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12:02:43 AM Sep 19th 2011
Also, put this back:
Sex Slave: Played with. No one ever uses the word "slave" to refer to Lauren, but she does refer to herself as the "property" of the Ash, and for all the influence and prestige she enjoys among the light fae, she is clearly a slave. This trope comes into play when the Ash orders her to seduce and sleep with Bo. Granted, she very much liked and wanted Bo, but it's still the case that she didn't have a choice in the matter.
Because the trope clearly fits. Lauren is clearly a slave. She refers to herself as property, and, in the third episode of season two, she is explicitly included among the "chattels" that the new Ash inherits from the old. She is ordered by her owner to have sex with Bo. A slave who is ordered by her master to have sex with someone is a pretty good working definition of a Sex Slave.
04:02:00 AM Sep 19th 2011
Yeah, she is a slave. And yes she gets ordered to sleep with Bo. However, nothing else from the Sex Slave trope fits- that NOT her only job/role, there's no stripperiffic, fetish fuel clothing, and specifically she does not seem to be Made a Slave for the sexual desires of anyone (as per the first line of Sex Slave). Hence, due to the fact that Tropes Are Flexible, I thought Go Seduce My Archnemesis fit better as to Lauren's character/interaction with Bo. She was a minion who was ordered to go seduce/sleep with someone her boss wanted to distract from their mission.
09:43:05 AM Sep 19th 2011
I see your point, and that's why I put "played with" in the entry, but while all those details are common to the Sex Slave trope, they are not essential to it. In the end, the essence of a Sex Slave is a person who is owned and who, as such, is used sexually. Furthermore, that incident is pretty much the only time in all of season one where Lauren's status as a slave is at all noticeable. If the only time her enslavement comes up is when she is forced to have sex with someone, then this trope comes into play.

Go Seduce My Archnemesis might also come into play, but that trope really is not Go Seduce Someone Whom I Want Distracted. The enemy relationship really is key to that trope, as I see it.

05:44:43 PM Sep 19th 2011
I'm willing to go with for the moment, but lets see how season 2 pans out...
07:02:29 PM Sep 19th 2011
Fair enough.
12:00:24 AM Sep 19th 2011
Cut this:
* Go Seduce My Archnemesis: Or that annoying succubus who keeps sticking her nose in where it does not belong. The Ash has Lauren seduce Bo in order to distract her from what she's doing.
Because Bo was not the Ash's archnemesis, and vice versa. They're not even exactly enemies, since while they sometimes came into conflict, they were also sometimes on the same side.
11:03:11 PM Mar 20th 2011
How about Fan Preferred Couple stay in the YMMV page? Because for some of us, it really isn't.
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