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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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.Is this a great femme fatale character?
Kurumi Tokisaki - 'Date A Live'Photo: AIC Plus+
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.Is this a great femme fatale character?
C.C. - 'Code Geass'Photo: Sunrise
C.C. might be an immortal witch who is using Lelouch for her own purposes and did some seriously heinous things to another Geass user Mao - but she looks cute as hell doing it.Is this a great femme fatale character?
Rize Kamishiro - 'Tokyo Ghoul'Photo: Studio Pierrot
Like all ghouls, Rize Kamishiro eats human flesh. To hunt down her prey, she lures them in with her attractiveness, then reveals herself as the femme fatale she truly is.Is this a great femme fatale character?