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The 20 Greatest Femme Fatale Anime Characters of All Time  

Anna Lindwasser
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Femme fatales aren't exclusive to old Noir films - although they do appear in the anime Noir. These characters are wildly attractive women who use their sex appeal to manipulate their enemies.

Some femme fatale anime characters, like the legendary Fujiko Mine of Lupin III, are simply looking to steal from their targets, but others like Rize Kamishiro of Tokyo Ghoul, have more sinister and violent goals. They're sexy and therefore fun to look at, but the best thing about these characters is how complicated they often are. Many of them have complex reasons for turning toward less than savory acts, and their backstories are just as compelling as their looks, if not more so.

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Esdeath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 20 Greatest Femme Fatale Anime Characters of All Time
Photo:  White Fox

As the leader of the Jaegers, Esdeath goes hard on her enemies, often viciously torturing them - all while dressed like she's in an S&M club. 

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Lust - 'Fullmetal Alchemist'
Lust is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 20 Greatest Femme Fatale Anime Characters of All Time
Photo:  Studio Bones

This homunculus inspires lust in just about everyone she encounters, and she uses those feelings to her advantage, luring men in and then violently disposing of them. 

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Faye Valentine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 20 Greatest Femme Fatale Anime Characters of All Time
Photo:  Sunrise

Once a gambler, now a bounty hunter, Faye Valentine traverses the universe with the rest of the Bebop crew - and looks good doing it. 

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Kurumi Tokisaki - 'Date A Live'
Kurumi Tokisaki - 'Date A Liv... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 20 Greatest Femme Fatale Anime Characters of All Time
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Kurumi has personally destroyed at least 10,000 people, so she's definitely got the "fatale" part covered. With her adorably sexy appearance and her increasing levels of emotional depth, she ends up fitting the whole femme fatale package. 

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