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Femme Fatale
Femme Fatale
Name: Femme Fatale
Nickname: Queen of Corruption
Mistress of Misdeeds
Dame of Disaster
Gender: Female
First appearance: Equal Fights
Last appearance: The Powerpuff Girls Rule! (cameo)
Episode count: 2
Voice actor: Grey DeLisle
Femme Fatale is a minor character in the animated series The Powerpuff Girls who was voiced by Grey DeLisle.

Biography

She's a bank robber and master thief who steals only Susan B. Anthony coins since all other forms of money have men on them (at the time of the series at least). She hypocritically claims feminist arguments to justify her crimes despite not knowing even the simplest facts about Susan B. Anthony. With shoddy reasoning, wrapped in some lies, she convinces Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup to fight against men so she can continue to rob banks. Despite her misandry, her speech to the Powerpuff Girls and the designs on her costume, Femme Fatale is equally cruel to women. She stole Susan B. Anthony coins from a female bank employee broke the arm of a policewoman and stole the hairstyle of a teenage girl.

At the end of the episode Equal Fights, she is promptly defeated (quite harshly) and taken to jail after the sisters tell her who the suffragist Susan B. Anthony really was. She has blonde hair and blue eyes (resembling the aforementioned teen girl, albeit slightly older with no braces) wears a white jumpsuit with multiple blue stripes, a blue mask which she conceals her eyes and headband, and white boots. After being defeated by the girls and taken in prison, she was seen in a prison uniform and a matching prison cap.

Episode Appearances

Season Three

Specials

FF10

"Horizontal stripes make me look fat."

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Trivia

  • "Femme fatale" literally means "fatal woman" in French.
  • A similar-looking character, perhaps her reformed, is seen as the pick-up clerk of a donut shop in the episode Cop Out.
  • The symbols on her outfit and weapon are based on the symbol ♀, which stands for Venus, coming from the mythology goddess Aphrodite, and extending into the meaning of the female sex.
  • Also in Equal Fights, she makes references to Princess Morbucks (as "that little brat") and Sedusa (as "the chick in the underwear").
  • She is one of five female villains to have been featured in the 1998 series.
  • When she is wearing convict stripes at the end of Equal Fights, we find out that she has blue eyes and she complains that the horizontal stripes of the uniform make her look fat.
  • While Femme Fatale raises a good point in that female superheroes tend to be less popular or revered than male ones and that several heroines like Supergirl and Batgirl are basically just extensions of their male counterparts (Superman for Supergirl and Batman for Batgirl), there are plenty of female superheroes besides Wonder Woman who are not intended as gender-flipped versions of male ones.
    • Femme Fatale also points out how villainy is similarly dominated by men like heroism is, even though there are actually tons of female supervillains. This may be because in the show, only two recurring villains are female; all of the other female villains are one-shots.
  • It is never actually explained why Femme Fatale is a misandrist. There have been several fan theories, such as being a victim of misogyny, but her hypocritical behavior complicates the aforementioned idea.
  • Manboy, a villain from the 2016 reboot series is loosely based off this character.
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