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* ''Film/AllAboutEve''. Eve attempts unsuccessfully to seduce Bill and Lloyd to further her acting career, however she does have sex with Addison DeWitt and this does help her career a lot.

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* ''Film/AllAboutEve''. Eve attempts unsuccessfully to seduce Bill and Lloyd to further her acting career, however she does have sex with Addison DeWitt [=DeWitt=] and this does help her career a lot.

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* ''Film/AllAboutEve''. Eve attempts unsuccessfully to seduce Bill and Lloyd to further her acting career, however she does have sex with Addison DeWitt and this does help her career a lot.

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* Mia in the first Literature/VampireAcademy book sleeps with and interacts with multiple male students as a way to rise up in social ranks and also as a way to get at Rose and Lissa because the ones she sleeps with do her bidding.


* ''Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy'': It's often stated that the true reason why Daala became Admiral was that she was Tarkin's lover. Kind of confirmed to be true in ''Literature/DeathStar'', where Tarkin privately believes that the boost he gave her career is just enough to get her past the difficulties female officers face in the Imperial military. It's made clear that she's a brilliant and hardworking commander who stood head and shoulders above her male peers in ability.

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* ''Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy'': It's often stated that the true reason why Daala became Admiral was that she was Tarkin's lover. Kind of confirmed to be true in ''Literature/DeathStar'', where Tarkin privately believes that the boost he gave her career is just enough to get her past the difficulties female officers face in the Imperial military. It's made clear that she's a brilliant and hardworking commander who stood head and shoulders above her male peers in ability. It's also indicated that she probably would've been better-suited for an Army rather than Navy command, and that her [[GeneralFailure many failures]] in chronologically later books are the result not of sleeping her way into a position beyond her qualifications, but of a brain injury she suffered when her shuttle was shot down in battle.


* ''Fanfic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'': People assume that Suzaku slept with Emperor Lelouch or Princess Euphemia in order to get into the Royal Guards and later become a Knight of Round. He didnít, but they refuse to believe that. [[spoiler: Even when history acknowledges Suzaku's skill, they think that he slept with Lelouch for his position.]]

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* ''Fanfic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'': People assume that Suzaku slept with Emperor Lelouch or Princess Euphemia in order to get into the Royal Guards and later become a Knight of Round. He didnít, but they refuse to believe that. [[spoiler: Even when history acknowledges Suzaku's skill, they they still think that he slept with Lelouch for his position.]]





* ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'': People assume that Suzaku slept with Emperor Lelouch or Princess Euphemia in order to get into the Royal Guards and later become a Knight of Round. He didnít, but they refuse to believe that. [[spoiler: Even when history acknowledges Suzaku's skill, they think that he slept with Lelouch for his position.]]

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* ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'': ''Fanfic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'': People assume that Suzaku slept with Emperor Lelouch or Princess Euphemia in order to get into the Royal Guards and later become a Knight of Round. He didnít, but they refuse to believe that. [[spoiler: Even when history acknowledges Suzaku's skill, they think that he slept with Lelouch for his position.]]






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* Kurenai in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3665921/1/Black-Flames-Dance-In-The-Wind-Rise-of-Naruto Black Flames Dance in the Wind: Rise of Naruto]]'' is eventually revealed to have used sex to help advance her career, always dropping her current beau once she gets what she wants. Her current boyfriend Asuma knows she's done so but laughs at the idea of her using him in such a way because he's just barely shy of being PersonaNonGrata in Konoha.


* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': In the cut-throat MirrorUniverse, the KlingonPromotion is true for ''all'' species, not just Klingons. However, Starfleet commanders have on-board [[TheMistress concubines]], who can double as full-duty crew members themselves. In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "In a Mirror, Darkly", Hoshi Sato starts out as Captain Forrest's mistress, then jumps back into bed with Commander Archer (whom she previously used in the same manner), then later [[spoiler:seduces Corporal Mayweather to help her in her murder of Archer to take over the ship.]]

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': In the cut-throat MirrorUniverse, the KlingonPromotion is true for ''all'' species, not just Klingons. However, Starfleet commanders have on-board [[TheMistress concubines]], who can double as full-duty crew members themselves. In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "In a Mirror, Darkly", Hoshi Sato starts out as Captain Forrest's mistress, then jumps back into bed with Commander Archer (whom she previously used in the same manner), then later [[spoiler:seduces Corporal Sergeant Mayweather to help her in her murder of Archer to take over the ship.]]

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': In the cut-throat MirrorUniverse, the KlingonPromotion is true for ''all'' species, not just Klingons. However, Starfleet commanders have on-board [[TheMistress concubines]], who can double as full-duty crew members themselves. In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "In a Mirror, Darkly", Hoshi Sato starts out as Captain Forrest's mistress, then jumps back into bed with Commander Archer (whom she previously used in the same manner), then later [[spoiler:seduces Corporal Mayweather to help her in her murder of Archer to take over the ship.]]


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* ''Film/StarTrek2009'': Subverted. Uhura is one of the best communications officers in Starfleet and requests a post on the ''Enterprise''. Her own boyfriend denies her request because he's afraid of showing favoritism. Uhura points out that he's doing the opposite instead of giving her a fair shot, and he sheepishly allows the request.

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* The title character of ''Theatre/{{Evita}}'', as evidenced by the song ''Goodbye and Thank You'', becomes the lover of increasingly more powerful people, until she finally settles by Juan Peron.

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* ''Film/GhostsOfMars'': In the LadyLand society on Mars, it's apparently pretty common for women to seduce their own female superiors for the purposes of career advancement.


* Surprisingly averted in another [[ThePreCodeEra pre-code movie]], ''Film/BlondieJohnson''. Blondie becomes a gangster, and decidedly rejects ''all'' sexual advances, preferring to use her wits to get to the top. So much so that her friends actually ask her why she won't give the guy she likes a tumble.

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* Surprisingly averted in another [[ThePreCodeEra [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra pre-code movie]], ''Film/BlondieJohnson''. Blondie becomes a gangster, and decidedly rejects ''all'' sexual advances, preferring to use her wits to get to the top. So much so that her friends actually ask her why she won't give the guy she likes a tumble.


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-->-- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-BuISTjumQ "2 Little Girls from Little Rock"]], Rock,"]] ''Film/GentlemenPreferBlondes''

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