'''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 Alice, 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... [[DisguisedInDrag Even the men!]]
* '''Downplayed''': Alice is a beautiful--but not paticularly sexy--woman. Where her loyalties lie is unknown.
* '''Justified''': Alice is a DoubleAgent, or even TheMole. It's best that she keeps herself mysterious, but that doesn't mean she can't use her… er… [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey assets to get her way.]]
* '''Inverted''':
** TheIngenue
** The FemmeFatale ''is'' [[HeroicSeductress the detective]].
** The prime suspect is a morally ambiguous {{Gonk}}.
* '''Gender Inverted''': Alice is solving a case, and one of suspects is TallDarkAndHandsome Bob.
* '''Subverted''':
** It turns out that Alice is TheVamp--[[OurVampiresAreDifferent literally!]] The beauty was a disguise. She's not as attractive as she seems…
** Alice 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.
** Alice is seductive and dresses to appeal… but she's soon shown to be anything but morally questionable, and presents Bob with evidence he needs for his case.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** …she's even hotter.
** …except for Bob of course!
** …but she turns out to be TheMole, and the evidence is completely false.
* '''Parodied''':
** Alice ''thinks'' she's this, but she's a {{Gonk}}.
** Alice uses her whole arsenal of feminine wiles even when it makes absolutely zero sense to do so, like getting directions to the nearest bathroom or returning a video.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice is sultry and seductive, but is the detective investigating a murder case, all the suspects are morally questionable and of both genders, but Alice is the actual murderer covering her tracks as the detective.
* '''Averted''': Alice isn't particularly sexy 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 (Alice walks in,]] [[{{Sexophone}} and saxophone music begins to play)]]''\\
'''Bob:''' [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Saxophone music is]] [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn playing in my head.]] Must be a FemmeFatale.
* '''Invoked''': Alice is working for the BigBad. He hired her specifically because she's hot.
* '''Exploited''': Alice is actually guilty and is relying on her charms to distract Bob.
* '''Defied''': Everyone expects Alice to use her wiles to dodge an accusation but she makes herself unattractive on purpose to defy expectations.
* '''Discussed''':
-->'''Claire:''' Be careful. Remember [[TheVamp Diana?]] She was just as gorgeous as Alice 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.
** She has the looks, but not the smarts (and she seriously thinks she can do without). The moment anybody stops thinking with his groin long enough around her, she is at best stuck with ImplausibleDeniability, and at worst with a bad case of (maybe literally) TooDumbToLive.
** Because of her sultry, mysterious, dark demeanor, everyone assumes she's on the wrong side. Any warnings to the hero are brushed off, leading to his being beaten down or killed.
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