This page lists all of the keywords (tags) for easy access. Please reference it before adding new categories to a page to minimize unnecessary duplicates.
Complete Monster: Cause and Effect KeywordsEdit
These two keywords apply only to female villains lacking in noble or redeeming qualities, otherwise known as a "complete monster". However, not everyone gets to choose to be a "complete monster".
Freud Buster: When a villainess is heinous*, does not redeem herself, and the plot does not give her a Freudian Excuse, she qualifies as a "Freud Buster".
This character was not abused or molested as a child. She did not witness her favorite petting getting killed right before her eyes. Her country/people were not attacked or invaded. She didn't grow up on the harsh streets, begging for food. Nothing in her back story is poised to evoke sympathy. Whether a rotten individual, a sadistic killer, a sociopathic hedonist... she simply likes being bad, and is comfortable with the choice she's made. Worst of all, she has left Sigmund Freud completely stumped! These characters are especially encouraged for the wiki.
*What qualifies as "heinous" is slightly open to interpretation, but at minimum the villainess should:
- Commit murder, attempt to commit murder or engage in brutally violent torture. Any other qualities (lying, stealing, bullying) are not monstrous enough on their own to be properly deemed "heinous".
- Show some level of personal enjoyment in being bad. In other words, she's not doing it just because it's her job. Characters with penchants for Sadism or Chaotic Evil are a good fit.
|IMPORTANT: Characters that apply to any of the tags listed inside of this special table are to be added as blog posts only.|
Not So Bad After All: (aka "Wasn't so Bad Until...") This category encompasses characters who belong to one or several of these three subcategories:
A villainess must be given a Freudian Excuse tag if it is revealed that:
1. She was abused (especially sexually) or neglected as a child.
2. Someone very close to the individual was killed.
3. Her actions are due to forces beyond her control (mind control, unwillingly bitten by a werewolf or vampire*).
4. She has a narrow-sighted perspective of a "noble" (and often, jingoistic) cause. (Example: She's a soldier serving a mad dictator who is bent on world domination, but is doing it because she loves her homeland so much).
However, she does not need FE status if her motive had to do with elitism or entitlement. Such examples including not able to win the lover she desired, being rejected from a school, etc. These actions are a bit more on the petty side and are enough to keep her on normal pages, though they do most definitely still exclude her from Freud Buster status.
*Note 1: If a character is already a werewolf/vampire at the start of the story and there is no effort made to portray them as sympathetic characters, then they do not need this tag.
Note 2: that this tag should also not be confused with Opportunistic Corruption,where the character turns evil not via tragedy, but rather whim.
Female villains relevant to any of the three above subcategories are allowed, but very discouraged on this wiki, and may only exist as blog posts.
Nasty, but Small-Time: Many times a villainess does not have a Freudian Excuse, but still does not perform the heinous deeds to put her anywhere near Freud Buster status. Hers is closer to the bad behavior that is more exemplified by the average person. Staying in her comfort zone, she is cruel, but does not commit serious crimes. High school bullies are a prime example of this category.
Non-lethal gold-diggers would be another.
Crimes and Tactics KeywordsEdit
This section is for all the illegal, immoral or amoral actions carried out by the villainess, except for Murder, which has it's own section below.
Backstab Backfire: The heroes and villainess have fought, and now she is begging to be spared, or perhaps, even "saved" if she, say, toppled over of a ledge, clinging for her life. The heroes know she doesn't deserve mercy, but decide to show it to her anyway. Naturally, the female villain takes advantage of their foolish goodheartedness and attempts to kill them yet again, but it backfires, leaving her defeated, and very often, dead.
Betrayer: Different from Traitoress, a betrayer does not betray the heroes (or those allied with the heroes) but instead betrays other individuals within her own villain party, whether she is above or below them in the hierarchy. In other words, she is on the "giving" end of the Betrayed tag.
- Betrayed: When a female villain is betrayed by another villain that she is working under (or over). More often than not, it's by a male villain, who is much less cool than she. In other words, she is on the "receiving" end of the Betrayer tag.
Blackmailer: The villainess uses something against a victim in order to extort money etc from that individual / she is part of a conspiracy with others involving this crime.
Conspirator: Villainesses who make secret plans to do something illegal or harmful.
Double Agent: Villainesses who pretend to be aiding the good guys, when secretly working for the enemy instead. Because of this, they rarely have a long history with the heroes, and rather, are fresh faces to them. They differ from the Traitoress who starts out on the side of the good guys and usually doesn't try much to hide her betrayal from them.
Femme Fatale: An attractive or seductive female villain who uses her charms to lure the hero into a trap, or get him to cooperate with her. Unlike with The Vamp, there is usually something more genuine with a femme fatale, in that she may develop real feelings for her seductee.
- The Vamp: A more nefarious version of the Femme Fatale. The Vamp uses the promise (or following through) of sex to get the protagonist to do her bidding, with no emotional backfire. She never (and would never) falls in love with him/her, and rather, is a complete user. Not to be confused with a Vampire.
- Failed Seduction: Cocky Vamps who attempt to seduce the hero or heroine, but they ain't buying it.
Humiliator: Villainesses who like to remove the dignity and self respect of their victims. This could range anywhere from forced stripping to degrading acts of submission.
Forced Kissing: When the villainess kisses someone against their will (the person in question is usually tied up, in a compromising position, or just plain overpowered by her).
Forced Sex: When the villainess has forced sexual intercourse with the protagonist (or someone the good guys are trying to rescue).
- Assisted Rape: Sometimes a female villain does not rape a victim herself, but will knowingly set a plan into motion that enables other villains in the story to do so. Also applies if she helps restrain the victim during the rape.
Kidnapper: Female villains who abduct victims (of any age).
Molester: A villainess who subjects her victim to unwanted sexual contact. This might include Forced Kissing or lead to Forced Sex or Assisted Rape
Possessor: Female villains who are able to hijack the bodies of protagonists or other characters in the story.
Robber: Villainesses who carry out heists, stick-ups, and all other manners of public robberies. Unlike a Thief who tries to be stealthy and avoid violence, these villainesses don't mind being seen and will resort to violence if need be.
Spy: Evil women who seek out secret or confidential information without people knowing.
Terrorist: An evil woman who uses or threatens the use of violence, in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim.
Thief: Villainesses that steal things. Different from a Robber as they use stealth and try to avoid using violent methods to carry out their crimes.
Torturer : Female villains who torture their victims.
- Mutilator: This female villain takes torture one step further by inflicting extreme and irreversible physical damage to her victim's body.
Traitoress : Different from Betrayer, the villainess turns her back on her own people or friends to help the enemy. Also different from the Double Agent, who was working for the enemy all along and typically doesn't have a long history with the good guys.
Tyrant: Female villains who are cruel and oppressive rulers.
Would Hurt a Child:Female villains who intentionally attempt to cause permanent or fatal harm to a child, regardless of whether or not they actually succeed.
These tags inform how the villainess was done-in (if applicable), regardless of whether or not she is resurrected at a later date. Any new keywords for this section should be created like this: Demise: <type>.
Demise: Accidental: The villainess ends killing herself accidentally. This is different from suicide because her intentions weren't to take her own life. This category also applies if she is killed accidentally by someone else
Demise: Bisected: Villainesses whose bodies are cut or ripped in half.
Demise: Body Crushed: The villainess is killed either by something heavy falling onto her, or by some kind of compacting machinery.
Demise: Bodily Trauma: The villainess is beaten to death.
Demise: Boiled Alive: The villainess is killed when immersed in liquid which is at an extremely hot temperature.
Demise: Broken Neck: The villainess has her neck broken and dies. Usually suffered in a fight.
Demise: Buried Alive: The villainess is killed by being buried alive.
Demise: Burned alive: The villainess perishes in a fiery conflagration.
Demise: Crash: The villainess is in a vehicle that crashes, and is killed by the impact.
Demise: Cut in Two: Villainesses who are sliced in half by a blade, glass or other lethally sharp object.
Demise: Decapitated: The villainess is killed when her head and her shoulders part ways.
Demise: Disintegrated: The villainess is destroyed by some type of concentrated energy which causes her body to be broken up into tiny particles.
Demise: Dragged to Hell: This villainess usually deals with the powers of the unholy throughout the work, and comes to pay the price when said demonic forces drag her to the underworld.
Demise: Drowned: Self-explanatory; usually in water.
Demise: Eaten alive: The villainess is eaten by a cannibalistic plant or animal (large or small).
Demise: Electrocution: The villainess is killed by some sort of electric shock or current.
Demise: Energy Blast: A blast or beam of pure energy is projected at the female villain and kills her. Occurs most often in Japanese video games, anime and manga.
Demise: Evisceration: A villainess is killed when her entrails are destroyed or pulled out.
Demise: External Explosion: The villainess dies in a large, fiery explosion, such as from a bomb or blown up fuel tank.
Demise: Fatal Brain Damage: A female villain is killed when something sharp pierces through her skull or eyeballs and damages her brain. Can, and many times should, be paired with other "Demise" tags.
Demise: Gassed: The villainess dies by inhaling a dangerous amount of gas.
Demise: Hand-Thrown Projectile: A villainess is killed when a dagger, hand axe, or some other type of sharp weapon is thrown at her from a distance.
Demise: High Fall: The villainess falls to her death from a great height.
Demise: Hung: The villainess dies via hanging.
Demise: Internal Explosion: Something causes the female villain's head or body to burst from the inside.
Demise: Mauled to Death: When a villainess meets her end through deadly cuts and lacerations, most often from the attack of some kind of creature or animal.
Demise: Petrification: Villainesses who are turned to stone or suffer some other type of pertrification which they never recover from. Oftentimes, they are shattered soon after.
Demise: Poison: The villainess is killed by some kind of poisonous substance.
Demise: Quicksand: The villainess sinks to her doom in quicksand.
Demise: Raped to Death: The villainess is raped, usually by some sort of large animal or creature, and perishes from it.
Demise: Severed Jugular: The female villain has her throat slit or otherwise received fatal damage to their jugular veins.
Demise: Shot: Pretty self-explanatory. The villainess fatally eats a bullet (or several).
Demise: Skewered: Villainesses who are impaled by an object, usually through the chest or abdomen.
- Demise: All the Way Through: The villainess is killed by a type of impalement which extends from bottom to mouth, or vice versa. Can also occur with tentacles or serpents.
Demise: Skull Trauma: The villainess is killed either by having her head bashed against a hard surface, or struck by blunt melee weapon.
Demise: Spontaneous Combustion: A villainess is killed by internal combustion.
Demise: Stabbed: The villainess is penetrated by knife, sword, spear or some pointy weapon at close range, usually by a protagonist, but sometimes by an accidentally falling on the weapon.
Demise: Strangled: Villainess is choked to death with the hands.
Demise: Struck by Vehicle: When a villainess is killed by getting hit or run over by a car, truck or some other mode of transportation.
Demise: Telekinesis: A villainess is killed by a hero or other villain's use of telekinetic powers.
Demise: The Works: This is a case where the villainess doesn't succumb to any one specific method of death, but is instead subjected to multiple extreme tortures over a period of time before finally expiring.
Demise: Video Game Variance: Exclusive to video games, more commonly, 2D ones, where a character is killed in battle. Many times when a Video Game Villainess is killed, she will simply disappear, or disintegrate into pixels/nothingness. In the context of the story, there's probably supposed to be a corpse there, but the sprite artists and 3D modellers decided not to devote time and resources to creating it. In addition, these characters are often taken out with a variety of weapons and spells, leaving just how they died ambiguous and uncanonical. If, however, she is killed outside of battle, the other appropriate "Demise" tags should be used instead.
Corpse: After death, a shot of the female villain's corpse is visually displayed, regardless of whether or not she was killed off screen.
Graphic Demise: aka. A "gory demise". Where gore or more than just a small amount of blood is visually depicted in the death.
Offscreen Death: The villainess is killed, but her transition from life to death is not visually depicted, regardless of whether or not a shot of her corpse is, at any point later on. Most High Fall deaths will apply here, as the impact of the person hitting the ground is almost never shown. aka. "Off-panel Death" (for comics)
Overkilled: When a female villain dies by receiving more than one fatal circumstance in quick succession. Usually done for comedic effect, an example would be getting shot in the head, and then falling out of a helicopter and into the jaws of a hungry shark. The appropriate "Demise:" tags should still be used alongside this one.
Suicide: Female villains who take their own life, often when they learn there's no way out of their situation now.
These tags inform the status of the villainess at the last point in the series continuity. Any new keywords for this section should be created like this: Fate: <type>.
Fate: Arrested: The long arm of the law assures us that justice will be served.
Fate: Deceased: When a villainess has been killed and was not later resurrected. In other words, permanently dead. Note: a respective "Demise" tag should also be added whenever this tag is present on a character page to inform how she became deceased.
Fate: Ending-Dependent: Villainesses whose fate is different depending on which ending out of multiple in the same story is achieved. Likely to occur mostly in video games, but also choose-your-own-adventure novels and movies with alternate endings. Can be used in conjunction with other "Fate" tags.
Fate: Guilty: The villainess either pleads guilty or is found guilty for her crimes and is punished accordingly, possible punishments include jail time or community service.
Fate: Held Captive: The villainess ends her story as someone else's captive. This is not to be mistaken as a jail sentence.
Fate: Humiliated: Sometimes the work feels that fitting justice for a villainess is simply to end her story with a humiliation. Note: This tag should only be used if the villainess remains alive and free. If she is arrested or killed, those tags should be used instead of this one.
Fate: Inconclusive: Sometimes a fictional work concludes without showing the audience the fate of the villainess. What separates this category from a Karma Houdini is that with an Inconclusive fate, it is hinted at by other characters in the story that she will be staring down some kind of punishment.
Fate: Karma Houdini: Unlike Inconclusive or Presumed Deceased where there's some implication that she got (or will get) her comeuppance, a karma houdini is when the villainess outright disappears from the story. Sure, she may have faced a setback or too earlier in the plot, but the credits are now rolling and for all we know, she could be sitting on a tropical beach somewhere, living the high life, until the day she dies of old age!
- Happy Ending: Every now and again, a Karma Houdini will not only manage to escape the hand of Justice, but will win, and win BIG. The hero of the story has failed, and the villainess gets what she wants, in addition to remaining free to commit further crimes. Naturally, this category applies only to female villains with the Fate: Karma Houdini.
Fate: Presumed Deceased: We see danger is heading this villainess' way, and then... we never hear from her again. It's more than likely that she has been killed, but it is not verified.
Fate: Sealed: Powerful female villains who are unable to be killed in their final appearance, and instead are sealed away.
Fate: Submission: The villainess submits to the hero, usually agreeing to stop their evil in return for mercy.
It takes both gods and clods to complete a villainous scheme.
Boss: The woman in charge. All henchwomen, henchmen and minions answer to her.
Henchwoman: Unlike the minion who prefers to work behind the scenes, she's the weapon-toting hired help who's usually putting her neck on the line.
Minion: An underling of the main villain(s) of the movie. She usually doesn't see as much action as a Henchwoman, however.
Zako: Groups of carbon-copy female minions and henchwomen. In almost all instances, they dress in the same style of uniform and do not have individual names or back stories in the plot. They are most common in video games, anime and manga. Note: Because not all of them share the same fate in their respective stories, the "Fate" tag should be omitted for characters attributed to this tag. Conversely "Demise" tags should still be used if any happen to be killed.
The type of fiction the villainess can be found in. Naturally, characters can have more than one attached to their page, if applicable.
Anime Villainess: Characters who appear in anime tv shows, movies and original video animations.
Book Villainess: Villainesses from text stories which are accompanied by little to no pictures or illustration. Includes published (no internet, fan fiction, etc.) novels, short stories, pulp magazines and so on. Because the source is text, no pictures should be uploaded to these pages, aside from maybe the book cover.
Card or Board Game Villainess: Female villains from board games or card games. Because characters from this type of media often don't have many images, or even extensive storyline information, it is recommended that they all be combined into one page per series/game.
Comic Book Villainess: Female villains from comics that were created in North America, Western Europe (excluding Italy), Australia or New Zealand. Note: Do not add any characters from comics created in Japan or Italy to this tag. These two countries each have very large comic industries, and thus, they have their own tags, Manga Villainess and Fumetti Villainess, respectively. Also, for CG comics, use Computer-Generated Villainess instead.
Computer-Generated Villainess: Any villainess that is CGI or polygon-based. Can be used in conjunction with the "Video Game Villainess" category if applicable.
Fumetti Villainess: Evil females who appear in comics that were created in Italy.
Live Action Villainess: She appears in a live action movie or tv show.
Manga Villainess: Characters who appear in Japanese manga or doujisnhi.
Video Game Villainess: Female villains who appear in video games.
Web Media Villainess: Female villains from web comics, digital CG stories, shockwave flash cartoons, youtube series, RPGMaker video games; Pretty much all projects that are created to be shared/sold on the internet, rather than for physical retail release. Can and should be used in conjunction with the other "Media" tags (Live Action, Manga, Comic Book, etc.)
Western Animation Villainess: Female villains from animated films or cartoon television shows that were created in North America, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand.
These tags state what pushes the female villains to commit their crimes.
Chaotic Evil: Female villains of this type are not strictly following the orders of or being paid by some leader or institution, as with Lawful Evil. Likewise, unlike Neutral Evil villainesses who commit atrocities to enhance the quality of their lives, for Chaotic Evil, the atrocities themselves are the enhancement. They act from personal free will, with no particular rhyme or reason other than that it feels good.
Greedy: Female villains who are particularly motivated by money.
Hegemony: Villainesses who wish to make the entire world their plaything.
Lawful Evil: Type 1: Loyal female villains who serve another villain or villainous organization. Ethics do not factor into their decision to do so. As far as they are concerned, they are devoted to the individual(s) above them, and that is all that matters. That said, this by no means implies that they are incapable of enjoying their job, as a bonus.
Type 2: Villainesses at the top who have ideals and actions align with creating a controlled order. Because of this, many are likely to have a Freudian Excuse that is motivating them to do this.
Neutral Evil: Female villains of this type are out only for themselves. They do not share the code of respect that Lawful Evil does, but usually do not cause the random and senseless violence that Chaotic Evil does either.
Psychotic: A villainess who is totally insane.
The Bet: Villainesses who commit evil actions and ruin lives purely to make sure they win a cruel bet they've taken part in.
Many female villains are no strangers to killing. Keywords for the method she employs to kill should be created like this: Murder: <method>.
Attempted Murder: Not all of a villainess's attempts to kill are successful. This becomes more and more common the closer the source material gets to a kid-friendly audience. Naturally, this doesn't apply if the villainess is only trying to kill out of self defence. Note: This tag should only be used if the villainess never successfully murders anyone.
Murderer: This tag is for all female villains who successfully kill. In these cases, it is still permissible (and recommended) to use the Murder: <method> categories below.
- Animal Murderer: Villainesses who kill innocent animals not for self defense or for food, but for dark and/or selfish reasons.
- Child Murderer: When a child is among the female villain's murder victims.
- Family Murderer: When a member of her own family is among the villainess's murder victims.
- Mass Murderer: When a villainess kills many victims, both at the same time and at the same place.
- Murder: Animals: The villainess uses animals - mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects - to kill her victims.
- Murder: Black Magic: Female villains who use dark/evil magic to kill, such as zombification.
- Murder: Blood Sacrifice: Often done by cult leaders or fanatics, this villainess ritualistically kills her victim in order to summon (or appease) a force of darkness.
- Murder: Bludgeoning: The villainess kills by reapeatingly beating her victim with an object.
- Murder: Body Crushed: The female villain crushes her victim, either by use of a machine or a large fallen object.
- Murder: Broken Neck: The villainess kills her victim by breaking their neck.
- Murder: Burning Alive: The villainess sets her living victim on fire and lets them burn to death.
- Murder: Burying Alive: The villainess kills her victim by burying them alive.
- Murder: Chemicals: Villainesses who kill with chemicals, whether it be experimentally, or with exact knowledge of what results will occur.
- Murder: Crushed Head: The villainess kills by physically destroying her victim's skull.
- Murder: Deadly Machine: The villainess kills her victim by using a large machine, such as a woodchipper, grinder, or saw mill conveyor belt.
- Murder: Decapitation: Axes, guillotines and blades of all kinds.
- Murder: Disemboweling: Villainesses who kill by causing the internal organs of their victims to be removed.
- Murder: Drowning: The villainess kills by holding her victim underwater, or otherwise sending them into a body of water with the knowledge that they will be unable to swim or keep themselves afloat.
- Murder: Electrocution: The villainess electrocutes her victim to death.
- Murder: Evisceration: A villainess who kills by destroying or pulling out entrails.
- Murder: Explosives: Female villains who kill using bombs, dynamite, or any other explosives.
- Murder: Fatal Rape: A female villain rapes her victim and it results in death. Typically, this happens under one of two conditions: a) the villainess acquires male genitalia (ie. becomes a futanari) or b) she uses some kind of inorganic, yet lethal, phallic object.
- Murder: Gun: The preferred method of killing for action movie villainesses.
- Murder: Hand-Thrown Projectile: The villainess kills with daggers, hand axes, or other types of sharp weapons thrown from a distance.
- Murder: Hanging: A villainess who kills her victim by hanging them.
- Murder: High Fall: This villainess drops her victim from a great height, resulting in their death.
- Murder: Impalement: The villainess kills her victim by skewering though them with a weapon, or if she's powerful enough, using even her own hand.
- Murder: Indirect: This applies when a villainess uses no weapons, bombs, or direct physical contact to kill her victim, but gives orders or sets things into motion so that other characters/forces of nature do it for her.
- Murder: Legs : A villainess who kills using her legs. This might be by squeezing her victim to death between them, by breaking necks with them or by simply kicking someone to death with them. Kills caused by the victim being crushed or stomped to death also fit in this category.
- Murder: Poison: A villainess who kills with venom or other poisonous substance.
- Murder: Saboteur: Villainesses who kill by sabotaging something, such as a vehicle or weapon.
- Murder: Severed Jugular: Villainesses who slit throats or otherwise kill their victims by destroying their jugulars.
- Murder: Stabbing: The villainess kills her victim by stabbing them with a knife or sword. Use the Murder:Impalement tag instead, if the victim is completely skewered by the blade.
- Murder: Staged Suicide: The villainess murders someone and stages their death as a suicide. This should be used with the other relevant Murder categories.
- Murder: Strangulation: The villainess kills her victims by strangling them with her hands or some sort of thin material.
- Murder: Suffocation: The villainess kills by suffocating her victim with an object, such as a pillow.
- Murder: Telekinesis: A villainess is able to control matter with her mind and uses this ability to kill, whether it be mentally hurling or manipulating dangerous objects against the victim, or using her telekinetic powers to rend the victim's body asunder.
- Murder: Vehicle: The villainess uses a means of transport to kill with eg a car, a boat. This includes something such as damaging a vehicle so it crashes.
- Murder: The Works: This is a case where the villainess doesn't use any one specific method to kill her victim, but instead subjects them to many extreme tortures over a period of time before they finally expire.
Serial Killer: A female villain who has murdered three or more people separately over a period of time while evading or outwitting the authorities.
- Slasher: A type of serial killer who is found in horror films, usually killing their victims with physically brutal methods. Though they exist, female slashers have been typically few and far between.
Many villainesses use their job achieve their seedy goals (or those of their bosses).
Assassin : Female contract killers.
Beauty Pageant: Female villain is a participant in a Beauty Pageant, Contest, or has a Beauty Queen title.
Biker: Evil biker babes
Cheerleader: Evil cheerleaders who are often cruel bullies found in high school environments.
Cult Leader: Leaders of religious cults, often dark or Satanic.
Crooked Cop: Members of the police force who abuse their power for their own personal gain, or are really in cahoots with the criminals.
Drug Queen: These baddies roll in dough brought in by their illegal drug operations. They usually don't use the drugs themselves.
Exotic Dancer: Female villains who work as strippers.
FBI Agent: Evil female FBI Agents.
Gang Member: Female villains, many times Chaotic Evil, who are part of city (or other small and confined territory) gang.
Gangster: Females who are members of criminal gangs.
Gun Moll: A gangster's moll or female gangster who is typically, but not exclusively, a woman associating with old school American gangsters of the 1920s and 1930s.
Hacker: Female computer hackers.
Hunter: Evil women who enjoy stalking and killing living prey. Animals are the most common targets for a hunter, but some may find humans to be even more thrilling to hunt.
Kunoichi: Villainesses who are female ninjas.
Lawyer: Evil female lawyers.
Mafia: Female villains who are part of "The Mob".
Magician or Magician's Assistant: Female villain works as a Magician or a Magicians Assistant.
Maid: Female villain wears a maid outfit.
Military Officer: A villainess who is part of some type of army and has a commanding, authoritative position.
Model: Female villains who work as models. Evil never looked so good.
Nazi: Female villains who believe in the superiority of her own "Master Race" over the "lesser" races.
Necromancer: Villainesses who have the power to control and command the undead.
Nun: Holy sisters of the Lord, who behave as anything but!
Nurse: A doctor's assistant (usually) who uses her innocent Florence Nightingale occupation for evil purposes instead of to relieve suffering.
Pirate: Female villains who are traditional sea based pirates that commit robbery and other criminal acts.
Poacher: A female villain who illegally hunts, kills or captures wild animals.
Prison Matron: Corrupt female wardens, head guards, or owners of prisons.
Programmer: Villainesses who are skilled computer programmers.
Prostitute: Female villains who double as ladies of the night. Note: the prostitution in and of itself does not qualify her to be a villainess.
Schoolgirl: Villainesses who are in school.
Scientist: While not always "mad", she uses her scientific gift for evil purposes.
Showgirl: Female villainess works or dresses in showgirl outfit.
Sleazy News Reporter: These newswomen will do anything it takes, even if it means sinking to any low to get that big scoop, and tragedy equals big, big ratings!
Teacher: Evil female teachers.
Witch: Wicked women who are witches.
Personality, Demeanor and Orientation KeywordsEdit
A female villain's behavior, wants and state of mind.
Bisexual: Female villains who are attracted to, or have willing sexual encounters with members of both sexes.
Bully: A villainess who likes to pick on others either physically or with verbal intimidation. She will use an advantage (weapons, physical strength, authority etc) she has over them to push them around, and often targets people she considers weaker than herself.
Callous: The villainess is cold blooded, hard hearted, pitiless and utterly unsympathetic with regard to bad things which happen to others.The suffering of others is a matter of complete indifference to the villainess; where she gets positive pleasure over it she will also be a categorized as a sadist.
Coward: This includes female villains who will run away at the first sign of danger to themselves or quickly surrender rather than put themselves in the way of harm or potential harm. It also includes the villainess who is aggressive and arrogant when she has the odds on her side, has a seemingly helpless victim to deal with etc, but who becomes afraid and panics when her odds vanish and she is faced with a substantial opponent.
- Begs Hero for Mercy: The villainess pleads for the hero (or other individuals on the side of good) to spare her, usually due to her having now lost the upper hand, rather than a genuine change of heart.
- Begs Villain for Mercy: The villainess pleads for the villain that she's working with to spare her from his/her wrath, usually after failing an objective given to her.
Delusional: A villainess with a strong, unwavering conviction that something is correct, when all other characters in the story know it to be untrue. This state of mind is tied almost exclusively to female villains with a Freudian Excuse.
Devious: Evil women who use underhanded tactics and trickery to achieve their wicked goals.
Dissonant Serenity: Female villains who are calm, cool and collected. Never quick to anger, and often displaying a smile that states they have "the upper hand".
Excessively Violent: Female villains, usually henchwomen, who feel that diplomacy fails, and would rather let their fists, feet and bullets do the talking.
Failure Intolerant: A villainess that:
- Threatens her subordinates with punishment if they fail her
- Punishes her subordinates for failing her
She has to do one or both of these in the work she appears in. Before carrying out a punishment for failure she may also end up being Begged by Villain for Mercy.
Gold Digger: Evil women who enter relationships with the purpose of getting rich, often committing evil acts so they can obtain the money.
Jealous: Evil women who show feelings of envy and resentment towards others. Their jealousy may be the motive for their crimes.
Lesbian: These ladies prefer their own gender for sex rather than gents.
Masochist: A villainess that takes pleasure in having pain or humiliation inflicted on herself.
Misandrist : Villainesses that hate men.
Pervert: Perverted villainesses subject their victims to disturbing or humiliating sexual practices, such as being forced to strip. Forced sex may or may not follow.
Racist: Villainesses who show racist actions or beliefs.
Sadist: Female villains who take pleasure in the pain and suffering of others. The sadist can derive pleasure from personally inflicting pain on her victim, or by simply enjoying watching something other than herself cause suffering. The villainess has to show obvious signs of enjoying the pain of others, it could be an evil smile or a laugh as she watches someone suffer. Or in more extreme cases it could be shown in a sexual way, which would make her a Sexual Sadist.
- Sexual Sadist: Evil women who take sexual pleasure in the pain and suffering of others. The villainess has to show obvious signs of being sexually aroused by the misery of others, examples being having an orgasm, masturbating or talking about how turned on she is by the suffering. A Sexual Sadist is also a Sadist by default.
Sociopath: Unlike Sadists who get significant enjoyment out of murder, these female villains are comfortably fine with it.
Spoiled: This villainess has always gotten what she wants by the time the story begins, and she believes (perhaps unwittingly) that she will continue to do so.
Supremacist: An evil woman who believes that a certain group of people are superior to those who are unlike them. This group might be a race, gender, age group, social class or religion.
Thrill Seeker: The villainess who gets "kicks" out of committing evil actions. Whereas a Sadist gets physical pleasure specifically from harming/killing people, the Thrill Seeker's enjoyment can come from participating in any evil action, such as a robbery, which does not necessarily involve physically hurting another person. Of course, a Thrill Seeker may also be a Sadist.
Physical Appearance KeywordsEdit
Tags for physical characteristics and clothing (or lack thereof).
Bare Stomach: The villainess wears clothing or an attire that reveals her bare stomach.
Bikini: Bikini wearing bad girls.
Boots: The villainess wears boots. These can sometimes be worn at ankle length or below the knee.
- Thigh High Boots: The villainess wears boots above the knee, thigh high, or they extend above the thigh.
Bottomless: The villainess appears nude from the waist down at some point in the fictional work. Side shots from which nothing scandalous is visible do not qualify. In addition, to avoid redundancy, if the character also appears nude, then this tag should not be used.
Business Suit: Smartly dressed villainesses who wear business suits. This clothing means there's a chance they might also be a Business Villainess
Cape: Cape-wearing female villains.
Choker Necklace: Female villain wears a close fitting necklace around the neck. Usually made of velvet, beads, metal, leather, lace, nylon, or plastic.
Clothing Damage: The villainess has her clothes damaged, providing teasing glimpses of her body.
Dominatrix: An evil woman with a dominant and sadistic personality. She will usually wear leather, latex and high heels, and favour using a whip.
Eye Mask: Female villains who wear masks that cover the upper half of their face.
Eyepatch: Female villains who wear eyepatches.
Full Bodysuit: Female villains who wear bodysuits that cover their entire body, and sometimes part of their head.
Fur: Female villain wears fur either as an accessory such as a hat or scarf, or as a coat or main item of clothing.
High Heels: Evil women who wear high heeled shoes.
Lab Coat: Clothing worn almost exclusively by female villains who are doctors or scientists.
Latex: A latex clad bad babe.
Leather: Villainesses who wear leather jackets and outfits.
Leotard: Female villains who wear leotards.
Low Cut Top: Villainess wears a low cut top or dress which reveals cleavage.
Muscular: Villainesses who have muscle mass that is noticeably above that of an average female.
Nude: The villainess appears nude at some point in the fictional work. Frontal, rear, or side shots can apply, but something scandalous must be visible to qualify.
Open Side Dress: The villainess wears a dress where either one or both sides are open, exposing her leg.
Opera Gloves: The villainess wears ladies evening gloves or opera gloves that reach beyond the elbow, which is usually a formal or semi-formal wear. It is usually made of satin, lace, or velvet.
Prison Uniform: Villainesses who wear at least at some point of the story a prison uniform.
Short Skirts & Dresses: Evil women who like to show off their legs in very short skirts and dresses.
Skull Clothing: Female villains who wear actual skulls as fashion accessories.
Spiked Clothing: Villainesses who like to give an intimidating presence by wearing clothes with spikes on them.
Street Punk: A type of fashion consisting of dyed hair (of an unnatural color), leather jackets, mohawks, and/or spiked clothing. Used most often in 1970s and 1980s fiction, where it was frequently applied to Gang Members.
Tattoos: Female villains who have a notable amount of tattoos (ie. more than just one small one) on their body.
Topless: The villainess appears topless at some point in the fictional work. Back shots from which nothing scandalous is visible do not apply. In addition, to avoid redundancy, if the character also appears nude, this tag should not be used.
Transparent Clothing: Clear or partially see-through clothing that fails to fully conceal "indecent" areas of the body.
Undergarments worn by villainess:
- Bra and Panties: The villainess wears a bra and panties. The bra is used to support the breasts but it can also be used to entice her prey.
- Corset or Bustier: The villainess wears a tightly fitting undergarment that extends below the chest to the hips. This is used to shape the figure and provide uplift when wearing a strapless top.
- Garter Belt: The villainess wears suspenders that hold up the stockings. This usually includes a suspender belt worn around the waist.
- Lingerie: Villainess wears lingerie, teddy, negligee, or underclothing.
- Stockings or Nylons: The Villainess wears stockings, pantyhose, or nylons which are close fitting garments covering the leg from the foot to the knee or part or all of the thigh. These stockings are usually made out of silk, rayon, nylon, cotton, or wool.
- Fishnet Stockings: Villainess wears stockings with a wide open knit that resembles a net.
- Seamed Stockings: Villainess wears stockings with a seam running up the back of her leg.
- Thigh High Stockings: Villainess wears stockings that are held up with an elastic or lace band near the thigh. They also may have a garter belt attached to them to keep them up.
Hair Colors and Hairstyles worn by villainess:
- Beehive Hairstyle: Villainess wears her hair on top of her head so the size and shape resembles a beehive.
- Blonde: Self-explanatory.
- Bob Cut Hairstyle: Villainess wears her short hair cut around the head at the jaw level.
- Braided Hairstyle: Villainess wears all or part of her hair separated and intertwined in a pattern.
- Brunette: Self-explanatory.
- Pigtail Hairstyle: Villainess wears her long hair pulled into two braided strands on the two sides of her head.
- Ponytail Hairstyle: Villainess wears her long hair pulled into one section behind or above her head.
- Redhead: Self-explanatory.
- Spiked Hairstyle: Villainess wears her hair in upright spikes.
- Wig: Villainess wears a wig to either change her appearance and go undetected, or cover up something.
- Nail Polish: Villainess sports painted nails in a clearly visible color (red, pink, etc.).
Humanoid, but not quite human.
Alien: Villainesses who come from a planet other than Earth.
Angel: Angel or seraphic villainesses who are not as holy as one might initially think.
Anthropomorphic: For the purposes of this wiki, Anthropomorphic refers to animal characters that:
- Stand bipedal
- Have bodies with the shape and curves that closely resemble a human woman
- Speak, think and dress in a manner similar to a human being
All three qualifications must be met, otherwise the character is considered "pure animal", and does not belong on this site.
Demon: A demon woman.
Genie: Spiritual villainesses who are capable of granting wishes.
Giantess: An evil woman who is giant sized at some point in her story; when compared to most other characters. This can occur because of the villainess experiencing an increase in height, or through a decrease in the protagonist's height. It may also just be her natural height in the first place.
Goddess: Female villains who are also gods.
Humanoid Monster: Female antagonists who, physically, are part human and part beast, fish, insect, or other animal. Their level of intelligence can vary between the two.
- Arachne: Female villains who are part human and part spider.
- Harpy: Female villains who are part human and part bird.
- Insect: Female villains who are part human and part insect.
- Lamia: Female villains who are part human and part snake.
Relation to the Protagonists KeywordsEdit
Many evil babes are the wife, girlfriend, mother or sister of the heroes.
Hero's Friend: Female villains who are friends with the protagonist, or at least start off that way.
Hero's Lover: Female villains who have some sort of romantic or consensual sexual relationship with the protagonist.
Niece: This villainess is a niece to one of the protagonists.
Sibling: This villainess is the sister of one of the protagonists in the story.
Stepmother: This villainess is a stepmother to one of the protagonists.
The decade in which the produced work of the villainess was released. (Has no relation to what year the story itself takes place in.)
A smart villainess wouldn't be caught dead without one.
Most of these are here temporarily until the right section for them is created/designated above.
A Taste Of Her Own Medicine: A villainess who is punished, defeated or killed by a method she is shown to favour using on her victims.
Adaptational Evil Boost: Villainesses who are darker and/or less sympathetic in a later adaptation than they were in their original work. Super-hero comics, which undergo different reboots and retcons under different creators over time, are a common area for this to occur.
Back from the Dead: Female villains who were killed at one time, but a.) whose soul never left our mortal plane and continues to terrorize, or b.) who was resurrected by those who wished to see her brought back.
Bare-Handed: Villainesses that engage in close range, hand-to-hand combat without using weapons.
Begged by Hero for Mercy: This villainess is put in a powerful position and watches the hero (or other individuals on the side of good, including innocent civilians) swallow their pride and beg her for mercy. The hero can either be genuinely resorting to begging, or be using it as a form of time wasting or a distraction.
Begged by Villain for Mercy: This villainess is begged by another villain for mercy. The begging will usually come from a villain working under her who is about to be punished for failure, insubordination or betrayal.
Bloodsport: Evil women who enjoy violent sports or spectacles that often end in people dying for the sadistic entertainment of a watching crowd. Villainesses in this category must either create the sport, host it in some way, or simply be in the crowd enjoying the show. People fighting to the death for an audience is one of the most common bloodsports.
Bondage Used By Villainess: The villainess restrains another character at some point by using handcuffs, rope or another method.
Bondage Used On Villainess: The villainess is restrained by another character at some point via handcuffs, rope or another method.
Business Villainess: A villainess who is an evil CEO, secretary or other member of a corporation. The corporation itself does not have to be evil, just that she resorts to dirty deeds in order to help it succeed.
Cannibal: This villainess enjoys the taste of human flesh.
Catfight: A villainess engages in a fight, with or without weapons, with another female, usually the heroine.This can also be used where only a brief physical contact, such as a single strike, is used by one female against another eg the villainess is KOd by one punch from the heroine.
Child Defeats Villainess: When all else has failed, even a kid can bring down a female villain.
Clothes Stripped, Removed, or Stolen: Female villainess has her clothes stripped, removed or stolen from her.
Comical Defeat: Female villains who get their comeuppance in a comical way.
Cruelty On Camera: Villainesses who photograph or record acts of evil, or willingly let themselves be filmed carrying out evil actions. These actions can range from simple bullying to torturing and killing people. Reasons for filming might be so she can relive the moment later for her own personal pleasure, or maybe she can make money from selling them to people e.g Snuff films.
Cyborg: Female villains who have parts of their bodies replaced with machinery. The character must have started out as an organic being and had the mechanical enhancements added later.
Deceiver: Female villains who pull the wool over the eyes of those around them to achieve their nefarious goals.
Defeated By Magic: Female villain has a Magic Spell, Power, or Witchcraft used on her to humiliate and/or defeat her.
Disfigured: Female villainess is disfigured either from a fight or due to a spell.
Dismembered: When one or more of the female villain's limbs are violently severed from her body.
Evil Laugh: Female villains who let out an evil laugh at some point in the work that they appear in. This could be for reasons such as an evil plan being successful, or a way of showing her pleasure at another's misfortune.
Female Satan: In the universe of the stories which use this tag, it is revealed that "The Devil", ruler of Hell, is actually female. Does not apply to cases where the traditionally "male" Satan temporarily takes the form of a female.
Halloween: Female villains whose actions are linked to the night of Halloween.
High Libido: Villainesses with a high sex drive, with the desire superseding any genuine love that she has for her sexual partner(s),
Humiliated: A villainess who suffers a notable embarrassment which undermines her dignity/arrogance - she may be made to seem ridiculous/pathetic/totally outclassed.The context may be comic, though not invariably. Often humiliation would occur in the course of a villainesses defeat/capture. Examples of this can include an adult villainess who is defeated/captured by a child; a physically tall/large villainess defeated/captured by a much smaller adult. Acts causing physical humiliation, can include things like being splattered with mud/paint etc, or receiving a kick in the backside.
There is a separate category to be used when the humiliation alone is the main fate of the villainess.
Hypnosis: A villainess who can control people using the power of hypnosis.
Incest: This villainess has an incestioual relationship with another character in the story, it doesn't matter if that character is a hero or a fellow villain.
Knocked Out: When the villainess is knocked unconscious, or at least receives a blow that immobilizes her for a certain amount of time.
Magically Disappears: Female villain disappears into thin air either temporarily or for good due to magic, a spell, or witchcraft.
Master of Disguise: Female villains who are experts at incognito, whether it be shape-shifting or good old fashioned masks and wardrobes.
Master Manipulator: A villainess with a grand scheme which she executes undetected by the hapless individuals around her, while using others as pawns.
Masturbation: This villainess is seen masturbating at some point during the work she appears in. If she is doing it to the pain and suffering of someone then this would classify her as a Sexual Sadist.
Minion Quartet: aka. "Henchman Quartet" or "The Four Heavenly Kings".
Members of evil underling groups come in varying quantities, but there was once a trend for Japanese RPGs in particular to have them to come in a group of four. Other common traits were for them to consist of three males and one female (the female very often the third one battled) and for them to represent four elements, such as Fire, Water, Earth and Air.
Music Video: Female villains who are featured in music videos.
Mutated Villainess: Female villains whose physical appearance is altered, and at times, even receives special powers, from a mutation.
Opportunistic Corruption - Short description: A spontaneous betrayal of morals due to a convenient temptation.
Long description: Like a villainess with a Freudian Excuse, this type is corrupted by outside forces. Unlike one with a Freudian Excuse, however, this does not occur through tragedy, but rather, opportunity. This villainess may start out on the ethical side of the story, and for all intents and purposes, would have likely stayed there, if not for an intervention of fate which awakens a dormant, but otherwise, intense greed (or other unsavory desire).
Pilot: Evil women who are seen operating an aircraft at some point in the work they appear in.
Possessor: Female villains who are able to possess the bodies of protagonists or other characters in the story.
Protagonist: An evil woman who is the main character in the work she appears in.
Rich: Female villains who are already established to have lots of money at the start of the story, regardless of whether or not they resort to seedy practices to obtain more.
Robot: Villainesses who are pure machine (robots and androids). This is a blog-only category!
Pyromaniac: Villainesses who like to play deadly games with fire.
Scrapped: Once in a while, a villainess will be added in the development process of a story, movie, or game, but will be cut before release, due to various circumstances. Deleted scenes, concept art and even first draft scripts are among those that provide evidence to their existence.
Series Page: A category that is to be given exclusively to pages that do not focus on a single villainess, but rather the series that she appears in. With the exception of video games that contain more than 10 regular female enemies, this is the only tag that is to be put on a page created for a series.
Sex: This tag is for when the villainess has consensual sex (i.e. not rape) with someone in the story, whether it be another villain, a supporting character, or even the hero (regardless of whether or not she ends up betraying him/her later).
Shock of Impending Doom: This category is used for when, seconds before a villainess's death, there is a close-up of her face that displays a look of shock or surprise.
Slave Owner: Evil women who keep human beings as their unwilling slaves. This might have happened through kidnapping them or by purchasing them.
Sprite: Female villains in 2D video games who are represented as pixelated sprites.
Supernatural Powers: Powers that are unnatural, used most often by ghostly or undead villainesses.
Telekinetic Powers: Villainesses who are able to control matter with their minds.
Time Traveler: A villainess who travels to the past, present or future.
- Evil from the Future: A villainess is brought to the past or present (willingly or unwillingly) through time travel.
Turned Into Object or Animal: Villainess is turned into an object or animal by magic, a spell, or witchcraft. This is either temporarily or permanently.
Vampire: Undead female villains who suck the blood of their victims for sustenance (or sometimes, just for fun). Not to be confused with The Vamp.
Villain's Lover: Villainesses who have some sort of romantic or consensual sexual relationship with other villains in the story.
Villain Song: Female villains who sing a song, either about themselves or their evil deeds.
Villainous Reveal: This occurs when a character is introduced, but is not revealed to be villainous until much later on, many times within the final act of the story.
Woman kills villainess: Self explanatory.
Wrestling Heel: The term 'heel' refers to someone who is a professional wrestling villain. Women who appear in this category have portrayed bad girls in the world of pro wrestling.