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1st Feb '18 6:12:12 PM Ryulong
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* Dr. Girlfriend from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' is a supervillain in her own right, but because she doesn't have any gimmick to theme herself around, she wears a ritzy Jackie Kennedy wardrobe and defines her acts of villainy in relation to her romantic partner, The Monarch. Toward the end of the first season, she dumps him for Phantom Limb, and we see how ineffectual The Monarch is without her around as the voice of reason. Dr. Girlfriend doesn't fare much better either, as Phantom Limb reminds her of why she left him in the first place: Limb is a high-class bore who simply wishes to have her prance around his mansion in skimpy outfits, as opposed to The Monarch, who treasures her intelligence as well as her being "heat incarnate". With The Monarch, she's second-in-command; with Phantom Limb, she serves drinks to house guests. Season 2 ends with her returning to The Monarch and marrying. This also raises her rank in the organization to be equally as villainous and her new name: Dr. Mrs. The Monarch.

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* Dr. Girlfriend from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' is a supervillain in her own right, but because she doesn't have any gimmick to theme herself around, around (aside from her brief tenure as Lady Au Pair with her Murderous Moppets), she wears a ritzy Jackie Kennedy wardrobe and defines her acts of villainy in relation to her romantic partner, The Monarch. Toward the end of the first season, she dumps him for Phantom Limb, Limb to become Queen Etherea, and we see how ineffectual The Monarch is without her around as the voice of reason. Dr. Girlfriend doesn't fare much better either, as Phantom Limb reminds her of why she left him in the first place: Limb is a high-class bore who simply wishes to have her prance around his mansion in skimpy outfits, as opposed to The Monarch, who treasures her intelligence as well as her being "heat incarnate". With The Monarch, she's second-in-command; with Phantom Limb, she serves drinks to house guests. Season 2 ends with her returning to The Monarch and marrying. This also raises her rank in the organization to be equally as villainous and her new name: Dr. Mrs. The Monarch.
23rd Jan '18 4:35:22 PM Trogdor
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* ''VideoGame/{{BioshockInfinite}}'': Lady Comstock, at first. She took on a new philosophy based on Comstock's religion, where sins are basically raw divinity and must be tempered into virtues. Despite her insane husband planning a campaign of city-razing. It took a while, but eventually the hypocrisy got to her and she called her husband out; BIG mistake.

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* ''VideoGame/{{BioshockInfinite}}'': ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'': Lady Comstock, at first. She took on a new philosophy based on Comstock's religion, where sins are basically raw divinity and must be tempered into virtues. Despite her insane husband planning a campaign of city-razing. It took a while, but eventually the hypocrisy got to her and she called her husband out; BIG mistake.
6th Dec '17 2:14:59 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Bellatrix Lestrange from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' very clearly wishes she was Voldemort's mistress, but Voldemort really doesn't have time for that kind of nonsense. Bellatrix is married, with her husband [[SatelliteCharacter being mentioned only briefly]] and [[Film/HarryPotter the movies]] cutting him out entirely, but she probably wouldn't mind cheating on him, being evil and all, especially since WordOfGod is that it's a loveless marriage.

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* Bellatrix Lestrange from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' very clearly wishes she was Voldemort's mistress, but Voldemort really doesn't have time for that kind of nonsense. Bellatrix is married, with her husband [[SatelliteCharacter being mentioned only briefly]] and [[Film/HarryPotter the movies]] cutting him out entirely, but she probably wouldn't mind cheating on him, being evil and all, especially since WordOfGod is that it's a loveless marriage. In fact, [[spoiler: as of ''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild'', it is revealed that she ''did'', at least once, later giving birth to Voldemort's illegitimate daughter Delphini Riddle.]]
9th Nov '17 9:40:21 AM RedScharlach
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* ''Manga/{{One Piece}}'': Depending on your subber or dub, Nico Robin is either explicitly or implied to be Crocodile's bedroom buddy. Considering she still acts similarly, and she seemed far from that close with any of the Straw Hat crew (Until the Enies Lobby arc, at least), it seems like it's more of an act she learned to put on without actually having any meaning.

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* ''Manga/{{One Piece}}'': Depending on your subber or dub, Nico Robin is either explicitly or implied to be Crocodile's bedroom buddy. Considering she still acts similarly, and she seemed far from that close with any of the Straw Hat crew (Until (until the Enies Lobby arc, at least), it seems like it's more of an act she learned to put on without actually having any meaning.



* Harley Quinn from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' is in an [[DomesticAbuse abusive]] [[MadLove relationship]] with the Joker. It's a connection she can never quite shake off even when Poison Ivy shows her she can be a supervillain without him, and Batman shows her she doesn't have to be a supervillain at all. In fact, it seems that every time Harley isn't Joker's Dark Mistress, [[LesYay she's Ivy's]]. In the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse it's only after [[spoiler:Joker dies]] that she's finally able to get out of it.

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* Harley Quinn from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' is in an [[DomesticAbuse abusive]] [[MadLove relationship]] with the Joker. It's a connection she can never quite shake off even when Poison Ivy shows her she can be a supervillain without him, and Batman shows her she doesn't have to be a supervillain at all. In fact, it seems that every time whenever Harley isn't Joker's Dark Mistress, [[LesYay she's Ivy's]]. In the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse it's only after [[spoiler:Joker dies]] that she's finally able to get out of it.



* In ''Film/{{Madhouse}}'', film star Paul Toombes (Creator/VincentPrice) plays a character named Dr. Death. Paul is annoyed when the producer insists on giving Dr. Death a pretty assistant, and even more annoyed at how unprofessional the actress (who happens to be sleeping with producer) is.

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* In ''Film/{{Madhouse}}'', film star Paul Toombes (Creator/VincentPrice) plays a character named Dr. Death. Paul is annoyed when the producer insists on giving Dr. Death a pretty assistant, and even more annoyed at how unprofessional the actress (who happens to be sleeping with the producer) is.



* Cara Carozza from ''Film/DrMabuseTheGambler'', but she isn't just a mistress for eponymous Dr. Mabuse, but also is his henchwoman, and resident [[TheVamp vamp]].

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* Cara Carozza from ''Film/DrMabuseTheGambler'', but she isn't just a mistress for eponymous Dr. Mabuse, but Mabuse; she's also is his henchwoman, and resident [[TheVamp vamp]].



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Lucy Saxon is an unusual example. She's not just The Master's companion and girlfriend. She's his ''wife''. She insists that she's to stand by him for better or for worse at first, even though he's evil. Later, their relationship becomes more empty. Eventually it becomes clear that the Master doesn't care about her, and even becomes emotionally, physically, and even (it is strongly implied) sexually abusive. By the end, she's well past blind, doe-eyed admiration. In fact, sometimes it seems she ''loathes'' him for how he's broken her spirit. So it's not suprising when [[spoiler: she fatally shoots him, while giving a vacant look.]]
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' featured Danko's mistress, who didn't seem to know but who broke it off with him when she found out what a complete psycho he is.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Lucy Saxon is an unusual example. She's not just The Master's companion and girlfriend. She's his ''wife''. She insists that she's to stand by him for better or for worse at first, even though he's evil. Later, their relationship becomes more empty. Eventually it becomes clear that the Master doesn't care about her, and even becomes emotionally, physically, and even (it is strongly implied) sexually abusive. By the end, she's well past blind, doe-eyed admiration. In fact, sometimes it seems she ''loathes'' him for how he's broken her spirit. So it's not suprising surprising when [[spoiler: she fatally shoots him, while giving a vacant look.]]
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' featured Danko's mistress, who didn't seem to know he was a villain but who broke it off with him when she found out what a complete psycho he is.
30th Aug '17 11:17:38 AM ectostar
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The villain's paramour is almost always defined [[SatelliteCharacter in terms of]] [[SatelliteLoveInterest her (or his) relationship to the villain]]. The role she plays in the plot, however, depends a great deal on how her character is defined. She may be [[LadyMacbeth just as evil as he is and actually share his goals]]. She could be [[TheDitz a ditz]] who doesn't really like evil things but just isn't bright enough to realize she's in a relationship with a very bad person. In stories where the villain is allowed to be sympathetic on some levels (GreyAndGrayMorality, PunchClockVillain, etc.), she might love him for his better qualities.

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The villain's paramour is almost always defined [[SatelliteCharacter in terms of]] [[SatelliteLoveInterest her (or his) their relationship to the villain]]. The role she plays in the plot, however, depends a great deal on how her character is defined. She may be [[LadyMacbeth just as evil as he is and actually share his goals]]. She could be [[TheDitz a ditz]] who doesn't really like evil things but just isn't bright enough to realize she's in a relationship with a very bad person. In stories where the villain is allowed to be sympathetic on some levels (GreyAndGrayMorality, PunchClockVillain, etc.), she might love him for his better qualities.



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* Harley Quinn from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' is in an [[MadLove abusive relationship]] with the Joker. It's a connection she can never quite shake off even when Poison Ivy shows her she can be a supervillain without him, and Batman shows her she doesn't have to be a supervillain at all. In fact, it seems that every time Harley isn't Joker's Dark Mistress, [[LesYay she's Ivy's]]. In the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse it's only after [[spoiler:Joker dies]] that she's finally able to get out of it.

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* Harley Quinn from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' is in an [[DomesticAbuse abusive]] [[MadLove abusive relationship]] with the Joker. It's a connection she can never quite shake off even when Poison Ivy shows her she can be a supervillain without him, and Batman shows her she doesn't have to be a supervillain at all. In fact, it seems that every time Harley isn't Joker's Dark Mistress, [[LesYay she's Ivy's]]. In the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse it's only after [[spoiler:Joker dies]] that she's finally able to get out of it.



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16th Aug '17 1:56:45 PM DrOO7
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* ''Film/VeronicaGuerin''. Despite his infidelity, his possible abuse (he threatens to hit her in one scene, though it's not clear if he has before), and the fact that he's a heroin dealer, drug baron's John Gilligan's wife is clearly quite content with him, as evidenced by the way she smiles as he beats up the titular reporter when she shows up at their house.
25th Mar '17 8:37:40 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/{{Madhouse}}'', film star Paul Toombes (VincentPrice) plays a character named Dr. Death. Paul is annoyed when the producer insists on giving Dr. Death a pretty assistant, and even more annoyed at how unprofessional the actress (who happens to be sleeping with producer) is.

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* In ''Film/{{Madhouse}}'', film star Paul Toombes (VincentPrice) (Creator/VincentPrice) plays a character named Dr. Death. Paul is annoyed when the producer insists on giving Dr. Death a pretty assistant, and even more annoyed at how unprofessional the actress (who happens to be sleeping with producer) is.
12th Feb '17 12:45:39 PM starlight9
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* Armida in the ''Literature/NightfallSeries'' is the BigBad's lover, and is just as evil as him, if not more so.
23rd Jan '17 12:54:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''LeftBehind'': When Hattie Durham is introduced to BigBad Carpathia, she's extremely enamored of him. She kind of sours on him when he has her put in a women's prison after she gets pregnant (with his child).

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* ''LeftBehind'': ''Literature/LeftBehind'': When Hattie Durham is introduced to BigBad Carpathia, she's extremely enamored of him. She kind of sours on him when he has her put in a women's prison after she gets pregnant (with his child).



* Reverend Steve Newlin becomes this to EvilOverlord Russell Edgington in Season 5 of ''TrueBlood''
* GenderFlipped on ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', in which Morgana was calling the shots, and Agravaine was her thoroughly whipped gofer.

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* Reverend Steve Newlin becomes this to EvilOverlord Russell Edgington in Season 5 of ''TrueBlood''
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* GenderFlipped on ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'', in which Morgana was calling the shots, and Agravaine was her thoroughly whipped gofer.
30th Dec '16 11:28:39 AM nombretomado
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* Harley Quinn from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' is in an [[MadLove abusive relationship]] with the Joker. It's a connection she can never quite shake off even when Poison Ivy shows her she can be a supervillain without him, and Batman shows her she doesn't have to be a supervillain at all. In fact, it seems that every time Harley isn't Joker's Dark Mistress, [[LesYay she's Ivy's]]. In the {{DCAU}} it's only after [[spoiler:Joker dies]] that she's finally able to get out of it.

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* Harley Quinn from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' is in an [[MadLove abusive relationship]] with the Joker. It's a connection she can never quite shake off even when Poison Ivy shows her she can be a supervillain without him, and Batman shows her she doesn't have to be a supervillain at all. In fact, it seems that every time Harley isn't Joker's Dark Mistress, [[LesYay she's Ivy's]]. In the {{DCAU}} Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse it's only after [[spoiler:Joker dies]] that she's finally able to get out of it.
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