Females Are More Innocent/Playing With

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Basic Trope: Women only do bad things because of male influence.

  • Played Straight: Marla only betrayed The Captain because she was manipulated by Evilo. When she saw how far he was willing to go, she did a High Heel Face Turn.
  • Exaggerated: Marla jaywalked only because of Evilo's influence.
  • Justified: Marla was The Ingenue before she met Evilo.
  • Inverted: Lady Macbeth.
  • Subverted: It looks like Marla was an Unwitting Pawn of Evilo, but actually she knew exactly what she was doing.
  • Double Subverted: But she still didn't fully understand what she was getting herself into and does a High Heel Face Turn.
  • Deconstructed: Marla claims that she only did bad things because she was manipulated by Evilo. She goes free and commits the same crime again on her own, killing more people.
  • Reconstructed: Marla has a Freudian Excuse, but the heroes recognize that this doesn't mean she's not responsible for her actions.
  • Parodied: Marla has no will of her own and just obeys the orders of the last male character who talked to her.
  • Lampshaded: "Captain, it is illogical to assume Marla is innocent on the basis of her gender."
  • Averted: Marla is a Card-Carrying Villain.
  • Enforced: "The Moral Guardians will complain if a woman is really bad."
  • Invoked: Marla was genetically engineered to be docile and innocent.
  • Defied: Marla was genetically engineered to be evil, by a female scientist.
  • Discussed: "By God, we can't punish Marla for this! She's so sweet and innocent!"
  • Conversed: "Do you think Marla would be portrayed so sympathetically if she weren't female?"

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