Dissecting Dragons

Episode 310: Villainesses and Dense Heroines - the Reverse Harem Trope in Speculative Fiction

January 21, 2022

Okay, hear us out: the reverse harem trope isn't necessarily anything to do with wish fulfilment, sex or erotica. And this week, we're going to delve into why and how, and exactly what makes this trope so popular. From anime to fairytales in it's origins, to its inclusion in urban fantasy and paranormal romance, this trope has far more in common with the found family trope than you might initially believe. 

On the slab this week Fruits Basket, Labyrinth, Annette Marie's Guild Codex and many more.


Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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