The Three Faces of Eve

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Mrs, Ms, and Miss.

A trio of ladies: the steady, wise wife, the sexual, often predatory seductress, and the innocent child.

The wife is the calmer, more reliable personality, and is someone around whom one could build a home life. This does not necessarily mean she is motherly. The seductress is passionate, sexually experienced and independent. The "child" (who does not have to be a literal child) is innocent, perhaps painfully so, sweet and kind.

So in short, a triad of:

All three character types are considered to be very feminine — with Child representing Light Feminine, Seductress representing Dark Feminine and Wife being in the middle. Instead of butch, femme, and neither it's (girly) femme, (lady-like) femme, and (overtly sexy) femme.

Contrast:
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn which has pretty, smart, and tough while in this trope it's pretty-Beauty, pleasant-Beauty, and provocative-Beauty, or alternatively cute, beautiful, and sexy.
  • Madonna–Whore Complex where any individual woman must be either "sexual and attractive" or "virtuous and maternal", but cannot be both.
  • The Weird Sisters, where the personality distinction does not need to be present, and the three must be supernatural.
Compare and contrast:

Named for the 1957 film The Three Faces of Eve, about a woman with multiple personalities representing each of these types.

Examples

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    Anime & Manga 
Generally, most Unwanted Harem series' will have a dynamic among the potential love interests, with the child typically being the Token Mini-Moe.
  • Ah! My Goddess' three Goddesses:
    • Immature kid sister Skuld, who is the goddess of the future.
    • The calm, compassionate, and domestic Belldandy, goddess of the present.
    • The flirty, firey, half demon Urd, goddess of the past.
  • Cat's Eye: The Kisugi sisters.
    • The Eldest sister Rui is the wise one who takes the place of the girls' Missing Mom.
    • Middle sister Hitomi is sexy and emotional and has a steady love interest
    • Youngest sister Ai is the Child: tomboyish, cheerful and a Wrench Wench
  • Daimos:
    • Erika is the calm, intelligent, reflective wife.
    • Raiza is sexy, sensual seductress who uses her feminine charms to get what she wants.
    • Nana is the young, temperamental, child.
  • Mazinger Z
    • Jealous, temperamental, nagging, tantrum-prone Sayaka Yumi is the child.
    • Mature, calm, collected, professional Misato is the wife.
    • Beautiful, sensual and alluring Erika is the seductress.
  • Panzer World Galient:
    • Queen Felia is the calm, mature, wife.
    • Hilmuka is the beautiful, sultry, temptress.
    • Hot-tempered, emotional twelve-year-old Chiruru is the child.
  • Ranma ½: This dynamic is overplayed for laughs with the three Tendo sisters:
    • Kasumi, the oldest, is the motherly House Wife figure, who is so kind and pure-hearted that she has no negative inclination whatsoever.
    • Nabiki, the second, is a sociopathic hedonist and heartbreaking seductress.
    • Akane, the youngest, is a naive, shy, idealistic child.
  • Saber Marionette J:
    • Lime, the child, is youthful in appearance, overly cheerful, and a bit dumb at times.
    • Cherry, the wife, is domestic, even-tempered, and focused on propriety.
    • Bloodberry is the most mature looking of the three, more shameless and more sexual in her intention.
  • In Saiyuki, (even though all three are male):
    • Goku is optimistic (especially for a demon), youthful, and more than a bit clueless.
    • Hakkai, the group's House Husband, is the smartest and most even-tempered.
    • Gojyo is flirty and physical, making him the seductress.
  • The three female Card Professors in Yu-Gi-Oh! R fall into this.
  • Aria the Scarlet Ammo has Aria, a childish, inexperienced tsundere, Shirayuki, a wifely Yamato Nadeshiko, and Riko who seduces people for both fun and profit.
  • The (first) three girls who who fall in love with Kurusu in Daily Life with Monster Girl has two triads.
    • First there is Papi, the is joyous, naive child, Centaurea the honorable and loyal wife, and Miia, the flirtatious and seductive temptress.
    • Secondly, there is Suu, the naive and innocent child, Meron, the wifely character who wants a classic romance with Kimihito (albeit a rather bizarre "tragic romance"), and the most openly sexual member of the cast, Rachnera the Seductress.
    • Even the three main members of the MON group fit this trope, with the innocent and girlish Tionishia being the Child (despite her massive size), shy and demure Manako being the Wife, and laddish, teasing Zombina being the Seductress, traits that can be most easily seen during the chapter where they all go on dates with Kimihito.
  • In Change 123, Motoko's three alternate personalities follow this mold. Mikiri is the innocent child, Hibiki is the Hot-Blooded seductress and Fujiko is the wise, motherly wife.
  • In Please Teacher!, the heroine, Mizuho, is the "sensible and capable" Wife, her "innocent childlike" sister Maho is the Child, and the "Hotter and Sexier" Hatsuho is the Seductress, despite the fact that she's their mother.
  • Madlax gives us Margaret Burton as the Wife (gentle, quiet Ordinary Highschool Student), Madlax as the Seductress (deadly and sexy hitwoman with a heart), and Laetitia as the Child (creepy-looking Lonely Doll Girl). It's even more meaningful when we find out that Laetitia and Madlax are actually parts of Margaret's whole self, released when she killed her Brainwashed and Crazy father (and the first Madlax) in self-defense years ago. In the end, Margaret decides to accept her past and split herself again in three, adopting Laetitia as her little sister and releasing Madlax so she can live her life as she sees fit.
  • In Tenchi Muyo! the first three girls in Tenchi's household
    • The pure-hearted and young Sasami
    • The dignified and demure Ayeka
    • The boisterous and overtly sexual Ryoko
  • Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA has the eventual main character trio Illya, Miyu and Chloe:
    • Illya is immature, optimistic and somewhat simple-minded, as well as being a literal child.
    • Miyu is a stoic and smart wife, who is supportive and protective of Illya as well as having many domestic skills.
    • Chloe is the seductress, being very open-minded about matters of love. She has to kiss other people a lot,since it's how she gets the energy she needs to live).

    Comic Books 
  • In some versions of the Legion of Super-Heroes, Triplicate Girl (or Triad) has a different personality for each body; Triad-Purple is brash and outgoing (seductress), Triad-Orange is shy and quiet (Child) and Triad-Neutral is the stable figure who has to keep the other two together (Wife).
  • In the DC Universe series Gotham City Sirens, Harley Quinn plays up her clownish persona by acting ditzy and naive (child), Catwoman is pragmatic and sensible (Wife), and Poison Ivy is a vamp known for using her sex appeal to get her way (seductress).
  • The DCU also has Halo (child), Katana (wife/widow), and Looker (seductress) of the Outsiders.

    Fan Works 
  • Evangelion 303: The three female pilots:
    • Asuka is the intelligent, competent and dependable wife (when she is emotionally stable).
    • Mari is the Seductress: she is sexy, she knows it, and she flaunts it to the point that her weapons officer states that she shoots off hormones like they were lasers)
    • Rei is the Child: she is naive, innocent and insecure.
  • The Second Try:
    • Asuka is the wife in more ways than one: She is wise, dependable and supportive, to the point that Shinji usually depends on her for everything.
    • Misato is the seductress, often flirting with Shinji (although she toned it down when she learnt that Shinji and Asuka were secretly married
    • Rei is the child: she is innocent, inmature, insecure and socially ignorant.
  • It's not really canon, but if we count Past Sins, then the three ponies touched by the Nightmare Forces fit this trope: we have wise Luna (wife), innocent Nyx (child), and flirty Rarity (seductress).
  • In Thousand Shinji:
    • Asuka is the wife. She calmed Shinji down and her presence kept him emotionally stable.
    • Rei is the emotional child.
    • Misato is the sultry, sensual seductress.

    Film 
  • The Trope Namer, The Three Faces of Eve, features Eve, a loyal and dependable housewife, developing two split personalities; first the seductress and then the innocent child.
  • Heroic Trio has a young ditz, a motherly type, and a (formerly) dark seductress as the main characters.
  • Deconstructed in Black Swan. At first glance, the older Prima Ballerina Beth would seem to be the wife with the sweet, innocent Nina being the child, and the sexy and wild Lily being the seductress. It turns out, however, that Beth is clingy and insane, Nina is very repressed, and while Lily does enjoy casual sex, she is not as manipulative or self-serving as Nina believed.
  • Van Helsing has the three brides of Dracula. Verona is the Wife - she is the leader and Word of God confirms that she is Dracula's favourite. Marishka is the Child - we don't see too much of her but she is very playful and Too Dumb to Live. Aleera is the Seductress - she by far gets the most Les Yay with Anna.
  • Brazilian movie Loucas pra Casar has a woman with long-lasting marriage obsession (wife) finding out her boyfriend has two lovers, an exotic dancer (seductress) and an overtly religious younger woman (child). She even discovers all three were proposed to by the guy! Then at the wedding, she finds out all three were the woman Lost in Character, from the "sexual fantasies" she and her soon-to-be-husband frequently performed.
  • Deconstructed in the 2001 indie film Seven & a Match. Ellie, the child, is forced grow up suddenly after her parents' sudden deaths in a car accident. Blair, the wife, is seemingly the Miss Perfect of the group, but she cheats on her boyfriend and loses her perfect image when her dirty laundry is aired out. The Seductress is an Ethical Slut who is about to get married, and has to face her friends' assumptions that the relationship won't last due to her history.

    Literature 
  • Twilight has Esme (wife), who welcomes Bella into her home and later restores a cottage on the Cullen estate for Bella and Edward, Rosalie (seductress), who is jealous of Edward's affection for Bella because she used to being desired by men, and Alice (child), who values Bella's safety above all and cares for her like a sister.
  • In The Chronicles of Magravandias, the three women in Valraven's life—Ellony Leckery (child), Varencienne Malagash (wife), and Pharinet Palindrake (seductress)
  • Helen and her two friends Millicent and Annabella who all marry into the same group of friends form this trio in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Helen is the wife, steadfastly devoted to her marriage even when it begins to fall apart; she takes her marital duties so seriously that she returns to Grassdale when Huntingdon is ill to care for him. Millicent is the child, innocent, idealistic, and very passive. Annabella is the seductress, tricking Lord Lowborough into marriage with her beauty and luring Huntingdon away from Helen.
  • David Copperfield gives us the three ladies whom David loved through his life. His First Love is Little Emily, the Seductress, who is aware of her good looks, may or may have not been a prostitute, and is best friends with on one. Dora is the child, spoiled, sweet, naive, even nicknamed 'his child wife'. Agnes is the Wife (reliable, the "angel of the house", softspoken, and a Proper Lady).
  • His Family: Roger's daughters. Edith fits the "wife" face exactly, nurturing, motherly and dedicated to her children to the exclusion of everything else. Laura is the "seductress", as she is sexy, likes to party, and Really Gets Around. Deborah isn't quite the "innocent", as she is a hard-working social activist, but she is somewhat virginal and puritanical.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In Knots Landing, there is Karen, the wife, who is wise and calm. Abby is The Seductress — sexually experienced and independent. Val is The "Child" (although she's the same age as the other women) because she is innocent to the point of naivete.
  • Friends has flirty and sophisticated Rachel as the seductress, innocent and quirky Phoebe as the child, and capable, responsible Monica as the wife.
  • Community has a study group composed of Shirley, the wife who seeks to be the voice of reason and mediator wherever possible, Britta, the seductress, who has the most varied sex-life and uses sex to get what she wants, and Annie, the child who is the most idealistic and naive.
  • The three female leads of Mad Men: Joan is the seductress, completely willing to using her sexuality to get what she wants. At first glance, Betty (Stepford Smiler housewife) would seem to be the wife, with Peggy (Plucky Office Girl) being the child, but before long, childishness establishes itself as one of Betty's flaws, and Peggy works to leave behind the role of wide-eyed little girl and become a capable woman.
  • The three ladies of The Golden Girls minus Sophia. Rose was the child (sweet and naive), Dorothy was the wife (calm and sensible) and Blanche was the seductress (sexy and fiery.)
  • A.N.T. Farm has Chyna (wife), Olive (child) and Lexi (seductress).
  • The ladies of Gilligan's Island, but not the way you'd expect:
    • Mrs. Howell (the oldest and the only married woman, and very happily so), is actually the Child: she's naive, pretty much nonsexual, and dependent.
    • Tall, sexy, flirtatious, Hollywood-starlet Ginger is the Seductress.
    • Young, sweet, gentle farm Girl Next Door Mary Ann is the stable, mature, reliable Wife".
  • With Prue's death at the end of Series Three of Charmed, Piper becomes the wife, eventually growing from insecure middle sister to capable eldest sister. She is also the first one to actually get married and have children. Paige is the child, being the youngest, newest member of the family and the least experienced in the ways of magic. Phoebe is the seductress, having the most active love life of the sisters.
    • The Stillman Sisters, evil blonde counterparts in season 6. Leader Mabel is the wife, ditzy youngest sister Mitsy is the child and flirty and provocative Margo is the seductress.
  • In Saved by the Bell the three female leads qualify. Kelly is the Child; she's portrayed as kind to everyone and often too naive for her own good. Jessie is the Wife; she's the student council president and the most mature of the Six Student Clique. Lisa is the Seductress; as she herself puts it "my hobbies include dating, guys and dating guys".

    Newspaper Comics 
  • Apartment 3 G:
    • Margo is the sly , hot headed, scheming seductress.
    • Bubbly and bubble-brained Lu Ann is the child.
    • Stable, domestic Tommie as a very dull Wife (ironic seeing as how she's eternally single.)

    Video Games 
  • Final Fantasy games in general have a pattern to their three playable females (and there are always three; see the Three Females Rule in the Grand List) are almost always represented as an Innocent Princess type, a Tough but Sexy Type, and a Perky Girl type. Occasionally this overlaps with the faces of Eve archetypes, although often times the Tough but Sexy character is not a seductress but more passively sexy.
    • Final Fantasy IV does a similar trick to the later VII in that it reverses the appearance and character of two of the girls. Rosa is pure Wife/Innocent Princess whose main desire is to be helpful, and who marries Cecil at the end. But Rydia looks sexy but is in personality the Perky Girl; Porom is a child, but hits people to keep them in line and is extremely clever and dangerous (being a brilliant mage and a spy).
    • Final Fantasy V:
      • Lenna, the wife/innocent princess. Her main plots are about her family, specifically her quest to rescue her father, her backstory about her mother, and her connection to drakes, for which she will harm herself to any extent to protect.
      • Faris, the seductress/tough but sexy girl. She's a pirate who is shown as being sexually irresistible even when dressed as a man and passing, with most of her crew having crushes on her. She also tries to kidnap the princess for ransom money and climbs up rope bridges with her teeth.
      • Krile is the child, fourteen and has supernatural sensitivity coming from her innocence. However, she's very much not perky, with the end of the game revealing her to be actively suicidal once her desire for revenge isn't sustaining her. (She does get one comic setpiece where she gets into a slap-fight with Bartz, though.)
    • Final Fantasy VI:
      • Terra is the wife/innocent princess type - despite being the least stable of the three, she's the sweetest and most compassionate, and pretty level-headed regarding her role in the story. No wonder her name means "earth".
      • Celes is the seductress/tough but sexy type - she's a Tsundere in her romance with Locke, and she's also the tough one, being a war general.
      • Relm is the child/perky type - Strago didn't even want her to be involved in any combat at first because of this. She's precocious and optimistic.
    • Final Fantasy VII has an interesting version of this. For starters, one of the three women is an Optional Party Member, and secondly, the two who weren't looked like they played one role, but in fact were the opposite:
      • Tifa, who looks the part of the seductress, is in fact most reasonable and sensitive — also the secret-keeper of the group (her last name, Lockheart foreshadows this).
      • Aerith, who looks the part of the demure wife, is in fact flirty, street-wise, and the most assertive in her sexuality.
      • Yuffie (the optional one) both looks and acts like the child and is naïve and idealistic (if not particularly honest or trustworthy).
    • Final Fantasy VIII uses these archetypes, but much more loosely than anything before (and most after), suiting the game's approach of using more psychologically realistic characters:
      • Rinoa is the wife and introduced with the nickname 'Princess'. Unlike the typical portrayal, she's quite bratty and selfish, but like the typical portrayal she has pure, supernatural powers, and tries hard to bring out the main character's better nature (and even succeeds, sometimes).
      • Quistis is the seductress. She is experienced and in a position of authority, has a highly mature appearance compared to the other characters, flirts with the main character and fights using a whip. Her apparent maturity is Deconstructed in that she was a prodigy who had achieved a high rank at 15, and she ends up sent back to her previous rank very early in the game due to her atrocious social and emotional skills, which repeatedly hobble her during the game.
      • Selphe is the child, her clearly high intelligence doing little to dampen her relentless enthusiasm and short attention span. Unlike the typical example, she's something of a Deadpan Snarker Nightmare Fetishist
    • Final Fantasy X
      • Yuna is in the wife role, being unerringly calm and lives to helps others, self-sacrificing, soft-spoken, and graceful.
      • Lulu is in the seductress role, most obviously in how she dresses, the tone she uses when she speaks, and how she holds her self and moves around in her battle animations.
      • Rikku is in the child role, the fact that she is the youngest is exaggerated by her consistently upbeat personality, her sweet but shortsighted convictions, and her occasional ditziness.
    • Final Fantasy XIII has this in its three female party members.
      • Lightning (believe it or not) plays the part of the wife. She's the most motherly and caring of the group — particularly towards Hope and (much later) Snow. She is also said to have acted this way around Serah.
      • Fang plays the role of the seductress; she is the most flirty and provocative of the group, and is quite Hot-Blooded at times. Interestingly, these aspects of her personality originally belonged to Lightning (with Serah as the seventh party member and playing the part of the wife), but when Fang was made a woman, they were given to her instead.
      • Vanille is usually very bubbly and other characters will comment (or complain) about her childishness. Vanille is actually putting a lot of that behaviour up as a facade to hide her guilt, but genuinely is like this otherwise.
    • Final Fantasy XV is more complicated; it has an all-male main cast where The Hero's three friends fill these archetypes - Prompto is childish and hyper, Ignis is domestic and nurturing, and Gladio is mean and sexy, with a hyper-gendered appearance and revealing outfit. Its prominent female side characters fold into this archetype too - Cindy and Iris are perky and childish, Aranea and Gentiana are seductive, experienced and dangerous, and Luna is Incorruptible Pure Pureness and so much a 'wife' that she is literally the hero's fiancée.
  • BioWare is fond of using this trope for the female love interests in its RPGs.
    • In Baldur's Gate II. Sweet Aerie is the Child, no-nonsense world-weary widowed Jaheira the wife, and darkly playful Viconia the seductress.
    • Dragon Age: Origins:
      • Child - Leliana is on the ingenuous side of Ping-Pong Naïveté. She had been drawn into espionage and political intrigue by the sense of glamor, excitement, adventure, and it wasn't until after she was burned by the shady side that she realized she had relied on Marjolaine to shelter her from that so she could continue to innocently play games. Instead of becoming the jaded manipulative spy, she chose to preserve her purity of spirit by seeking sanctuary with a stable and nurturing parental surrogate, the Church of Andraste.
      • Seductress - Morrigan is cynical, instatly contemptive of others, knows her sex appeal and how to use it to her advantage. Before the end, she will try to seduce a Warden to get what she wants, whether or not that Warden has ever shown interest in intimacy with her, or even likes her at all.
      • Wife - Wynne is cool-headed, perceptive, compassionate, and far more worldly wise than the confined life of a Tower Mage would suggest. She's no stranger to giving and receiving pleasure in her relationships. Modest and pragmatic, but not overly prim, she simply flirts with more decorum.
    • The three female companions in Dragon Age II:
      • Child - Merrill is a Ditzy Genius Fish out of Water and your most relentlessly cheery teammate. Of course, she's also a powerful blood mage and the only party mage to focus entirely on damage. She looks up to the more worldly Isabela (see below).
      • Wife - Aveline is the only character to start the story married (although she is quickly widowed), and the only character almost guaranteed to end in a relationship. She's wise, honest, caring, no-nonsense, and a capable leader; she takes her responsibilities as captain of the city guard seriously and strives very hard to keep the men and women under her as safe as possible.
      • Seductress - Isabela flirts with everyone and makes no bones about her love of sex and no attempt to hide her past sexual exploits. She is the most provocatively dressed member of the party, and offers to teach Merrill how to do body-shots.
    • In Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, we have the naive Handmaiden as the child, saucy Mira as the seductress, and self-sacrificing Visas as the Wife.
  • The Women Fighters Team from The King of Fighters has the half-naked kunoichi Mai as the seductress, hyperactive karateka Yuri as the Child and tomboyish kickboxer King as the wife.
    • The Highschool Girls team from KOF 2003 had Athena Asamiya as the Wife (more experienced membress, leader of the group, Idol Singer who sings to keep the spirits of her fans high no matter what), Hinako Shinjou as the Child (naive, Spoiled Sweet, a Cute Bruiser who wants to show how girls can do what they wish) and Malin as the Sedductress (Combat Pragmatist, outspoken, veeeeery short Magic Skirt)
    • Alternatively, in KOF 96 and KOF 97 there are some changes to the Women's Team's roster and they fit in here as well. KOF 96 has Kasumi Todoh replacing Yuri as the Child, and in KOF 97 Chizuru Kagura becomes a secondary Wife.
  • Persona 3 has Aigis as the Child — guiding the plot without knowing why — Elizabeth as the Wife — providing guidance and Side Quests to help the hero grow stronger — and as the seductress, the Big Bad Nyx, who's trying to bring about The End of the World as We Know It through coaxing humanity across the Despair Event Horizon.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Oracle Games, the three Oracles (shown in the page image) are Din, an outgoing dancer (seductress); Nayru, a gentle singer (wife); and Farore, a helpful intellectual (child). Unfortunately, the game which was supposed to feature Farore was cancelled. Incidentally, the Oracles share their names with a trio of goddesses in the series mythology (the goddesses of power, wisdom, and courage, respectively), but we don't know enough about them to know if they match the trope.
  • In Tales of the Abyss there is an interesting twist on it; Tear is the Wife (if somewhat cold) due to her nurturing aspects and status as the Love Interest to The Hero, but the Token Mini-Moe Anise is the Seductress with her flirting and Bitch in Sheep's Clothing tendencies, while Natalia is the Child through her Idiot Ball moments and naivite compared to the other two (not to mention her main goal in life revolves around a Childhood Marriage Promise).
  • In Tales of Vesperia, you have Estelle (Innocent Virgin Princess), Judith (Tough But Sexy), and Rita (Perky Jailbait).
  • The DS update of Dragon Quest V gives the hero three brides to choose from: Bianca (the child), Nera (the Wife), and Debora (the seductress).
  • In Fire Emblem there are several all-female Power Trios, but the one that fits in the best is the Pegasus Knight sisters from Blazing Sword. The Wife is the eldest sister Fiora (who even tends to be overprotective and strict), middle sister Farina is The Seductress (strongwilled, materialistic, yet with a hidden gentle side) and the Child is little sister Florina (Shrinking Violet)
    • All of the girls that can potentially be fathered by Chrom count as this in Fire Emblem Awakening: Patient and serious Lucina is the wife, strong-willed and rough Kjelle the seductress, and clumsy, innocent Cynthia the child. Heck, even Chrom's wife choices themselves can be this: Robin and Sumia (wife), Sully and Maribelle (seductress), and Olivia (child).
    • Present with the Nohrian princesses in Fire Emblem Fates: flirtatious Camilla is the seductress (with some heavy touches of Wife since she's also very protective of her siblings and the Team Mom of Nohr), cheerful and energetic Elise is the child, and melancholy but compassionate Azura is the Wife. The Hoshidan princesses fit this as well; Azura is the wife again, sweet and shy Sakura is the child, and fiery and independent Hinoka is the seductress.
      • The three action girls who serve under the male lords fit as well: Takumi's motherly and skilled at sewing subordinate Oboro is the Wife, Ryoma's no-nosense and busty subordinate Kagerou is the seductress, and Xander's Cute Psycho subordinate Pieri is the Child.
  • Regarding the mistresses of Overlord II: Kelda would serve as the child (least evil of the Mistresses and the only one to actually love The Witch-Boy), Juno the seductress (Gold Digger) and Queen Fay is the Wife figure (the one most "Equal" to the Witch-Boy).
  • The NOL girls of BlazBlue. Noel is shy, innocent and idealistic (the Child), Tsubaki is level-headed and academic (the Wife), and Makoto is the most blatantly fanservicey (the Seductress).
    • The past arc in the Magic Guild girls too: Caelica the bright younger sister girl, Trinity the sensible, if bookish one, and Nine the fiery and buxom one.
  • The three playable women in Breath of Fire II:
    • Child - Katt's personality is up-beat, innocent, impulsive, and a little bit dim.
    • Seductress - Bleu is the overtly mature one with flirty dialog and a stripperiffic costume.
    • Wife - Nina is the favored love interest for the protagonist, she is often the voice of reason and is compassionate and graceful, as well as a being bit maternal towards her younger sister.
  • The ladies of Chrono Trigger fit this trope.
    • Marle is the child, maintaining her naivety and innocence through most of the game.
    • Lucca is the wife, smart and sensible and always the voice of reason.
    • Ayla is the seductress, flirting with both Crono and Kino, a kiss ability, as well as wearing the least amount of clothes.
  • The ladies of The Witcher.
    • Child: Ciri, Geralt's Unexpected Child, has a playful and innocent relationship with Geralt. She inspires a lightness in him that he displays with no one else, including getting Geralt to have a snowball fight.
    • Seductress/ Wife: This depends on which romance track you pursue in the game.
      • If you pursue Triss, she is very loving and kind with Geralt, constantly joking with him and encouraging him to support the magical and non-human under dog. If you don't pursue Triss, she clearly carries a flame for Geralt and is jealous of his relationship with Yennefer.
      • If you pursue Yennifer, she is very teasingly snarky and quick to seize any opportunity to make love. If you don't pursue her, she's very cold towards Geralt because she is in love with him and it hurts her to see him with Triss, who Yennefer views as having stolen her one true love.

    Visual Novels 
  • Fate/stay night has Ilya as the Child (acts very precocious and is literally stuck in a child's body), Arturia as the Wife (partner to The Hero and eventually enters into a relationship with him), while both Rin and Sakura have different aspects of the Seductress (Rin is virginal yet very headstrong and independent, while Sakura is sexually experienced even if NOT by choice but emotionally dependent).
    • An alternative interpretation focusing on the heroines: Saber is the Child, unused to personal relationships and clinging to a childish ideal. Rin is the Seductress, competent and fiery but also insecure. Sakura is the Wife, sexually experienced and dedicated to the happiness of Shirou above her own.

    Western Animation 
  • The Real Ghostbusters contains another Gender Inverted Example: The playful, jovial, energetic, child-like Ray, who shows little to no interest in women outside of grinning and blushing like mad around his old childhood crush, is the innocent; Peter, at the opposite end of the spectrum, is an incurable skirt-chaser and Casanova Wannabe; and the stoic, levelheaded, reliable Egon is the only one with a single, steady love interest.
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold's Birds of Prey. Black Canary is the easiest to get a rise out of and has the hardest time acting on her feelings for Bats- innocent. Catwoman is the seductress (a given). Huntress, who's pretty reserved throughout the other two's bickering, is wife.

Alternative Title(s): Three Faces Of Eve, Sweet Smart And Hot, Sweet Smart And Sexy

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