->''"Manís discovery that his genitalia could serve as a weapon to generate fear must rank as one of the most important discoveries of prehistoric times, along with the use of fire, and the first crude stone axe."''
-->-- '''Susan Brownmiller''', ''Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape''

Rape is one of the more difficult subjects to handle in a work of fiction, not least because (unlike, say, a gruesome and violent murder) there is a higher chance that one of the work's readers has experienced this crime first-hand. For the most part, the tropes that have been collected here describe less sensitive and sometimes [[ValuesDissonance downright backwards]] depictions of rape or harassment.

[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil For obvious reasons]], many of these tropes are considered crossing the MoralEventHorizon. Though it's sometimes used as a cheap way to make the heroes look better in comparison even if they [[DesignatedHero don't fit any definition of "Hero".]]

Contrast FlirtingAndCourtship (trying to get it on with someone ''properly'').
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!!Tropes
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See also:
+ IncestIsRelative
+ TropesAboutPerverts
]
* AdaptationalConsent - A situation originally portrayed as consensual or nonconsensual in a particular work is altered when the work is adapted to a different medium.
* AliensMadeThemDoIt - For when a third party (often a supernatural one) forces two people to copulate.
* AllAbusersAreMale
* AllMenArePerverts - Not always related to rape, but perverts are more likely to be rapists.
* AllMenAreRapists
* AnalProbing - Not necessarily rape as it's not usually sexual, but it's still nonconsensual and involves private areas of a human.
* AndNowYouMustMarryMe - Marriage does not always equal sex so this isn't always rape, but it often is and, rape or no rape, it's still inappropriate.
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe - This is when rape/sexual harassment ''doesn't'' happen, and the woman is surprised that the monsters don't do it.
* AttemptedRape
* BabyFactory - When taken to extremes, it basically turns into GratuitousRape crossed with MateOrDie.
* BastardBoyfriend[=/=]BastardGirlfriend - Extreme examples of these tropes can end up as outright rapists.
* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe
* BedTrick - Because if someone is deceived into having sex, the sex is nonconsensual.
* BestialityIsDepraved - Seeing as animals can't talk to humans (unless they're a TalkingAnimal, PettingZooPerson, SpeechImpairedAnimal or FunnyAnimal), they can't get your consent, and therefore, bestiality can be considered rape.
* BlackComedyRape
* BreedingSlave - Basically SexSlave meets BabyFactory.
* BrokenBird - Not ''always'' the result of rape, but very often is, especially if the character in question is female.
* BunkerWoman - Not ''all'' women imprisoned underground get raped, but a lot of them do.
* ButLiquorIsQuicker - See DateRape below.
* CastingCouch - Becomes rape if the person says no to the sex but has to do it to get the part anyway.
* ChainedToABed - Can be a part of it, if it's being played seriously.
* ChastityDagger - Used for defense by women, ''usually'' against rape, but also could be against theft or attempted murder.
* ChildByRape
* {{Cuckold}} - a man whose LoveInterest cheats on him. Not always rape, but it can lead to rape.
* DateRape
* DateRapeAverted - When someone ''looks'' like they're about to rape their date but someone else stops them.
* DefiledForever - This includes rape, but can also include consensual sex outside of marriage.
* DontLookAtMe - a common reaction of a victim after the fact.
* DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale
* DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale
* DoubleStandardRapeSciFi
* DroitDuSeigneur
* DudeShesLikeInAComa - Not usually, but if someone actually has sex with someone in a coma, then it's rape because [[CaptainObvious you can't get consent from someone who is unconscious.]] Kissing someone in a coma, while not rape, is still pretty creepy, unless you are giving them mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
* {{Ephebophile}} - Likely, though [[FilleFatale not guaranteed]], to overlap with this (and will be statutory rape at best).
* FalseRapeAccusation
* FateWorseThanDeath - Originally, this referred to rape as being worse than death, but now it's a blanket term for anything that's considered worse than death.
* GratuitousRape
* HatesBeingTouched - a common trait in rape victims.
* HonorRelatedAbuse - The abuse isn't necessarily sexual, but often is.
* HornyDevils - Human-demon sexual encounters are not ''always'' rape, but many times they are.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty
* ImAManICantHelpIt
* KarmicRape
* LovePotion - While love potions don't always lead to rape, they do sometimes lead to one-sided love or falling in love against your will, which could lead to rape, attempted rape, or similar.
* MaritalRapeLicense
* MateOrDie - Being forced to have sex or else die is always awkward. It's not always rape because they sometimes find someone willing. If they get unlucky, though...
* MedicalRapeAndImpregnate
* MemeticMolester
+ MightMakesRight - If the "strong" or victorious party believes that their strength or triumph nullifies the need for consent, or they use the threat of violence to get the other party to "submit".
* MindRape - Not necessarily ''actual'' rape as it's not always sexual, but it can be.
* MurderersAreRapists
* NaughtyTentacles - While the monster may not know what it's doing is wrong, it's still technically rape.
* NearRapeExperience
* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization - Even if someone enjoyed or orgasmed from the sex, it's still rape if the person didn't get permission.
* OldManMarryingAChild - While sexless marriages do exist, an old man marrying a child could lead to [[{{Squick}} pedo]][[LoliconAndShotacon philia]], and even if it doesn't, it's still creepy.
* PaedoHunt - Anyone suspected of molesting children will be hunted down and systematically destroyed.
* ParentalIncest - Most common form of child sex abuse in RealLife, and ''always'' rape due to the nature of the parent-child relationship.
* PedophilePriest - All pedophiliac actions by anyone, priest or not, count as rape because children are too young to give sexual consent.
* PervyPatdown - No, using a patdown as an excuse to feel someone up is not okay.
* PostRapeTaunt
* PrisonRape
* PromiscuityAfterRape- A promiscuous character is revealed to have RapeAsBackStory
* QuestionableConsent - When it's unclear whether it was rape or not.
* RapeAndRevenge
* RapeAndSwitch
* RapeAsBackstory
* RapeAsDrama
* RapeByProxy
* RapeDiscretionShot
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil
* RapeLeadsToInsanity
* RapePillageAndBurn
* RapePortrayedAsRedemption
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl - Doesn't have to get raped, she doesn't even have to have anything sexual happen to her InUniverse, but rape is one of the ways things can go wrong for her.
* RomanticizedAbuse
* ScarpiaUltimatum
* SerialRapist
* SexForServices - When this is AnOfferYouCantRefuse or similar form of extortion.
* SexSlave
* SextraCredit - Also when this is AnOfferYouCantRefuse or similar form of extortion.
* SexualExtortion
* ShamefulStrip - Can lead to sexual assault, doesn't always, but is still inappropriate.
* ShowerOfAngst - Not ''always'' associated with rape, but very often is.
* SlippingAMickey - This trope is not always associated with rape, but it often is.
* StalkerWithACrush - Stalking is a form of sexual harassment.
* UnequalPairing - Not ''always'' associated with rape, but very often is.
* WifeHusbandry - If said "husband" persists after the prospective "wife" refuses.
* TheWomenAreSafeWithUs - When rape is not allowed among the protagonists' forces.
* YouWouldMakeAGreatModel - Usually leads to rape, but doesn't always.
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