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22nd Jul '16 6:45:28 AM ChronoLegion
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* Gender flipped in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', where good-boy Knight-In-Shinning-Armour Silverbolt can't stop himself from falling for the naughty bad-girl Blackarachnia.

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* Gender flipped in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', where good-boy Knight-In-Shinning-Armour Silverbolt can't stop himself from falling for the naughty bad-girl Blackarachnia. An he's not the only one. Cheetor has the hots for her as well. She appears to show some interest in his upgrades after he became the much more badass Transmetal II Cheetor, but still calls him a "nice kid", pointing out that it's already two strikes against him, prompting Cheetor to angrily mutter that he's neither a kid nor that nice. She still goes with Silverbolt, probably because spending years around Predacons has turned her off to this trope (and she's a Maximal at heart anyway).
22nd Jul '16 6:38:38 AM ChronoLegion
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** {{Inverted|Trope}} with the HappilyMarried Liz and Henry [=McCord=]. Henry's a professor of theology with a very strong personal code of ethics, and she's commented that [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex she finds his morals quite a turn-on]].

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** {{Inverted|Trope}} with the HappilyMarried Liz and Henry [=McCord=]. Henry's a professor of theology with a very strong personal code of ethics, and she's commented that [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex she finds his morals quite a turn-on]]. It doesn't hurt that he's an ex-marine as well.
22nd Jul '16 5:22:21 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Space Seed". Ship's Historian Lieutenant Marla [=McGivers=] falls in love with the charismatic and forceful former dictator Khan Noonien Singh, even though he mistreats and uses her.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Space Seed". Ship's Historian Lieutenant Marla [=McGivers=] falls in love with the charismatic and forceful former dictator Khan Noonien Singh, even though he mistreats and uses her. Interestingly, he does grow to care for her, especially after she chooses to be exiled with him on a DeathWorld. Her death prior to ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Khan]]'' is one of the reasons for his hatred of Kirk.
22nd Jul '16 5:17:55 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/VeronicaMars'', after seeing that he does have [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a softer side]], Veronica finds herself making out with her high school's "obligatory psychotic jackass", Logan. Their relationship redefines the phrase "on-again, off-again", especially in the third season. Particularly jarring is the finale, where Veronica still appears interested, despite the fact that he only recently beat the stuffing out of her current, genuinely nice boyfriend, "Piz", for ''suspecting'' that he posted a sex tape online...despite Piz having no reason or inclination to do so. Logan's response to any situation is to start hitting it, really. Veronica's renewed interest in Logan isn't so much because he's beating someone up, but that he's beating up a man to avenge Veronica's honour when he has absolutely nothing to gain doing so (and plenty to lose). She's clearly turned on by the whole thing, hence her guilty look to Piz.

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* In ''Series/VeronicaMars'', after seeing that he does have [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a softer side]], Veronica finds herself making out with her high school's "obligatory psychotic jackass", Logan. Their relationship redefines the phrase "on-again, off-again", especially in the third season. Particularly jarring is the finale, where Veronica still appears interested, despite the fact that he only recently beat the stuffing out of her current, genuinely nice boyfriend, "Piz", for ''suspecting'' that he posted a sex tape online...despite Piz having no reason or inclination to do so. Logan's response to any situation is to start hitting it, really. Veronica's renewed interest in Logan isn't so much because he's beating someone up, but that he's beating up a man to avenge Veronica's honour when he has absolutely nothing to gain doing so (and plenty to lose). She's clearly turned on by the whole thing, hence her guilty look to Piz. The show ends with her being with Piz. However, the follow-up [[Film/VeronicaMars film]] results in Piz dumping her, after she chooses to stay in Neptune rather than meet his parents in New York. She then goes back to her "on-and-off" relationship with Logan, who's in the Navy now.
22nd Jul '16 5:12:41 AM ChronoLegion
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* The cops in ''Film/{{Superbad}}'' "arrest" [=McLovin=] after the party, remarking, "That's gonna get you so much ass!"

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* The cops in ''Film/{{Superbad}}'' "arrest" [=McLovin=] after the party, remarking, "That's gonna get you so much ass!"ass!" This is them making up for them unintentionally interrupting his first time with a hot girl.
22nd Jul '16 5:07:46 AM ChronoLegion
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* Parodied in ''Film/{{Bedazzled 2000}}''; Alison says how she wants a sensitive man who can understand her feelings. The Devil agrees to make Elliot the most sensitive man on Earth. Then [[spoiler:she ditches him for a {{jerkass}}]].

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* Parodied in ''Film/{{Bedazzled 2000}}''; Alison says how she wants a sensitive man who can understand her feelings. The Devil agrees to make Elliot the most sensitive man on Earth. Then [[spoiler:she ditches him for a {{jerkass}}]]. Elliot's conclusion is that women don't really know what they want. The Devil agrees.
18th Jul '16 5:42:35 AM Thomasfan
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* Amy Rose's attraction to Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog--basically the progenitor of the MascotWithAttitude trope--definitely has shades of this. Despite her being a Bad Girl, Rouge's frequent flirting with Shadow is also ultimately this.

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* Amy Rose's attraction to Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog--basically the progenitor of the MascotWithAttitude trope--definitely has shades of this. Despite her being a Bad Girl, Rouge's frequent flirting with Shadow is also ultimately this.this... [[UltimateLifeForm oh wait]]...!
16th Jul '16 11:03:52 PM chaochan
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* Amusingly lampshaded in the Wolf Rampant series by Aimee Easterling. The main character Terra has a "moment" with another male character other than the love interest who happens to be a handsome, charismatic, and all around nice guy. She wistfully notes that it will likely go nowhere because she's too stuck on the bad boys.

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* Amusingly lampshaded in the Wolf Rampant first novel of the ''Wolf Rampant'' series by Aimee Easterling. The main character protagonist Terra has a "moment" with another male character other than the love interest who happens to be a handsome, charismatic, and all around nice guy. She wistfully notes that it will likely go nowhere because she's too stuck on the bad boys.
16th Jul '16 11:02:21 PM chaochan
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* Amusingly lampshaded in the Wolf Rampant series by Aimee Easterling. The main character Terra has a "moment" with another male character other than the love interest who happens to be a handsome, charismatic, and all around nice guy. She wistfully notes that it will likely go nowhere because she's too stuck on the bad boys.
15th Jul '16 9:25:07 PM merotoker
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Related to ICanChangeMyBeloved, which often follows after this. The fandom reaction version of this is DracoInLeatherPants. In high school settings often found alongside AllGuysWantCheerleaders (its SpearCounterpart). Contrast {{Adorkable}} and WeaknessTurnsHerOn, where more timid, sweet, and "uncool" characters are seen as attractive.

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Related to ICanChangeMyBeloved, which often follows after this. The fandom reaction version of this is DracoInLeatherPants. In high school settings often found alongside AllGuysWantCheerleaders (its SpearCounterpart).[[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]]). Contrast {{Adorkable}} and WeaknessTurnsHerOn, where more timid, sweet, and "uncool" characters are seen as attractive.



** Even after everything he's done, Sakura still has feelings for Sasuke. In Sakura's case though, it's a DeconstructedTrope: she's aware that he's broken and ruined beyond belief, and that the gruff yet inwardly kind-hearted boy she fell in love with is long gone... yet still can't help having feelings for him. In chapter 693, [[spoiler:Sasuke mocks Sakura for this. He states that he isn't the least bit interested in her and admits that he has no idea why she has feelings for him, given everything he's said and done. Which is ironic, as both end up as a couple with a child, years after said lost kindness was restored by Naruto, their best friend the both had been neglectful towards.]]

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** Even after everything he's done, Sakura still has feelings for Sasuke. In Sakura's case though, it's a DeconstructedTrope: she's aware that he's broken and ruined beyond belief, and that the gruff yet inwardly kind-hearted boy she fell in love with is long gone... yet still can't help having feelings for him. In chapter 693, [[spoiler:Sasuke mocks Sakura for this. He states that he isn't the least bit interested in her and admits that he has no idea why she has feelings for him, given everything he's said and done. Which is ironic, as both end up as a couple with a child, years after said lost kindness was restored by Naruto, their best friend the both had been neglectful towards.]]towards]].



** Bulma: Yamcha was a former bandit, until his AntiHero streak reached its expiry date. She also went head over heels when she first saw General Blue from the Red Ribbon Army and Zarbon from Freeza's army, ''before'' breaking up with Yamcha. Vegeta, the mass-murdering, [[KiAttacks ki-blast happy]] [[HumanAliens alien]] and SociopathicHero of the group actually managed to get Bulma knocked up, and she gave birth to their son Trunks (she eventually married Vegeta and they had a second child). Even after that, when Dr. Gero attacked her, Vegeta, instead of tending to them like [[FutureBadass Future Trunks]] requested, said he doesn't care so much about "that foolish woman and her blasted child" before he punched him. The only two moments where he showed any substantial love for his family came during the Cell Games, when he witnessed Cell kill Future Trunks with a Death Beam and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge promptly went crazy on]] BeamSpam, and in the Buu Saga, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath when he killed himself to try to destroy Buu on their behalf]]. [[HopeSpot Both]] [[SenselessSacrifice failed]].

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** Bulma: Yamcha was a former bandit, until his AntiHero streak reached its expiry date. She also went head over heels when she first saw General Blue from the Red Ribbon Army and Zarbon from Freeza's army, ''before'' breaking up with Yamcha. Vegeta, the mass-murdering, [[KiAttacks [[KiManipulation ki-blast happy]] [[HumanAliens alien]] and SociopathicHero of the group actually managed to get Bulma knocked up, and she gave birth to their son Trunks (she eventually married Vegeta and they had a second child). Even after that, when Dr. Gero attacked her, Vegeta, instead of tending to them like [[FutureBadass Future Trunks]] requested, said he doesn't care so much about "that foolish woman and her blasted child" before he punched him. The only two moments where he showed any substantial love for his family came during the Cell Games, when he witnessed Cell kill Future Trunks with a Death Beam and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge promptly went crazy on]] BeamSpam, and in the Buu Saga, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath when he killed himself to try to destroy Buu on their behalf]]. [[HopeSpot Both]] [[SenselessSacrifice failed]].



* Sousuke Sagara of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' is a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]. A highly-skilled military specialist who works for a mercenary company, who knows half-a-dozen ways to kill you before you hit the floor, and who's been an assassin since he was ''eight'', with enough of a DarkAndTroubledPast for two or three protagonists, is prime bad-boy material. And yet the qualities for which he's best loved, both in the series and in real life, are his loyalty, dedication to duty, determination, stalwart protectiveness (in a good way), {{chast|eHero}}ity, and frequently naive earnestness. Furthermore, his tendency to seek violent solutions whether or not they are appropriate drives off prospective matches (except [[VillainousCrush Gauron]], but that's because [[StalkerWithACrush he's]] [[InLoveWithYourCarnage Gauron]]).

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* Sousuke Sagara of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' is a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]].{{subver|tedTrope}}sion. A highly-skilled military specialist who works for a mercenary company, who knows half-a-dozen ways to kill you before you hit the floor, and who's been an assassin since he was ''eight'', with enough of a DarkAndTroubledPast for two or three protagonists, is prime bad-boy material. And yet the qualities for which he's best loved, both in the series and in real life, are his loyalty, dedication to duty, determination, stalwart protectiveness (in a good way), {{chast|eHero}}ity, and frequently naive earnestness. Furthermore, his tendency to seek violent solutions whether or not they are appropriate drives off prospective matches (except [[VillainousCrush Gauron]], but that's because [[StalkerWithACrush he's]] [[InLoveWithYourCarnage Gauron]]).



* In ''Manga/KingOfThorn'', Kasumi develops a crush on Marco Owen, who is a [[PrisonsAreGymnasiums muscular]], [[SirSwearsALot foul-mouthed]], {{Tattooed Crook}}. Several of the other survivors notice Kasumi's crush and comment on it, but it's hard to tell what Marco thinks, as he's somewhat hard to read. [[spoiler:Although he ''does'' come back from the dead in order to save Kasumi]]...

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* In ''Manga/KingOfThorn'', Kasumi develops a crush on Marco Owen, who is a [[PrisonsAreGymnasiums muscular]], [[SirSwearsALot foul-mouthed]], {{Tattooed Crook}}.TattooedCrook. Several of the other survivors notice Kasumi's crush and comment on it, but it's hard to tell what Marco thinks, as he's somewhat hard to read. [[spoiler:Although he ''does'' come back from the dead in order to save Kasumi]]...



** Sonia, the resident MissionControl of the Neo-Hawks, plays this straighter. She is childishly infatuated with [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Griffith]], and later with [[TheHunter Irvine]]. The first is the story's BigBad. The other is an Apostle, which means a member of the LegionsOfHell.

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** Sonia, the resident MissionControl of the Neo-Hawks, plays this straighter. She is childishly infatuated with [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Griffith]], and later with [[TheHunter Irvine]]. The first is the story's BigBad. The other is an Apostle, which means a member of the LegionsOfHell.TheLegionsOfHell.



* Unavoidable in ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'', which is an AffectionateParody of ShoujoGenre manga.

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* Unavoidable in ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'', which is an AffectionateParody of ShoujoGenre [[ShoujoDemographic Shoujo Genre]] manga.



** Parodied in Chapter 32 when Nozaki received an [[StylisticSuck over the top]] OtomeGame from his editor and decided to play it with Hori and Wakamatsu. The trio soon became amazed by the persistence of the female lead in chasing the cast of largely JerkAss [[{{Bishounen}} guys]].

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** Parodied in Chapter 32 when Nozaki received an [[StylisticSuck over the top]] OtomeGame from his editor and decided to play it with Hori and Wakamatsu. The trio soon became amazed by the persistence of the female lead in chasing the cast of largely JerkAss [[{{Bishounen}} [[{{Bishonen}} guys]].



* In ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', this is how ''viewers'' see Aya's crush on Sunahara, as the latter is a [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood G-rated depiction]] of a JapaneseDelinquent and she did say he looked "a bit intimidating." Although, Aya herself sees it as a case of SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan.

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* In ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', this is how ''viewers'' see Aya's crush on Sunahara, as the latter is a [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood G-rated depiction]] of a JapaneseDelinquent {{Japanese Delinquent|s}} and she did say he looked "a bit intimidating." Although, Aya herself sees it as a case of SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan.



* In the ''[[TabletopGame/{{CerberusEngineGames}} DC Comics Deck-Building Game]]'', Wonder Woman and Black Canary need Villains in order to trigger their Super Hero abilities. The card Princess Diana of Themiscyra, i.e., Wonder Woman, automatically gains all Villains in the Line-up. In Crisis Mode, Black Canary is the only character who can add Villains to her deck under normal circumstances.
** Possibly subverted with Tauriel in ''[[Main/{{Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug}} The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug]] Deck-Building Game Expansion Pack''. Her ability also relies on Villains (called Enemies here), but with the intention of using them as [[Main/{{BulletproofHumanShield}} Bulletproof Human Shields]].

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* In the ''[[TabletopGame/{{CerberusEngineGames}} ''[[TabletopGame/CerberusEngineGames DC Comics Deck-Building Game]]'', Wonder Woman and Black Canary need Villains in order to trigger their Super Hero abilities. The card Princess Diana of Themiscyra, i.e., Wonder Woman, automatically gains all Villains in the Line-up. In Crisis Mode, Black Canary is the only character who can add Villains to her deck under normal circumstances.
** Possibly subverted with Tauriel in ''[[Main/{{Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug}} ''[[Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug]] Deck-Building Game Expansion Pack''. Her ability also relies on Villains (called Enemies here), but with the intention of using them as [[Main/{{BulletproofHumanShield}} Bulletproof {{Bulletproof Human Shields]].Shield}}s.



** Cyclops, while a boy scout in general, definitely fits the 'troubled aloof stoic' bad boy criteria, and is the first to point out he's dangerous to be around. Even before his recent descent into AntiHero badassery, he's had a steady stream of women pursuing him, including Jean Grey, Madelyn Pryor, Psylocke, and Emma Frost.

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** Cyclops, ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, while a boy scout in general, definitely fits the 'troubled aloof stoic' bad boy criteria, and is the first to point out he's dangerous to be around. Even before his recent descent into AntiHero badassery, he's had a steady stream of women pursuing him, including Jean Grey, ComicBook/JeanGrey, Madelyn Pryor, Psylocke, ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}, and Emma Frost.ComicBook/EmmaFrost.



* Wolverine also fits the bill. He has a seemingly endless amount of women after him, and he's a more straight-up bad boy.
** It's apparently genetic. Wolverine's son Daken has this as well. Both women and men are attracted to his bad boy status, even without him using his powers to seduce them.

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* Wolverine ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} also fits the bill. He has a seemingly endless amount of women after him, and he's a more straight-up bad boy.
** It's apparently genetic. Wolverine's son Daken ComicBook/{{Daken}} has this as well. Both women and men are attracted to his bad boy status, even without him using his powers to seduce them.



* Kiara with Kovu from ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''. Justified, since she isn't aware that he's bad, [[spoiler:and he eventually has a HeelRealization, thanks to [[LoveRedeems his love for her]].]]

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* Kiara with Kovu from ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''. Justified, since she isn't aware that he's bad, [[spoiler:and he eventually has a HeelRealization, thanks to [[LoveRedeems his love for her]].]]her]]]].



* Ginger proves to be this in ''Film/{{Casino}}''. While it's debatable if Sam 'Ace' Rothstein was a bad boy or not, [[spoiler:Ginger definitely disrespects him in favor of genuine bad boys. First: her ex-pimp, Lester Diamond. Later: Sam's best friend, gangster Nicky Santoro.]]

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* Ginger proves to be this in ''Film/{{Casino}}''. While it's debatable if Sam 'Ace' Rothstein was a bad boy or not, [[spoiler:Ginger definitely disrespects him in favor of genuine bad boys. First: her ex-pimp, Lester Diamond. Later: Sam's best friend, gangster Nicky Santoro.]]Santoro]].



* ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''. Amber Sweet has resolved sexual tension with Grave-Robber and unresolved sexual tension with [[BrotherSisterIncest Luigi]], who is also [[KnifeNut undeniably]] [[PsychopathicManchild bad]]. [[spoiler:Shilo isn't immune to Grave-Robber's bad-boy charms either. It's implied in [[CutSong Needle Through A Bug]] that he's grooming her to be his protege]].

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* ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''. Amber Sweet has resolved sexual tension with Grave-Robber and unresolved sexual tension with [[BrotherSisterIncest Luigi]], who is also [[KnifeNut undeniably]] [[PsychopathicManchild bad]]. [[spoiler:Shilo isn't immune to Grave-Robber's bad-boy charms either. It's implied in [[CutSong Needle Through A Bug]] that he's grooming her to be his protege]].protege.]]



* Alison falls for Film/CryBaby supposedly because she's "Tired of being good." As with most JohnWaters films, the strange outlaws end up being kind, warm, and unassuming while the respectable suburbanites are sadistic, elitist jerks.

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* Alison falls for Film/CryBaby supposedly because she's "Tired of being good." As with most JohnWaters Creator/JohnWaters films, the strange outlaws end up being kind, warm, and unassuming while the respectable suburbanites are sadistic, elitist jerks.






** In ''[[Literature/HerculePoirot Taken at the Flood]]'' (1948), to the point where the heroine, Lynn, appears downright insane. She is engaged to Rowley, a simple farmer, but is attracted to newcomer David and his rudeness, aggression, and general ass-holery. However, [[spoiler:when she goes to inform Rowley that she's going to elope with David, Rowley is so furious that he ''almost strangles her to death''. When it turns out that David has been the real killer all along, Lynn resumes her engagement to Rowley, having been rather turned on by his murderous impulses.]] There's a good chance Christie is poking fun at this trope.

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** In ''[[Literature/HerculePoirot Taken at the Flood]]'' (1948), to the point where the heroine, Lynn, appears downright insane. She is engaged to Rowley, a simple farmer, but is attracted to newcomer David and his rudeness, aggression, and general ass-holery. However, [[spoiler:when she goes to inform Rowley that she's going to elope with David, Rowley is so furious that he ''almost strangles her to death''. When it turns out that David has been the real killer all along, Lynn resumes her engagement to Rowley, having been rather turned on by his murderous impulses.]] impulses]]. There's a good chance Christie is poking fun at this trope.



* In the Literature/SherlockHolmes story "The Illustrious Client", the Bad Boy in question is an aristocrat with a sulfurous reputation, who's charmed the girl into denying all allegations of misconduct on his part as jealousy and slander. His disfigurement by an ex doesn't help, as it only seems to prove that interpretation right. Holmes snaps her out of it in the end by [[spoiler:bringing her a diary the man kept of his sexual conquests.]]

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* In the Literature/SherlockHolmes story "The Illustrious Client", the Bad Boy in question is an aristocrat with a sulfurous reputation, who's charmed the girl into denying all allegations of misconduct on his part as jealousy and slander. His disfigurement by an ex doesn't help, as it only seems to prove that interpretation right. Holmes snaps her out of it in the end by [[spoiler:bringing her a diary the man kept of his sexual conquests.]] conquests]].



* ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'' has this, with Marianne having to choose between the somewhat shy, music-loving, thirty-five year-old Col. Brandon or the younger, dashing, and adventurous Willoughby. She, of course, chooses Willoughby, who eventually [[spoiler:dumps her to marry some other girl for money]], causing her to [[spoiler:try to commit suicide by getting ill. Marianne eventually agrees to marry [[FirstGuyWins Col. Brandon.]]]]

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* ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'' has this, with Marianne having to choose between the somewhat shy, music-loving, thirty-five year-old Col. Brandon or the younger, dashing, and adventurous Willoughby. She, of course, chooses Willoughby, who eventually [[spoiler:dumps her to marry some other girl for money]], causing her to [[spoiler:try to commit suicide by getting ill. Marianne eventually agrees to marry [[FirstGuyWins Col. Brandon.]]]]Brandon]]]].



* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] [[PlayedForLaughs For Laughs]] in ''Literature/PenrynAndTheEndOfDays''.

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] {{Discussed|Trope}} [[PlayedForLaughs For Laughs]] in ''Literature/PenrynAndTheEndOfDays''.



* In ''Literature/AutobiographyOfRed'', Herakles is a sub-{{delinquent}} type with a fondness for UsefulNotes/{{graffiti}}, [[StickyFingers shoplifting]], and [[HellBentForLeather leather]]. Geryon finds him wildly attractive.

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* In ''Literature/AutobiographyOfRed'', Herakles is a sub-{{delinquent}} sub-{{delinquent|s}} type with a fondness for UsefulNotes/{{graffiti}}, [[StickyFingers shoplifting]], and [[HellBentForLeather leather]]. Geryon finds him wildly attractive.



-->'''Max''': I love bad boys. Like Will Smith in the movie ''Film/BadBoys'', or even Martin Lawrence in [[BaitandSwitchComment BigMommasHouse]].

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-->'''Max''': I love bad boys. Like Will Smith in the movie ''Film/BadBoys'', or even Martin Lawrence in [[BaitandSwitchComment BigMommasHouse]].Big Momma's House]].



* ''Series/{{House}}'', being at best a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, gets this a lot. Out of the four women in his life who were on the show, three had some form of romantic interest in him (not counting Amber. [[ShipTease Maybe]]). Stacy was his girlfriend. Cuddy had sex with him in college, and apparently carried a torch for him for twenty years. Interestingly, [[TheHeart Cameron]]'s crush on him may be a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], since her occasional YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre moments with House suggest that she's drawn to the HiddenHeartOfGold that she sees within him, rather than the prickly exterior surrounding it. She's also the only one of these women who definitely [[spoiler:leaves the show because House does something she finds unforgivable. Cuddy presumably feels the same way, but the series never explicitly details her reason for leaving]].
* To a point, Danny on ''Series/{{CSINY}}''� he wasn't a complete bad boy, but had some bad boy qualities surfacing in his backstory and onscreen now and then. Granted, he'd settled a lot by the time he married Lindsay.

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* ''Series/{{House}}'', being at best a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, gets this a lot. Out of the four women in his life who were on the show, three had some form of romantic interest in him (not counting Amber. [[ShipTease Maybe]]). Stacy was his girlfriend. Cuddy had sex with him in college, and apparently carried a torch for him for twenty years. Interestingly, [[TheHeart Cameron]]'s crush on him may be a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], {{subver|tedTrope}}sion, since her occasional YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre moments with House suggest that she's drawn to the HiddenHeartOfGold that she sees within him, rather than the prickly exterior surrounding it. She's also the only one of these women who definitely [[spoiler:leaves the show because House does something she finds unforgivable. Cuddy presumably feels the same way, but the series never explicitly details her reason for leaving]].
* To a point, Danny on ''Series/{{CSINY}}''� ''Series/{{CSINY}}''; he wasn't a complete bad boy, but had some bad boy qualities surfacing in his backstory and onscreen now and then. Granted, he'd settled a lot by the time he married Lindsay.



--> Chandler: "You're such a nice guy" means "I'm gonna be dating leather-wearing alcoholics and complaining about them to you."

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--> Chandler: '''Chandler''': "You're such a nice guy" means "I'm gonna be dating leather-wearing alcoholics and complaining about them to you."



** {{Inverted}} with the HappilyMarried Liz and Henry [=McCord=]. Henry's a professor of theology with a very strong personal code of ethics, and she's commented that [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex she finds his morals quite a turn-on]].

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** {{Inverted}} {{Inverted|Trope}} with the HappilyMarried Liz and Henry [=McCord=]. Henry's a professor of theology with a very strong personal code of ethics, and she's commented that [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex she finds his morals quite a turn-on]].



* Music/BowlingForSoup has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGRxmYXi4Io Girl All the Bad Guys Want]]", which is about an uncool guy who likes a bad girl who dates bad boys. So...PlayedStraight ''and'' two or three kinds of {{inverted|Trope}}?

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* Music/BowlingForSoup has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGRxmYXi4Io Girl All the Bad Guys Want]]", which is about an uncool guy who likes a bad girl who dates bad boys. So...PlayedStraight [[PlayingWithATrope played straight]] ''and'' two or three kinds of {{inverted|Trope}}?



** GenderInverted in the original 1989 version by Music/AliceCooper.

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** GenderInverted GenderInvertedTrope in the original 1989 version by Music/AliceCooper.






** Years later, Wrestling/{{Lita}} would leave Kane for Wrestling/{{Edge}}.

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** Years later, Wrestling/{{Lita}} would leave Kane for Wrestling/{{Edge}}. This mirrored her {{real life|WritesThePlot}} [[YourCheatingHeart actions]] with Wrestling/MattHardy.



** Wrestling/{{Lay|Cool}}la choosing Wrestling/WilliamRegal over Jamie Noble is another example, though she never really turned face in the first place.

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** Wrestling/{{Lay|Cool}}la Wrestling/{{Layla}} choosing Wrestling/WilliamRegal over Jamie Noble is another example, though she never really turned face in the first place.



* Both PlayedStraight and {{Inverted}} with ''VideoGame/TheSims2''. Angela Pleasant, the sweetheart of the Pleasant family, is going steady with Dustin Brooke, who is a rebel, at the start of the game. Lilith Pleasant, who's a bit of a devil, is going steady with a fairly good teen, Dirk Dreamer. Also, a fair number of girls are in love or have a crush on the town Casanova, Don Lothario, when Dina Caliente is dating Mortimer Goth as well, Kayleen Landgrak (One of the towns' maids, mind), is in love with both the aforementioned Don and Daniel Pleasant (whom is married already), and Cassandra is engaged to Don himself. Nina is the only one in the loop who isn't dating or has a crush on anyone else.

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* Both PlayedStraight [[PlayingWithATrope played straight]] and {{Inverted}} {{inverted|Trope}} with ''VideoGame/TheSims2''. Angela Pleasant, the sweetheart of the Pleasant family, is going steady with Dustin Brooke, who is a rebel, at the start of the game. Lilith Pleasant, who's a bit of a devil, is going steady with a fairly good teen, Dirk Dreamer. Also, a fair number of girls are in love or have a crush on the town Casanova, Don Lothario, when Dina Caliente is dating Mortimer Goth as well, Kayleen Landgrak (One of the towns' maids, mind), is in love with both the aforementioned Don and Daniel Pleasant (whom is married already), and Cassandra is engaged to Don himself. Nina is the only one in the loop who isn't dating or has a crush on anyone else.



** The Anders romance arc could be seen as [[spoiler: a deconstruction. The bad boy ends up a tragic FallenHero gradually being corrupted from within; he essentially goes insane, manipulates his lover into helping him blow up the Chantry and start a war, and Hawke is eventually forced to either kill his/her own beloved, send him away, or run off with him to spend the rest of his/her life a wanted fugitive, also losing and greatly angering a close friend in the latter two cases (who swears vengeance not only on Hawke and Anders, but on ''everyone in Kirkwall'').]]

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** The Anders romance arc could be seen as [[spoiler: a deconstruction. The bad boy ends up a tragic FallenHero gradually being corrupted from within; he essentially goes insane, manipulates his lover into helping him blow up the Chantry and start a war, and Hawke is eventually forced to either kill his/her own beloved, send him away, or run off with him to spend the rest of his/her life a wanted fugitive, also losing and greatly angering a close friend in the latter two cases (who swears vengeance not only on Hawke and Anders, but on ''everyone in Kirkwall'').]]Kirkwall'')]].



* Avoided entirely in the female route of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} [[UpdatedRerelease Portable]]''. Of the men the female protagonist can romance, [[TheBigGuy Akihiko Sanada's]] [[AloofBigBrother aloof]] nature has caused him to be pegged as a Bad Boy with plenty of fangirls, while he is, in fact, a generally all-around nice guy (as well as being [[{{Adorkable}} hopelessly awkward when it comes to girls]]), Ken is [[TokenMiniMoe eleven]], Ryoji is a LadykillerInLove [[spoiler:and, while he's supposed to bring about [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The Fall]], he ''really'' [[AntiAntiChrist doesn't want to]].]] And [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Shinjiro Aragaki]]? Is not only nice to her from the very start of his Social Link, a good part of said Social Link is showing that he's [[HiddenDepths not really]] [[JerkassFacade a jerk]] [[StoicWoobie at all]]. [[spoiler:His love scene is not only completely optional (available ''after'' maxing his Social Link out), but a rare male case of ButIWouldReallyEnjoyIt. The female protagonist has to be ''very'' persistent with her feelings.]]

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* Avoided entirely in the female route of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} [[UpdatedRerelease Portable]]''. Of the men the female protagonist can romance, [[TheBigGuy Akihiko Sanada's]] [[AloofBigBrother aloof]] nature has caused him to be pegged as a Bad Boy with plenty of fangirls, while he is, in fact, a generally all-around nice guy (as well as being [[{{Adorkable}} hopelessly awkward when it comes to girls]]), Ken is [[TokenMiniMoe eleven]], Ryoji is a LadykillerInLove [[spoiler:and, while he's supposed to bring about [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The Fall]], he ''really'' [[AntiAntiChrist doesn't want to]].]] to]]]]. And [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Shinjiro Aragaki]]? Is not only nice to her from the very start of his Social Link, a good part of said Social Link is showing that he's [[HiddenDepths not really]] [[JerkassFacade a jerk]] [[StoicWoobie at all]]. [[spoiler:His love scene is not only completely optional (available ''after'' maxing his Social Link out), but a rare male case of ButIWouldReallyEnjoyIt. The female protagonist has to be ''very'' persistent with her feelings.]]



* Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/LastWindow''. [[spoiler:Margaret]] fell in love with [[spoiler:her husband George]] knowing fully that he was an evil man. Eventually, [[spoiler:he became a criminal and the only thing keeping them together was their shared guilt of his crimes. When he murdered a friend of theirs, she decided she'd had enough and planned to kill him, only to be beaten to the punch. Her knowledge of his crimes and the fact she allowed them to happen haunts her to this day.]] At one point, she describes herself as alternately loving and loathing him.

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* Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/LastWindow''. [[spoiler:Margaret]] fell in love with [[spoiler:her husband George]] knowing fully that he was an evil man. Eventually, [[spoiler:he became a criminal and the only thing keeping them together was their shared guilt of his crimes. When he murdered a friend of theirs, she decided she'd had enough and planned to kill him, only to be beaten to the punch. Her knowledge of his crimes and the fact she allowed them to happen haunts her to this day.]] day]]. At one point, she describes herself as alternately loving and loathing him.



* Yeon from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', who slowly falls for Viole, a candidate FUG Slayer terrorist who wishes to kill her king, and by extension, wage war against the entire Zahard empire .

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* Yeon from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', who slowly falls for Viole, a candidate FUG Slayer terrorist who wishes to kill her king, and by extension, wage war against the entire Zahard empire .empire.



* Used in a gender-reversed form in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}''. [[spoiler:The first-born of Ed and his "wife" Blood-eyes dies, as is normal for hyenas (go look them up on Wikipedia and you'll see why). However, Ed had himself been a rare surviving first-born, and had been encouraging hope in her. Afterward, she started beating him, while he refused to flee from the situation (as was his right) because he ''still loved her''. It gets worse, though. Eventually, she and Ed conceive again; this child is born successfully, but she starts beating it, as well. Ed is now thoroughly exhausted and rips Blood-eyes' throat out while she sleeps, leading to the destruction of his previous name and exile from the tribe]].

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* Used in a gender-reversed form in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}''. [[spoiler:The first-born of Ed and his "wife" Blood-eyes dies, as is normal for hyenas (go look them up on Wikipedia and you'll see why). However, Ed had himself been a rare surviving first-born, and had been encouraging hope in her. Afterward, she started beating him, while he refused to flee from the situation (as was his right) because he ''still loved her''. It gets worse, though. Eventually, she and Ed conceive again; this child is born successfully, but she starts beating it, as well. Ed is now thoroughly exhausted and rips Blood-eyes' throat out while she sleeps, leading to the destruction of his previous name and exile from the tribe]].tribe.]]



* In ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', Harley Quinn says that she wants a physically and emotionally abusive guy. She was trying to justify her canon love for the Joker, which is depicted as extremely unhealthy and, by the end of this season, [[spoiler: ends up with the Green Goblin, who is an a-hole to everyone else but treats her well.]]

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* In ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', Harley Quinn says that she wants a physically and emotionally abusive guy. She was trying to justify her canon love for the Joker, which is depicted as extremely unhealthy and, by the end of this season, [[spoiler: ends up with the Green Goblin, who is an a-hole to everyone else but treats her well.]]well]].



* [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1945481 This]] parody from ''Website/CollegeHumor'', showing what [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]] and [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach]] discuss when the heroes aren't around.
** And again in [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/5664104/adam-and-eve-in-the-friend-zone this]] video with Adam, Eve, and the Snake.

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* [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1945481 This]] parody from ''Website/CollegeHumor'', showing what [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]] and [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach]] discuss when the heroes aren't around.
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around. And again in [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/5664104/adam-and-eve-in-the-friend-zone this]] video with Adam, Eve, and the Snake.



* The website ''Website/TheArtOfManliness'' debunks this in a few articles and podcasts, explaining that women tend to go for confident guys and, often times, bad boys are more confident. It also mentions that those same bad boys don't last long and that a confident, yet well-mannered man is something for the guys to strive for. The site also critisizes the supposed DoggedNiceGuy for not being nearly as nice as he claims.

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* The website ''Website/TheArtOfManliness'' debunks this in a few articles and podcasts, explaining that women tend to go for confident guys and, often times, bad boys are more confident. It also mentions that those same bad boys don't last long and that a confident, yet well-mannered man is something for the guys to strive for. The site also critisizes criticizes the supposed DoggedNiceGuy for not being nearly as nice as he claims.



** Discussed in a recent episode when Bart asks Lisa [[ArmourPiercingQuestion why she still has a thing for Nelson]]. She goes from denying any kind of attraction, to admitting that he's mysterious, to gushing that he's dark, complex and she's the only one who can change him!

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** Discussed in a recent later episode when Bart asks Lisa [[ArmourPiercingQuestion [[ArmorPiercingQuestion why she still has a thing for Nelson]]. She goes from denying any kind of attraction, to admitting that he's mysterious, to gushing that he's dark, complex and she's the only one who can change him!



* There's an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' where Buttercup develops a crush on Ace from the Gangreen Gang who, naturally, upon noticing, decides to suck up to her to get her on his side while the rest of his gang try to kill her sisters.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
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There's an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' where Buttercup develops a crush on Ace from the Gangreen Gang who, naturally, upon noticing, decides to suck up to her to get her on his side while the rest of his gang try to kill her sisters.



* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Lana Lang dates Lex Luthor in "My Girl" and tells him she likes bad boys...[[SubvertedTrope but]] given the choice, she'd much prefer {{Nice Guy}}s like Clark Kent. Played straight in "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS3E8SupermansPal Superman's Pal]]" when Jimmy's crush Tina [[spoiler: turns out to be involved with Metallo.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Lana Lang dates Lex Luthor in "My Girl" and tells him she likes bad boys...[[SubvertedTrope but]] given the choice, she'd much prefer {{Nice Guy}}s like Clark Kent. Played straight in "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS3E8SupermansPal Superman's Pal]]" when Jimmy's crush Tina [[spoiler: turns out to be involved with Metallo.]]Metallo]].



* On ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad,'' one episode has Hayley fall for a Saudi terrorist who is torn between his mission and his love for her. [[spoiler:Actually an InvokedTrope--he isn't a terrorist at all, he just uses that schtick to get American girls to sleep with him]].

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* On ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad,'' one episode has Hayley fall for a Saudi terrorist who is torn between his mission and his love for her. [[spoiler:Actually an InvokedTrope--he isn't a terrorist at all, he just uses that schtick to get American girls to sleep with him]].him.]]



* The ending of ''The Barn Dance''. Poor MickeyMouse.

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* The ending of ''The Barn Dance''. Poor MickeyMouse.WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse.



* Most of the girls at [[WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan Sherman High School]] seem to be crushing on [[TroubledButCute Lance]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'': Most of the girls at [[WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan Sherman High School]] School seem to be crushing on [[TroubledButCute Lance]].
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