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Ms. Fanservice
aka: Testosterone Brigade Bait
"Your very existence is public indecency."
Keito, to Kanako, Star Driver

A female character who provides a significant amount of Fanservice (generally for males), ranging from simple revealing of cleavage, midriff, shoulders or legs, to shots of her curves, hips or derriere (even when covered).

Her clothing is mainly there to accentuate her figure. Her wardrobe mainstays are bikinis/swimsuits, lingerie, fishnets, stockings, garters, Dangerously Short Skirts, equally short shorts, boots, and low-cut dresses and shirts. Alternatively, she might be covered from head to toe, thus showing no skin at all, but her costume will be tight and stretchy enough to show her bust and the outline of her hips. Bonus points if she's The Tease. In general, she will appear more often in merchandise aimed towards males to further attract males to the product, with viceversa being the case for Mr. Fanservice.

There are several types of Ms. Fanservice:

Either way, the camera seems to have the hots for her, and the viewing audience is expected to feel the same way. The real trick is to make it so that being eye candy doesn't make her a Flat Character. Besides, being "flat" usually doesn't fit this type of character.

Please note that there is no requirement to actually be single to fit into this trope. Many of these characters are married. For the Spear Counterpart, see Mr. Fanservice. If she also sleeps with most of the crew, she either Really Gets Around or is a Good Bad Girl. Subjected to multiple Double Standard tropes, especially if she actually gets a nice dose of Character Development or Hidden Depths aside from her hot looks, and yet the fandom refuses to see them.

Compare Hello, Nurse!, and contrast the Token Wholesome. See also Memetic Sex God.


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Most Common Super PowerGender Dynamics IndexMy Eyes Are Up Here
Mr. FanserviceFanserviceMud Wrestling
FanserviceJustForFun/Tropes of LegendFaux Symbolism
Mr. FanserviceSliding Scale of Character AppreciationDie for Our Ship

alternative title(s): Miss Fanservice; Testosterone Brigade Bait
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