'''Basic Trope''': A sexy, sultry, but morally ambiguous woman, common in detective novels.
* '''Straight''': [[HardboiledDetective Bob]] is solving a case, and one of the suspects is [[TheDarkChick Anna]], who is a [[TheTease flirty]], sultry beauty, and who may or may not be a HoneyTrap, working for the BigBad. No one knows for sure.
* '''Exaggerated''': ALL of the suspects are this.
* '''Downplayed''': Anna is a beautiful, but not sexy, woman. Where her loyalties lie is unknown.
* '''Justified''': Anna is a DoubleAgent, or even TheMole. It's best that she keeps herself mysterious, but that doesn't mean she can't use her... Erm...[[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey Talents to get her way.]]
* '''Inverted''':
** TheIngenue
** The FemmeFatale [[HeroicSeductress is the detective]].
** The prime suspect is a morally ambiguous {{Gonk}}.
* '''Gender Inverted''': Alice is solving a case, and one of suspects is TallDarkAndHandsome Benjamin.
* '''Subverted''':
** It turns out that Anna is TheVamp-- [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Literally!]] The beauty was a disguise. She's not as attractive as she seems...
** Anna is seductive and dresses in sultry garb but she makes it clear from the get-go that anything horizontal with her is out of the question.
** Anna is seductive and dresses to appeal... but she's shown to be anything but morally questionable, and presents Bob with evidence he needs for his case.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...She's even hotter.
* '''Parodied''': Anna ''thinks'' she's this, but she's a {{Gonk}}.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Anna isn't particularly beautiful or morally ambiguous.
* '''Enforced''': "All good detective novels have a mysterious, sexy woman, so let's add one."
* '''Lampshaded''':
-->'''[[SexySecretary Claire:]]''' Bob, you have a new suspect to question.\\
''[[HelloNurse (Anna walks in,]] [[{{Sexophone}} and saxophone music begins to play)]]''\\
'''Bob:''' [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Saxophone music is]] [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn playing in my head.]] [[GenreSavvy Must be a]] FemmeFatale.
* '''Invoked''': Anna is working for the BigBad. He hired her specifically because she's hot.
* '''Exploited''': Anna is actually guilty and is relying on her charms to distract Bob.
* '''Defied''': Everyone expects Anna to use her wiles to dodge an accusation but she makes herself unattractive on purpose to defy expectations.
* '''Discussed''':
-->'''Claire:''' Be careful. Remember [[TheVamp Benita?]] She was just as gorgeous as Anna and--\\
'''Bob:''' [[NoodleIncident Don't remind me.]]
* '''Conversed''': "There's always a FemmeFatale character in these detective shows. ...Yep, here's one now."
* '''Deconstructed''': The femme fatale's seductive demeanor and advances on the main character are more off-putting than effective, and they're the first thing that makes him suspect she's not as innocent as she's letting on.
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