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23rd Sep '17 8:35:52 AM Fangusu
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The Bastard Boyfriend is sort of the Alpha Male equivalent of a Type A {{Tsundere}}, but with the violent temper replaced by [[TallDarkAndSnarky cutting sarcasm]] and the ''deredere'' side turned down to near-zero. They are, of course, completely immune to CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest, but they're usually [[EvenEvilHasStandards not]] [[WouldntHitAGirl physically abusive]], since that's [[FetishRetardant just not hot]]. There are plenty of exceptions.



* Thinks his behavior is ''sooooo'' romantic: StalkingIsLove
* Abuses him right back: BelligerentSexualTension

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* Thinks Finds his behavior is ''sooooo'' romantic: StalkingIsLove
* Abuses him right back: BelligerentSexualTension



** The author wants you to think he's a {{Jerkass}} and she's a saint for putting up with him: DomesticAbuser meets LoveMartyr
** The author wants you to think he's ''totally hot'' and the relationship [[CorruptTheCutie is deliciously kinky]]: This Trope.

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** The author wants you to think he's he is a {{Jerkass}} and she's she is a saint for putting up with him: DomesticAbuser meets LoveMartyr
** The author wants you to think he's he is ''totally hot'' and that the relationship [[CorruptTheCutie is deliciously kinky]]: This Trope.
11th Sep '17 3:47:07 AM AgProv
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''FanFic/WhyAndWere'', new Assassin graduate Ruth N'Kweze falls for a Bastard Boyfriend who is ''also'' a [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent wereleopard]]. by the end of the story she is very briefly married to him. The "very briefly" part is explained by her becoming a widow, having remembered she is first and foremost an Assassin. They don't call it "BlackWidow House" for nothing.

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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''FanFic/WhyAndWere'', new Assassin graduate Ruth N'Kweze falls for a Bastard Boyfriend who is ''also'' a [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent wereleopard]]. by the end of the story she is very briefly married to him. The "very briefly" part is explained by her becoming a widow, having remembered she is first and foremost an Assassin. They don't call it "BlackWidow House" [[MeaningfulName for nothing.nothing]].
3rd Sep '17 2:57:41 AM Nadim
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* Asher in ''Film/{{Geek Charming}}''.
2nd Sep '17 3:25:31 PM Gamermaster
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* Invoked in ''Manga/{{Horimiya}}''. Hori is something of an AggressiveSubmissive, so she actively encourages [[NiceGuy Miyamura]] to act this way.
17th Aug '17 8:13:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Turkey is typically portrayed as this in [[FoeYay Turkey/Greece]] and [[UnequalPairing Turkey/Egypt]] fanworks (although it's much less common for the latter). While some Turkey/Greece works veer into BelligerentSexualTension instead by making Greece into a defiant {{Tsundere}} on equal fighting ground with Turkey, many more Turkey/Greece works make it clear that as hard as Greece tries to fight back, Turkey thoroughly dominates him and is free to abuse and even rape him because he either wants to [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty put Greece in his place]] or [[ImAManICantHelpIt just can't control himself around Greece]], leaving Greece a [[BreakTheCutie broken and embittered man]] who [[StockholmSyndrome nonetheless can't help but]] [[LoveMartyr keep coming back to Turkey]]. Some fics have him go as far as raping Greece [[{{Ephebophile}} as a teen]] or [[{{Lolicon}} a child]], brainwashing Greece into being his slave, or even raping Greece ''explicitly'' [[AttentionWhore because he'd rather have Greece hate him than be indifferent towards him.]]

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** Turkey is typically portrayed as this in [[FoeYay Turkey/Greece]] and [[UnequalPairing Turkey/Egypt]] fanworks (although it's much less common for the latter). While some Turkey/Greece works veer into BelligerentSexualTension instead by making Greece into a defiant {{Tsundere}} on equal fighting ground with Turkey, many more Turkey/Greece works make it clear that as hard as Greece tries to fight back, Turkey thoroughly dominates him and is free to abuse and even rape him because he either wants to [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty put Greece in his place]] or [[ImAManICantHelpIt just can't control himself around Greece]], leaving Greece a [[BreakTheCutie broken and embittered man]] who [[StockholmSyndrome nonetheless can't help but]] [[LoveMartyr keep coming back to Turkey]]. Some fics have him go as far as raping Greece [[{{Ephebophile}} as a teen]] or [[{{Lolicon}} [[PaedoHunt a child]], brainwashing Greece into being his slave, or even raping Greece ''explicitly'' [[AttentionWhore because he'd rather have Greece hate him than be indifferent towards him.]]



*** Even worse are the China/Japan fanworks that make ImperialChina a [[{{Lolicon}} pedophiliac]] {{Yandere}} who [[AbusiveParents physically, sexually, and psychologically abuses]] a completely wimpified Japan ever since he "discovered" him. (Or the fact that you can swap China and Japan's name in that sentence and replace "pedophiliac" with "sociopathic" and "discovered" with "conquered" [never mind that Japan never actually conquered China in real life, not even during WWII, and that China is actually the stronger nation nowadays] for a summary of at least 60% of Japan/China fanworks.)

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*** Even worse are the China/Japan fanworks that make ImperialChina a [[{{Lolicon}} [[PaedoHunt pedophiliac]] {{Yandere}} who [[AbusiveParents physically, sexually, and psychologically abuses]] a completely wimpified Japan ever since he "discovered" him. (Or the fact that you can swap China and Japan's name in that sentence and replace "pedophiliac" with "sociopathic" and "discovered" with "conquered" [never mind that Japan never actually conquered China in real life, not even during WWII, and that China is actually the stronger nation nowadays] for a summary of at least 60% of Japan/China fanworks.)
10th Aug '17 8:55:10 PM Angeldeb82
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* The male leads created by Creator/MayuShinjo have different degrees of this. The better known example is Sakuya Ookochi from ''Manga/SensualPhrase'': this is largely because of an incident where his girlfriend, Aine Yukimura, ended up with a hickey (due to assault from another character); Sakuya, in a fit of jealousy, barged into her class, tore her uniform to reveal the hickey (and her bra strap), then took her home (while class was ongoing) and prepared to rape her. Only when her uniform was almost totally ripped off and the poor girl was weeping hysterically did he stop and realize WTF he was doing. Yeah, he's a Conflicted type with an ''extremely'' DarkAndTroubledPast (as in, [[spoiler: he's an HeroicBastard ChildOfRape, his "father" left him when he learned baby Sakuya wasn't his kid, he was bullied all the time because of his heritage, and his LadyDrunk mom drank herself to death when he was a child]]) and ''[[CharacterizationMarchesOn does]]'' [[CharacterizationMarchesOn get kinda better with time]] ([[spoiler:the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue shows him as a decent father and husband, if somewhat of a LovableSexManiac when he and Aine are alone]]), but that's '''not''' an excuse.

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* The male leads created by Creator/MayuShinjo have different degrees of this. The better known example is Sakuya Ookochi from ''Manga/SensualPhrase'': this is largely because of an incident where his girlfriend, Aine Yukimura, ended up with a hickey (due to assault from another character); Sakuya, in a fit of jealousy, barged into her class, tore her uniform to reveal the hickey (and her bra strap), then took her home (while class was ongoing) and prepared to rape her. Only when her uniform was almost totally ripped off and the poor girl was weeping hysterically did he stop and realize WTF he was doing. Yeah, he's a Conflicted type with an ''extremely'' DarkAndTroubledPast (as in, [[spoiler: he's an a HeroicBastard ChildOfRape, ChildByRape, his "father" left him when he learned baby Sakuya wasn't his kid, he was bullied all the time because of his heritage, and his LadyDrunk mom drank herself to death when he was a child]]) and ''[[CharacterizationMarchesOn does]]'' [[CharacterizationMarchesOn get kinda better with time]] ([[spoiler:the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue shows him as a decent father and husband, if somewhat of a LovableSexManiac when he and Aine are alone]]), but that's '''not''' an excuse.
10th Aug '17 8:53:24 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''Webcomic/TheNightBelongsToUs'': It's [[http://tnbtu.com/comic/08-02/ implied that Mick is abusive to Sienna]], at least when he's drunk. Then again, unlike the typical BastardBoyfriend, he doesn't really revel in bastard behavior, and [[AssholeVictim Sienna can be]] [[http://tnbtu.com/comic/05-11/ just as much of a jerk.]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheNightBelongsToUs'': It's [[http://tnbtu.com/comic/08-02/ implied that Mick is abusive to Sienna]], at least when he's drunk. Then again, unlike the typical BastardBoyfriend, Bastard Boyfriend, he doesn't really revel in bastard behavior, and [[AssholeVictim Sienna can be]] [[http://tnbtu.com/comic/05-11/ just as much of a jerk.]]
10th Aug '17 8:52:33 PM Angeldeb82
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A common [[AnimeCharacterTypes Japanese character type]], the Bastard Boyfriend (in Japanese, ''kichiku'', literally "brutal" or "demonic") character is an AlwaysMale LoveInterest whose defining trait is that he is cold, cruel, or abusive to his romantic partner, in a manner intended to be kinky and appealing to the audience. Western versions exist, but are comparatively rare due to their implications, except in fanfiction (which lacks the watchful eyes of MoralGuardians).

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A common [[AnimeCharacterTypes Japanese character type]], the Bastard Boyfriend (in Japanese, ''kichiku'', literally "brutal" or "demonic") character is an AlwaysMale LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} whose defining trait is that he is cold, cruel, or abusive to his romantic partner, in a manner intended to be kinky and appealing to the audience. Western versions exist, but are comparatively rare due to their implications, except in fanfiction (which lacks the watchful eyes of MoralGuardians).



** One was when he came by to see Hachi at her apartment after summer vacation ended because she had Misato staying over, despite her breaking up with him, only to discover that she's pregnant and that she had started a relationship with Nobu, meaning she's wondering Who'sYourDaddy; he sabotages her happy relationship with Nobu by hijacking her phone and calling Nobu to tell him that Hachi's pregnant and that he intends to claim the child and take care both her and baby regardless who the father is while locking Hachi out of her room so she couldn't intervene, making it seem that she was still with Takumi during their relationship. A lot of this was PoorCommunicationKills from Hachi one-sidedly breaking up with Takumi over the phone to Hachi being so emotionally distraught over how Nobu got the news of her pregnancy and her choice that she couldn't talk or look at him. (But Takumi . . . he told Hachi over the phone before she broke up with him that getting a girl pregnant was an inconvenience to him. Dude, really?! You are going to tell the girl you are "seeing" that and wonder why she's blocking your calls?)

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** One was when he came by to see Hachi at her apartment after summer vacation ended because she had Misato staying over, despite her breaking up with him, only to discover that she's pregnant and that she had started a relationship with Nobu, meaning she's wondering Who'sYourDaddy; WhosYourDaddy; he sabotages her happy relationship with Nobu by hijacking her phone and calling Nobu to tell him that Hachi's pregnant and that he intends to claim the child and take care both her and baby regardless who the father is while locking Hachi out of her room so she couldn't intervene, making it seem that she was still with Takumi during their relationship. A lot of this was PoorCommunicationKills from Hachi one-sidedly breaking up with Takumi over the phone to Hachi being so emotionally distraught over how Nobu got the news of her pregnancy and her choice that she couldn't talk or look at him. (But Takumi . . . he told Hachi over the phone before she broke up with him that getting a girl pregnant was an inconvenience to him. Dude, really?! You are going to tell the girl you are "seeing" that and wonder why she's blocking your calls?)



* Genma in ''Ze'' volumes 3 and 4: possessive, controlling, and completely eaten up with jealousy at the thought that Himi [[spoiler:was his father's lover.]] He wasn't. Relaxes considerably after he finds this out. Himi has been in love with him since childhood and [[LoveMartyr meekly submits]] to rape and imprisonment.

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* Genma in ''Ze'' volumes 3 and 4: possessive, controlling, and completely eaten up with jealousy at the thought that Himi [[spoiler:was his father's lover.]] lover]]. He wasn't. Relaxes considerably after he finds this out. Himi has been in love with him since childhood and [[LoveMartyr meekly submits]] to rape and imprisonment.



* DepravedBisexual Head from ''Anime/StarDriver'' is basically a Bastard Boyfriend to everyone he's ever involved with, including ([[AnythingThatMoves but probably not limited to]]) [[StockholmSyndrome Sakana-chan]], [[LongHairedPrettyBoy Shingo]], [[TheOjou Sora]] [[spoiler: (who he ends up impregnating and fathering Takuto with)]] and even a bunch of characters he isn't romantically involved with (although in some cases, it's debatable). Of course, being the ManipulativeBastard he is, most of his relationships were just part of his plans. It doesn't help that pretty much everyone mentioned above becomes a LoveMartyr for him sooner or later.

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* DepravedBisexual Head from ''Anime/StarDriver'' is basically a Bastard Boyfriend to everyone he's ever involved with, including ([[AnythingThatMoves but probably not limited to]]) [[StockholmSyndrome Sakana-chan]], [[LongHairedPrettyBoy Shingo]], [[TheOjou [[{{Ojou}} Sora]] [[spoiler: (who he ends up impregnating and fathering Takuto with)]] and even a bunch of characters he isn't romantically involved with (although in some cases, it's debatable). Of course, being the ManipulativeBastard he is, most of his relationships were just part of his plans. It doesn't help that pretty much everyone mentioned above becomes a LoveMartyr for him sooner or later.



** The first is Tamura's lover. He is a senpai that Tamura fell for in middle school. Due to IncompatibleOrientation they aren't a couple, but they do have a sexual relationship. In contrast to other OtokonokoGenre love interests, he does ''not'' believe ItsOkayIfItsYou. He's aloof and [[DomesticAbuse abusive]] towards Tamura. He only uses him for sex as long as he {{crossdresse|r}}s, says homophobic things about him, and shows disgust at what [[PassFail puberty has done to him]]. By high school he is a scraggly looking {{hikikomori}} but still has the same JerkAss personality. [[spoiler:Eventually Tamura becomes fed up with him, calls him out, and leaves him for good.]]

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** The first is Tamura's lover. He is a senpai that Tamura fell for in middle school. Due to IncompatibleOrientation they aren't a couple, but they do have a sexual relationship. In contrast to other OtokonokoGenre love interests, he does ''not'' believe ItsOkayIfItsYou.IfItsYouItsOkay. He's aloof and [[DomesticAbuse abusive]] towards Tamura. He only uses him for sex as long as he {{crossdresse|r}}s, says homophobic things about him, and shows disgust at what [[PassFail puberty has done to him]]. By high school he is a scraggly looking {{hikikomori}} but still has the same JerkAss {{Jerkass}} personality. [[spoiler:Eventually Tamura becomes fed up with him, calls him out, and leaves him for good.]]



** Turkey is typically portrayed as this in [[FoeYay Turkey/Greece]] and [[UnequalPairing Turkey/Egypt]] fanworks (although it's much less common for the latter). While some Turkey/Greece works veer into BelligerentSexualTension instead by making Greece into a defiant {{Tsundere}} on equal fighting ground with Turkey, many more Turkey/Greece works make it clear that as hard as Greece tries to fight back, Turkey thoroughly dominates him and is free to abuse and even rape him because he either wants to [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty put Greece in his place]] or [[ImAMsnICantHelpIt just can't control himself around Greece]], leaving Greece a [[BreakTheCutie broken and embittered man]] who [[StockholmSyndrome nonetheless can't help but]] [[LoveMartyr keep coming back to Turkey]]. Some fics have him go as far as raping Greece [[{{Ephebophile}} as a teen]] or [[{{Shotacon}} a child]], brainwashing Greece into being his slave, or even raping Greece ''explicitly'' [[AttentionWhore because he'd rather have Greece hate him than be indifferent towards him.]]

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** Turkey is typically portrayed as this in [[FoeYay Turkey/Greece]] and [[UnequalPairing Turkey/Egypt]] fanworks (although it's much less common for the latter). While some Turkey/Greece works veer into BelligerentSexualTension instead by making Greece into a defiant {{Tsundere}} on equal fighting ground with Turkey, many more Turkey/Greece works make it clear that as hard as Greece tries to fight back, Turkey thoroughly dominates him and is free to abuse and even rape him because he either wants to [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty put Greece in his place]] or [[ImAMsnICantHelpIt [[ImAManICantHelpIt just can't control himself around Greece]], leaving Greece a [[BreakTheCutie broken and embittered man]] who [[StockholmSyndrome nonetheless can't help but]] [[LoveMartyr keep coming back to Turkey]]. Some fics have him go as far as raping Greece [[{{Ephebophile}} as a teen]] or [[{{Shotacon}} [[{{Lolicon}} a child]], brainwashing Greece into being his slave, or even raping Greece ''explicitly'' [[AttentionWhore because he'd rather have Greece hate him than be indifferent towards him.]]



*** Even worse are the China/Japan fanworks that make ImperialChina a [[{{Shotacon}} pedophiliac]] {{Yandere}} who [[AbusiveParents physically, sexually, and psychologically abuses]] a completely wimpified Japan ever since he "discovered" him. (Or the fact that you can swap China and Japan's name in that sentence and replace "pedophiliac" with "sociopathic" and "discovered" with "conquered" [never mind that Japan never actually conquered China in real life, not even during WWII, and that China is actually the stronger nation nowadays] for a summary of at least 60% of Japan/China fanworks.)

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*** Even worse are the China/Japan fanworks that make ImperialChina a [[{{Shotacon}} [[{{Lolicon}} pedophiliac]] {{Yandere}} who [[AbusiveParents physically, sexually, and psychologically abuses]] a completely wimpified Japan ever since he "discovered" him. (Or the fact that you can swap China and Japan's name in that sentence and replace "pedophiliac" with "sociopathic" and "discovered" with "conquered" [never mind that Japan never actually conquered China in real life, not even during WWII, and that China is actually the stronger nation nowadays] for a summary of at least 60% of Japan/China fanworks.)



* Patch from ''Literature/HushHush'' emotionally manipulated and sexually harassed Nora. It was later revealed that [[spoiler: ''he was trying to kill her'' so he could get his wings back.]] Nora was understandably creeped out, but fell for him anyway.

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* Patch from ''Literature/HushHush'' emotionally manipulated and sexually harassed Nora. It was later revealed that [[spoiler: ''he was trying to kill her'' so he could get his wings back.]] back]]. Nora was understandably creeped out, but fell for him anyway.



* In ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'', it's implied that [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest Osana Najimi]] just ended [[DestructiveRomance a relationship]] with one of these. [[UnderStatement He's angry about it]], as [[DisproportionateRetribution he threatens to hurt Senpai (possibly also her) if she won't come back to him]].

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* In ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'', it's implied that [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest Osana Najimi]] just ended [[DestructiveRomance a relationship]] with one of these. [[UnderStatement [[{{Understatement}} He's angry about it]], as [[DisproportionateRetribution he threatens to hurt Senpai (possibly also her) if she won't come back to him]].
28th Jul '17 2:20:33 PM AgProv
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discword}}'' fic ''FanFic/WhyAndWere'', new Assassin graduate Ruth N'Kweze falls for a Bastard Boyfriend who is ''also'' a [[OurWeresAreDifferent wereleopard]]. by the end of the story she is very briefly married to him. The "very briefly" part is explained by her becoming a widow, having remembered she is first and foremost an Assassin. They don't call it "Black Widow House" for nothing.

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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discword}}'' ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''FanFic/WhyAndWere'', new Assassin graduate Ruth N'Kweze falls for a Bastard Boyfriend who is ''also'' a [[OurWeresAreDifferent [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent wereleopard]]. by the end of the story she is very briefly married to him. The "very briefly" part is explained by her becoming a widow, having remembered she is first and foremost an Assassin. They don't call it "Black Widow "BlackWidow House" for nothing.
28th Jul '17 1:03:52 PM AgProv
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discword}}'' fic ''FanFic/WhyAndWere'', new Assassin graduate Ruth N'Kweze falls for a Bastard Boyfriend who is ''also'' a [[OurWeresAreDifferent wereleopard]]. by the end of the story she is very briefly married to him. The "very briefly" part is explained by her becoming a widow, having remembered she is first and foremost an Assassin. They don't call it "Black Widow House" for nothing.
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