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Male spear counterpart of Femme Fatale.

This trope has been Nuked
Proposed By:
AmorousKnights on Sep 16th 2014 at 8:44:39 PM
Last Edited By:
AmorousKnights on Sep 17th 2014 at 9:27:51 AM
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Page Type: Trope

Do We Have This One The Homme Fatale is the just-as-sexy, just-as-seductive brother trope to Femme Fatale. The Homme Fatale comes in many shapes and sizes, but most can be described as a Hunk rather than a Pretty Boy. While Femme Fatales favor their Catsuits, Homme Fatales will have one or two Walking Shirtless Scenes, often while/before meeting the heroine, they will also often be a Pornomancer or a Casanova, though as opposed to Femme Fatales, the heroine will take a much longer and harder time being seduced, and what often turns the heroine back to face is a male love interest or close friend voicing their disappointment in the heroine.

Expect the Homme Fatale to either have a Perma-Shave or Perma-Stubble, along with a nice voice. If hired by female antagonist expect them to flirt with or even attempt to seduce the female antagonist. They are also prone to boasting about their attractiveness.

Feedback: 8 replies

Sep 16th 2014 at 9:02:08 PM

Rather than "male distaff counterpart" your laconic should say "spear counterpart"

Sep 16th 2014 at 9:55:58 PM

do you even have examples?

Sep 16th 2014 at 11:17:48 PM

well, "male spear counterpart" is better than "male distaff counterpart" i guess, but its still a bit redundant. Just "spear counterpart" shouold do.

How would this differ from tropes like The Cassanova or The Pornomancer? You mention those tropes but do not really clarify what yours is compared to them.

Could this be Lady Killer In Love?

Sep 16th 2014 at 11:58:20 PM

^ Like Femme Fatale, these guys don't woo and seduce girls because they like them - they always have an ulterior motive.

Sep 17th 2014 at 1:02:46 AM

Motion to Discard. Long story short: this will at best have one magnanimous troper reply with something that could be or not be an example for the less-than-a-good-little-theory write up. That reply will get ignored and as a whole this draft will drift down the drain of older posts.

Sep 17th 2014 at 1:20:12 AM

I could do the same thing as the Original Poster (who hasn't said anything in response to the comments yet) and write up a description for the Spear Counterpart of something inherently female, but I know that's not how this works. I'm ready to discard this when everyone else is.

BTW, based on the Do We Have This One the OP probably wants Trope Finder.

Sep 17th 2014 at 3:26:47 AM

^ I don't think we do, btw.

Sep 17th 2014 at 9:27:51 AM

this isn't going to be a thing mainly because western culture believes that All Men Are Perverts: men are easy to seduce but a woman who is seductive must have ulterior motivations. You aren't going to see many examples of men seducing women with their good looks to get what they want.

The only time I can imagine this actually being a thing would probably be in gay fiction. Actually: I can kind of think of an example. Tip Willkin from Skin Horse, who uses his charm to seduce both men and women who oppose the main team.

I still doubt this is worth is own trope: the occasional rare example can just be listed as a Gender Inverted Femme Fatale