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"I was raised Catholic. I was never molested as a child, and frankly, I'm a little bit insulted. Wasn't I pretty enough?"


The barbarians are past the gate, up the stairs, and standing over the hero's incapacitated body. The pure, virtuous, virgin damsel is now helpless against what is sure to be a lewd, ravishing, and depraved assault against her purity. In desperation, she grasps the nearest blunt object, determined to protect her maidenhood with every ounce of her strength. The barbarians leer at her, coming closer and closer. There are too many of them, and she closes her eyes, preparing to feel the grip of one of their dirty, grimy paws on her flawless skin.


Nothing happens.

The damsel turns around to see the barbarian horde taking interest in something completely different. Maybe it's Yet Another Baby Panda. Maybe someone cued the flying pigs, and the barbarians have just got to take a look at this. Maybe they're all gay. Whatever the reason, the barbarians make it clear that they have no interest in the damsel whatsoever.

Her reaction: incredulous at best, downright insulted at worst. And who wouldn't be: damsels put a lot of effort into being pure and fair, and it's offensive to blow up castles, slay tons of palace guards, and break apart all of that furniture, just to ignore the goods once you get there.

Basically, any time a female in a story is ignored or passed over in a situation that would seem to suggest that she was about to become the target of some kind of sexual assault before the trope came into play, and she becomes angry about it, even though logic would dictate that she would be pleased with this turn of events. Apparently the woman feels insulted that she is seemingly not attractive enough to be the target of such actions, thus warranting indignation, since beauty is women's most valuable trait.

If it's the hero who's refusing to ravish the heroine, this can overlap with Above the Influence. If it's a villain, it may be because Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil and Even Evil Has Standards. Especially irritating if the series has been complaining that All Men Are Perverts; then complains when this happens. Sister Trope to Why Isn't It Attacking?, Too Kinky to Torture and Victim Falls For Rapist.

No real life examples, please; At its heart, this trope is about an absurd contradiction, not how great rape is (it isn't, for anyone who isn't sure). There is such a thing as a rape Fetish, but as with any healthy sexual act, it's still between consenting adults despite what they're pretending. There are non-sexual cases where a potential victim is upset or insulted about not being a victim.

Examples of Aren't You Going to Ravish Me? include:


Anime and Manga

  • In Ii Orc No Hi an elf is trying to constantly trying to get in an orc's pants. Sometimes this involves her trying to make herself look vulnerable and hoping she gets attacked. Even though when it doesn't work she acts like she doesn't mind, later on when asked if she is okay she says she's not because she "is still a virgin".
  • In an episode of Samurai Champloo, Fuu believes she is to be the "prize" in a duel between two brothers battling to succeed their father's dojo (they had both commented on how absolutely cute something was while looking in her direction). When the duel is over, the two brothers approach Fuu as though they're going to glomp her, only to become preoccupied with her flying squirrel. Fuu is pissed.
  • In Dragon Ball, Bulma is in the hands of Lord Pilaf. Lord Pilaf wants to know where the last Dragon Ball is and he promises to do "humiliating" things to her should she say no. Instead of what Bulma is fearing, he instead blows her a kiss. This is enough to freak out Pilaf's underlings (kissing is a really big deal in Japanese culture), but all Bulma has to say is, "That's all?" She then proceeds to describe what she thought Pilaf would do the way things were going (involving a lot of censor bars in the manga) and which proceeds to thoroughly squick Pilaf out: "AAAUGH! What a diseased mind! H-how can you even stand to THINK of such hideous things?!" Pilaf decides to dump her back into the dungeon with Goku and the others before deciding to knockout-gas them in order to find the Dragon Ball in question. (The French version of the anime has Pilaf breaking the Fourth Wall by protesting that it is a kid's show, and they can't show such things.)
  • The first episode of Lost Universe has a variant. Millie's on the auction block, the bidding's about to begin, and the auctioneer announces that bidding will start at 10 credits, a pittance. Millie is quite annoyed at this.
  • Played with in Cavalier of the Abyss. An Overprotective Dad saying: "Aren't you gonna ravish my daughter?"
  • Plays into Asuka's characterization in Neon Genesis Evangelion. As the infamous Mind Rape scene shows, one of her issues with Shinji is his lack of assertiveness in regard to women, and especially in regards to her as a woman. The attention of others is crucial to her self-image, but even though she emphasizes her availability by displaying her sexuality, Shinji is just too shy to do anything. Their disastrous kiss further disappoints her because he doesn't hold her. The "this is the wall of Jericho" also went over Shinji's head.
  • In The World God Only Knows, demon Hakua challenges protagonist Keima to a board game, under his condition that the loser must do anything the winner desires. After each loss, Hakua pleads "I know I said anything... But not anything! Just not anything, okay!" Keima, however, only wants to ask questions about his situation and his partner demon Elsea. Hakua finally lashes out at him: "Aren't you even a tiny bit interested in me!?"
  • A minor example in Genshiken: after a shopping trip in an early episode Kasukabe warns Kousaka not to peek at her as she changes clothes. Totally absorbed in a video game and barely paying attention, Kousaka mumbles his agreement. Incensed at his lack of interest, she yells, "I'm SERIOUS! DON'T!"
  • A couple of instances in Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei:
    • The resident Ms. Fanservice, Kimura is ostensibly quite angered when fanservice naturally happens to her (her catchphrase is "I'll sue you!"), but on a couple of occasions, she gets furiously angry when no-one pays attention to the fanservice she provides.
    • Another case is the Gonk girl who places heavily photoshopped pictures of herself online. The characters are listing their annoyances, and she says it's when creepy people ask her for pictures of her cosplaying. A guy seeing her remarks that he's not interested.
  • In Slayers, Lina Inverse is just about to get attacked by a troll, when it scoots itself over to go after a nearby waitress instead. Not exactly being ravished, but the implication is there...

Gourry: I guess even a troll knows a cute girl when it sees it.

  • In the first episode of Soul Eater, Spirit at first accuses the title character of having designs on his daughter, Maka, but then when Soul rudely denies having any interest in her, Spirit starts acting like a Pervert Dad and lists his daughter's "qualities".
  • In the Ranma One Half manga, during the "Little Hawaii" story, a bunch of male students from Fūrinkan are infected by the "Aloha virus" thanks to the principal's latest ploy. This makes them act like "honeymooner tourists in Hawaii", the dream of any Japanese. Thus they begin assaulting Female!Ranma, Akane and Ukyō to make them their "wives"... but they twice ignore Hinako-sensei since she looks like a little girl. She feels quite insulted by that.
  • Mild variant employed in Maicchingu Machiko Sensei (Studio Pierrot, 1981). Resident trouble-maker Kento frequently flips his classmates' skirts to embarrass them. Token fat girl Hiromi patiently awaits her turn, but when Kento passes her by, she's so furious she pounds his head into the pavement.
  • Played with in the ero-manga Tentacle Lovers: a princess from a magical kingdom botches a summoning spell and turns the protagonist into a tentacle monster that is best described as a one-eyed Kirby that can extend more tentacles from his smaller ones. It turns out he has need of regular contact with women, or else he'll die. The princess offers herself willingly, but the trope comes into play when she realizes that the protagonist isn't quite ravishing her hard enough. The trope gets Deconstructed when the princess uses a command spell to force our tentacled protagonist to go the whole hog.
  • Played with in Freezing. Sattelizer L Bridget has a difficult backstory. As a result, she isn't trusting at all. She Hates Being Touched and Does Not Like Men (Or Women, for that matter). At one event, she gets really drunk, and Kazuya, the one man she does like, takes her back to her room. At her inebriated request, he unzips the back of her dress and removes her stockings, but he doesn't go farther than that. When she wakes up, she's a bit freaked out by what he could have done, but a little bit disappointed that he didn't, even wondering if she's not his type. Turns out she is.
  • Clannad teases with a scene where resident Tsundere Kyou and Tomoya both get locked in an equipment storage shed. At first she's quite upset that this happened (apparently because of a spell cast on him right before this scene), but then goes into full blown dere-dere mode when Tomoya yells that he'll take care of it, says its his first time too, and tells her to turn around while he takes his shirt off. Then it turns out he just did that in order to lift the spell (also taught to him right before the scene), and the door opens right away, as another student opens it from the outside.
  • In Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Kaguya, while sick, forces her crush to be in bed with her (in a literal sense). Kaguya later wakes up with no memory of what happened and finds her crush in bed and lashes out because she thinks he took advantage of her. Her maid inspected the bed and concluded there was no sex, but things like groping wouldn't leave evidence. Kaguya hates both the possibility that her crush would take advantage of her if given the chance and the possibility that her crush wouldn't lewd her if given the chance.


  • There's an English caricature where young women are offering themselves to invaders to rape them but leave their mother alone, and the mother speaks up to the effect that she won't be left out. There's a similar joke with Rene's mother-in-law in 'Allo 'Allo!.

Comic Books

  • In volume 1 of Empowered, she is captured by a robot "Pimpotron" that scans her to see if she's worthy of a galactic harem. After deciding her butt was too big, it leaves her behind. She is clearly more devastated by the insult than relieved at her good fortune.
  • In one What If Crossover with Wolverine, Red Sonja is beaten by Wolverine and essentially gives up and waits for him to rape her, but he walks away, disgusted by the idea and saying "Sorry, darlin', that ain't my style." Sonja is both perplexed and slightly insulted, so she follows him. It's only after their next meeting that he warms up to her, and she eventually becomes his queen.
  • In Little Ego, Osin has this reaction when the Green Sheik abducts Ego and leaves her behind.

Fan Works

  • Dragon Ball Abridged has a guy-on-guy example: when Zarbon emphatically denies doing anything to Vegeta while he was unconscious, Vegeta goes from "relieved" to "offended" surprisingly quickly.

Vegeta: Did you do anything to me while I was unconscious?
Zarbon: What? No! God, no!
Vegeta: Oh thank GOD, I j-- wait, what do you mean by that? Am I not good enough for you?


The Phantom: Go, both of you! Forget me! Be happy!
Christine: But you still have plenty of time to let him go or kill him or whatever! And carry me off somewhere! They'll never find you in here! You could ravish me and everything and no-one would be able to stop you. You could totally get away with it!


Films — Animation

Films — Live-Action

  • In an early Little Big Man scene where the narrator/protagonist is first captured by the Cheyenne, his sister is shown worrying and complaining about what all these natives might be planning for her in the strange language they're speaking and saying "They're going to rape me for sure!" As time passes and nothing happens to her, however, we see that they're planning no such thing, and that she's actually getting rather annoyed because no one's paying very much attention to her at all. She at least sees some humour in the situation when she finds out that it's because the Cheyenne, unfamiliar with women wearing short hair, thought she was a man.
  • In the comedy western The Villain, Ann-Margret keeps hinting that Arnold Schwarzenegger's character should do this, but the Chaste Hero keeps missing the point. Eventually she's so annoyed she hooks up with the title Villain instead.
  • A rather dark twist on it happens in Erik the Viking when Erik refuses to rape a village woman, only to be chewed out by her about "Why not?" He decides to go ahead with it, but is unable to, erm, complete the deed... after talking a little while, another barbarian breaks in and tries to rape her, but by this time Erik is rather fond of her, so he tries to rescue her and accidentally runs her through with his sword, earning a sarcastic "Thanks for saving me from a fate worse than death..." before she dies and haunts him for the rest of the movie. Nice guys apparently DO finish last, at least during the Viking era.
  • Zig Zagged and Played for Laughs in the made-for-TV movie The Girl, the Gold Watch, & Everything in which the somewhat pretty (but not as attractive as the female lead) Wilma Farnham is clearly a bit starved for male attention as she starts off accusing the hero Kirby Winter of always wanting to take advantage of her and yet it becomes clear in subsequent scenes that this is more her wishful thinking than anything else. Throughout the rest of the story, the villains' goons manage to kidnap her and her friends several times (they keep escaping) and she also accuses the goons of wanting to take advantage of her while engaged in the same wishful thinking. Finally, after yet another rescue from a captivity in which they'd kept her subdued with drugs, Wilma rather hopefully asks Kirby and his new Southern girlfriend Bonny Lee whether those goons were having their way with her while she was in that helpless state and Bonny, realizing what she really wants to hear, just tells her "You plumb wore those poor boys out!" Wilma then pretends outrage even though she's obviously relieved to be told somebody finally noticed her.
  • A mild case of this occurs in The Mexican, where Julia Roberts' character is kidnapped. She asks her kidnapper, fearfully, if he's going to rape her, to which he replies "Not likely." Not surprisingly, later on, she asks him what he meant by that and whether she's attractive enough to be raped. He explains that rape is about hate, not attraction. The real reason is he's gay.
  • A Running Gag in A Chinese Torture Chamber Story is that no one will sleep with the flat-chested Maid. This reaches its apex (and maximizes her frustration) when even a roving rapist turns her down.
  • In Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides during a daring escape scene in London, Jack Sparrow ends up in a cart with a very proper-looking older lady. He just stares at her for a moment and suddenly starts nibbling her earlobe before darting off, prompting a "What, is that all I get?" from the woman. Then it turns out he stole her earring.. That scene is made even better by the fact that the very posh lady in question is none other than Dame Judi Dench.
  • Maverick:

Maverick: Now, it's time for you to do a little something that I want.
Annabelle: How dare you! I am a lady. Not in a million years! Not if you were a hundred years old, not if I was a hundred years old--
Maverick: Shut up! I don't want to go to bed with you, lady.
Annabelle: Why not?

  • In Kaamelott, King Arthur is tricked by his father-in-law Léodagan, while they conquer a town, into having to respect the tradition, which involves raping The Chief's Daughter. Not very fond of this, he finds out however that said daughter, Aelis (who's not the eldest daughter, but convinced the latter that it was her turn) is quite psyched up for the deed and expecting it eagerly. Arthur tries to negotiate with Aelis for her to pretend he raped her without doing so, but she insists. He ends proposing to bring her home as a mistress, and she's interested... but nonetheless, she almost threatens to rape him.

Arthur: I'm warning you: I'm going to scream.



  • A totally believable, not at all funny, Played for Drama variant occurs in Because I Am Furniture. Through free verse poetry, the narrator describes how her father physically abuses her entire family and sexually abuses her sister... and ignores the narrator. She eventually breaks down and begins brokenly describing how she's jealous of her abused siblings, because they get some sort of attention some their parents. Being completely ignored and dismissed is even worse than abuse to her.
  • A similar situation possibly occurs in Tender Is the Night. Nicole was sexually abused by her father when she was young, and is mentally troubled as a result, but her sister was not, and yet she also has some fairly serious issues. Whether these are directly connected to her mixed feelings about why her father abused Nicole rather than her is unclear; the family was pretty dysfunctional anyway, so it could just be that.
  • Discworld
    • In the novel Mort, when he comes to Ysabell's room in the middle of the night, she adjusts her nightgown to show more cleavage and tells him, "I hope that you have not forced your way in here in order to take advantage of your position in this household." (He works for her father.) He tells her that she's overflowing and to put something more sensible on.
    • In The Fifth Elephant, Sam Vimes (who isn't wearing pan- er, trousers at the time) meets three women living alone in a house in the woods, who ask him "Are you here to ravish us?" When he replies that he's being chased by werewolves, they ask "Will that take all day?"
    • In Unseen Academicals, Glenda, while being carried by a crowd is at first glad she was wearing her most protective undergarments. This happiness went away when she realized nobody tried anything anyway.
    • Variation in Jingo when the women of Ankh-Morpork are trying to encourage the men to go to war:

Older Woman: What will you do when the Klatchians are ravishing us in our beds?
Nobby: I'd say that'd be jolly brave of the Klatchians.

  • "The Private Life of Genghis Khan", by Douglas Adams. In what may be a subversion, the trope here comes in play not because the captive wanted to be raped but because she finds it much harder to deal with Genghis' strange behaviour, believing it to be particularly cruel form of To the Pain and wishes he would just get on with it.
  • In the first Gor book, Tarl doesn't ravish the woman he kidnaps and she accuses him of not being a real warrior. She is, however, grateful when he later saves her from being raped.
  • In Sommerset Maugham's story The Vessel of Wrath, a missionary's old maid sister has to work with Ginger Ted, a seedy Remittance Man / convict to help fight an epidemic. At one point, they are alone together for a night and she thanks him afterward for not taking advantage of her. His initial reaction is disgust at the thought that he would have any sexual interest in her.
  • In Louis L'Amour's The Walking Drum, the main character Kerbouchard and Comtesse Suzanne, one of the many women he comes across, this time in sort of helping her escape a plot to marry her off so her inheritance (a strategically important castle) can be stolen, are incognito in Kiev as brother and sister, meaning they must share a room at an inn. She defiantly tells him that she has a dagger and will kill him if he tries anything. Kerbouchard, who had no intentions of the sort, teases her about it, getting her even more worried, and then simply goes to sleep, knowing that while he's having a peaceful night's sleep, she'll be lying awake all night worrying and wishing he'd at least try so she could get some sleep. And yes, she's a little insulted in the morning that he didn't even consider it.
  • The Pyrates: Donna Melliflua Etcetera is prepared to kill herself (or her maid) rather than submit to a fate worse than death but is momentarily baffled and offended when she realises Avery intends to do nothing of the sort despite the fact that she is a beautiful young Spanish noblewoman.
  • In Farley Mowat's The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, the protagonist looses his dog Mutt in the house of a Crazy Cat Lady Old Maid at night. He notes that the screaming from within was something "a pack of Sabines, in full cry, could scarcely have bettered" but that it had a certain hopeful, yearning note to it, too.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire, A Storm of Swords: Among the wildlings, kidnapping and raping a woman is essentially their version of courting. When Jon attacks a group of wildlings and can't find it in himself to kill the woman, he lets her go. Later, she will not stop trying to sleep with him. Turns out she's summarily pissed off that he didn't rape her like he was supposed to, although she gets her way, big time, eventually. She has to save his life to do it, though. Twice. It's our version of taking a woman out to a lovely dinner and not so much as kissing her at the door.
  • After her Arranged Marriage, Siri in Warbreaker is expected every night to prostrate herself naked before the God King and wait until he effectively rapes her. After several nights of waiting and him doing nothing more than watch her, Siri feels a little indignant at his disinterest. She does recognise the flawed logic though.
  • Gone with the Wind: In the book version, during the siege of Atlanta, Scarlett expresses her fear of the Yankees to Rhett, who guesses she's talking about rape, and laughs at her. He tells her the Yankees aren't fiends and mocks at the way delicately nurtured and pure-minded Southern ladies think. Scarlett is embarrassed because she knows he's right—lately, all the women in town had been scaring each other with horrible stories about Yankee soldiers raping defenseless Southern women. Of course, their relationship being what it is, she doesn't admit to him that he's right.
  • Hostile Takeover: CC grumpily (and drunkenly) ponders the fact that Space Marine Marc Davidoff had failed to make any inappropriate advances toward her, despite their ongoing, unacknowledged UST.

"He hadn't even tried to kiss her. Not that he should, seeing as she was engaged. And not that she wanted him to. But he hadn't even tried."

  • The orb of Xaraz, second novel in Le Donjon De Naheulbeuk verse, has the whole party hiding into the "filles pompoms" (ridiculous word-for-word translation of "pompom girl") locker room. The girls are really offended not to get raped.
  • David Drake's The Spark invokes this when the hero, Pal, is escorting a lady searching for her kidnapped sister. The vessel they travel aboard has electronically lockable cabins, and she's activated the lock whenever she was in her cabin, as well as mentioning a time or three that she carries a knife. And then Pal politely tells her that for real security, she should use the manual lock, because no one can override that the way he could at any time have opened the electronic lock (the vessel's artificial intelligence is very ready to cooperate with him because of how he's been repairing centuries' worth of neglected systems). The lady doesn't say "Aren't You Going to..." but the realization that he certainly isn't clearly takes her down a peg.

Live-Action TV

  • Not exactly "ravishing", but in one episode of Frasier, Roz—who has an active sex life—tells Frasier in annoyance that she's been flirting with a handsome guy she's seen sitting behind her at a few recent basketball games, but he hasn't made any moves towards her. Roz goes so far as to worry about whether there's something disfiguring about the back of her head that he's seeing which is putting him off. Frasier points out that he could be married, gay, or even—shock horror—going to a basketball game to actually watch the game, and not to try and score with the ladies.
  • The trope quote appears verbatim in The Professionals episode "Where the Jungle Ends". To force information out of a corrupt government man, Bodie informs him that his schoolgirl daughter has been kidnapped and is currently being held hostage outside in the team's car. The little dear proves to be horribly precocious, and demands to know whether Doyle, sitting with her in the vehicle, is "going to ravish me", as she believes this to be what happens in such situations from the bodice-rippers that she's read. Doyle, however, is thankfully far too nice a chap to do so, and the two finally end up sharing a bar of chocolate instead.
  • Blackadder
    • In the first episode of the first season, Edmund's mother, upon hearing that Henry Tudor has won the battle of Bosworth resigns herself to being ravished by the conquering troops. When it turns out that Henry lost and the "enemy forces" Edmund is panicking over is his father returning, she says wearily to her husband, "So I suppose you are going ravish me?", to which he replies, "In a moment dear, in a moment. The woman's insatiable..."
    • In the third season, Blackadder becomes a highwayman in order to scrape together some cash. He accosts a nobleman and his pregnant, mother-killing, junkie of a daughter, who cheerfully suggests that Blackadder have his way with her. He requests a kiss, but is otherwise uninterested.
  • This trope appears in an episode of Dexter when a female Victim of the Week asks Dexter if he's going to rape her. After she does this a couple more times, he snaps: "What's with you and rape? No-one's raping anybody!"
  • In the British sitcom Game On, Mandy's ex-boyfriend escapes from prison and arrives at the flat. He has a gun. He asks Mandy to have sex with him but she refuses because she is currently on a vow of celibacy. She says to him "but if you point your gun at me and tell me you'll shoot me if I say no, then I'll have to." He says "I'd never do that to you." Then she repeats what she said in a more flirtatious way and he agrees. He passes the gun to her to hold as he's tying her up.
  • In the 70's version of The Hollywood Squares, this was one of the common topics of Rose Marie questions.

Peter Marshall: In a recent PARADE magazine article, it was stated that a woman being attacked should yell out two words. First she should yell "Help!", what should she then yell?
Rose Marie: "More!"
Peter Marshall: Rose, studies indicate that women are attacked one night of the week much more than any other. Which night is it?
Rose Marie: With my luck, tonight.

  • This sums up Jenna Maroney's character in Thirty Rock, one particular episode involves her long-term stalker deciding to stop being a creep. She is extremely outraged, because stalkers are a symbol of celebrities' fame. She confronts him and orders him to stalk her again.
  • In a episode of Arrested Development Lindsay visits her dad in prison, expecting racy attention from the criminals, only to find the prisoners aren't interested. She then visits again in more sluttier outfits, to no avail. It turns out to be subverted, as her dad was paying off every single inmate to not bother her and eventually begs her to stop visiting him, as it's driving him to bankruptcy. It's one of the show's many awkwardly touching family moments.
  • In a DVD exclusive mini-episode between the Doctor Who episodes "Flesh & Stone" and "Vampires of Venice", the Doctor says the reason he has companions is so he can see the wonder of the universe through their (much younger) eyes. A rather miffed Amy Pond asks if that's the only reason he brought her along. The Doctor quietly points out that there are worse reasons, whereupon Amy snorts and says, "I was certainly hoping so!"
  • In an episode of Barney Miller, the female Detective Wentworth and the drag-wearing Detective Wojo are in the park trying to catch muggers. When a would-be rapist elbows her aside to get at the very masculine-looking Wojo, Wentworth is obviously miffed and, upon returning to the squadroom, bares her midriff and hikes up her skirt almost to her hips before going back out.
  • This gets truly bizarre in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Who are You". Faith had switched bodies with Buffy, and in a bid to mess with her and her friends seeks out Riley. Faith offers Buffy's body to him, trying to steer him towards messed up sex games with costumes, bull whips, the sort of thing she teased Spike about. Instead Riley is so gentle with her Faith initially reacts with anger, then confusion, then she gets scared and freaks out.
  • A variation occurs in an episode of Oliver Beene; Jerry and Charlotte are invited to dinner with a couple in another apartment, who they spy with another couple and realise that they swing. They spend the whole evening awkwardly trying to avoid insinuations and figure out how to politely express disinterest, only for the couple to say goodnight without incident, causing the two to angrily wonder what's wrong with them.
  • Played seriously in an episode of Cracker where a killer's spree is motivated by the fact that she was only one of her family not molested by her father.


  • In 50 Cent's "Ski Mask Way", the narrator is a drugged-out stickup man that laughs off one his victims who thought he wanted to rape her.

Newspaper Comics

  • Beetle Bailey has several times used the milder version "Aren't you going to inappropriately flirt with me? You're a soldier!" And it even did "Aren't you going to inappropriately flirt with my sister? You saying she's not pretty enough?"

Recorded and Stand-up Comedy



Guinevere: I suppose you're going to throw me to the ground and have your way with me!
Arthur: No! Of course not!
Guinevere Well, why not?

  • Tracy from The Philadelphia Story was offended that Mike didn't take advantage of her while she was passed out drunk.

Tracy: Was I so unattractive or forbidding or something?

  • Annie Get Your Gun: Dolly prepares herself to be ravished (even shouting "Molest me, violate me, ravish me!" when caught) as punishment for tampering with Annie's guns. While Charlie does not take her up on the offer, he does comment on how attractive she is and they basically end up together at the end.

Video Games

  • In Slave Maker, if your slaves have a high enough Lust stat, they'll come begging to you for sex if you don't do anything at night.
  • In Year 2 of Grim Fandango, one puzzle involves getting a metal detector from a female cop who has a crush on Manny Calavera by tricking her into taking Manny into the back room for a "strip search". She ends up rambling about her miserable childhood back when she was a mortal, and when she finds out Manny isn't looking to seduce her and is just after the metal detector, she throws the detector out a window (into a giant cat litter box) and walks off in a huff.
  • The book Thief of Virtue in The Elder Scrolls games tells of a wealthy but bored baroness, and a handsome dashing thief out to steal one of the baron's treasures. Subverted because while the thief initially had no intention to, the baroness presented the question as a suggestion, and that she'd help him escape if he obliged her.

Now, it should be noted at this point that Ravius was noted for his handsome looks, and the Baroness by her plainness. Both of these facts were immediately recognized by each of the pair. "Dost thou come to plunder my virtue?" asked the lady, all a tremble.


Web Comics

  • In the web comic Prelude, a boy tries to trick Lilith into kissing him by acting injured so she would give him CPR. She came to the decision that since no one else was around, it was all up to her—and that he was going to die. Upon realization that he's not hurt at all after he asks her if she knows CPR, she becomes indignant and he quickly explains that he wanted her to kiss him for a bet, not for a crush or anything, to which she replied, "Why not?"
  • There was one comic around (forgot the name) where a girl has just been kidnapped by the enemy's army and is held at the enemy leader's private chambers... but that's it (it is their best defended room, after all). She asks him repeatedly if he's going to abuse her, and is deeply angered at his repeated negatives because she has a curse that makes every man she sleeps with die afterwards.
  • The first strip of Ghastly's Ghastly Comic is like this (see the page pic).
  • This is what happens when Bootsie's brother loses her to Collin in a poker game in Friendly Hostility. When Collin tells her he's not going to rape her, Bootsie starts flirting, evidently hoping it's okay if she's consenting. Eventually Collin rants at her about how he's in a monogamous relationship with Fox, he's not interested in women at all, she's underage, and "at most, we're friends. Get it? Friends." Bootsie is, however, overjoyed by this, and hugs him, sobbing about how she hasn't had a new friend in a very long time.
  • The Order of the Stick
    • Non-sexual example: wizard Vaarsuvius is quite insulted that a brain-eating monster finds the brain of the fighter Roy tastier than his/hers.
    • In the same vein, Haley's nemesis Crystal is offended when Belkar declines to kill her (leaving this to Haley).

Belkar: Ten minutes ago, I would've happily ganked someone else's personal nemesis without thinking twice. It would have been a hilarious anticlimax — plus, you know, murder. Which is always a nice perk. But I'm doing this whole "team player" thing, and that means not fulfilling someone else's narrative role. In other words, it's Haley's job to kill you, not mine.
Crystal: Well FINE! I don't need you to kill me! I know lots of people waiting to kill me! Maybe I'll call one of them!

  • This strip of Dubious Company. There is the strong implication that she is the racoon that has been attacking him for most of the comic.
  • In this strip of Girly, Winter impulsively offers a crowd of strangers Otra's body for information on her missing glasses:

Otra: You should still at least try to think before you speak!... and why is nobody interested!?

  • A minor example from Loserz from the slightly homophobic Carrie, after her best friend Jessica is revealed to be a lesbian.

Carrie: So um... you're not gonna start... hitting on me now or anything like that, are you?
Jessica: Relax Carrie, you're not my type.
(Beat Panel)
Carrie: Why the hell not?? I'm totally hot!


Web Original

  • Can happen when roleplaying online in a sexually tinted situation if not outright cybersex. If the person playing the knight abducting the blushing maiden does NOT have a rape fetish, but she DOES... you can get the exact trope name.
  • Poyk Pac: See here for a poignant deconstruction.
  • The Soldier has his priorities straight. NSFW
  • Of course The Pilfered Princess does that. Actually, she was already raped by all the human guards and was rather disappointed, so she wants Inferno to do it too.
  • In DragonBall Z Abridged, Vegeta asks if he isn't good enough for Zarbon when Zarbon says he didn't do anything to Vegeta while Vegeta was unconscious.

Western Animation

  • The Simpsons
    • In an episode, Marge is kidnapped by a biker gang so she can act as their housekeeper. She asks if they were going to violate her in any way, to which they reply that not only were they not going to violate her, but they didn't find her sexually attractive at all. Marge half-heartedly replies that this is a good thing, she guesses, clearly insulted at the bikers' statement.
    • In a similar vein (but a non-sexual example) during a "Treehouse of Horror" episode, Homer offers to sacrifice himself to brain hungry zombies in order to buy his family some time to escape. The zombies knock on Homer's hollow skull, and move on. Homer frowns and crosses his arms, indignant.
  • Almost exactly like this, in The Penguins of Madagascar Kowalski is hugely offended when the apparently zombified Skipper tries to eat Rico's brain.
  • Family Guy
    • When Lois gets kidnapped and then held hostage by Mel Gibson, she asks fearfully: "What are you going to do with me?" Beat. Then, in a more sultry voice, "What are you going to do with me?"
    • In another episode, the Griffins' house gets broken into by robbers, and Meg is left alone with them. When she asks if they're going to have their way with her and they freak out, she persists and by the end of the episode, Meg's the one being charged for sexual harassment.
  • A Bugs Bunny cartoon parodying the Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood has a very rushed Big Bad Wolf tossing Granny out of her house. Granny says, "Land Sakes! Ain't-ya going to eat me?"
  • In one episode of The Venture Brothers, Brock Samson is rampaging through the Monarch's base. He breaks into a bedroom, and finds Dr. Girlfriend in a nightgown on the bed.

Dr Girlfriend: You're here to take advantage of me, aren't you? Well, be quick about it! (throws off sheets)
Brock: To be honest, I never really thought about it.
Dr. Girlfriend: Well why not?
Brock: Just didn't.
Dr. Girlfriend: Well, I'm not gonna beg.

    • This seems to be a thing with Dr. Girlfriend, whose attempts at seducing Brock always fail since he believes she's a transsexual.
  • Captain Hero of Drawn Together "drugs" himself with a candy, fakes passing out, and gets annoyed when the others don't try to take advantage of him.

Captain Hero: (supposedly unconscious) Are you guys gonna f**k me or what?

  • American Dad
    • Stan fakes an armed robbery in his home so that anti-gun advocate Hayley will have to use a gun to rescue Stan and his wife Francine. After the incident, Francine (who was not aware of the hoax) thanks Hayley for saving her from being raped by the attacker. When Hayley asks how Francine knew the man was planning to rape her, she replies, "I just assumed," then responds to Hayley's perceived skepticism by asking, "What? You think I'm not rapable?" Later, when she gets a chance to confront the attacker, she hits him and states, "You missed out, buddy!"
    • Also in "the Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls" Roger is offended when a serial killer doesn't want to cut off his head and rape his body. It Makes Sense in Context (the killer does this to attractive women, Roger is dressed as a woman and prides himself on the quality of his disguises).
  • South Park
    • "Towelie": The military is destroying all towels to stem the threat poised by Towelie. In one scene, the military rushes in and snatches the towel off of Mr. Garrison while he's showering. He cries out, "Oh, all right, have your way with me, you sick freaks!"... and is immensely disappointed when they leave once the towel's destroyed.
    • This is a bit of a runner with Mr. Garrison. In another episode he finds himself in a prison cell with Chef and tells him, "I warn you, Chef. Don't even THINK about having your way with me here in this prison cell." In another, he returns home to angrily confront his father about the damage it did to his self-esteem that his father never attempted to molest him as a child (because he thinks his father not molesting him means he never actually loved him).
    • Mel Gibson is parodied as a lunatic in the episode "The Passion of the Jew", where he tries to provoke the people around him to either torture or molest him.

Gibson: You! You would all love to torture me, wouldn't you!? OK, fine. See what you can fit in there, I can take it!

  • In the premiere episode of Bob's Burgers, Bob sends his son to serve a guy who appears to be a child molester because his son is "heavy" and therefore won't be molested. His son protests indignantly, "Heavy kids can get molested!"
  • Robot Chicken has a sketch with a bunch of teenagers in a Scooby-Doo parody looking around an old mansion. The two guys are subsequently raped by the "Rape Ghost". One ugly heavy girl isn't and this upsets her because she actually wants it.

Platonic Situations

Anime and Manga

  • Brook from One Piece was offended that dragon that charged at him with intent to eat him lost interest shortly before finishing the attack, because Brook is basically a skeleton.

Live Action TV

  • Key & Peele: The sketch Auction Block.


  • In The Invasion of Sandy Bay, which takes place in the War of 1812, one American fisherman is insulted he is isn't being drafted into the British navy after they abduct him.

Video Games

  • Fire Emblem Awakening's Golden Gaffe DLC has various party members being robbed, with two notable exceptions:
    • Maribelle, a noblewoman, is downright offended that the bandits didn't go after her because it implies they think her poor. "Do I LOOK poor to you?!"
    • Kellam, a knight, actually carries a pouch labeled "gold" on his person. The bandits still didn't touch it. Once again, he's depressed by how invisible he apparently is.

Web Comics

  • Slack Wyrm #033. The princess (well, Duchess) finally has found the dragon and admits she's "totally abductable right now". See also two previous pages.