This role in the Caper Crew
meets The Mark
and hooks him into The Tale
of a con game, frequently by being an attractive woman
. The roper can have a mark lined up, but not have The Tale
to tell, so is needing to find a Con Man
, or can be dispatched by the Con Man
to bring in a specific target. Sometimes referred to as a grifter.
Is not related to the Dungeons & Dragons
monster, nor to the landlords from Three's Company
- On Hustle, this role is fulfilled by Robert Vaughan's character, Albert Stroller.
- Sophie generally takes this role on Leverage.
- In Suikoden IV, a male 'victim' tries to convince the mark to challenge a Cute Bruiser with a BFS. Somewhat ironically, he turns out to be your Personal Trainer once recruited.