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  2. "Femme fatale" combines the French words for "woman" and "fatal" to mean a woman who is dangerous or deadly. So, "homme halte" combines the French words for "man" and "halt" to mean a man who is a hindrance, i.e. using manipulation to stop the protagonist from accomplishing their goal. Plus I managed to get the alliteration in too. 3 level 1

  3. Searching reveals some have attempted to use "homme" for males in particular--usually in trying to come up with a masculine equivalent for the femme fatale term, ironically. Ultimately, though, while I don't think there's any industry wide term, given "homme fatale" is the most commonly used proposed term, I'd say go with that. 3 level 1

  4. Feb 27, 2014 · homme fatale 1. French for deadly man. 2. the male equivalent of a femme fatale. Tom Ripley is the homme fatale in The Talented Mr. Ripley ( 1999 ). He deceives everyone, uses his boyish charm to attract people (male and female) into relationships, and eventually they die from getting to close to his secrets. by heathenish February 27, 2014

  5. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Femme_fataleFemme fatale - Wikipedia

    A femme fatale ( / ˌfɛm fəˈtæl / or / ˌfɛm fəˈtɑːl /; French: [fam fatal] ), sometimes called a maneater [1] or vamp, is a stock character of a mysterious, beautiful, and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, deadly traps. She is an archetype of literature and art.

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