It's not just anyone who uses sexuality as a weapon.
The same could be said of Femme Fatale
though, per its own description. Specifically, "[w]hat separates the Femme Fatale from The Vamp is that the Femme Fatale uses femininity and sensuality instead of upfront sexual advances."
It seems we are
missing a trope for general weaponization of sexuality as a means to an end, regardless of hero-villain moral alignment.
On another note, I personally think that the trope's focus on requiring that the character
to be villainous
, rather than on the seduction being for evil or
at least malicious purposes, is too restrictive, and ignores the fact that there can be Sociopathic Heroines
, Unscrupulous Heroines
and Nominal Heroines
who would otherwise fit the mold.
Also, "a completely evil seductress"
is a bad laconic even for the current definition of "evil woman who uses sex as a means to an evil end", as it automatically includes any villainess who is a Lady Casanova
— seducing men purely for carnal enjoyment, and dropping them immediately after "using" them.
edited 1st Nov '12 2:41:46 PM by MarqFJA