married, but she's still portrayed as seductive and attractive, even just after fourteen years in wizard prison.
- The Evil Horcrux vision of Hermione taunting Ron. It helps that she's practically naked in this instance.
- For the brief time that he doesn't look like Mad-Eye Moody, Barty Crouch Jr is played by a deliciously twitchy David Tennant.
- Prince Septimus from Stardust. Also, Lamia starts out as an old crone but becomes young and sexy due to digesting the remains of a star's heart. Subverted in that each time she uses magic, she regresses more and more back to her previous, hideous state.
- In The Devils Advocate, Satan is played by Al Pacino as a powerful attorney with a forceful, magnetic personality that seems to drive women wild. Connie Nielsen plays his daughter, who tries to tempt Keanu Reeves to the dark side with her super sexiness.
- Elizabeth Hurley is a very sexy Satan in Bedazzled (2000).
- The X-Men series give us Mystique; a female mutant who's a) on the bad guys side, b) perpetually naked since those clothes aren't really clothes, and c) very flexible.
- Basic Instinct and Basic Instinct 2. Catherine Trammell is a dangerous, manipulative, sociopathic nymphomaniac and compulsive multiple murderer, but still portrayed as a sexy woman who can charm both men and women into her bed.
- Tim Curry often finds his way into this trope:
- In Legend, he plays a hulking, loin cloth-wearing Satan who's a Walking Shirtless Scene and tries to convert the heroine to evil with his charms and gifts so as to make her his consort.
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A certain Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania.
- He later put on weight because he was tired of being typecast this way. Also, stalkers.
- Many Hammer Horrors, especially ones directed by Terence Fisher, not only have evil as sexy but evil as overtly sexual— though this was always a popular subtext in vampire stories.
- A Discussed Trope in The Courtship of Eddie's Father, where the son tells his father that bad women can be identified in comic books by skinny eyes and big busts.
- John Waters' Female Trouble subverts this. Donna and Donald Dasher discover Dawn Davenport (a 300-pound juvenile delinquent turned career criminal) and get her to work as a model to prove that "crime is beauty". Dawn endured such things as acid being thrown on her face by her ex-husband's lesbian aunt while the Dashers kept saying that the gravity of her crimes was making her more beautiful than ever before.
- When Sam Rockwell's character does his Face-Heel Turn in the first Charlie's Angels film, he gets a stylish Evil Costume Switch and reveals himself to be far more hip and self-confident than he had previously let on. He's also got a super-sexy girlfriend.
- Jackson Rippner from Red Eye. He's a bad, bad man but he has buckets of charm.
- The Specials: Deadly Girl; can summon demons, and she hisses at people.
- Jennifer Jason Leigh in Single White Female: Nerd=sexy; Evil=also sexy; Evil nerd?
- Loki in The Avengers and also Thor. Tall, dark, handsome, in all leather and metal with a magical scepter to boot, or, alternatively a Badass in a Nice Suit with a Scarf of Asskicking? Well done, Tom Hiddleston, well done.
- The Patriot: Col. Tavington is supposed to be the ultimate Evil Brit. Being played by Jason Isaacs (aka Lucius Malfoy) makes it kinda hard to root against him (though he does ultimately manage it.)
- Candyman is pretty hot. He has that awesome voice, and he's so handsome and tall. While he mercilessly hacks everyone else to death, his pursuit of the heroine is overtly seductive. Though when she eventually surrenders to him, he's revealed to be a rotting corpse covered in bees...
- From Dusk Till Dawn: Santanica Pandaemonium, played by Salma Hayek. First appearance in the film? Performing a slinky dance whilst dressed only in a bikini and a boa constrictor. She indulges in a lot of stroking people with her feet during this, as well.
- The Lair of the White Worm revolves around the gorgeous Amanda Donahoe as an evil vampiress.
- Oddly enough, Halloween's Michael Myers is meant to be this. According to Word of God, Tony Moran's "angelic" face is exactly why he was hired to play Myers in the brief unmasking scene of the first film. And the scar on Michael's eye wasn't supposed to be as ugly as it turned out to be, but prosthetics got a bit carried away when applying it to the actor's face.
- Mini of Mini's First Time is a very sexy seductress, and she is also evil to the core.
- The Baroness from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, oh so VERY much.
- Milady DeWinter in The Three Musketeers (2011). Well, she IS played by Milla Jovovich. Older guys fondly remembers Faye Dunaway, and still older ones - or classic-film buffs - Lana Turner.
- Jill Valentine in Resident Evil: Retribution.
- Dr. Elsa Schneider in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. She uses her sex appeal to seduce both Indiana and his father in her pursuit to get the holy grail for herself. Paired with the Blondes Are Evil trope.
Live Action TV
- Alias: Julian Sark is a Pretty Boy and a Sharp-Dressed Man.
- Sheriff Buck of American Gothic falls under this trope, and his schoolteacher girlfriend Selena Coombs embodies it.
- Angel/Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
- Angelus, Spike, Darla and Drusilla, who back in the day were the sexiest and most murderous group of vampires in history.
- Faith is the Evil Counterpart to Buffy and - since Evil is Sexy - she wears skimpier clothes and is unabashedly promiscuous and seductive. In season 4, Willow lampshadingly describes Faith as a "cleavagey slut-bomb walking around going, 'Oh, check me out, I'm wicked cool, I'm 5 by 5.' "
- Vampire Willow. Dominatrix outfit? Check. Bisexual Vampire? Check. Puppyslave on a leash? Check. Lampshade Hanging? Check.
- Lilah Morgan really works this trope, especially in Angel season four, during her relationship with Wesley.
- Glory, a.k.a Glorificus. She wants to destroy the world, but that doesn't keep her from being pleasurable to look at!
- Lindsey may be an at-best-morally-ambiguous corrupt lawyer, but he is also incredibly pretty.
- Evil liaison, Child of the Senior Partners, and Lindsey's main squeeze Eve is pretty hot too.
- The female Cylons from the revived Battlestar Galactica. In particular, Chip Six and Caprica Six. All the Sixes got decreasingly evil.
- Normally, Hal from Being Human is a very repressed, anti-social vampire on the reform. When he falls off the wagon, though, or when there is a flashback to his bloodier days, he instantly becomes charming, charismatic, and (frequently) less clothed.
- Not especially "evil" but Blackadder got a lot sexier once he became a total bastard. The flattering clothes, a nicer haircut and the amount of the leather he wore in series II might have had something to do with it.
- Blake's 7: Servalan, the coolly calculating and sociopathic Supreme Commander of the Federation. Her wardrobe alternates between slinky dresses with Absolute Cleavage and a thigh-high slit or elegant attire for hunting people through a BBC Quarry.
- All over the place in Charmed. Mainly because evil has more revealing outfits. There's even a Demonic Strip Club.
- Doctor Who:
- The Master was designed to be sophisticated, handsome and charming (most of the time, at least), particularly to contrast against the Doctor's more... esoteric appearance. A particular point to observe is how the Master Honey Traps the queen in "The Time Monster" -even though the Third Doctor was very charming and masculine, this is something that would be unthinkable for him to do. Even when reduced to a rotting abomination in two Tom Baker stories, the Master is not beyond caressing the Doctor's arm and playing with his hair in an unnervingly sexual manner while the Doctor is paralysed. Ainley's incarnation slipped between this and Ax-Crazy, and while Simm's incarnation was almost entirely Ax-Crazy there is still the mountains of Fetish Fuel that's dumped on him in "The End Of Time," and his intense Foe Yay with the Tenth Doctor.
- The Rani wasn't all that bad looking herself, getting a stint in one serial as The Baroness.
- A really interesting example is the Second Doctor's Criminal Doppelgänger, Ramon Salamander, in "The Enemy of the World". Patrick Troughton is a handsome man, but due to his chameleonic character acting abilities he played the Doctor funny-looking at best, using a palette of weird and unsexy facial expressions (and a bit of age makeup). Salamander, on the other hand, is played sexy - younger, dignified and with bags of charm. The difference in their appearances is staggering, and goes way beyond the different makeup used - it's almost difficult to see how the other characters keep mistaking one for the other.
- While there are plenty of ugly baddies in Farscape, a fair few fit the mold, especially Crais, Grayza, and Scorpius (for the kinky among us). Grayza unabashedly uses her sex appeal (and self-created Love Potion) to her advantage.
- Nikki's Superpowered Evil Side Jessica, who manages to be infinitely more sexy than her good counterpart despite looking exactly the same.
- Serial Killer Sylar, who has acquired a significant Draco in Leather Pants thanks to this trope.
- Adam Monroe. Evil Brit for a sexy foreign accent. And, be it in armour or in that suit with the shirt opened a significant way down, he's a snappy dresser. Nevertheless, he suffers from delusions of grandeur and believes that culling the human population with plagues is a good idea.
- The show was clearly TRYING for this with Evil!Future Claire in season 3. Unfortunately, their ideas for sexing up Claire were limited to an all-black wardrobe, a different hairstyle, and a TON of lip gloss.
- More likely they were simply trying to make her look different from (and darker than) regular Claire.
- Samuel. Maybe it was the fact that he's played by the same actor who played Magnificent Bastard T-Bag, or maybe it's the accent, or the charisma, but he is just sexy. The eyeliner and the Badass Longcoat just add to it.
- In Merlin, Morgause is really quite sexy. Cendred, with his leather pants qualifies too.
- Morgana in the latter three seasons.
- Gwen after being brainwashed by Morgana in Season 5.
- Although not evil initially, Season 5's adult Mordred most definitely qualifies.
- While the heroic Taja wears reasonable clothing, all the villainous females of Mortal Kombat: Conquest wear revealing outfits—Omegis to the point of wearing nearly nothing. The well-built Shang Tsung usually wears a vest over his muscular body, but spends a lot of time with his shirt off.
- Done in a rather Squicky way in an episode of Nostradamus Effect involving The End of the World as We Know It and some Book of Revelations quotations, where the Anti-Christ and the False Prophet is portrayed by particularly good-looking actors-and that's not counting the manifestations of the Seven Seals. All of them are dressed in suits, for some reason.
- Once Upon a Time loves this trope. The most prominent examples being Regina, whose neck line is always lower when she's the Evil Queen, and the drop dead gorgeous Captain Hook on the male side of things.
- Power Rangers had some valiant efforts in Scorpina and Divatox, but with Astronema, it really took hold, as she had a liking for black leather and changed her hair style and color every five episodes or so (if you're watching episodes out of order, it's a great way to check where you are in the plot). Made more evident because Astronema was actually The Hero's amnesiac sister. When she reverted to the nice and pure Karone, she had straight blonde hair and modest clothes. When brainwashed to become Astronema again... form fitting black leather and cropped red hair. When Karone returned in Lost Galaxy as the Pink Ranger, she evoked this by dressing up as Astronema to get back the Pink Ranger's Quasar Saber, but was still shown to wear black leather in her civilian form.
- From Lightspeed Rescue, we have Vypra. Sure, she's a demon with snake/dragon traits, but she's tough and oh so hot. Also, her armor◊ is very◊ Stripperiffic.
- Tenaya from RPM, takes the cake. The actress is beautiful, and while her outfit isn't skin tight, it looks to be one piece, form-fitting, and has a very low neckline for a Power Rangers show.
- From The BBC Robin Hood we get Guy of Gisbourne and his sister Isabella. Izzy is initially introduced as an ally to Robin, but as soon as she throws in her lot with the bad guys her outfits (which were always designed to make her Ms. Fanservice) also become leather. On the same show, when Allan-a-Dale turns traitor, he gets an Evil Costume Switch (the sheriff actually says "upgrade this boy to leather").
- Polly Walker as Atia of the Julii in Rome, partly for being evil, and partly for being a total bitch.
- Nikola Tesla of Sanctuary.
- Smallville: Clark when he's under the influence of red kryptonite.
- The opinion of many, many fangirls regarding Lex and Davis. The opinion of many fanboys regarding Tess Mercer. During the second half of "Obsession", many fanboys also viewed Alicia this way, though she redeemed herself when she returned the following season.
- Stargate Verse:
- While it's a very mild example, in the Stargate Atlantis episode "This Mortal Coil", "Dr Keller" is revealed to be a Replicator. Once this is revealed, "her" jacket is unzipped. No cleavage or anything, but someone's invoking something...
- Invoked by the Goa'uld, who as vain, egotistical Evil Overlords deliberately take the best bodies they can find. A former host said that beauty is considered a curse on her world because of this.
- Adria in season 10. As Vala (her mother) put it: "Origin is about to become much more appealing to the males of this galaxy."
- Commander Kiva of the Lucian Alliance from Stargate Universe.
- Most of the population of the Mirror Universe in Star Trek. Turned Up to Eleven for the Mirror Universe version of Kira; a catsuit-clad Depraved Bisexual version of a character who's normally portrayed as being extremely moral.
- There's a reason why the Supernatural fandom loves "Skin", "Devil's Trap", "Born Under a Bad Sign" and "Dream a Little Dream of Me" so much. It's because Evil!Sam/Dean/John ooze sexual appeal (even more so than when they're being good) and also because they seem to touch each other a hell of a lot more.
- For the Super Sentai series, the King & Queen of this trope goes to Juken Sentai Gekiranger's Rio & Mele, although near the end they turn good. Stupid Sexy Rio is a Bishōnen who dons a full-leather armor. Mele is another leather-wearing girl, and her clothing were also in style of Stripperiffic Anime Chinese Girl style. Ley Nefel literally wears a leotard. Shibolena wears rather busty outfit complete with miniskirt and panty shot. Shelinda's wears rather revealing outfit for kids show. Wendinu has awesome cleavage and acts sexually. The list seems to never end.
- Discussed in a Poirot spoof from That Mitchell and Webb Look, where Poirot notes that, upon confessing, the murderer is suddenly wearing a low-cut top and smoking out of a "sexy cigarette holder" (another character asks if the murderer's tits have gotten larger, to which Poirot responds that this is known to happen).
- Ronnie Gardocki from The Shield, supplying a helping of facial hair Fetish Fuel with the character's mustache and an evil Nerds Are Sexy vibe that helped him stand out from the rest of the Strike Team.
- On the other side, there is Curtis "Lem" Lemansky, who was a walking poster for Mr. Fanservice with his sleeveless shirts and muscular form.
- Malcolm and Jamie from The Thick of It. Two loud, rude Violent Glaswegians who bully everyone around them...in the sexiest way possible.
- Torchwood has Captain John Hart (Captain Jack's Evil Counterpart), who is the Whoniverse's even kinkier version of Spike.
- Wilhelmina Slater from Ugly Betty. Fair enough, she's played by Vanessa Williams, who was Miss America, but there's a certain lustful nature about her being evil.
- While not evil per se, Celia Hodes on Weeds does somehow manage to make being an insufferable cunt oddly sexy.
- Prince Dirk Blackpool (played by the luscious Duncan Regeher) the black leather clad villain of Wizards And Warriors.
- Xena: Warrior Princess: Ares and Callisto. Evil Xena is much more openly sexual than Good Xena, though it's more animalistic than seductive.
- This Jaguar television commercial celebrates the trope, having actors Ben Kingsley, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Strong (all known for playing Evil Brits) personify it.
- "A Touch of Evil" by Judas Priest. Also an Intercourse with You.
- "I Wish I Had An Evil Twin" by The Magnetic Fields. It's Exactly What It Says on the Tin, and apparently, in Stephin Merritt's fantasy of an Evil Twin, said twin would "stink of sex appeal" and "all men would writhe under his scythe" (presumably, this includes normally straight ones), who would then "bring the pretty ones to me/and they would think that I was he" (which leaves one wondering how exactly the twin "stinks of sex appeal" and he doesn't and realizing that evil really is THAT sexy).
- Fergie's psychopath stripper character in the music video for "Beautiful Dangerous", with Slash. Not only does she succeed in drugging him, tying him to a bed, and all that junk, but also kills him at the end with her knife!
- "How could I love a man so purely? Even prophets forgive his crooked ways." Come to think of it, a lot of Gaga songs are about this.
- The wizard rock band Voldemort released an album titled Evil is Sexy.
- A few of the so-called "sinners" in the Seven Deadly Sin series in the Evillious Chronicles (and plenty of characters outside of that particular series.) The ultimate example, however, would be Duke Venomania.
- Bally's Mata Hari pinball, which depicts the title character as a seductress and German spy.
- Rick Rude wants all you guys scrolling down this page to be quiet while he takes off his shirt and shows all the lady tropers what a real man looks like!
- Despite being the most despised woman in Ring of Honor, fans still voted Simply Luscious to be the hottest woman in the promotion over the otherwise much more preferred Alexis Laree.
- The Impact Zone and TNA crowds in general tended to be against The Beautiful People throughout majority runs of its three lineups. When the original members reformed, the crowd booed. When they promised to strip, the crowd was very supportive (naturally they did not keep this promise, making them booed more.) Not so much the case with the Angelina Love and Winter pairing, who sort of worked "face" on occasion but didn't get any pops for anything "sexy" they did, up to including kissing each other...perhaps because they broke up the Beautiful People.
- Cody Rhodes, despite having few redeeming qualities (he was a decent competitor who loved his dad...that was about it), was voted most handsome superstar when the WWE divas were polled. This went to Cody's head and he started giving out grooming tips to "the WWE universe" about how they too, could be "dashing". Ironically, when this period came to and end and Cody reemerged as a supposedly disfigured, undashing man upset that he was now as ugly as everyone else, he was also the closest thing on television to the Beautiful People's Spear Counterpart.
- For awhile, this was true of about half of the women in the Pro Wrestling Syndicate, but that's to be expected when you name your women's show BLOW. The first, and fan supported, PWS Bombshells Champion Missy Sampson lost her title to the less supported La Rosa Negra in a crooked finish because it was believed a better looking champion would be better for business, even if her looks were about the only thing anyone liked about her.
- Dungeons & Dragons, in its various incarnations, has had not only incubi and succubi, but also alu-fiends, cambions, drow, erinyes, mariliths, and tieflings, and the ruggedly handsome Archfiends Asmodeus, Graz'zt, Mephistopheles, etc.
- The Devil Princess of Baator herself, Glasya.
- Fierna, the nominal ruler of the fourth layer. She's an embodiment of Lust, after all.
- Maybe mariliths too, if you're into that sort of thing. They're demons that have the upper bodies of beautiful women (with six arms), are usually scantily dressed (at best) and serpentine lower bodies. Of course, they usually have swords in each of their six arms and will probably try to kill you before trying to tempt you. (If one does try to tempt you, trust me, it would likely be a Fate Worse Than Death.)
- Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000:
- Slaanesh has this reputation, being the God of Evil representing sensations in all its forms. Unfortunately while a cultist might start out as this, their senses are quickly burned out by so much excess that they have to go to even greater extremes to feel anything at all, to the point that eyes for nipples seem a reasonable option. On the other hand, one of Slaanesh's many "gifts" make its followers appear sexy or lovable to others, so much so that it can cause an enemy to fall in love with them and refuse to harm them, become so attracted to them that they won't run away even when they're being massacred, and force them to go wherever the psyker wants, even through minefields.
- The Dark Eldar of 40K wear either skin-tight leather or barely anything at all, especially for Lelith Hesperax and the entire Wych sect, and are the Fetish Fuel faction. This makes sense given that their ancestors created Slaanesh by essentially orgying so hard they tore open a hole in reality. The original Warhammer Dark Elves play this trope much straighter; there seems to be a correlation between how powerful a Sorceress is and how much skin she shows. And the Death Hags look about as far from the usual use of the word 'hag' as it is possible to get.
- The Vampire Counts have their own version of this, and the original vampire bloodline is entirely composed of this in the "present day". Lahmian vampires are specifically known to use their seduction to enslave entire populations rather than using outright force, and all Lahmian vampires are female.
- The current poster girl of this trope in Magic: The Gathering is Liliana Vess. She a vamp, happily engages◊ in Foe Yay, wears Stripperiffic outfit or gorgeous gothic dress◊, and is a Necromancer.
- "Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets!" The devil's sexy Fosse-dancing sidekick in Damn Yankees certainly fits the bill.
- Referred to almost by name in the Toxic Avenger musical, in the song "Evil is Hot", where the mayor seduces a scientist into telling her the titular monster's weakness.
- Méphistophélès as sung by baritone John Relyea in Robert Lepage's production of Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust is a handsome devil outfitted in tight red leather pants.
- Méphistophélès in Faust and the same character in Boito's Mefistofele often get this treatment, too. (Bare-chested Samuel Ramey, anyone?)
- As does Baron Scarpia in Tosca.
- The Killer Queen in We Will Rock You is often played by someone tall and desirable or a Big Beautiful Woman. She also sings "Fat-Bottomed Girls".
- The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is very sexy until you take his mask off
- Though she starts out ugly, after a spell at the end of the second act, the witch in Into the Woods gets damn hot. And usually gets a costume during the second act that shows this off plenty..
- Tales of Graces has Richard when he gets taken over by Lambda ending up a winged and shirtless sexy demon. Guys have Emeraude◊, and Fodra Queen is no slouch either.◊
- Tales of Symphonia: Zelos makes a career out of being a Lovable Sex Maniac, and he's the other party member guaranteed to betray you. In this case it's up to the player to decide whether it's a subversion, because Zelos can redeem himself and rejoin your party, or you can be forced to kill him.
- Tales of Vesperia has the suave, clean-cut, well-spoken Schwann compared to the Dirty Old Man/Loveable Sex Maniac that is Raven. Just listen to how he addresses Judith during the boss battle, for one. On the more "Morally Ambiguous is Sexy" side, compare fully-armored Flynn with Yuri, who shows quite a bit more skin and occasionally hits on the girls in his party for the lulz.
- Deus Machina Demonbane takes over half the stuff from the Cthulhu Mythos and gives it this treatment if it was a canonical asshole (or at least antagonistic to humanity to begin with) in the source. That said, the queen of this trope is Nya(ralathotep). It's hard not to find the Crawling Chaos hot when it appears in the form of a Hot Librarian with Absolute Cleavage who can also be a Futanari and Bi the Way. For bonus points, she has some creepy sexy going on during her most dickish moments.
- Ayame Fujieda after her Face-Heel Turn and transformation in the first Sakura Wars.
- From Mortal Kombat, Quan Chi's bodyguards, a trio of Dark Action Girls in stripperiffic costumes, though the one with the most importance on the plot does a Heel-Face Turn.
- Darkstalkers has Demitri and Jedah, although the former flips between being a villain and a very dark antihero while the latter is a well-intentioned Dark Messiah.
- Final Fantasy:
- Marilith from the original Final Fantasy.
- Princess Hilda from Final Fantasy II becomes much, much sexier after she is replaced by the Lamia Queen She even attempts to seduce the protagonist before attacking him.
- Dissidia: Final Fantasy has The Cloud of Darkness, though why the supposedly genderless Eldritch Abomination/Anthropomorphic Personification of darkness takes the form of a gorgeous almost-naked woman is anyone's guess, Kuja, and any of the (humanoid) villains whose faces you can see. The Emperor, Sephiroth, and Ultimecia (in addition to the above characters listed) are deliciously sexy.
- Final Fantasy VII has Sephiroth, though as the Junon Canon fight sequence from Crisis Core shows he was pretty damn sexy before his Face-Heel Turn as well, Scarlet, Elena, Jemnezmy, Snow, and Pollensalta.
- Ultimecia from Final Fantasy VIII is the classic Lady in Red with no sense of modesty (a dress with a neckline at the crotch, and a slit that goes up to the crotch), a wild accent that veers close to Russian, white hair, wings, and Facial Markings. Dissidia: Final Fantasy gives her tons of Foe Yay with Squall, turning her into a full-on Vamp. Also the apparent Big Bad for the first two discs, Edea Kramer.
- General Beatrix from Final Fantasy IX is a Lady of War along with a Stripperiffic Metal Bikini as well. (It's no wonder why Steiner falls in love with her later on.) Also Lani, which Zidane points out, and Kuja.
- Final Fantasy X has Yunalesca, clad in nothing more than a metal bikini and thong that covers little of her curvy figure, Shiva possessed by Yu Yevon in the final battle, and Seymour, if one can look past his ridiculous hair.
- Jihl Nabaat from Final Fantasy XIII. Boobs of Steel (accompanied by a nice boob window), Meganekko, and Rapunzel Hair.
- Kingdom Hearts: All of Organization XIII.
- In Birth by Sleep Ventus, who was a bit scrawny, gains muscles and a sexy bodysuit the moment Vanitas took over his heart.
- I-No from Guilty Gear. Red leather? Check. Nice body? Check. Shows it off at every opportunity? Check. Has a voice set jam-packed with innuendo and double entendres? Check. Witnessed the slaughter of a village for fun in one of the Drama CDs? Check. Wants to torture Dizzy by tearing her wings off and cooking them? Check.
- Tira from Soul Calibur definitely belongs here due to her killer figure, revealing wardrobe, sexy smile, and enough Fetish Fuel for everyone to be happy.
- Sonia, one of the main antagonists in Fire Emblem 7, wears nothing but a black corset, an elongated loincloth thing that goes to her knees, and stiletto heels. Oddly enough, she's not very popular, probably due to her tendency to Kick the Dog. The dog being her own (adopted) daughter.
- Also Limstella, Nergals most powerful creation, who is even hotter than Sonia. Only she doesn't act very "Evil" because she's emotionless.
- System Shock: SHODAN only appears as a face on a screen, but her infamous voice more than makes up for it, best described as creepily sexy.
- La Pucelle plays with this a bit. When a character turns out to have a Superpowered Evil Side, it manifests at night, implying that she's going out in her sleepwear... which just happens to be some rather sexy-looking lingerie.
- Millenia from Grandia II. She's not evil (she is a party member, after all), and not exactly heroic (she is an aspect of an Evil Overlord, after all), but man, is she hot or what?
- Metal Gear
- If you fail to save Richter's girlfriend Annette in Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, she gets turned into a vampire who wears incredibly revealing clothing. Succubi and other Cute Monster Girls abound in Castlevaniaää series, especially the Sorrow'' games.
- Portal. The subtitles explicitly state that GLaDOS' voice becomes "more seductive" during the final battle, and has that setting on for the majority of Portal 2.
- StarCraft: Kerrigan becomes much sexier when she stops caring about what anyone thinks, slaughters people for fun, and coincidentally takes on the appearance of a mean naked succubus.
- Super Robot Wars: If you think Lamia Loveless is sexy, wait until she is Brainwashed and Crazy when she fights butt-naked. Who cares about the green goo that's infecting her skin?
- Averted for the most part in Warhammer Online, until you get to the Dark Elves.
- While, with some specific ugly examples, most characters in Koei's Warriors games series (Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, Warriors Orochi) are good looking, those considered evil (or at least morally dubious, given the series mostly Grey and Gray Morality) can be absolutely GORGEOUS. Here's some examples:
- Cao Cao, the most elegant of the Three Kingdoms' rulers, and a perfect example of a Magnificent Bastard.
- Cao Pi, Cao Cao's son. Handsome, dashing, cruel and ambitious.
- Zhen Ji, Cao Pi's wife (what IS it with this family?), probably the hottest lady in the Dynasty Warriors series and a bitch.
- Sima Yi, Cao Cao's arrogant advisor. One of those elegant, almost feminine villains, although he isn't flamboyant at all.
- Zhang He, however, IS flamboyant.
- Diao Chan, a sort of Chinese Helen Of Troy. So many men died or killed for her, she can't possibly be pitied.
- Lu Bu, considered the most monstrous warrior of ALL the Warriors series, is the manliest, most gorgeous guy you could imagine.
- Nobunaga Oda, considered to be the baddest of Samurai Warriors' characters (and indeed, portrayed constantly as a villain in fiction) is an elegant, charismatic villain.
- No, Nobunaga's wife, actually gives Zhen Ji a run for her money in the sexiness department, and she has the Femme Fatale role down to a T.
- Kotaro Fuma. Sexy, in a VERY villainous, fetishy kind of way.
- Kojiro Sasaki, Musashi's rival. Another one of those feminine villains.
- Date Masamune, who was turned into a villain in the Warriors Orochi franchise. He's so damn ruthless and arrogant, the most aggressive, and most Bishōnen amongst the men (not women) who side with the Tokugawa in Sekigahara.
- Orochi The Serpent King. Can give Sephiroth a run for his money in the "I'm gorgeous and evil, and you love me for it" department.
- Da Ji. A fox, and probably the only character that's villainous just for the sake of being villainous.
- Sengoku Basara also follows KOEI's suit. Amongst the evil guys, Akechi Mitsuhide is an alluringly Ax-Crazy white-haired Bishōnen in a bondage suit. Toyotomi Hideyoshi is a huge, muscular villain with buckets of charisma. He's also assisted by the elegant, pretty Ill Man Takenaka Hanbe. Mori Motonari also has quite the slender figure. Oda Nobunaga himself, while the appeal of his person is questionable, has a sexy voice. And he◊ was quite a looker
- The Vamp Nohime is most definitely sexy. Oichi, too, when she's in evil mode (what with the black tentacles).
- Etna from Disgaea would be positively adorable if it weren't for her midriff-baring outfit and her Zettai Ryouiki, and if the aforementioned outfit weren't primarily composed of leather or impractically skimpy. (Or was.)
- Tsukihime and Melty Blood has "Vermilion" Akiha with an evil expression that is oh so hot. As if she wasn't sexy enough as normal Akiha.
- Selvaria Bles from Valkyria Chronicles. Maximilian sure has exquisite tastes in right-hand women.
- A romanceable character in Baldur's Gate II, Viconia, is Neutral Evil. (Unless you romance her in Throne of Bhaal, then you can make her True Neutral.)
- Resident Evil:
- Excella Gionne for the guys and Albert Wesker for everyone. Also Alexia Ashford has a killer body in her human and first form (in this she is actually naked!) but her breasts actually get BIGGER when she transforms into her 2nd and third forms.
- William Birkin especially for those who think Nerds Are Sexy.
- The young James Marcus seems to have been invented for the sole purpose of adding more bishonen to the series.
- The portrait of the female Necromancer in Battle for Wesnoth 1.6 is drawn in this way (the posing and all), despite the fact that she's supposed to look like she's very aged. Compare the male and female portraits.
- In Fate/stay night, the 'Obviously Good' female Servant, Saber, turns out to be the least sexiest out of the other enemy female servants. Really, compare her with Rider, or Caster (especially with her hood down), though Rider has the excuse of just merely being an opposing Servant, not aligned as evil like Caster.
- Gilgamesh too, regardless of him being listed with a "Chaotic Good" alignment. And Archer in UBW.
- Even though she's more neutral than evil, Rouge The Bat should definitely qualify for this trope since she did willingly work with Dr. Eggman to help him in one of his many schemes to try take over the world in Sonic Adventure 2.
- Mephiles and Bride Of The Conquering Storm.
- Kalypso from the Donkey Kong games, if you can get past her laugh that is.
- While it's true that the good guys of Command & Conquer employ quite a few hot female officers, the bad guys get the likes of Natasha Henstridge, Tricia Helfer, and Gina Carano. In black leather/vinyl.
- Jin Kisaragi from BlazBlue. He's a Jerkass, and a crazy one at that. He puts the emphasis on EVIL in Evil Is Deathly Cold. And he's massively hot, and has attracted many Fan Clubs in-universe.
- The King of Fighters.
- Orochi is exactly what he is named for: the snake god, but taken the form of a shirtless Bishōnen who has been reincarnated in the vessel of a cute little boy.
- Igniz is pure Bishōnen, and this was admitted to by Word of God, and this is despite him being 56 years old and having the voice of Norio Wakamoto.
- Geese Howard used to be quite a looker in Art of Fighting 2, and the same goes for Rugal Bernstein.
- There's a sizable list, so let's get this over with: Mature and Vice (Rugal's former secretaries and a rare evil example of Lovely Angels), Yashiro Nanakase and Shermie (the teammates of Chris, the aforementioned cute little boy who becomes Orochi; he's a fun-loving, easy-going White Hair, Black Heart type and she's a redheaded, flirtatious ditz), Krizalid (an older clone of K'), Angel (cheery assassin who goes as far as to give players a striptease in one of her win poses), Original Zero (civil and polite high-ranking member of NESTS who wants nothing more than a fair fight and is easily the most venerable member of his cartel), Kusanagi (evil magical doppelganger of series' protagonist Kyo), and Shion (Magaki's underling who kills him after Magaki's failed death attempt). Of the above list, all of the females are beautiful and noticeably endowed, while the guys are quite handsome (Shion notwithstanding; he's quite feminine-looking).
- Misty, Igniz's lover. She's a white-haired girl who is seen wearing a white dress lined with fur.
- Magaki from XI starts off as a white-haired Bishōnen in a snazzy suit, but then turns into a pink, insectoid-esque being who will give you nightmares.
- XIII gives us Saiki, who is essentially Ash Crimson in white with his hair down.
- Botan, another member of Those from the Past, is quite easy on the eyes too.
- Dark Messiah has two possible love interests. The good one, Leanna, comes off as an annoying little sister and ventures dangerously into Scrappy territory. The evil one, Xana, is a naked succubus with the one of the sultriest voices every heard in a video game.
- Mass Effect
- Matriarch Benezia, though she's not really evil.
- Morinth in Mass Effect 2, who would bring about literal Death by Sex to her victims. (Hell, she killed them with rape.) But her skintight leather outfit and sexy voice made her hard to resist.
- The new romance options in Mass Effect 2 (those that are not Garrus, Tali, Kelly, or Thane.) are all either morally ambiguous or downright crazy from trauma. Jack is probably the closest example, though still not actually quite evil.
- Aria T'loak, the self-styled queen note of Omega. Can slip to Anti-Hero with Paragon Shepard's influence in ME3's DLC.
- Cerberus Phantoms In Mass Effect 3 have ample chests and rear ends, and also sweet, sweet flexibility.
- Marjoly in Rhapsody A Musical Adventure. And oh, how she boasts.
- Used a few times in Chrono Trigger: Flea is the most obvious example, and there are also the voluptuous and seductive Naga-ettes (Mianu) complete with Femme Fatalons. On the flip side, there is Magus, who is possibly the closest Akira Toriyama has ever come to drawing a bishounen after Zarbon.
- Vergil from Devil May Cry.
- Also Trish in the first game (before she turns good). After which...she's still hot.
- The Legend of Zelda
- Sure, he tricked little children into doing his work for him and enslaved a country just because he was sick of the desert. Sure, he masqueraded as a god and helped a Psychopathic Manchild overthrow a peaceful realm. Sure, everything he touches seems to become corrupted. Nevertheless, Ganondorf in his proper Gerudo form still has thick red hair, muscles you could bounce a quarter off and skintight leather armor.
- Ganondorf in his Hyrule Warriors appearance is bigger, bulkier, has a more chiseled face and a flowing crimson mane that goes down to his waistline. The fandom's response to this? Social media was flooded with male and female players alike displaying their attraction to the King of Evil's new design.
- Vaati in The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap goes from an Ugly Cute Christmas elf into a light purple haired cute boy. His next form, aside from the eyeball in his torso, isn't bad looking, looking like a grown up version of his previous one. After being defeated in this form, he becomes a giant eyeball monster and hasn't been seen out of it since. Which is odd, considering he'd probably have more luck with young girls if he'd stayed in his human form.
- According to Hyrule Historia, this is because he completely forgot about once being a Minish, and thus is basically stuck as the giant demon eye.
- Demon Lord Ghirahim from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Fabulously so.
- In Neverwinter Nights, Aribeth's blackguard armor looked a lot better on her than her paladin armor did earlier (ignoring the fact that they are identical except for a color shift). Also, in Hordes of the Underdark, the Elistraee-worshippers (good Drow) wear a lot more clothing than the Lolth-worshippers (evil Drow).
- Neverwinter Nights 2 doesn't have very many examples, as most antagonists are undead or other sorts of monsters, but still has Bishop and Ambassador Claven.
- Brutal Legend, Drowned Ophelia. Blue skin aside, damn.
- Played either straight or subverted in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. The precise answer to that question depends on whether you consider adult Alma to actually be evil as opposed to tragically insane, and whether you consider her naked adult form Fanservice or immense Fan Disservice. Helped and/or hurt by the fact that she ends up raping you at the finale of the game.
- Dragon Age: Origins: Morrigan. Token Evil Teammate? Yes. Sexy? Definitely.
- In Super Street Fighter IV, it seems they made up for lost time with Stripperiffic (even moreso than Cammy) Chaotic Evil Taekwondo mistress Juri.
- This might also apply to Crimson Viper, but considering how secretive and mysterious she is, this could also be counted as a subversion.
- Xenobia in Lunar: The Silver Star. In the remakes Royce and Phacia join in. This trope also accompanies Luna's Evil Costume Switch.
- BioShock 2 has Eleanor in the evil ending.
- Dahlia Hawthorne from Trials and Tribulations, Kristoph Gavin from Apollo Justice, and Matt Engarde from Justice For All.
- In the original Banjo-Kazooie, Gruntilda captures Banjo's little sister Tooty, and spends most of the game attempting to transfer Tooty's beauty to herself. Should you fail, this is the result: Grunty emerges as a zaftig, raven-haired, long-legged, smoking sexbomb clad in a Little Black Dress (she's still green, but in this case, that's hardly a problem; however, she still has her witch cackle) with a voice that is orgasmic.
- Gamers from the 90's may be familiar with Battletoads and its oh so sinister Big Bad, the Dark Queen.
- Shantae. Risky Boots, anyone?
- Daria in Warriors of Might and Magic is an evil, stripperiffic necromancer with Blinding Bangs, and hourglass-shaped body. However, because of the bad graphics in game, sometimes she looks unbalanced because of her jutting boobs and ass paired with a tiny waist.
- It's easier to say what villainous team admin, leader, or grunt doesn't fit this in Pokémon; though in several cases they're more so extremist than evil. The females especially tend to be Stripperiffic, and some of the straightest Bishōnen in the series are antagonists.
- Arfoire from Neptunia is the personification of piracy, and piracy has never been sexier. The series reboot, mk2, introduces fanboy/fangirl personification CFW Magic, who wears a much more Stripperiffic outfit compared to Arfoire's.
- The Supervillain uniform in Sims 3.
- League of Legends has a MASSIVE cast, quite a lot of those who are female, quite a lot of those who are evil and quite a lot of those who are sexy. Predictably enough, the three overlap quite often:
- Katarina du Couteau, the Sinister Blade◊, the Stripperiffic, Knife Nut assassin princess of Noxus.
- Emilia LeBlanc, the Deceiver◊, the stripperiffic, chessmistress of the Black Rose secret society that works behind the scenes of Noxus.
- Morgana, the Fallen Angel◊, the revenge-driven, Stripperiffic sorceress allied with Noxus.
- Cassiopeia du Couteau, the Serpent's Embrace◊, the seductress younger sister of Katarina, now transformed into a strangely beautiful snake-monster and still serving Noxus.
- Talon, the Blade's Shadow◊, one of the few male examples of this trope in the game (most evil guys in LoL are pretty ugly), another deadly assassin in the service of Noxus. Is there a pattern emerging here?
- Evelynn, the Widowmaker◊, a Stripperiffic blue-skinned Dhampyr freelance assassin, one of the few evil sexy characters NOT aligned with Noxus.
- Bad Girl of No More Heroes is the most violent and unhinged character in the cast, and yet also wears the most fetishy outfit. She even sashays in it.
- Cloe Walsh from No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle would be quite the looker even if she wasn't wearing a full-body fishnet suit and knee-high leather boots, and wants to get in the protagonist's pants — to the point of tackling you and trying to kiss you during the fight. Too bad she'll kill you if you let her do it...
- Jacqueline Natla from Tomb Raider. Even though they both save the world for selfish reasons in Underworld, Amanda Evert and Lara Croft could arguably be included as well.
- In Archon Ultra, the good wizard leading the light side was an elderly man with a stately white beard and dignified white robes. The evil witch leading the dark side was a beautiful woman with raven hair, ruby lips, and a phenomenal figure that she was not shy about displaying in a revealing black gown◊.
- In Brain Dead 13, Vivi is a vampiress in that she has Gag Boobs and wears a black, stripperiffic, midriff-baring outfit... even though she is in a game for children!!
- The Bard's Tale nods to this when The Bard is confronted with the reality that Caleigh isn't a damsel in distress but a powerful, evil sorceress. His only remark about it is that she's actually sexier in her villain form.
- Saints Row: The Third:
- Hatoful Boyfriend:
- Dr. Iwamine Shuu is portrayed human-style as an elegant older man with Purple Eyes, glasses, and long, curly brown hair. It's hard to see his actual form (a Chukar Partridge, dubbed "Fat Bird" by the fans) as sexy in the same way, but the player character seems to be attracted without seeing him as human.
- Holiday Star makes it clear that Hitori Uzune, whom we'd grown to know and love in Nanaki Kazuaki's stolen identity, is also quite evil. Who'd have imagined a game about dating birds would include so many evil Bishōnen?
- Embric of Wulfhammer's Castle invokes this with Alice's "Stygian Maid's Dress" and the Duchess' "Dark Duchess" persona, while Carmina is a more thoughful exploration of the trope, dream rape aside.
- The Dominion of WildStar is an entire faction of this trope. The Cassians aside, with their Eldan blood and good breeding, there is also the female Mechari and their poster-girl, Agent Voxine, and the female Draken and the numerous huntresses in Deradune, led by Huntress Kezzia. Serving the interstellar empire has some serious perks.
- Carmen Sandiego is a famous thief, but she has this sense of charisma (and a lovely red coat) that makes her very attractive.
- World of Warcraft:
- The very Obviously Evil Sylvanas Windrunner. She's a banshee, Queen of the Damned, has wicked red eyes, grey skin, and stringy rotten hair. However, she is also an elf, wears what is basically a mail thong and bikini, and has a shockingly deep, echoing voice.
- The Lich King's top Death Knight minion, Darion Mograine. No one knew who he even was until he became a Death Knight, but the comics show him as very attractive.
- Kil'jaeden takes Hot as Hell to a whole new level, a Satan-expy who appears to mortals (regardless of gender) as a very, very attractive male Eredar, sometimes with wings. Male Eredar are normally not-at-all attractive goat-aliens, but Kil'jaeden is very definitely NOT ugly.
- That Guy with the Glasses:
- Black Lantern Spoony and Dr. Linksano.
- The Nostalgia Critic seems to jump from Woobies Are Sexy when he's suffering and this trope when he succeeds at being sinister. ("Bratz" review and a lot of his stuff in Kickassia comes to mind.)
- The Nostalgia Chick is hot when she shows her sociopathic side.
- Dark Nella wears leather and eyeliner, has demonic powers, and is really pissed off at the Chick for abusing her.
- Dr. Tease is a horrible, ammoral person who creates woobie sexbots for funsies. This just makes her all the hotter.
- The Spoony One somehow becomes about 10 times sexier when he's cheerfully raping his fellow reviewers in the "Spooning with Spoony" videos.
- Add Judas Liz and Dark Paw to the list.
- The Other Guy gets another go with Carl Copenhagen in Demo Reel, as he's intimidating, very good with weapons and has a sexy German accent.
- The Big Bad from Suburban Knights is considered this both in and out of universe.
- Even Doug gets his turn in the advertisement for the third DVD, playing with a knife while shirtless and torturing a guy he's kidnapped.
- Mara Wilson.
- The main character of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog usually doesn't qualify, being a rather conservatively dressed and nebbishly awkward dork (albeit one played by Neil Patrick Harris). But during the song "Slipping" he takes a level in charismatic and holds a room in fearful thrall while singing in a quiet, hypnotic, borderline-seductive voice. Including leaning in and grabbing the chin of a bashfully frightened bystander to force her to look at him, in an almost Romanticized Abuse manner. Even lampshaded by the actress, who croons in the commentary that "This is my favorite scene."
- Fawkes from The Guild is pretty hot for a Straw Nihilist Magnificent Bastard. Codex/Cyd obviously thinks so.
- Everyone in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is hot, but George Wickham and Caroline Lee play it up to a new level.
- RWBY has Cinder Fall, who is hot both figuratively and literally. Her sultry voice and the red minidress she wears note probably had something to do it.
- Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog has Catella and Breezie, until her High Heel-Face Turn.
- Aladdin: The Series:
- Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Azula is built from the ground up with this trope in mind, and manages to be a spectacular example despite wearing (entirely practical) armor most of the time. Either that, or the creators hilariously misjudged how a lithe, sexy, raven-haired, busty teenaged girl who talks like The Vamp at all times would go over. (Fun fact: Grey DeLisle uses the same voice for Azula as she does for a Bisexual Vampire in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.)
- Ozai is an irredeemably evil bastard. He is also incredibly hot (pun not intended).
- Ty Lee fills the role of Ms. Fanservice (among other things). She isn't evil, though, she's just initially on the wrong side.
- The final season of the Sequel Series The Legend of Korra brings us Kuvira , a Darth Vader Clone, save the cape, the lightsaber, the mask, and the force. She is also by general consensus Legend of Korra's most attractive villain by far, possibly rivaled only by Amon sans mask.
- Batman: The Animated Series
- Poison Ivy. In her first appearance, she seduces Harvey Dent (pre-Two-Face) and almost kills him. Catwoman may count as well, though she's usually either an Anti-Hero or Anti-Villain.
- Red Claw has a ridiculous accent, but otherwise she counts.
- Let's not forget that this series is where Harley Quinn was born.
- Batman Beyond has Inque, her daughter Deanna Clay, and Queen from the Royal Flush Gang.
- Ben 10: Alien Force:
- In her first appearance, Charmcaster seduces Kevin with a spell, and after the spell is broken, Kevin unashamedly admits that she was hot.
- Rojo as well.
- In Captain Planet, Dr. Blight is pretty sexy except for the acid burn on her face that her hair covers.
- In Code Lyoko, William's Evil Costume Switch is probably the only thing that keeps him from being universally hated within the fandom.
- Danny Phantom:
- Lady K'tahsh from Di-Gata Defenders. Word of God even says that her design was meant to resemble a night elf ala WarCraft. She also has similarities to the Drow Elves in terms of her powers and her looks.
- The Martian Queen of Duck Dodgers. She's Cleopatra with no mouth.
- Pam (red corset) and Polly Cat from the Quadrapedia episode of Eek The Cat. Catgirls? check. Stripperiffic? check. Villain Song? multiple checks? Elizabeth Daily check. Better songs than the hero? BIG check. Also Heather Locklear as a literal bitch doesn't hurt either.
- The Fairly OddParents: Princess Mandie.
- Juan-Dissimo Magnifico is a narcissistic Mexican sex-god/homewrecker who's shirt rips every time he finishes a sentence, though he's only evil when the episode calls for it.
- When Elisa goes undercover as a crooked cop demanding protection money, she wears a black jacket, tight black pants, and a blue top that shows her midriff, displays cleavage, and nicely accentuates her breasts. No wonder she quickly charms mob boss Tony Dracon into letting her join his crew.
- In Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles, evil shapeshifter Proteus disguises himself as Elisa and all but seduces Goliath into trusting him.
- Demona. To the point where it was clearly a conscious choice by the creators to make her look that way.
- There's also Hyena, who's pretty sexy in her own right. Even after she becomes a cyborg.
- She's more morally ambiguous than Demona or Hyena, but Fox still counts on both the evil and the sexy - even the tattoo on her eye doesn't hurt. Especially if you like redheads. Her husband - David Xanatos himself - isn't an eyesore either, in a rather ruggedly-handsome way.
- Thailog. He's avoided the Draco in Leather Pants label, but you still Love to Hate him and he's got an amazing voice on the side.
- The Baroness is a prime example of this, as many G.I. Joe fans will recall. This is the main reason she has a trope named after her.
- Evil-Lyn from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983), even moreso when she removes her helmet.
- Kim Possible.
- Coming from obscure British cartoon King Arthur's Disasters we have Sir Lancelot,◊ one of King Arthur's knights who wants the throne to himself. Despite him being a Harmless Villain he's still pretty hot.
- Legend Of The Dragon has this happen to Ling after her Face-Heel Turn early on. Would you believe that she is supposed to be 15 years old?
- In Loonatics Unleashed there was one-shot villainess, Black Velvet (voiced by Vivica A. Fox). Ace openly admits she's hot.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Nightmare Moon, mostly due to her voice, presentation and being a Dark Action Queen.
- Queen Chrysalis is oddly appealing (especially her voice) for a shapeshifting bug monster. Being a G-rated succubus helps.
- Post-timeskip AndrAIa was already hot stuff to begin with, but when she gets infected with the Daemon Virus she becomes downright seductive, going as far as calling Matrix "lover". Pretty shocking for a supposed kids' show.
- Daemon herself. The accent is probably part of it.
- Hexadecimal, when she's not wearing the scarier masks. Megabyte rebuilt her with a costume that featured a good deal of black leather. Her response: "WHO MADE ME LOOK LIKE THIS?! IIIII...like it."
- Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
- Storm Hawks gives us Dark Ace and Ravess.
- Teen Titans has Madame Rouge, Cheshire, Blackfire, and Jinx before her Heel-Face Turn.
- Lady Frenzy in The Bots Master is a prime example of this trope, being a reasonably busty blonde with nice cleavage, a tantalizing front-slit skirt, and the phone-sex huskiness of voice artist Janyse Jaud (who also voiced Kagura in InuYasha).
- The Legend of Tarzan has Queen La.
- The Powerpuff Girls: The villainess Sedusa (who might even be a parody of this trope), as well as the oneshot Femme Fatale.
- In The Simpsons this is the exact reason Bart Simpson falls for Jessica Lovejoy. He comes to regret this later on.
- Dr. Girlfriend/Dr. Mrs. The Monarch from The Venture Bros.
- Heather, the all round bitch from Total Drama and Duncan, one of the most popular characters. See Draco in Leather Pants. Also:
- Alejandro and Blaineley in Total Drama World Tour
- Mal in Total Drama All-Stars.
- Amy and Scarlett in Total Drama Pahkitew Island.
- Transformers Animated:
- Blackarachnia is pretty attractive for a giant alien robot... as long as she wears her helmet. When it comes off... Gaaah!
- The original from Beast Wars didn't need a helmet to be hot.
- Starscream's female clone, Slipstream and Thunderblast were created this way.
- Airachnid, the rogue Decepticon with a penchant for torture.
- In Winx Club most of the cast is female, but the heroines tend to be Purity Personified, while villains tend to be dark, sultry temptress-types. Baltor from the third season is this show's best example, but shame he was only around for that season only. And the Fairy Hunters from the fourth season.
- Prince Phobos from W.I.T.C.H.. And as long as he's in human form, Cedric also definitely counts. Same goes for Nerissa in her younger form.
- Chase Young from Xiaolin Showdown. Even his beast-form is sexy. And Wuya looks very nice once she gets a body. She even strikes some Male Gaze poses to seduce young Raimundo into continuing to work with her. Katnappe might also count.