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This airticle is aboot the stock chairacter. For ither uisses, see Femme Fatale.

A femme fatale (/ˌfæm fəˈtɑːl/ or /ˌfɛm fəˈtɑːl/; French: [fam fatal]) is a stock chairacter o a mysterious an seductive wumman whose chairms ensnare her luvers, aften leadin thaim intae compromisin, dangerous, an deadly situations. She is an archeteep o leeteratur an airt. Her ability tae entrance an hypnotise her victim wi a spell wis in the earliest stories seen as bein leeterally supernatural; hence, the femme fatale the day is still aften describit as haein a pouer akin tae an enchantress, seductress, vampire, witch, or demon, haein pouer ower men.