Time to drop this bomb, I think.
So, let's say we have a character with "Glamour
" powers. In a nutshell, people see them as being more attractive, more compelling than logic would dictate. Perhaps they have a real form which their power causes the human mind to "ignore", or perhaps their power triggers lust or complacency in situations where those reactions would not normally begin. However you want to describe it, the idea is that the thing which makes this person appealing is this power, and if they never possessed it in the first place, the subject would never haven been interested.
The idea has popped up from time to time, from characters like Dracula or Starfox (no, not THAT one
—the guy from Marvel
) or Poison Ivy.
I remember getting into a debate on some Tekken forums a while back because there was one line in the Tekken 3 backstory which said that Jun Kazama was "drawn to Kazuya by some irresistable force" and that was what led to the creation of series protagonist, Jin Kazama. Most people seemed to believe that is indicated that Jun was effectively raped by Kazuya while others argued that it was no different than any other form of lust. It isn't destroying free will, but merely "nudging" the person to act a certain way. Hormones and dopamine alter brain function in similar ways.
So, what say you fellow tropers? Rape or not rape?