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24th Aug '16 1:53:33 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Naked Butler'' takes this trope UpToEleven. In a nutshell, the game revels in this trope so much that it goes so far as to invert VideoGameCrueltyPunishment by punishing the player with a Bad End if they have Tomoaki act ''too nice'' to his love interests. Yes, in order to get the "Good/True Ends" in this game, you have to have Tomoaki [[CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption act like a complete asshole and inflict truly horrible abuse on his preferred butler]] until said butler essentially becomes a StockholmSyndrome-induced LoveMartyr to him.

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* ''Naked Butler'' takes this trope UpToEleven. In a nutshell, the game revels in this trope so much that it goes so far as to invert VideoGameCrueltyPunishment by punishing the player with a Bad End if they have Tomoaki act ''too nice'' to his love interests. Yes, in order to get the "Good/True Ends" in this game, you have to have Tomoaki [[CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption act like a complete asshole and inflict truly horrible abuse on his preferred butler]] until said butler essentially becomes a StockholmSyndrome-induced LoveMartyr to him. Oh, and it's implied that the bastard has a SplitPersonality.
24th Aug '16 1:30:58 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Hadaka Shitsuji'' takes this trope UpToEleven. In a nutshell, the game revels in this trope so much that it goes so far as to invert VideoGameCrueltyPunishment by punishing the player with a Bad End if they have Tomoaki act ''too nice'' to his love interests. Yes, in order to get the "Good Ends" in this game, you have to have Tomoaki [[CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption act like a complete asshole and inflict truly horrible abuse on his preferred butler]] until said butler essentially becomes a StockholmSyndrome-induced LoveMartyr to him.

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* ''Hadaka Shitsuji'' ''Naked Butler'' takes this trope UpToEleven. In a nutshell, the game revels in this trope so much that it goes so far as to invert VideoGameCrueltyPunishment by punishing the player with a Bad End if they have Tomoaki act ''too nice'' to his love interests. Yes, in order to get the "Good "Good/True Ends" in this game, you have to have Tomoaki [[CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption act like a complete asshole and inflict truly horrible abuse on his preferred butler]] until said butler essentially becomes a StockholmSyndrome-induced LoveMartyr to him.



* Majima Tarou, a bonus character for [[Franchise/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial Girls' Side]]. Basically everything he does involves being a narcissistic, self-absorbed, emotionally flip-floppy Jerkass who torments the protagonist, demands that she do ridiculous things for her, yells at her when he does, and all-around acts abusive to the poor Love Martyr protag who spends a lot of the time in tears.
* Shiki from VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi is the Unconflicted type.

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* Majima Tarou, a bonus character for [[Franchise/TokimekiMemorial ''[[Franchise/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial Girls' Side]].Side]]''. Basically everything he does involves being a narcissistic, self-absorbed, emotionally flip-floppy Jerkass who torments the protagonist, demands that she do ridiculous things for her, yells at her when he does, and all-around acts abusive to the poor Love Martyr protag who spends a lot of the time in tears.
* Shiki from VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi ''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi'' is the Unconflicted type.
24th Aug '16 7:19:03 AM GlassRain
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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.]]
23rd Jul '16 12:53:44 PM butterflygrrl
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* Damien has at least significant shades of the conflicted version in ''MagicalDiary'', considering that he jerks you around for most of the year, culminating in breaking your heart [[spoiler:and trying to kill you by way of stealing your soul]]. The ''only'' way to get any of his endings - not even just the good one - is to tell him that you love him no matter what and then forgive him for what he did when he shows up again. Your roomies, however, ''will'' call you out on being a LoveMartyr if they find out that you've taken him back, though. [[spoiler:And by using Spirit Echoes and Empathy, you can find out that he has genuinely fallen in love with you and really does want to reform. But if you haven't been working on White magic, you might be left wondering how long it will be before he turns on you again.]]

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* Damien has at least significant shades of the conflicted version in ''MagicalDiary'', ''VisualNovel/MagicalDiary'', considering that he jerks you around for most of the year, culminating in breaking your heart [[spoiler:and trying to kill you by way of stealing your soul]]. The ''only'' way to get any of his endings - not even just the good one - is to tell him that you love him no matter what and then forgive him for what he did when he shows up again. Your roomies, however, ''will'' call you out on being a LoveMartyr if they find out that you've taken him back, though. [[spoiler:And by using Spirit Echoes and Empathy, you can find out that he has genuinely fallen in love with you and really does want to reform. But if you haven't been working on White magic, you might be left wondering how long it will be before he turns on you again.]]
18th Jul '16 12:15:04 PM Pichu-kun
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* Hans/Elsa ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanworks do this often whenever they're not [[DracoInLeatherPants sympathizing]] Hans' character. It's a huge FanPreferredCouple, up there with [[IncestYayShipping Anna/Elsa]] and [[CrossoverShip Jack/Elsa]]. In contrast, Hans/Anna is rather uncommon and Hans is usually unsympathetically an abusive jerk in Hanna fanworks (they're usually about if Hans did succeed and have him showing his true colors after he marries Anna). Fans like the FoeYayShipping potential between Hans and Elsa so their relationship is often written as turbulent. This FanVid, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1DqXnT-hIY Hans & Elsa - Hospital [AU:Broken Relationship]]]'', for example, has Hans constantly beating his wife out of jealousy, raping her, and flirting with other women. Despite this Elsa still loves him, we're supposed to feel bad when [[spoiler:Hans dies]], and the video isn't anti-Helsa.

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* Hans/Elsa ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanworks do this often whenever they're not [[DracoInLeatherPants sympathizing]] with Hans' character. It's a huge FanPreferredCouple, up there with [[IncestYayShipping Anna/Elsa]] and [[CrossoverShip Jack/Elsa]]. In contrast, Hans/Anna is rather uncommon and Hans is usually unsympathetically an abusive jerk in Hanna fanworks (they're usually about if Hans did succeed and have him showing his true colors after he marries Anna). Fans like the FoeYayShipping potential between Hans and Elsa so their relationship is often written as turbulent. This FanVid, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1DqXnT-hIY Hans & Elsa - Hospital [AU:Broken Relationship]]]'', (AU:Broken Relationship)]]'', for example, has Hans constantly beating his wife out of jealousy, raping her, and flirting with other women. Despite this Elsa still loves him, we're supposed to feel bad when [[spoiler:Hans dies]], and the video isn't anti-Helsa.



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18th Jul '16 12:10:57 PM Pichu-kun
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* Deconstructed with Tamura's lover in ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai''. 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 her OtokonokoGenre love interests, he does ''not'' believe ItsOkayIfItsYou. He's aloof and 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 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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* Sasuke Uchiha from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', whether it's Yaoi, or Hetero. Can't be too hard to find.
** Neji Hyuuga, especially when paired with [[KissingCousins Hinata]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Sasuke Uchiha from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Uchiha, whether it's Yaoi, or Hetero. Can't be too hard to find.
** Neji Hyuuga, especially when paired with [[KissingCousins Hinata]]. This trope gets downplayed when paired with Tenten.



* Yami Bakura, another ''Anime/YuGiOh'' character, in a good half of his romance fics.
** Example: ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4280755/1/Tainted-Soul Tainted Soul]]''
* [[DracoInLeatherPants Draco Malfoy]] in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic.

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* Yami Bakura, another ''Anime/YuGiOh'' character, in a good half of his romance fics.
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fics. Example: ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4280755/1/Tainted-Soul Tainted Soul]]''
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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[[DracoInLeatherPants Draco Malfoy]] in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic.



* Craig Tucker from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is portrayed as this in most fics, particularly the [[HoYay Craig/Tweek]] ones, since he is...let's say, [[AntiHero not quite]] [[DeadpanSnarker a pleasant]] [[TheStoic character]]. In most stories, he either acts like a jerkass towards everyone, a bully, a sociopath or he just does anything to obtain what he wants, using methods [[MemeticMolester like rape or molestation]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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Craig Tucker from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is portrayed as this in most fics, particularly the [[HoYay Craig/Tweek]] ones, since he is...let's say, [[AntiHero not quite]] [[DeadpanSnarker a pleasant]] [[TheStoic character]]. In most stories, he either acts like a jerkass towards everyone, a bully, a sociopath or he just does anything to obtain what he wants, using methods [[MemeticMolester like rape or molestation]].



* Derek Venturi from ''LifeWithDerek''. Yes, ''that'' ''[[DisneyChannel Life]] [[DomCom With]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Derek]]''. The character is the [[{{Jerkass}} primary]] [[MagnificentBastard bastard]] of the show, but some stories exaggerate his negative traits to the point where he becomes an abusive sociopath who enjoys his [[FanPreferredCouple step-sister/love-interest]]'s suffering. Not that it's that much of a [[VillainProtagonist difference from the canon]].

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* Derek Venturi from ''LifeWithDerek''. ''Series/LifeWithDerek''. Yes, ''that'' ''[[DisneyChannel ''[[Creator/DisneyChannel Life]] [[DomCom With]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Derek]]''. The character is the [[{{Jerkass}} primary]] [[MagnificentBastard bastard]] of the show, but some stories exaggerate his negative traits to the point where he becomes an abusive sociopath who enjoys his [[FanPreferredCouple step-sister/love-interest]]'s suffering. Not that it's that much of a [[VillainProtagonist difference from the canon]].



* Yu Kanda from ''DGrayMan'' sometimes tends to be made into a Bastard Boyfriend for Allen. And let's not even talk about Tyki Mikk...

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* Yu Kanda from ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' sometimes tends to be made into a Bastard Boyfriend for Allen. And let's not even talk about Tyki Mikk...



* Kaede Rukawa from ''SlamDunk'' is frequently portrayed as this in fanwork to a wimpified Sakuragi. Yes, '''that''' [[BoisterousBruiser Hanamichi]] [[FieryRedhead Sakuragi]] is made into Rukawa's whiny and weepy uke.

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* Kaede Rukawa from ''SlamDunk'' ''Manga/SlamDunk'' is frequently portrayed as this in fanwork to a wimpified Sakuragi. Yes, '''that''' [[BoisterousBruiser Hanamichi]] [[FieryRedhead Sakuragi]] is made into Rukawa's whiny and weepy uke.


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* Hans/Elsa ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanworks do this often whenever they're not [[DracoInLeatherPants sympathizing]] Hans' character. It's a huge FanPreferredCouple, up there with [[IncestYayShipping Anna/Elsa]] and [[CrossoverShip Jack/Elsa]]. In contrast, Hans/Anna is rather uncommon and Hans is usually unsympathetically an abusive jerk in Hanna fanworks (they're usually about if Hans did succeed and have him showing his true colors after he marries Anna). Fans like the FoeYayShipping potential between Hans and Elsa so their relationship is often written as turbulent. This FanVid, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1DqXnT-hIY Hans & Elsa - Hospital [AU:Broken Relationship]]]'', for example, has Hans constantly beating his wife out of jealousy, raping her, and flirting with other women. Despite this Elsa still loves him, we're supposed to feel bad when [[spoiler:Hans dies]], and the video isn't anti-Helsa.
12th Jul '16 2:21:47 PM rjd1922
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* Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera: Subverted. In the original book by Gaston Leroux, Erik (the titular phantom) would be a {{deconstruction}}, if not an UnbuiltTrope IF it was a relationship: Erik is TheGrotesque PsychopathicManchild who terrorizes Christine [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe into marrying him]]. In the book, the author wants you to think Erik's an admittedly tragic {{Jerkass}} and Christine is a saint for feeling compassion along with revulsion and fear for Raoul's fate, BUT the MisaimedFandom (and [[LostInImitation many adaptations]]) want you to think Erik's totally hot and the relationship is [[CorruptTheCutie deliciously kinky]].
* Although it is somewhat cleaned up in the movie, the woman in The Sheltering Sky was repeatedly raped by two of her Arab captors. Her subsequent behavior was more like shell shock than the movies kind of "once you go whatever ..."
* {{Literature/Gor}}. A Gorean master will be one of these toward any slavegirl he cares for. If he isn't one of these at the start, (or falls into the conflicted version of this trope) it will be a subplot that he becomes an example of the unconflicted version at the end, either in general, or toward a particular women whom he'll end up enslaving.

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* Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera: ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': Subverted. In the original book by Gaston Leroux, Erik (the titular phantom) would be a {{deconstruction}}, if not an UnbuiltTrope IF it was a relationship: Erik is TheGrotesque PsychopathicManchild who terrorizes Christine [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe into marrying him]]. In the book, the author wants you to think Erik's an admittedly tragic {{Jerkass}} and Christine is a saint for feeling compassion along with revulsion and fear for Raoul's fate, BUT the MisaimedFandom (and [[LostInImitation many adaptations]]) want you to think Erik's totally hot and the relationship is [[CorruptTheCutie deliciously kinky]].
* Although it is somewhat cleaned up in the movie, the woman in The ''The Sheltering Sky Sky'' was repeatedly raped by two of her Arab captors. Her subsequent behavior was more like shell shock than the movies kind of "once you go whatever ..."
* {{Literature/Gor}}.''{{Literature/Gor}}''. A Gorean master will be one of these toward any slavegirl he cares for. If he isn't one of these at the start, (or falls into the conflicted version of this trope) it will be a subplot that he becomes an example of the unconflicted version at the end, either in general, or toward a particular women whom he'll end up enslaving.
8th Jul '16 3:34:53 PM silverman2020
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29th Jun '16 11:26:55 PM virgofall
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Bastard Boyfriends can be readily distinguished from the more generic {{Jerkass}} or DomesticAbuser because their abuse is [[{{Fanservice}} eroticized]], and their beloved's conflict and unhappiness will be played for titillation. As such, they are all-but-guaranteed to be MrFanservice, usually a {{Bishonen}}, and the consequences of their behavior are almost never [[{{DeconstructedTrope handled realistically]]. The Bastard Boyfriend ''almost always'' [[OfficialCouple gets his girl (or guy)]], even in cases where they [[StrangledByTheRedString don't seem particularly compatible]], although a few are doomed to merely be [[RomanticFalseLead the rival]].

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Bastard Boyfriends can be readily distinguished from the more generic {{Jerkass}} or DomesticAbuser because their abuse is [[{{Fanservice}} eroticized]], and their beloved's conflict and unhappiness will be played for titillation. As such, they are all-but-guaranteed to be MrFanservice, usually a {{Bishonen}}, and the consequences of their behavior are almost never [[{{DeconstructedTrope [[DeconstructedTrope handled realistically]]. The Bastard Boyfriend ''almost always'' [[OfficialCouple gets his girl (or guy)]], even in cases where they [[StrangledByTheRedString don't seem particularly compatible]], although a few are doomed to merely be [[RomanticFalseLead the rival]].



* Damien has at least significant shades of the conflicted version in ''vMagicalDiary'', considering that he jerks you around for most of the year, culminating in breaking your heart [[spoiler:and trying to kill you by way of stealing your soul]]. The ''only'' way to get any of his endings - not even just the good one - is to tell him that you love him no matter what and then forgive him for what he did when he shows up again. Your roomies, however, ''will'' call you out on being a LoveMartyr if they find out that you've taken him back, though. [[spoiler:And by using Spirit Echoes and Empathy, you can find out that he has genuinely fallen in love with you and really does want to reform. But if you haven't been working on White magic, you might be left wondering how long it will be before he turns on you again.]]
** It's not quite that simple - you can get his endings even if you play yourself as conflicted rather than all-forgiving. It's just the "I hate you forever" options you can't pick. [[spoiler: And even with the white magic, it's questionable how much he's really changed. He doesn't want to kill you anymore, but he still enjoys messing with your head...]]


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* Damien has at least significant shades of the conflicted version in ''MagicalDiary'', considering that he jerks you around for most of the year, culminating in breaking your heart [[spoiler:and trying to kill you by way of stealing your soul]]. The ''only'' way to get any of his endings - not even just the good one - is to tell him that you love him no matter what and then forgive him for what he did when he shows up again. Your roomies, however, ''will'' call you out on being a LoveMartyr if they find out that you've taken him back, though. [[spoiler:And by using Spirit Echoes and Empathy, you can find out that he has genuinely fallen in love with you and really does want to reform. But if you haven't been working on White magic, you might be left wondering how long it will be before he turns on you again.]]
** It's not quite that simple - you can get his endings even if you play yourself as conflicted rather than all-forgiving. It's just the "I hate you forever" options you can't pick. [[spoiler: And even with the white magic, it's questionable how much he's really changed. He doesn't want to kill you anymore, but he still enjoys messing with your head...]]
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