The Roper

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.



Live-Action TV
  • On Hustle, this role is fulfilled by Robert Vaughan's character, Albert Stroller.
  • Sophie generally takes this role on Leverage.

Video Games
  • 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.