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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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.1,522180Is this a great femme fatale character?
Lust - 'Fullmetal Alchemist'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.1,471204Is this a great femme fatale character?
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Once a gambler, now a bounty hunter, Faye Valentine traverses the universe with the rest of the Bebop crew - and looks good doing it.1,171187Is this a great femme fatale character?
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Boa Hancock is a member of the Shichibukai and captain of the Kuja Pirates. Her beauty disguises her cruelty - she's even shown kicking a kitten at one point.936178Is this a great femme fatale character?