Roper is a role in The Con. The roper 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. Is not related to the Dungeons & Dragons monster, nor to the landlords from Three's Company.
- Bloom in The Brothers Bloom is a male example.
- Jean's part in The Lady Eve is to lure rich men into playing high stakes card games with her Card Sharp father.
- On Hustle, this role is fulfilled by Robert Vaughan's character, Albert Stroller.
- And, relatedly, Jess on The Real Hustle
- 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.