Needs Help: Evil Is Sexy get usage counts
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Well, we do have Sex Is Evil.
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Yeah, but what Duck was saying also holds some weight. Basically, if you equate sex = evil, then Evil Is Sexy is the enforcement of that.
78 AnotherDuck24th Jun 2013 04:58:00 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Sex and lust, while related, aren't the same. One's an act and the other's an emotion. Functionally, they have similar differences. The aversion to sex is largely (though not solely) about the physical problems that may occur, while lust is about corruption of the mind, and the social problems that stems from it. Sure, there's a thematic overlap, but they're different beasts.

In the case of this trope, it's about how the intent to inspire lust is evil, i.e. dressing sexily. I'm not sure if it's really different from Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains, other than lacking the contrast aspect, but on the other hand, that would make it a supertrope. And to me Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains is basically just a way to show this trope off more clearly.
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I don't know if I agree with that first paragraph, but I can't put my finger on my problem with it yet. It's giving me an "almost, but not quite" vibe about it.
I would say the attitude behind Sex Is Evil traditionally had to do with many of the factors you ascribe to lust.
81 nrjxll24th Jun 2013 07:37:37 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
I think it's probably a more relevant argument that "this" trope doesn't have to be mutually inclusive with Sex Is Evil.
82 Willbyr11th Jul 2013 05:45:11 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Bump...we need to get some kind of resolution on this, both for its own sake and because there's an IP thread tied to it.
83 SeptimusHeap11th Jul 2013 05:47:25 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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Seems like the topic stalled about what to do with the whole "Evil Is Seductive" angle. More specifically, that we don't have anything we could use to make it into its own trope.
84 nrjxll11th Jul 2013 12:48:54 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
I still say we just turn it into an index and worry about how to trope Evil Is Seductive later. Anything's got to be better than the current Sexy Villains page.
Agreed.
86 Willbyr11th Jul 2013 08:50:24 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I can live with that.
87 Willbyr12th Aug 2013 03:47:34 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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88 Willbyr16th Aug 2013 04:04:18 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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