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->''"Favours to none, to all she smiles extends"''
-->-- '''Alexander Pope''', "Literature/TheRapeOfTheLock"

This trope describes a person who loves to tease others sexually, often the main character. Maybe they'll try EroticEating. Maybe they'll [[SexyWalk sidle sensually]] or [[{{Gainaxing}} walk with an extra bounce]] in their step around their target. Maybe she'll go all the way and outright ''offer'' sex. Almost always, the teased person will act in various comical ways. As you can imagine, this trope is often used for {{Fanservice}}, teasing the audience as much as the characters, because SexSells.

Certain characters only tease their LoveInterest: in those cases the teasing [[WillTheyOrWontThey is romantic]], with the In-Universe expectation that [[TheyDo they will eventually hook up]]. This trope can very easily overlap with ReadyForLovemaking if a character in an OfficialCouple teases their lover. Other characters tease people [[TheGadfly just for the hell of it]]. If the target is NotDistractedByTheSexy, expect The Tease to become frustrated and either give up, or up the teasing to dangerous levels. (Possibly mixed with [[AnAesop a morality plot]] if the target suddenly decides to accept an "offer" that The Tease never expected to be taken up on.)

Occasionally, this behavior is given a [[FreudianExcuse dramatic justification]]: it's revealed that this insincere sexual aggression is really a way of feeling powerful and in control, covering up deep seated emotional insecurities, thus explaining why they can never act on them. See {{Tsundere}} and {{Yandere}} for other common ways fictional character cover their emotional insecurities.

This trope is often associated with the HardDrinkingPartyGirl, and is a standard tactic of TheVamp and the FemmeFatale. Male examples often overlap with TheCasanova if they'll flirt with literally anyone. It is not to be confused with either the InnocentFanserviceGirl, or a character who usually doesn't tease people, but ends up in [[WeNeedADistraction a certain situation]] requiring them to ShowSomeLeg.

Compare with TheGadfly, a nonsexual version of this trope to provoke a reaction [[ItAmusedMe for amusement]]. Also compare with ShamelessFanserviceGirl. Not to be confused with TheTeaser.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Botan from ''Manga/SevenSeeds'' reveals this side of hers later on. She has no problem being (half) naked in front of other people and is even willing to give some eyecandy in order to distract someone.
%%* Urd from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' does this a lot, especially with Keiichi.
* [[TheLadette Leone]] from ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' shamelessly flirts with [[NiceGuy Tatsumi]]. She constantly shoves his face into [[MarshmallowHell her breasts]], violates his personal space, pries into his love life, and even ''licked his face'' to mark him as her own. However, given that she blushes whenever he treats her nice it's subtly implied that she does develop a real interest in him. Though that still doesn't stop her from continuing her flirtatious behavior towards him.
* Riko Mine Lupin IV in ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo''. She knows that Kinji's [[SuperMode Hysteria Mode]] is triggered by sexual arousal and shamelessly takes advantage of this (and of the information she has about his brother) to be very... ''close'' to him -- under the pretext of helping him activate HSS at will, but Kinji doesn't really buy it. Later though [[spoiler:she understands that Kinji is more aroused by Aria than by her, and does such things as imitating Aria's voice in a sensual tone or licking her neck in front of him.]] Yes, her Tease status actually has a practical use.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Yoruichi likes to show herself naked in front of Ichigo, because of his [[CelibateHero hilarious reactions]]. To a lesser extent, Rangiku as well.
* Aiko from ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'' is this to the extreme, any appearance she makes is to tease boys, especially Tsuchiya. And when she says she's not wearing any panties or a bra, she is very likely telling the truth.
* ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' has ''nine minutes straight'' of Hitagi starting naked, getting dressed and undressed again in front of Koyomi. Then the next episode starts with her talking about how beautiful she is and constantly skipping for [[{{Gainaxing}} absolutely no reason at all.]] [[spoiler:They did not long after.]]
* Dokuro from ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' acts this way to the main character [[ButtMonkey Sakura]], when she's not [[SociopathicHero brutally murdering]] him with her [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon giant club]].
* Hagino from ''Manga/BlueDrop'' starts doing this toward Mari as she gradually [[DefrostingIceQueen breaks through her composed stance]].
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', WORST, the EvilTwin of the [[spoiler:MISAKA]] network, tries to seduce Accelerator with some EroticEating. It completely fails, since he views the clones as somewhere between his sisters and his daughters, but definitely ''not'' love interests.
* The arachne (half woman and half spider) Rachnera from ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'', even by this manga's standards. She pretty much starts putting the moves on Kimihito - albeit in a mocking fashion - even before she moves in. Once she does move in, she spends an entire day trying to get into his pants.
** [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombina]] also acts like this around Kimihito, as she flirts with him on a fake date and purposely tries to make him nervous by getting him to [[ItMakesSenseInContext sew her breast back on]]. However, she secretly admits to her friends that [[BecomingTheMask her affection for him grew real]].
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Lucy, although it's usually overshadowed by other [[{{Tsundere}} character]] [[GenkiGirl traits]], or just not plot-relevant. However, she does vocally admit to putting effort into being cute for this purpose, although her outfits also tend to be overshadowed by the more {{Stripperific}} outfits worn by... [[NotDistractedByTheSexy well, everyone]]. Other "clues" are also semi-frequently given, such as Erza's reaction to some of her underwear in a drawer.
--->'''Lucy:''' Aww, come on. How much is it really worth? Surely you can cut me a deal. ''[later]'' That trick usually works! So much for using my feminine wiles...
** [[CatBoy Loke/Leo]] is a rare male example. Although he has shamelessly flirted with multiple girls, he gets a real kick out of playing Lucy. He uses quite a few one-liners around her and emotionally opens up to her on a personal level to get closer to her, but whenever she's about to get close he admits that he was just screwing with her.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'':
** Tsuruya in the novels really likes suggesting to do some intimate stuff with Kyon (and Mikuru). Kyon doesn't fall for it.
** In fact, Haruhi herself sometimes does it:
--->"Swimsuits! Swimsuits! Everyone get dressed in your swimsuits and meet in the hall! Hee hee, I've helped choose these two cuties' swimsuits! You must be looking forward to them, right Kyon?" Haruhi revealed an expression of "I know what you've been thinking already" and smiled evilly, revealing her white teeth.
* While there are many beautiful women in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Akeno Himejima is the Queen of Tease. It doesn't help that she is ''actively'' pursuing the Mistress role and is considered equal to Rias in terms of beauty. Bonus points for the teasing being much to Rias's chagrin, most of the time. ...Didn't we mention that Rias and Akeno are HeterosexualLifePartners and both are in love with the protagonist Issei?
* Tomoe from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' is another rare male example. He is {{Bishounen}} LittleBitBeastly {{Kitsune}} who is not wholly unaware of his attractiveness and can be quite pragmatic about employing both his looks and his charms when it suits him. [[spoiler: To prove a point, he acts like this towards Nanami once.]] Oh to add more fun to the mix he is a ShapeshiftingSeducer too.
* Kazuma of ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'' for a rare straight male example. It's very clear [[{{Tsundere}} how she feels]] but by the end of the show he's ''still'' just teasing, even though [[spoiler:he's inadvertently revealed that she's the closest living person to him now]].
* Takagi of ''Manga/KarakaiJouzuNoTakagiSan'' combines this with TheGadfly and LovingBully, causing no end of frustration, embarrassment and [[LuminescentBlush furious blushing]] for [[ButtMonkey Nishikata.]]
* Aikuro Mikisugi of ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Ryuko's homeroom teacher and secret SexyMentor, loves nothing more than annoying her with suggestive comments, stripping, and a complete disregard for personal space.
* Kitsune from ''Manga/LoveHina'' does this, mainly to blackmail money or to cause trouble for Keitaro.
* Fujiko Mine from ''Franchise/LupinIII'' is a perennial tease. Her favorite method of persuasion with Lupin is seduce him promising a "reward" that he difficult will get.
* Sheryl Nome of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' shows no remorse about invoking this, even on occasion invoking it on another girl (such as teasing Nanase about her voluptuous figure). Her teasing ranges from subtle and innocent to sexy and blatant, and she's especially fond of invoking it on love interest [[DesignatedHero Alto Saotome]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Evangeline orders her RobotGirl squad to strip Negi naked and throw him into the bath with her while she changes to her busty adult form, only for her to start phrasing things in the dirtiest way possible before [[KissOfTheVampire licking the cut on his arm]].
** To a lesser extent, a number of girls in the class make liberal use of MarshmallowHell (especially [[ComedicShotacon Ayaka]]). Of course, [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Negi is ten]], so none of the girls actually get anywhere.
** Konoka [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation may or may not]] be one of these towards [[BodyguardCrush Setsuna]]. No one can seem to agree on whether Konoka is intentionally flirting or if she's [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn oblivious of]] [[SchoolgirlLesbians Setsuna's feelings toward her.]]
*** Chapter 252 makes it quite obvious that ''she is''. [[spoiler:She ''kisses'' Setsuna, explains that she's aware of all of Setsuna's angst regarding her own weakness, and tells Setsuna that she's strong enough and wants to be with her. She then proceeds to give Setsuna the ''longest, deepest, and most enthusiastic Pactio kiss yet shown in the entire series.'' Complete with lots of tongue. It takes ''two pages]]'' to properly illustrate.
*** After that, even resident pervert Chamo asked [[spoiler:if they wanted to just skip straight to a full pactio, [[LampshadeHanging commenting on their kiss being the longest yet.]]]]
*** The question is whether she really ''didn't'' understand or if it was merely ObfuscatingStupidity. There are hints that she already knew about magic (and her own ability to perform it) before she was officially let in on the secret, so this wouldn't be out of character.
* Akemi from ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'', unfortunately she's not very good at making clear she's just joking.
* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'':
** Sei has this trope written all over her. Most of her obviously sexual teasing is directed at Yumi, though.
** Sachiko is also not above acting seductively toward Yumi, especially in the first and fourth anime seasons.
* Kanade from ''LightNovel/MayoChiki'' is a big one towards Jiro. Particularly hilarious during the beach scene in episode 7 when she makes some really erotic noises and suggestive lines as he tries to nonchalantly put sunscreen on her, embarrassing him a lot in the process.
* Manga/{{Naruto}}'s Sexy Jutsu, which appears to turn him into a naked woman. This results in TheNoseBleed for any male who sees it. Well, except [[spoiler:for Killer Bee, who {{No Sell}}s the Harem Jutsu, Sexy Jutsu's upgraded version.]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Asuka does this all the time to Shinji (when she's not [[{{Tsundere}} angrily berating him]] for allegedly perving on her):
** One example is when Asuka demonstrates thermal expansion by cupping her hands over her breasts and asking him to calculate how much bigger they've become as a result. Shinji stammers that he doesn't know anything about all that.
** At episode 9 she pulls a curtain between them and calls it the "Wall of Jericho," ostensibly warning him not to come near her. At the moment it was not clear if she was intentionally dropping a hint (Bible-savvy viewers will remember that the Wall of Jericho is best known for ''falling down''). During her [[spoiler:utterly awful MindRape at the...wings? of Arael, it is made clear that she knew very very well what happened to the Wall of Jericho, and [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe was hoping Shinji did too. Unfortunately he didn't.]]]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Nami. Beyond her manipulations of [[ChivalrousPervert Sanji]], she also hits on a variety of shopkeepers to get discounts.
* Panty of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' plays this at least once in almost every episode. Way too much to count. [[AllWomenAreLustful Knowing her...]]
* Ranma of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is a GenderBender thanks to [[TransformationRay a fall in a Jusenkyō spring]]. While he [[IJustWantToBeNormal desires nothing less than to be cured]], he is still more than willing to use his female form's attractiveness to his advantage. Mostly, he uses this to charm guys into giving "her" free food or extra helpings, something a BigEater always welcomes, but he also enjoys using it to mess with the ever-so-shy (and clueless) [[TheRival Ryōga Hibiki]].
* ''Anime/RuneSoldierLouie'': [[OurElvesAreBetter Celecia]] is both a tease and a bit of a BitchInSheepsClothing, where Louie's concerned. She's genuinely [[FriendToAllLivingThings a very kindhearted person]], but she isn't above using his feelings for her to her advantage; only to run off [[SoLongSuckers immediately after he's suited her purposes.]] Melissa and the others hang a massive lampshade on it at the end of the 9th episode (seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVUe1_SqaxA at 18:15-18:57, here).]]:
-->'''Melissa:''' ''[smirking]'' Do you ''still'' not get it, Louie? [[ManipulativeBitch That girl was just pretending so she'd get on your good side.]] That way, she could have ''[[UnwittingPawn you]]'' stop the machine.\\
'''Jeanie:''' ''[irately at Louie]'' You're just lucky we were all on the same team.\\
'''Merrill:''' ''[smug grin]'' Let's put it this way, Louie: elf girl used you. But as they say: "bitches will be bitches..."\\
''[girls laugh as Louie realizes [[IdiotHero he's an idiot]]]''
* Chihaya of ''Manga/SamuraiHaremAsuNoYoichi'' tease Yoichi this way. It doesn't seem she's ever been serious about taking it too far, just seeing how far she can push him before she gets stopped (by her elder sister when she goes full-out). She writes manga, so it's very clear what she's looking for.
* In ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'', Ushio's teasing of Sumika is a clear sign of her growing self-acceptance.
* Urushibara does this a lot to Moroha in ''LightNovel/SeikenTsukaiNoWorldBreak''. Though she usually only does it if Satsuki is present, as she seems to enjoy provoking the latter any time she gets too friendly with him.
* Chizuru in ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon''. Except it seems like if Ken actually tried anything he would probably burst into flames, melt or get eaten by some invisible monster. Something bad, in any case. [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant She's a little too scary, in any case.]]
* [[CatBoy Ikuto]] from ''Manga/ShugoChara'' is a shameless tease and a rare male example. He has the ability to make even the most mundane things he says or does ''drip'' with seduction and [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sexual undertones]], and he loves to ruffle the heroine's feathers, sometimes pretending like he's flirting with her or about to kiss her, only to pull a "Just kidding!" right when she's good and flustered. No wonder their relationship is [[BelligerentSexualTension the way it is.]]
* ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'':
** Holo loves to tease her partner Lawrence -- not with her body (they both have a pretty casual approach to nudity) but just by flirting with him about their relationship. Lawrence is quite capable of holding his own, though. The dialogue is so well written it's reminiscent of the movies of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
** Lawrence seems to be well able to give back all that he gets in this department. Despite her years (centuries) more experience, he seems to do better in the long run with this trope. Lawrence ups his game in the second arch or season two. At that point, he was almost matching her blow for blow and and actually "won" once.
* ''Anime/StarDriver'''s Kanako Watanabe exists to make [[TheHero Takuto]] thoroughly uncomfortable with her increasingly suggestive comments.
* Ryoko from ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' Of course she means her offers towards Tenchi, but she teases others.
* Maria likes to do this to Basara a lot in ''LightNovel/TheTestamentOfSisterNewDevil'', such as when she claims to be wearing a NakedApron in the first episode, only to then reveal her clothing underneath.
* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'':
** Momo regularly sneaks into Rito's bed and in one notable insistance pops up between his legs and offers to help him with his love problems. She even freely admits that she wants to be his mistress. She even freely admits that she wants to be his mistress. And this before the sequel "Darkness" where she no longer hide her lustful desire toward Rito!
** Risa is just as bad, but unlike Momo who only messes with Rito, Risa likes to tease everybody, male or female; she enjoys SkinshipGrope a little ''too'' much, once pushed Rito onto her bed and began srtipping him, regularly feels up Yami-chan's legs and just generally acts as sultry as possible.
** Mea has a desire for Rito to lick her body and at times teases him by asking him to do it to her despite being in front of people.
* Kureha from ''Manga/{{Tokko}}'' tends to be a tease. Saya also acts as a bit of a tease towards her own brother Ranmaru.
* [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Ami]] from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' occasionally tries it with [[TheProtagonist Ryuuji]]. It mostly seems to be a way for her to grab attention while keeping on top of the situation.
* Jura from ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' likes to use this trope on Hibiki, especially whenever their mecha are merged together.
* [[SexyMentor Victor]] from ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' constantly flirts with [[ShrinkingViolet Yuri]], invades his space, cuddles him, gets naked in front of him, and even jokes about them sleeping together or becoming lovers. Subverted later on when we find out that [[spoiler: Victor was dead serious the entire time, and has been in love with Yuri since their ForgottenFirstMeeting.]]
* In something of a cross between this trope and TheGadfly, Manabe from ''Manga/KotouraSan'' is a rare male example. He finds amusement (and even some arousal) in [[ImagineSpot having sexual fantasies]] involving the title character, knowing that she [[{{Telepathy}} can read his mind]] and that she embarrasses easily. In fact, to him, it's no fun to picture her in compromising situations like that ''unless'' she can see and react to them.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Comicbook/BlackCat'' always loves to get [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter]] flustered, whether or not they're actually dating at the moment. She notes that he gets so cute that she can't help herself.
* ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' is well-known for using her sexuality as a weapon. The most obvious case is her flirting with Batman.
* Young Loki's life mission since [[Comicbook/YoungAvengers some]] [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard years]] seems to be to flirt with everybody in the MarvelUniverse, with [[BiTheWay no concern of gender or sexuality]]. They were already a {{troll}} and kind of MediumAware, now they're also OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous and know how to invoke their stance as MrFanservice.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'' deconstructs this. Misato flirts with Shinji because she enjoys a good joke. It never occurs to her that Shinji can think she is being serious or her behavior is hurting Asuka (who has a crush on Shinji):
-->'''Misato:''' Believe me, Shinji, I'm not some--- some pedophile who's into younger guys. I just thought, "Maybe this will work," and gave it a shot. That's all it was. I promise, Shinji, you don't need to worry about that. You really don't.\\
'''Shinji:''' But you always teased me. All that sex stuff, and the skimpy clothes, and...\\
'''Misato:''' Oh, come on, Shinji, I was just teasing! Look, kid, there's only one man in my life, and you aren't him. Don't read too much into things that aren't meant to be taken seriously! I was just teasing you, that's all. I'll admit it went too far, and I'm sorry if it hurt you, but I'm telling you right now that I don't view you that way at all. It's important that you understand that.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': Kurumi spends the whole time teasing Shinji and trying to seduce him, much to his terror and Asuka’s wrath.
* In ''WebVideo/DragonballAbridged'', Bulma is accused of being "a cocktease" by Krillin, who finds himself a bit... pent up after she spends the better part of a long spaceship trip in which they're cooped up together in her underwear.
* In a sidestory of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Misty shows some shades of this when she drags Ash to go on a swimsuit-shopping spree with her. Though in her case, it's partly because she's attracted to him.
* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Mai Valentine does this, especially just to see Joey squirm.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Nellie in ''Film/TheHalfBreed'' strings along several men -- dating Sheriff Dunn, canoodling eponymous half-Native American Lo and meeting him in the forest for trysts, dating local businessman Jack Brice. In the end she tells Jack that he's the only man she ever loved.
* In ''Film/AForeignAffair'', Creator/MarleneDietrich is the epitome of this trope to the [=MPs=] that plan to take her to HQ and question her. But she has a [[ShowSomeLeg convincing way]] to seduce them.
* Sugarpuss in ''Film/BallOfFire'' seems to enjoy flirting with the shy English professor Bertram while she waits to elope with her fugitive boyfriend. At first, she tries DistractingWithTheSexy to convince him to live in the mansion he shares with his colleagues, and then continues to use this tactic to make him allow her to stay longer. She [[HandsOnApproach demonstrates]] what the phrase "yum yum" means and smooches him a couple of times, and re-enacts the first time he became attracted to her. It works like a charm, however, it worked a little too much because the next day, Bertram proposes to her.

%%* Deconstructed with Meredith Rand in ThePaleKing.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Margaery Tyrell. Despite [[spoiler: Cersei's]] best attempts to get her to commit adultery so she can be discredited, it seems that Margaery flirts but is too clever to let it go any further.
** Seems to be a Tyrell family trait: Margaery's brother, Loras "The Knight of Flowers" Tyrell, regularly puts on a show of distributing white roses to his female fans during tournaments before singling out one to give a red rose to, all designed to pump up his reputation as a knight and, incidentally, obfuscate the fact that he's ''very'' gay in a very much non-gay-friendly setting.
%%* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: Daniar is accused of this by Kalak.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Renegade Slayer [[ReallyGetsAround Faith]] does a GrandTheftMe on Buffy and encounters [[StalkerWithACrush vampire Spike]] while dancing at the Bronze. She proceeds to explain in lurid detail exactly what a hot chick with SuperStrength could do to him if she wished, but then smirks and says, "But it would be wrong." Spike is needless to say furious, but thanks to his inhibitor chip can't do anything about her taunting. At least, not that season.
** And the actual Buffy does a FoeYay version when Spike first gets his RestrainingBolt, preventing him from biting humans.
--->'''Buffy:''' Oh, look at my poor neck. All ''bare'' and ''tender'' and ''exposed''. All that blood just ''pum-ping'' away.\\
'''Spike:''' Giles, make her stop!
** PlayedForDrama in "When She Was Bad". Suffering a HeroicBSOD after her first NotQuiteDead moment, Buffy lapses into AlphaBitch behavior, doing a MatingDance with Xander at the Bronze, then after raising a hint of RescueSex, walking out on him.
* Kate Beckett in ''Series/{{Castle}}'' loves to drive ChivalrousPervert Rick Castle up the wall with her comments and her flirting. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in one episode:
-->'''Castle:''' You should really moonlight [as a dominatrix]. Trust me -- you would make a ''fortune''. Come on, isn't there anything you would like to do with your handcuffs besides arresting criminals?\\
'''Beckett:''' No... ''[seductively]'' but there is one hot, wild, ''kinky'' thing that I do like doing...\\
''[Castle's elbow slips off the table as he stares at her earnestly]''\\
'''Beckett:''' ''[flatly]'' Putting killers behind bars.\\
'''Castle:''' ''[disappointed]'' See, you're already a tease -- you're halfway there.
** Deconstructed in the fourth season when, owing to a chain of misunderstandings and secrets, Castle eventually comes to believe that it really ''is'' all just a joke to her -- and, since he's fallen deeply in love with her by this point, does not take it well. Which causes a bigger mess when he starts lashing out, much to Beckett's hurt and confusion since she actually ''is'' in love with him as well.
* Played for laughs on ''Series/CriminalMinds'', in which the not-involved Morgan and Garcia mutually tease each other. Their sexy phone banter is seen usually once an episode, and while their team no longer even notices their outrageous flirtations, it tends to send others for a loop.
%%* Blair admits she's this on ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''.
* Kid-friendly example in ''Series/ICarly''. Carly mentions that she's making piña colada lip gloss. When Freddie asks if it actually tastes like it, she asks him if he wants to find out. He eagerly agrees. She leans in... only for her to rub some of it on her hand and smoosh it against his lips.
* Selina Kyle from ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' is a teenage example. She frequently flirts with [[DatingCatwoman Bruce Wayne]] and even steals a few kisses off of him just to make him shy.
* Ziva in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' frequently sends Tony's blood pressure ridiculously high on purpose.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Daniel assumes Vala is this. He's wrong, as [[BelligerentSexualTension she has real feelings for him]], but she certainly teases other male cast members with no intention of putting out.
* In ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', naive Jake asks a girl what her lip gloss tastes like and when she asks if he wants to find out he says "sure". She leans in for a kiss, but Jake scrapes his finger over her lips then put it in his mouth.
* Cat in ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' is completely good-natured, but shown to be quite flirtatious.
%%* ''Hilde Wangel'' in both the plays she appears in,''Theater/TheLadyFromTheSea'' and ''Theater/TheMasterBuilder''.
%%* ''Theater/MissJulie''. The titular character ''is'' this trope. At least until the end of the first act.

%%* "I Know What Boys Like", by The Waitresses.
%%* "Day Tripper" by Music/TheBeatles.
* From "When You're Alone (It Ain't Easy) by Journey:
--> "She told me she'd be there, She phoned me today. Little girl, big teaser, So I'm on my way."

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* [[Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa Alissa Flash's]] gimmick (besides [[Wrestling/SherriMartel Sensational Sherri]] eye paint) used to be that she would wear a jacket that exposed a sports bra, and then zip it up so no one could see it. Can you image in fans in the Impact Zone booed her for this?
* This has become Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople's gimmick, following their reunion in Wrestling/{{TNA}}, which began with Wrestling/AngelinaLove and Wrestling/VelvetSky promising to strip, [[ILied only to admit they lied.]] Love and Velvet have even leaned in almost mouth to mouth during their entrances, only to pull away when the camera zooms in and give nothing but a mocking {{finger wag}}.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'': Excellen Browning. What? Teasing your fellow pilots to see you in [[PlayboyBunny Bunny Suits]] doesn't count? Or walking around in nothing but a towel. Or mercilessly hitting on the guys she knows are either shy or easily flustered around women.
* Sylvia Christel from ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', almost sadistically so. Of course, the person she's teasing is [[LovableSexManiac Travis]], a bit of an easy target.
* Karura in ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'' does this a lot. Although she's generally joking or simply, well, teasing, it's pretty clear she would like to be taken up on her offers.
* Judith from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' loves making Raven faint.
-->'''[[MsFanservice Judith]]:''' I wonder if I should show a little more, you know...?\\
'''[[ChivalrousPervert Raven]]:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Oh, yes!]] OH ''GOD, YES!''
* Zaveid from TalesOfZestiria will flirt with every female member of the party, but it doesn't appear to be serious at all. He even says a flirtious line to a female comrade if he's casting a ''healing spell'' on her.
* In TalesOfXillia2, Muzet acts like this to the guys. All of her unique victory quotes with them involve teasing, and she really loves doing it to Ludger and Jude in cutscenes/skits. With the exception of [[DoubleEntendre 'tethering']] with Jude and Gaius, she doesn't ever take it further. If Ludger maxes her affinity, her victory quote will change from teasing to one where she ''apologises'' for teasing him all the time.
* PlayedForLaughs with Anise from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. Anise ''thinks'' she can be this and she tries, but due to being 13 and looking about 10, she fails hilariously, most notably in one skit appropriately titled "Operation Sexy Anise... Failed?!", in which Anise wears her bathing suit to distract/stun monsters with her "sexiness" and thus leave them open for attack. Luke and Guy tease her by saying the monsters seemed drawn to her and ask her to wear it again for the next battle.
* Keiji from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' is a male version, though he doesn't use his own charms. Rather, all he needs to do to make his favourite victim and resident ChasteHero Yukimura blush is mention that he should find someone to love.
* Sayoko Uehara, the character for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''[='=]s Devil Social Link, makes her introduction by hitting on the protagonist, and does it some more for the next 3 or so levels of the S-Link. [[spoiler:Then she stops being playful as we see [[{{Workaholic}} another side of her]]...]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'':
** Isabela teases just about everyone during party banter, especially [[{{Adorkable}} Carver]] and [[TheAmazon Aveline]].
** [[{{Tsundere}} Morrigan]] is a milder version in the first game; she limits her teasing to [[PlayerCharacter the Warden]], [[TheStoic Sten]], and [[DeadpanSnarker Alistair]] but certainly does tease those three quite a bit.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' comically reveals ''Oghren'' to be this; Sigrun finally responds to his drunken come-ons and he doesn't take her up on it, and she crows that he's all talk.
** Zevran is like this with everyone except the player character (who he will happily have sex with). In particular, he enjoys teasing [[IceQueen Morrigan]], [[TheCutie Leliana]], [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave Wynne]] and [[{{Adorkable}} Alistair]]. On a couple of occasions, [[NoYay Oghren]] too. Most of it seems to be for trollish reasons.
* Rouge the Bat from ''SonicTheHedgehog'' anyone? She sarcastically flirts with Knuckles, Shadow, Sonic, Tails, Eggman... (Though the first two could also be not so sarcastic.)
* Kyrie from ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Gears of Destiny'', who hits on both [[ShrinkingViolet Fate]] ''[[BiTheWay and]]'' [[NotSoStoic Chrono]] during during her matches against them.
* Falls-From-Grace of ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''. She's a succubus and she's not above joking about it, either.
** For instance, attempting to unequip her bodice:
--->''"We don't know each other well enough yet."''\\
''"I'm afraid if you were to remove that... I would be naked."''
** And equipping a ring:
--->''"Oh! Does this mean we are engaged?"''\\
''"A ring? Without a proposal? How improper!"''
* From ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIII'', the Welcome Woman, Janna Jamir. The player can flirt with her, and some of her dialog doesn't so much [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar fly in under the radar as it does a full-scale suppression run]]. Nothing ever comes of it (though it's a good and quick way to build your Communication score), and it should also be pointed out that ''she's married''. Not that it stops her from often being the instigator of the exchanges. Additionally, she'll strike a sexy pose (well, by the standards of 256-color VGA graphics c.1992) when she goes to get your meal if you choose to flirt.
-->'''Janna:''' It is not just the room you warm with your sunshine, oh prince of passion. Your words inflame my cheeks, and other places.
* In ''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII'', [[TheHero Neptune]], [[SuperMode as]] [[LadyOfWar Purple]] [[TheComicallySerious Heart]] of all people, manages to be this towards one of the villains of the game.
* [[HornyDevils Morrigan]] from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' is a succubus who likes to taunt Demetri with her charms, knowing that he is smitten with her... [[SlapSlapKiss at times]].
* Ada Wong from ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' is a professional FemmeFatale who playfully flirts with Leon Kennedy while fighting against him and using him for her own secret agenda. She usually leaves him every time after manipulating him. However, [[BecomingTheMask she eventually develops real feeling for him]], but her seductive behavior doesn't cease.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', the titular HotWitch will invoke this trope during ''most'' of her screen time. Notable examples include: straddling/fake kissing [[ChivalrousPervert Luka]], [[ItMakesSenseInContext letting several angels]] [[BattleStrip strip her naked]] before donning her usual SpyCatsuit made of MagicHair in [[VideoGame/Bayonetta2 the second game's opening]] (complete with [[ImmodestOrgasm inappropriate moaning]]), [[ThirdPersonSeductress slowly dancing with a stripper pole during the credits]] and dressing like a NaughtyNun at [[spoiler:her own fake]] funeral.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'':
** Rin Tohsaka admits that she finds Shirou's reactions to her teasing/tormenting hilarious. He gets extremely embarrassed and shy just being alone with or near her or even just seeing her in ''non-school clothing''. On the other hand, she herself gets rather flustered by how straightforwardly honest he is. Although she is something of a love interest (confirmed to be in love with him in 3/4 routes he survives in and likely the fourth) she's not flirting, just [[TheGadfly enjoying his awkwardness.]]
** This gets turned on its head in the ''Unlimited Blade Works'' route, where she and Shirou actually do hook up. Shirou eventually starts getting her back by taking her jokes at face value, which in turn causes ''her'' to get all embarrassed and flustered.
* Hiroki in ''VisualNovel/Canvas2'' enjoys flirting with his students. Contrary to what you might expect, he never gets in trouble for it.
* Sakazaki Yuuya of ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' shows signs of this. He's a massive tease but his flirtations seem to be more for fun than serious -- he's actually too busy to "take you somewhere nice" or just about anything else.
* Shion Sonozaki in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' likes to hit on Keiichi to make her twin sister Mion (who has a crush on him) jealous, by doing such things as squeezing his arm between her breasts. She doesn't have any real feelings for him though... at first. Compare with Mion, her [[{{TheGadFly}} gad fly sister]].
* Kurugaya from ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' loves to tease Riki by doing things like casually asking him to take a bath with her or sending him a photo of a striped piece of paper and telling him it's of her panties because she finds it adorable how flustered he invariably gets. It takes him a while to realise that, while she's very adept at dishing it out, she isn't at all used to getting it back, and when he starts teasing her a little after they start going out she gets every bit as flustered as he does.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/MagIsa'' -- [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119614 Lucia teases Eman in order to get what she wants.]] (WARNING: NSFW)
%%* ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'': Emily does a [[http://www.misfile.com/index.php?page=1025 rather mean one.]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has two. One [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2005-09-06 insists]] on {{shapeshifting}} into ''attractive'' females, and the other [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-05-19 combines]] it with being InnocentFanserviceGirl through having SingleTargetSexuality.
* Vanity Thorn from ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' does it [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=402 just for the lulz]].
* Bud of ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' is usually rather modest, but put her on the dance floor and [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/enoughphilosophy/ she enjoys watching guys drown in their own saliva.]]
* In the {{fan|Fic}} [[{{Webcomic}} comic]] ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' we have Mr. King (aka the Erlkönig), who is a heterosexual male and to quote the fans a "bloody flirt" to several female characters (seems to try this with any woman who doesn't know him well enough).
* ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'': Mistertique, [[spoiler:a.k.a. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Clit Tease]]]] is a rare [[GenderFlipped heterosexual male example]]. His whole schtick involves seducing women, then leaving before actually doing the deed. Since, y'know, that would ruin the '''Masculine Mystique'''. ([[ForbiddenFruit Not that this makes him less desirable in-universe]].)
** In one storyline, a "tease and denial expert" is shown responding to a summons for breaking a... rather particular curse:
--->Make this man come without touching his cock

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Sarah does this to Danielbeast a bit in ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' series 1. Then she tells him to back off when she decides he's taking it too seriously.
* Gay male example: Jeremy acts like this toward Simon in ''Literature/ShadowOfTheTemplar'' even after they get into a sexual relationship, mainly because it flusters/irritates Simon and possibly also because it's the easiest way for him to [[CannotSpitItOut express his deeper feelings for him]].
* Ashe Gogus in ''Literature/IlivaisX'' certainly is this. Her comments are never overtly sexual, but she's extremely flaunty and every other sentence she spouts has something to do with boobs.
* Creator/DougWalker tends to act like this for fun and fanservice, even including jokingly flirting with his brother.
%%* Creator/BradJones' wife has shown shades of this during Softly Through Cable.
* Dr. Tease from WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's show. Her full name is basically a pun for "cocktease" ("Doc Tease").
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': In "Boston Brawl", Nikki and Billie delight in tormenting Hank by exaggeratedly flirting with him and draping themselves over him.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Catwoman maintains the flirtatious nature of her comic book counterpart by coming onto the dark knight himself in every episode featuring her. She and Batman always have a romantic moment in their encounters, but she'll usually leave him by the end. It sadly ends with their relationship going nowhere, with her abandoning him after he saves her yet again.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': In an off-hand joke, Lois describes [[DoubleStandard all women]] as this when she ExperimentedInCollege. It's the reason why [[CrossesTheLineTwice she went back to men]].
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E4TaskForceX Task Force X]]": After Colonel Flag introduces Lawton to Sans Souci as the explosives expert, she immediately begins coming onto him and flirts with him throughout the entire episode.
-->'''Lawton:''' I know, I've seen the pictures.\\
'''Sans Souci:''' ''[smiling]'' And that's all you're gonna get to see, killer.
* ''WesternAnimation/GForce'': Juarez to Darwin and Blaster. When Darwin complains about her keeping them in confusion and desperation, she replies that is exactly how she likes it.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Child-friendly example, Rarity constantly utilizes her charms and good looks to get her way.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Molotov Cocktease is the target of constant BelligerentSexualTension with Brock, but it can never be resolved, due in part to her chastity belt.
* All of WesternAnimation/RedHotRidingHood's musical numbers have her dancing as provocatively as possible usually wearing a SexyBacklessOutfit and sings songs about wanting arms wrapped around her.