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20th Jun '17 11:47:50 AM Gamermaster
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* Deconstructed in ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco''. [[spoiler:Luluco's dad is a member of the SpacePolice. Her mom is a SpacePirate]]. While the two seem legitimately in love (at least in the {{I Love You Because I Can't Control You}} sense), their marriage was extremely volatile, ended in divorce and left their child a bit messed up.
** {{Reconstructed}} with [[spoiler:Luluco and Nova. He's an EmptyShell and TheMole, and as the BigBad notes, her love is thus completely superficial. It's still strong enough to [[LoveRedeems redeem]] him with a CareBearStare]].

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* Deconstructed in ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco''. [[spoiler:Luluco's dad is a member of the SpacePolice. Her mom is a SpacePirate]]. While the two seem are legitimately in love (at least in the {{I Love You Because I Can't Control You}} sense), love, their marriage was extremely volatile, ended in divorce and left their child a bit messed up.
** {{Reconstructed}} with [[spoiler:Luluco and Nova. He's an EmptyShell and TheMole, and as the BigBad notes, her love is thus [[SmittenTeenageGirl completely superficial.superficial]]. It's still strong enough to [[LoveRedeems redeem]] him with a CareBearStare]].
18th Jun '17 6:31:02 AM JustTroper
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A sub-trope of OppositesAttract. Compare GoKartingWithBowser (when the relationship is platonic rather than romantic or sexual), LovesMyAlterEgo (for similar relationships between heroes and bystanders), and DefectingForLove (which happens when the Catwoman decides to go straight after all). Easily overlaps with VillainessesWantHeroes. May lead to TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife if the pairing is ultimately incompatible or too unstable. The one-sided version of this may be a VillainousCrush. See FoeRomanceSubtext for the less explicit version of this, and FatalAttraction when it's more dangerous. Compare {{Friendly Enem|y}}ies.

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A sub-trope of OppositesAttract. Compare GoKartingWithBowser (when the relationship is platonic rather than romantic or sexual), LovesMyAlterEgo (for similar relationships between heroes and bystanders), and DefectingForLove (which happens when the Catwoman decides to go straight after all). Easily overlaps with VillainessesWantHeroes.VillainessesWantHeroes and TricksterGirlfriend. May lead to TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife if the pairing is ultimately incompatible or too unstable. The one-sided version of this may be a VillainousCrush. See FoeRomanceSubtext for the less explicit version of this, and FatalAttraction when it's more dangerous. Compare {{Friendly Enem|y}}ies.
15th Jun '17 1:23:41 PM rafi
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* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica dating Diamondback, a member of the Serpent Society (a group of snake-themed supervillains). This is a somewhat defanged (no pun intended) instance, as Diamondback offered to drop crime for him practically in their first meeting. (Not that she came off all that convincing, but...)
* Comicbook/IronMan and Madame Masque/Whitney Frost. Then again, it's not surprising considering [[ReallyGetsAround the number of paramours]] Tony's had over the years. It came to the point where Frost [[StalkingIsLove masqueraded as Tony's personal secretary]] after they first broke up and resumed their relationship once her cover was blown. Also, he eventually got into a relationship with ComicBook/BlackWidow, a former enemy.

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* ** ComicBook/CaptainAmerica dating Diamondback, a member of the Serpent Society (a group of snake-themed supervillains). This is a somewhat defanged (no pun intended) instance, as Diamondback offered to drop crime for him practically in their first meeting. (Not that she came off all that convincing, but...)
* ** Comicbook/IronMan and Madame Masque/Whitney Frost. Then again, it's not surprising considering [[ReallyGetsAround the number of paramours]] Tony's had over the years. It came to the point where Frost [[StalkingIsLove masqueraded as Tony's personal secretary]] after they first broke up and resumed their relationship once her cover was blown. Also, he eventually got into a relationship with ComicBook/BlackWidow, a former enemy.
15th Jun '17 1:22:55 PM rafi
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* Manga/KaitouSaintTail and Asuka Jr.; in this case, the ''lead'', a PhantomThief that steals back stolen items, is the Catwoman-ish one.
* Since ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne'' is heavily inspired by ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'', Jeanne also has a romance with her main rival, [[spoiler: Chiaki aka Sinbad]].
** Jeanne and Chiaki were justified in the manga: [[spoiler: It turns out that the two are, in fact, [[Literature/TheBible Adam and Eve]]]].
* The usual tone is subverted in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', where the romantic hero and villain are... a GenkiGirl and a BrattyHalfPint, each the "annoying kid" of their team.
** There also is a one-sided romance between Quiche and Ichigo, with the former being madly in love with the latter. His love gets [[{{Yandere}} creepier]] as the show goes on... [[spoiler: until the end when Quiche refuses to kill Ichigo and gets killed himself. Ichigo is genuinely upset by his death. He gets better, though.]]

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* Manga/KaitouSaintTail ''Manga/AkameGaKill'': Esdese is truly and Asuka Jr.; in this case, the ''lead'', a PhantomThief that steals back stolen items, is the Catwoman-ish one.
* Since ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne'' is heavily inspired by ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'', Jeanne also has a romance with her main rival, [[spoiler: Chiaki aka Sinbad]].
** Jeanne and Chiaki were justified in the manga: [[spoiler: It turns out that the two are, in fact, [[Literature/TheBible Adam and Eve]]]].
* The usual tone is subverted in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', where the romantic hero and villain are... a GenkiGirl and a BrattyHalfPint, each the "annoying kid" of their team.
** There also is a one-sided romance between Quiche and Ichigo, with the former being madly
completely in love with the latter. His Tatsumi. Esdese just happens to be an insane sadist working for an extremely corrupt government and Tatsumi is a member of a rebel group trying to topple said government. While Esdese is unaware of this fact, Tatsumi tried a LoveRedeems on Esdese more than once, trying to use her love gets [[{{Yandere}} creepier]] as the show goes on... [[spoiler: until the end for him to make her become good, but gave up quickly when Quiche refuses to kill Ichigo he realized Esdese is completely insane and gets killed himself. Ichigo can't change.
* The central romance in ''Manga/CatsEye''
is genuinely upset by his death. He gets better, though.]]between [[ClassyCatBurglar Hitomi]] and [[PoliceAreUseless Toshio]]. Although Toshio remaining unaware of it is a crucial part of their relationship.



* In ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' -- one of the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' sequels -- Duke [[spoiler:was engaged to Rubina, daughter of BigBad.]] They loved each other. However he did not think they could be together again after what the Vegans had done to his homeworld.
* Aimi [=/=] Manga/ShadowLady and Bright.



* In ''Manga/SpecialDutyCombatUnitShinesman'', Matsumoto, a young businessman who is [[SecretIdentity secretly a superhero]] protecting the Earth, accidentally sees the bare skin of Princess Sheena, one of the villains from the Planet Voice who are trying to conquer the Earth. Due to the rule of Planet Voice that whoever sees bareskin of the royalty must either die or marry the royalty, Matsumoto and Sheena start dating, unaware of each other's secret identity.
** In the manga, Sheena didn't exist, so this incident happened between Matsumoto and Sasaki/Prince Hope instead. Sasaki [[spoiler:definitely embraces the 'kill him' option until the very end of the manga, when he tells Matsumoto he's changed his mind]].
* This is largely the point of the romance between the primary OfficialCouple in ''Manga/WeddingPeach'', who are directly inspired by ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' which would make them fit the StarCrossedLovers trope but luckily [[spoiler:everything ends up ending well for them]].
* TeamChef Sai Saici and PluckyGirl Cécile (the sister of Gundam Fighter Hans Holgar) in ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]''. Causes less problems than most examples, since Hans is no mortal enemy, but a decent, friendly WorthyOpponent in a sports tournament.
* Happens in ''Anime/RedGarden'' when Kate ends up dating [[spoiler:Hervé, a member of the family responsible for the wild men she and the other girls fight]]. She's oblivious about his real role in things, but he knows hers from the very start.
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' has an unusual situation wherein the LadyOfWar ''BigBad'', Haman Karn, grows attracted to the [[{{Shotacon}} much younger hero]] Judau Ashta. Judau displays some degree of concern for Haman, although how much of it was a romantic interest is open to debate. [[UnwantedHarem Judging by how the ladies get interested in him...]]

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* In ''Manga/SpecialDutyCombatUnitShinesman'', Matsumoto, a young businessman who is [[SecretIdentity secretly a superhero]] protecting the Earth, accidentally sees the bare skin of Princess Sheena, one One of the villains from oldest anime examples is ''Anime/GoShogun'', where the Planet Voice who are trying closest to conquer the Earth. Due to the rule of Planet Voice that whoever sees bareskin of the royalty must either die or marry the royalty, Matsumoto and Sheena start dating, unaware of each other's secret identity.
** In the manga, Sheena didn't exist, so this incident happened between Matsumoto and Sasaki/Prince Hope instead. Sasaki [[spoiler:definitely embraces the 'kill him' option until the very end of the manga, when he tells Matsumoto he's changed his mind]].
* This is largely the point of the romance between the primary OfficialCouple in ''Manga/WeddingPeach'', who are directly inspired by ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' which would make them fit the StarCrossedLovers trope but luckily [[spoiler:everything ends up ending well for them]].
* TeamChef Sai Saici and PluckyGirl Cécile (the sister of Gundam Fighter Hans Holgar) in ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]''. Causes less problems than most examples, since Hans is no mortal enemy, but a decent, friendly WorthyOpponent in a sports tournament.
* Happens in ''Anime/RedGarden'' when Kate ends up dating [[spoiler:Hervé, a member of the family responsible
an ImpliedLoveInterest for the wild men she and the ActionGirl Remy Shimada is none other girls fight]]. She's oblivious about his real role in things, but he knows hers from than the very start.
villainous Leonardo Medici Bundle.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
**
''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' has an unusual situation wherein the LadyOfWar ''BigBad'', Haman Karn, grows attracted to the [[{{Shotacon}} much younger hero]] Judau Ashta. Judau displays some degree of concern for Haman, although how much of it was a romantic interest is open to debate. [[UnwantedHarem Judging by how the ladies get interested in him...]]]]
** TeamChef Sai Saici and PluckyGirl Cécile (the sister of Gundam Fighter Hans Holgar) in ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]''. Causes less problems than most examples, since Hans is no mortal enemy, but a decent, friendly WorthyOpponent in a sports tournament.
* Manga/KaitouSaintTail and Asuka Jr.; in this case, the ''lead'', a PhantomThief that steals back stolen items, is the Catwoman-ish one.
* Since ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne'' is heavily inspired by ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'', Jeanne also has a romance with her main rival, [[spoiler: Chiaki aka Sinbad]].
** Jeanne and Chiaki were justified in the manga: [[spoiler: It turns out that the two are, in fact, [[Literature/TheBible Adam and Eve]]]].
* Bizarre example in ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'', where the two people are technically on the same side ''at the present'' due to an EnemyMine, but nevertheless one wants to destroy the world and the other wants to save it.
-->'''Snake Knight:''' If, at the very end, I win and stop the two of you [from destroying the world], would you go out with me?\\
'''Lizard Knight:''' I... I'll think about it.
** By the end of the series, [[spoiler:the relationship between the Lizard Knight and the Princess becomes something akin to this when he decides that he won't let her destroy the world because he loves her. She's actually happy that he's trying to stop her]].



* ''Manga/{{Superior}}'' has this as its premise. It opens with the Demon Queen, Sheila, falling in love with the hero sent to vanquish her, Exa. She conceals her true identity - although he suspects, he cannot bring himself to confront her and doesn't want to believe it.

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* ''Manga/{{Superior}}'' has this as its premise. It opens with ''The whole premise'' of ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha''. The Hero and the Demon Queen, Sheila, falling in love with Overlord both say ScrewDestiny to their respective roles, hook up and try to find a way to end the hero sent war without gutting their respective war economies.
* Ruby and Courtney from ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' form a strange relationship as time goes on, eventually leading them
to vanquish her, Exa. She conceals team up against Kyogre and Groudon. Ruby does eventually care for her true identity - although he suspects, he cannot bring himself to confront in a platonic manner, but Courtney ''definitely'' feels something stronger for him. Kinda creepy considering he's 11 and she's assumedly in her and doesn't want late-teens/early twenties. Heck, she even went so far as researching his background! (Though that did lead to believe it.her discovering information that made her realize all that his father sacrificed for his sake).



* Ruby and Courtney from ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' form a strange relationship as time goes on, eventually leading them to team up against Kyogre and Groudon. Ruby does eventually care for her in a platonic manner, but Courtney ''definitely'' feels something stronger for him. Kinda creepy considering he's 11 and she's assumedly in her late-teens/early twenties. Heck, she even went so far as researching his background! (Though that did lead to her discovering information that made her realize all that his father sacrificed for his sake).
* Bizarre example in ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'', where the two people are technically on the same side ''at the present'' due to an EnemyMine, but nevertheless one wants to destroy the world and the other wants to save it.
-->'''Snake Knight:''' If, at the very end, I win and stop the two of you [from destroying the world], would you go out with me?\\
'''Lizard Knight:''' I... I'll think about it.
** By the end of the series, [[spoiler:the relationship between the Lizard Knight and the Princess becomes something akin to this when he decides that he won't let her destroy the world because he loves her. She's actually happy that he's trying to stop her]].
* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', the Zentraedi ace pilot Miria Fallyna/Miriya Parino falls in love with Terran ace pilot Max Jenius/Max Sterling, after literally engaging him in several duels and stalking him with intent to murder. They end up marrying and, in the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' continuity, go on to have multiple children before becoming the two main leaders of the ''Anime/Macross7'' fleet.
** In ''Robotech'', they have a child, Dana, who goes on to pull something of the same thing with the Robotech Master ace pilot Zor Prime (a clone of the original superintellect Zor).
* The central romance in ''Manga/CatsEye'' is between [[ClassyCatBurglar Hitomi]] and [[PoliceAreUseless Toshio]]. Although Toshio remaining unaware of it is a crucial part of their relationship.
* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'': Esdese is truly and completely in love with Tatsumi. Esdese just happens to be an insane sadist working for an extremely corrupt government and Tatsumi is a member of a rebel group trying to topple said government. While Esdese is unaware of this fact, Tatsumi tried a LoveRedeems on Esdese more than once, trying to use her love for him to make her become good, but gave up quickly when he realized Esdese is completely insane and can't change.
* ''The whole premise'' of ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha''. The Hero and the Demon Overlord both say ScrewDestiny to their respective roles, hook up and try to find a way to end the war without gutting their respective war economies.
* Sometimes happens to [[Franchise/SailorMoon Minako Aino]]:

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* Ruby and Courtney from ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' form a strange relationship as time goes on, eventually leading them to team Happens in ''Anime/RedGarden'' when Kate ends up against Kyogre and Groudon. Ruby does eventually care dating [[spoiler:Hervé, a member of the family responsible for her in a platonic manner, but Courtney ''definitely'' feels something stronger for him. Kinda creepy considering he's 11 and she's assumedly in her late-teens/early twenties. Heck, the wild men she even went so far as researching his background! (Though that did lead to her discovering information that made her realize all that his father sacrificed for his sake).
* Bizarre example in ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'', where the two people are technically on the same side ''at the present'' due to an EnemyMine, but nevertheless one wants to destroy the world
and the other wants to save it.
-->'''Snake Knight:''' If, at
girls fight]]. She's oblivious about his real role in things, but he knows hers from the very end, I win and stop start.
* This is largely
the two of you [from destroying the world], would you go out with me?\\
'''Lizard Knight:''' I... I'll think about it.
** By the end
point of the series, [[spoiler:the relationship romance between the Lizard Knight and the Princess becomes something akin to this when he decides that he won't let her destroy the world because he loves her. She's actually happy that he's trying to stop her]].
* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', the Zentraedi ace pilot Miria Fallyna/Miriya Parino falls
primary OfficialCouple in love with Terran ace pilot Max Jenius/Max Sterling, after literally engaging him in several duels and stalking him with intent to murder. They end up marrying and, in the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' continuity, go on to have multiple children before becoming the two main leaders of the ''Anime/Macross7'' fleet.
** In ''Robotech'', they have a child, Dana,
''Manga/WeddingPeach'', who goes on to pull something of the same thing with the Robotech Master ace pilot Zor Prime (a clone of the original superintellect Zor).
* The central romance in ''Manga/CatsEye'' is between [[ClassyCatBurglar Hitomi]] and [[PoliceAreUseless Toshio]]. Although Toshio remaining unaware of it is a crucial part of their relationship.
* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'': Esdese is truly and completely in love with Tatsumi. Esdese just happens to be an insane sadist working for an extremely corrupt government and Tatsumi is a member of a rebel group trying to topple said government. While Esdese is unaware of this fact, Tatsumi tried a LoveRedeems on Esdese more than once, trying to use her love for him to
are directly inspired by ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' which would make her become good, them fit the StarCrossedLovers trope but gave luckily [[spoiler:everything ends up quickly when he realized Esdese is completely insane and can't change.
* ''The whole premise'' of ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha''. The Hero and the Demon Overlord both say ScrewDestiny to their respective roles, hook up and try to find a way to end the war without gutting their respective war economies.
ending well for them]].
* Sometimes happens to [[Franchise/SailorMoon Minako Aino]]:Aino from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':



%%* Aimi [=/=] Manga/ShadowLady and Bright.



* One of the oldest anime examples is ''Anime/GoShogun'', where the closest to an ImpliedLoveInterest for the ActionGirl Remy Shimada is none other than the villainous Leonardo Medici Bundle.

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* One In ''Manga/SpecialDutyCombatUnitShinesman'', Matsumoto, a young businessman who is [[SecretIdentity secretly a superhero]] protecting the Earth, accidentally sees the bare skin of Princess Sheena, one of the oldest anime examples villains from the Planet Voice who are trying to conquer the Earth. Due to the rule of Planet Voice that whoever sees bareskin of the royalty must either die or marry the royalty, Matsumoto and Sheena start dating, unaware of each other's secret identity.
** In the manga, Sheena didn't exist, so this incident happened between Matsumoto and Sasaki/Prince Hope instead. Sasaki [[spoiler:definitely embraces the 'kill him' option until the very end of the manga, when he tells Matsumoto he's changed his mind]].
* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', the Zentraedi ace pilot Miria Fallyna/Miriya Parino falls in love with Terran ace pilot Max Jenius/Max Sterling, after literally engaging him in several duels and stalking him with intent to murder. They end up marrying and, in the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' continuity, go on to have multiple children before becoming the two main leaders of the ''Anime/Macross7'' fleet.
** In ''Robotech'', they have a child, Dana, who goes on to pull something of the same thing with the Robotech Master ace pilot Zor Prime (a clone of the original superintellect Zor).
* ''Manga/{{Superior}}'' has this as its premise. It opens with the Demon Queen, Sheila, falling in love with the hero sent to vanquish her, Exa. She conceals her true identity - although he suspects, he cannot bring himself to confront her and doesn't want to believe it.
* The usual tone
is ''Anime/GoShogun'', subverted in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', where the closest to an ImpliedLoveInterest for romantic hero and villain are... a GenkiGirl and a BrattyHalfPint, each the ActionGirl Remy Shimada "annoying kid" of their team.
** There also
is none other than a one-sided romance between Quiche and Ichigo, with the villainous Leonardo Medici Bundle. former being madly in love with the latter. His love gets [[{{Yandere}} creepier]] as the show goes on... [[spoiler: until the end when Quiche refuses to kill Ichigo and gets killed himself. Ichigo is genuinely upset by his death. He gets better, though.]]
* In ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' -- one of the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' sequels -- Duke [[spoiler:was engaged to Rubina, daughter of BigBad.]] They loved each other. However he did not think they could be together again after what the Vegans had done to his homeworld.



* Franchise/SpiderMan and the Comicbook/BlackCat. Though the relationship took second place to Mary Jane, who Spidey eventually married. And things between them soured ''badly'' during the Comicbook/SuperiorSpiderMan's run-in with the Cat (who, like everyone, didn't know that Doc Ock had taken over Spidey's body): he beat her up and left her to the police without so much as a "hello". Not only was she arrested, but everything she's pilfered over the years was confiscated. This caused her to snap and perform a full-on FaceHeelTurn.
* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica dating Diamondback, a member of the Serpent Society (a group of snake-themed supervillains). This is a somewhat defanged (no pun intended) instance, as Diamondback offered to drop crime for him practically in their first meeting. (Not that she came off all that convincing, but...)
* Comicbook/IronMan and Madame Masque/Whitney Frost. Then again, it's not surprising considering [[ReallyGetsAround the number of paramours]] Tony's had over the years. It came to the point where Frost [[StalkingIsLove masqueraded as Tony's personal secretary]] after they first broke up and resumed their relationship once her cover was blown. Also, he eventually got into a relationship with ComicBook/BlackWidow, a former enemy.
* ComicBook/CaptainAtom wound up ''marrying'' Plastique, a former Quebecois terrorist with explosive powers. Appropriately, in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' she [[spoiler: [[DiedInYourArmsTonight died in his arms, or at least she appeared to; she was never seen again but it was never confirmed if she truly died or not, while her comics counterpart is still alive and well]]]].
* [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Creator/MarvelComics tended to see this pop up a great deal with heroines and manly-man opponents -- e.g. the [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Fantastic 4's]] Sue Storm to the Comicbook/SubMariner (while he was a functional villain), or the Comicbook/ScarletWitch towards Arkon (who later dated Comicbook/{{Storm}}, but his relationship with the Comicbook/XMen was on friendlier terms). Arguably, this resulted less in creating interesting tension than just creating [[FauxActionGirl a less effective heroine]].
* ComicBook/TheMightyThor and The Enchantress (Amora), a goddess of Asgard, who spent years hatching plans to harass and seduce the god of thunder. He eventually relented and had a brief romantic relationship with her.
* UsefulNotes/{{The Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} Franchise/GreenLantern, Alan Scott, not only fell in love with the villainess Thorn, he had ''children'' with her. Then again, he ''did'' fall in love with her [[SplitPersonality good personality, Rose]]. His second wife, the Harlequin, also started out as one of his adversaries, although she was long reformed and retired by the time they married.
** Making this trope happen is actually the entire reason Harlequin turned to crime. She wanted to catch Lantern's eye, and decided that donning a sexy costume and alternately stealing things and teaming up with him would be the best way to attract his attention.
** Likewise, the Silver Age Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, had Carol Ferris (whose [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Star Sapphire personality]] made frequent appearances) as a long-time love interest.
* Reversed in the case of Ray Palmer, the Silver Age [[ComicBook/TheAtom Atom]]. His wife Jean Loring became the villain Eclipso after their marriage and divorce... and [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/IdentityCrisis after she went nuts and killed Sue Dibny and Jack Drake]]]]. His successor as Atom, Ryan Choi was dating [[TinyGuyHugeGirl Giganta]]. It was apparently a serious enough relationship that [[spoiler: she took vengeance on his murderer]].
* {{Creator/DC|Comics}}'s Roy Harper ([[IHaveManyNames a.k.a. Speedy/Arsenal/Red Arrow/whatever they're calling him this week]]) was sent in to seduce batshit insane assassin Cheshire to get enough evidence to take her in. However, they fell in love with each other and Roy realized he wouldn't be able to do it and walked out... not knowing Cheshire was pregnant. Cheshire herself didn't find out who Roy was until it was all said and done, and then arranged for Roy to get permanent custody of Lian. Cheshire is also the victim of emotional blackmail because Mockingbird put her on the Secret Six by threatening Lian with an explosive device he supposedly implanted.
* Captain Dynamo and Chrysalis from ''Comicbook/{{Dynamo 5}}''.
* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} has many. ComicBook/{{Elektra}}, Typhoid Mary, etc. While the Comicbook/BlackWidow had long reformed when she got involved with ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}, her previous relationship with ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} had an element of this for a time, between his HeelFaceTurn and hers.
* ComicBook/{{Superboy}} (1990s clone version) dated ComicBook/{{New God|s}}dess Knockout, under the impression she was a well-meaning thrillseeker, rather than a murderous sociopath.



* ComicBook/{{Witchblade}} bearer and cop Sara Pezzini and ComicBook/TheDarkness bearer and Mafioso Jackie Estacado are rivals in their professional and supernatural lives, but as of ''First Born'' they [[spoiler:have a daughter, Hope, together]].

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* ComicBook/{{Witchblade}} bearer Other example from ''Franchise/TheDCU'':
** ComicBook/CaptainAtom wound up ''marrying'' Plastique, a former Quebecois terrorist with explosive powers. Appropriately, in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' she [[spoiler: [[DiedInYourArmsTonight died in his arms, or at least she appeared to; she was never seen again but it was never confirmed if she truly died or not, while her comics counterpart is still alive
and well]]]].
** UsefulNotes/{{The Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} Franchise/GreenLantern, Alan Scott, not only fell in love with the villainess Thorn, he had ''children'' with her. Then again, he ''did'' fall in love with her [[SplitPersonality good personality, Rose]]. His second wife, the Harlequin, also started out as one of his adversaries, although she was long reformed and retired by the time they married.
*** Making this trope happen is actually the entire reason Harlequin turned to crime. She wanted to catch Lantern's eye, and decided that donning a sexy costume and alternately stealing things and teaming up with him would be the best way to attract his attention.
** Likewise, the Silver Age Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, had Carol Ferris (whose [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Star Sapphire personality]] made frequent appearances) as a long-time love interest.
** Reversed in the case of Ray Palmer, the Silver Age [[ComicBook/TheAtom Atom]]. His wife Jean Loring became the villain Eclipso after their marriage and divorce... and [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/IdentityCrisis after she went nuts and killed Sue Dibny and Jack Drake]]]]. His successor as Atom, Ryan Choi was dating [[TinyGuyHugeGirl Giganta]]. It was apparently a serious enough relationship that [[spoiler: she took vengeance on his murderer]].
** Roy Harper ([[IHaveManyNames a.k.a. Speedy/Arsenal/Red Arrow/whatever they're calling him this week]]) was sent in to seduce batshit insane assassin Cheshire to get enough evidence to take her in. However, they fell in love with each other and Roy realized he wouldn't be able to do it and walked out... not knowing Cheshire was pregnant. Cheshire herself didn't find out who Roy was until it was all said and done, and then arranged for Roy to get permanent custody of Lian. Cheshire is also the victim of emotional blackmail because Mockingbird put her on the Secret Six by threatening Lian with an explosive device he supposedly implanted.
** ComicBook/{{Superboy}} (1990s clone version) dated ComicBook/{{New God|s}}dess Knockout, under the impression she was a well-meaning thrillseeker, rather than a murderous sociopath.
** In ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Snapper Carr]] hooks up with the Cheetah.
** ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} (not the original, a shape-changing alien called Matrix) had a sexual relationship with ComicBook/LexLuthor (who had put his mind into a cloned body of his younger self). She didn't know since Lex was posing as his own estranged son at the time.
** Prior to the ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' reboot, Red Robin was sort of dating the second Lynx, who was either a gang-leader or a Hong Kong
cop Sara Pezzini undercover as a gang-leader. The irony that he was in a relationship with a possible-villain in a cat mask was not lost on him.
** It is revealed in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' that Night Owl II had a fling with Twilight Lady. It's not clear how far this went, though Dan keeps a framed picture years after retiring
and ComicBook/TheDarkness bearer seems deeply embarrassed when pressed for details.
* ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'':
** [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Marvel Comics tended to see this pop up a great deal with heroines
and Mafioso Jackie Estacado are rivals manly-man opponents -- e.g. the [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Fantastic 4's]] Sue Storm to the Comicbook/SubMariner (while he was a functional villain), or the Comicbook/ScarletWitch towards Arkon (who later dated Comicbook/{{Storm}}, but his relationship with the Comicbook/XMen was on friendlier terms). Arguably, this resulted less in creating interesting tension than just creating [[FauxActionGirl a less effective heroine]].
** Franchise/SpiderMan and the Comicbook/BlackCat who become Spider-Man's girlfriend for a couple of years before he married Mary Jane and on-and-off lover after the "divorce". And things between them soured ''badly'' during the Comicbook/SuperiorSpiderMan's run-in with the Cat (who, like everyone, didn't know that Doc Ock had taken over Spidey's body): he beat her up and left her to the police without so much as a "hello". Not only was she arrested, but everything she's pilfered over the years was confiscated. This caused her to snap and perform a full-on FaceHeelTurn.
** ComicBook/TheMightyThor and The Enchantress (Amora), a goddess of Asgard, who spent years hatching plans to harass and seduce the god of thunder. He eventually relented and had a brief romantic relationship with her.
* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica dating Diamondback, a member of the Serpent Society (a group of snake-themed supervillains). This is a somewhat defanged (no pun intended) instance, as Diamondback offered to drop crime for him practically
in their professional first meeting. (Not that she came off all that convincing, but...)
* Comicbook/IronMan
and supernatural lives, but Madame Masque/Whitney Frost. Then again, it's not surprising considering [[ReallyGetsAround the number of paramours]] Tony's had over the years. It came to the point where Frost [[StalkingIsLove masqueraded as of ''First Born'' Tony's personal secretary]] after they [[spoiler:have first broke up and resumed their relationship once her cover was blown. Also, he eventually got into a daughter, Hope, together]].relationship with ComicBook/BlackWidow, a former enemy.
** Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} has many. ComicBook/{{Elektra}}, Typhoid Mary, etc. While the Comicbook/BlackWidow had long reformed when she got involved with ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}, her previous relationship with ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} had an element of this for a time, between his HeelFaceTurn and hers.
** The Comicbook/FantasticFour's Human Torch briefly dated a villainess from the future known as Psionics.
** Comicbook/{{Storm}} of the X-Men is a notable case in that it's practically become a running gag (and yes, it's been lampshaded) that villains want her (and sometimes Storm herself is interested back). No less than ''Doom himself'' decided at one point that Storm would make for a perfect consort.
** ComicBook/AntMan [[http://l7world.com/2015/08/ant-man-goes-out-with-a-bang-ant-man-last-days.html ended up having this kind of relationship with Beetle]]. He didn't take this development well because when he first became a superhero Captain America expressly warned him to avoid this trope.
-->'''Ant Man''': (''while lying in bed naked with Beetle'') I'm ''so sorry'', Captain America.
** Karolina Dean of the ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' first encountered her current girlfriend Julie Power back when the latter was part of a group that had been organized specifically to shut down the Runaways. They later hooked up after Julie's then-employer Hank Pym tried to kidnap Molly Hayes and Klara Prast.
* Captain Dynamo and Chrysalis from ''Comicbook/{{Dynamo 5}}''.
* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'':
** Subverted with the [[ClassyCatBurglar Ireyon]] in the Danish ''Paperinik'' stories - she comes on to [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck our masked hero]] because she thinks he is [[GentlemanThief Fantomius]], her old flame, whose style and equipment is the base of the one Donald uses for regular superheroing. Donald isn't that interested, and vaguely annoyed she thinks he is as old as his grandpa. (She, on the other hand, is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.)
** Playes straight instead with Lola Duck, another female thief who often uses her beauty to take advantage during her ''work''. Paperinik is not immune to her charm. Indeed, he just stops her attempted theft, but never arrest her. Despite they share a strong attraction, their relationship end because of the respective roles.



* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] regarding the titular Fox from ''ComicBook/TheFoxHunt'' and [[EvilSorceress Dream Demon]]. They ''used'' to date each other back when they were both innocent kids, but have only just met again recently, well into their adult lives, with The Fox being married with children by this point, the youngest being in his teens.
* The Fixer and Natalie Stack in ''ComicBook/HolyTerror''.
* In ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' Kimber is dating the TokenGoodTeammate of The Misfits, Stormer. Stormer isn't bad or anything however her band is constantly butting heads with Kimber's band.



* Subverted with the [[ClassyCatBurglar Ireyon]] in the Danish ''Paperinik'' stories - she comes on to [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck our masked hero]] because she thinks he is [[GentlemanThief Fantomius]], her old flame, whose style and equipment is the base of the one Donald uses for regular superheroing. Donald isn't that interested, and vaguely annoyed she thinks he is as old as his grandpa. (She, on the other hand, is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.)

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* Subverted In ''ComicBook/SherwoodTexas'', outlaw biker Rob Hood is romantically involved with Maria, the [[ClassyCatBurglar Ireyon]] in the Danish ''Paperinik'' stories - she comes on to [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck our masked hero]] because she thinks he is [[GentlemanThief Fantomius]], her old flame, whose style and equipment is the base daughter of the one Donald uses for regular superheroing. Donald isn't that interested, Sheriff of Nottingham County.
* Comicbook/TheSpirit has at least ''three'' - Silk Satin, Sand Saref,
and vaguely annoyed she thinks he is as old as his grandpa. (She, on the other hand, is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.)P'Gell.



* In ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'', Orube fell in love with [[ManipulativeBastard Cedric]], and they dated until his [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]].
* ComicBook/{{Witchblade}} bearer and cop Sara Pezzini and ComicBook/TheDarkness bearer and Mafioso Jackie Estacado are rivals in their professional and supernatural lives, but as of ''First Born'' they [[spoiler:have a daughter, Hope, together]].



* Comicbook/TheSpirit has at least ''three'' - Silk Satin, Sand Saref, and P'Gell.
* In ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Snapper Carr]] hooks up with the Cheetah.
* In ''{{ComicBook/WITCH}}'', Orube fell in love with [[ManipulativeBastard Cedric]], and they dated until his [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]].
* Karolina Dean of the ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' first encountered her current girlfriend Julie Power back when the latter was part of a group that had been organized specifically to shut down the Runaways. They later hooked up after Julie's then-employer Hank Pym tried to kidnap Molly Hayes and Klara Prast.
* It is revealed in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' that Night Owl II had a fling with Twilight Lady. It's not clear how far this went, though Dan keeps a framed picture years after retiring and seems deeply embarrassed when pressed for details.
* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} (not the original, a shape-changing alien called Matrix) had a sexual relationship with ComicBook/LexLuthor (who had put his mind into a cloned body of his younger self). She didn't know since Lex was posing as his own estranged son at the time.
* Prior to the ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' reboot, Red Robin was sort of dating the second Lynx, who was either a gang-leader or a Hong Kong cop undercover as a gang-leader. The irony that he was in a relationship with a possible-villain in a cat mask was not lost on him.
* The Fixer and Natalie Stack in ''ComicBook/HolyTerror''.
* The Comicbook/FantasticFour's Human Torch briefly dated a villainess from the future known as Psionics.
* In ''ComicBook/SherwoodTexas'', outlaw biker Rob Hood is romantically involved with Maria, the daughter of the Sheriff of Nottingham County.
* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] regarding the titular Fox from ''ComicBook/TheFoxHunt'' and [[EvilSorceress Dream Demon]]. They ''used'' to date each other back when they were both innocent kids, but have only just met again recently, well into their adult lives, with The Fox being married with children by this point, the youngest being in his teens.
* Comicbook/{{Storm}} of the X-Men is a notable case in that it's practically become a running gag (and yes, it's been lampshaded) that villains want her (and sometimes Storm herself is interested back). No less than ''Doom himself'' decided at one point that Storm would make for a perfect consort.
* In ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' Kimber is dating the TokenGoodTeammate of The Misfits, Stormer. Stormer isn't bad or anything however her band is constantly butting heads with Kimber's band.
* ComicBook/AntMan [[http://l7world.com/2015/08/ant-man-goes-out-with-a-bang-ant-man-last-days.html ended up having this kind of relationship with Beetle]]. He didn't take this development well because when he first became a superhero Captain America expressly warned him to avoid this trope.
-->'''Ant Man''': (''while lying in bed naked with Beetle'') I'm ''so sorry'', Captain America.



* The ''{{Disney/Hercules}}'' version of [[WellExcuseMePrincess Megara]] is a minion of [[EverybodyHatesHades Hades]] who [[HijackedByJesus sold her soul to him]] to save the man she loved ([[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest who subsequently dumped her for somebody else]]). She reluctantly helps him try to kill [[TheHero Hercules]], but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_bEWXs_FX4 begrudgingly]] finds herself falling for his [[DumbIsGood simple goodness]].

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* The ''{{Disney/Hercules}}'' ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' version of [[WellExcuseMePrincess Megara]] is a minion of [[EverybodyHatesHades Hades]] who [[HijackedByJesus sold her soul to him]] to save the man she loved ([[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest who subsequently dumped her for somebody else]]). She reluctantly helps him try to kill [[TheHero Hercules]], but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_bEWXs_FX4 begrudgingly]] finds herself falling for his [[DumbIsGood simple goodness]].



* Ghost Princess and Clarence from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. In life, GP was a WarriorPrincess and Clarence was the leader of an invading army who referred to each other as "my love" even as they charged each other. Clarence accidentally killed her and spent the rest of his life as a depressed bum before dying himself. They met up as ghosts and (having forgotten their past), fell back in love. Finn deduced the circumstances of their deaths, but she forgave him and they [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence passed on together]].
* WesternAnimation/AeonFlux and Trevor Goodchild, of course. They have been known to come face-to-face and suddenly start making out in the middle of a pitched battle, and there are some hints that the whole conflict between them is just an elaborate BDSM thing. Although one episode does reveal that Aeon would rather die than become nothing but Trevor's girlfriend. Thanks to BlueAndOrangeMorality, which of them counts as the villain in the relationship is debatable.
* Jake and Rose on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''. Before Rose learned of Jake's SecretIdentity, she was also his [[LovesMyAlterEgo Lois Lane]] and his GirlNextDoor.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', Mallory Archer, head of ISIS, has been having an affair with Nikolai Jakov, head of the KGB, for forty years, going all the way back to their field agent days.



* Danny and Valerie on ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom.'' Although in this case, only he realized it; Valerie didn't find out Danny's secret identity until the GrandFinale, long after their relationship ended (ironically, for ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies reasons).
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Bart has a Radioactive Man comic book in which the hero marries "Larva Girl". The issue's title is "To betroth a foe!"

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* Danny ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''
** Naturally shown between Batman
and Valerie on ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom.'' Although Catwoman in several episodes. One even has them become a crimefighting team, having a child, retiring and finally dying together. However, [[spoiler:it was all just a book written by Alfred]].
** Talia al-Ghul is depicted as a teenager
in this case, only he realized it; Valerie didn't find out Danny's secret identity until the GrandFinale, long after their relationship ended (ironically, for ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies reasons).
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'',
version. Robin flirts with her in her first appearance, but she shoots him down. In her next she frees Batman from a DeathTrap, and when Bart he asks why, [[PrecociousCrush she kisses him]]. [[TheComicallySerious He takes it stoically]]. "I see."
** One episode also
has ComicBook/JonahHex hooking up with Lashina, depicted here as a Radioactive Man comic book in which the hero marries "Larva Girl". The issue's title is "To betroth a foe!"henchwoman of Mongul and Mongal.



* Jake and Rose on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''. Before Rose learned of Jake's SecretIdentity, she was also his [[LovesMyAlterEgo Lois Lane]] and his GirlNextDoor.
* WesternAnimation/AeonFlux and Trevor Goodchild, of course. They have been known to come face-to-face and suddenly start making out in the middle of a pitched battle, and there are some hints that the whole conflict between them is just an elaborate BDSM thing. Although one episode does reveal that Aeon would rather die than become nothing but Trevor's girlfriend. Thanks to BlueAndOrangeMorality, which of them counts as the villain in the relationship is debatable.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', Kitty/Shadowcat of the X-Men and Lance/Avalanche of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants got together during the second season, though unlike most cases the villain in question was acting much more noble than previously, and the relationship led to a considerable amount of character development for him later.
* ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' does this with Nightcrawler and the ComicBook/ScarletWitch. However the relationship between them is difficult to define. Kurt cares about her and tries to steer her on the right path, yet never openly admits he cares about her as anything more then a friend. Wanda herself does love Kurt and it's admitted as such, but its hard trying to date an X-Man when your father's ideology directly opposes theirs. Wanda throughout the first season struggles between the loyalty to her father and her crush on Kurt; [[spoiler: in the end Nightcrawler's charm finally seeps through and she rejects her father partly because of Kurt's influence, mostly because he was willing to sacrifice other mutants to achieve his ultimate goal]]. (Before anyone thinks this is completely out of the blue, there ''is''' actually an AlternateUniverse in the Marvel Multiverse where Kurt and Wanda did get together and they have a girl named Nocturne.)
* Ghost Princess and Clarence from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. In life, GP was a WarriorPrincess and Clarence was the leader of an invading army who referred to each other as "my love" even as they charged each other. Clarence accidentally killed her and spent the rest of his life as a depressed bum before dying himself. They met up as ghosts and (having forgotten their past), fell back in love. Finn deduced the circumstances of their deaths, but she forgave him and they [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence passed on together]].

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* Jake and Rose on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''. Before Rose learned of Jake's SecretIdentity, she was also his [[LovesMyAlterEgo Lois Lane]] and his GirlNextDoor.
* WesternAnimation/AeonFlux and Trevor Goodchild, of course. They have been known to come face-to-face and suddenly start making out
Averted in the middle of a pitched battle, and there are some hints that Batman series, ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'', with the whole conflict between them is just an elaborate BDSM thing. Although one episode does reveal that Aeon would rather die than become nothing but Trevor's girlfriend. Thanks to BlueAndOrangeMorality, which of them counts as the villain in the title character's relationship is debatable.
with Magpie. He decided to visit her in prison to show her some sympathy she never received prior. Unfortunately, due to her already unstable mind, [[WrongGenreSavvy she mistakes his kindness with this trope]], becoming a {{Yandere}} StalkerWithACrush.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', Kitty/Shadowcat of the X-Men ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'', COP Sgt. Mace and Lance/Avalanche of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants got together during the second season, though unlike most cases the villain in question was acting much more noble than previously, and the cat-burglar Nightshade had a romantic relationship led to a considerable amount despite being on opposite sides of character development for him later.
the law.
* ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' does Danny and Valerie on ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom.'' Although in this with Nightcrawler and case, only he realized it; Valerie didn't find out Danny's secret identity until the ComicBook/ScarletWitch. However the GrandFinale, long after their relationship between them is difficult to define. Kurt cares about her and tries to steer her on ended (ironically, for ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies reasons).
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' had
the right path, yet never openly admits he cares about her as anything more then a friend. Wanda herself does love Kurt and it's admitted as such, but its hard trying to date an X-Man when your father's ideology directly opposes theirs. Wanda throughout hero falling for 'evil businesswoman' Morgana, though she easily Heel Face Turned for both of the first season struggles between the loyalty to her father and her crush on Kurt; [[spoiler: in the end Nightcrawler's charm finally seeps through and schemes she rejects her father partly was in on because of Kurt's influence, mostly because he was willing to sacrifice other mutants to achieve his ultimate goal]]. (Before anyone thinks this is completely out of she felt the blue, there ''is''' actually an AlternateUniverse in the Marvel Multiverse where Kurt and Wanda did get together and they have a girl named Nocturne.)
* Ghost Princess and Clarence from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. In life, GP was a WarriorPrincess and Clarence was the leader of an invading army who referred to each other as "my love"
same way. She even as they charged each other. Clarence accidentally killed her and spent the rest of knew his life as a depressed bum before dying himself. They met up as ghosts and (having forgotten their past), fell back in love. Finn deduced the circumstances of their deaths, but she forgave him and they [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence passed on together]].secret identity by season three.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has murder machines extraordinaire Brock Samson and Molotov Cocktease back when they were both secret agents.
** Rusty tries to invoke this with Dr Girlfriend, but she isn't interested.
** Dr Girlfriend attempts to invoke this on Brock, he's not interested (he thinks she's a post-ops transsexual).
** Dr. Orpheus also wants to get in on this trope. When lobbying for his own archenemy, he requests an attractive redhead to maximize the possibility of {{UST}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpyGroove''. Spy #1 finds himself falling for Sierra Nevada, who's brilliant, gorgeous and evil.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has murder machines extraordinaire Brock Samson In one ''Justice Friends'' segment of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', the heroes battle Comrade Red and Molotov Cocktease back his latest subsidiaries, one of which is a female brute named She-Thing who seems to be a DistaffCounterpart of Justice Friends member the Infraggable Krunk. She-Thing and Krunk fall in love quickly, and even the other members of ''both'' teams can't help but comment on how sweet it is, even though they're all in the middle of a heated battle!
* ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' featured the titular character and [[DarkActionGirl Black Cuervo]]. The two dated twice, though they did so for their own personal reasons. Whereas Manny Rivera/El Tigre became disenchanted with her
when they were both secret agents.
** Rusty tries to invoke this
he discovered she was just using him, Black Cuervo in turn developed a hopeless crush on him. Matters are made worse when Manny's best friend, [[GenkiGirl Frida Suárez]], is rivals (and not of the friendly kind) with Dr Girlfriend, but she isn't interested.
** Dr Girlfriend attempts to invoke this on Brock, he's not interested (he thinks she's a post-ops transsexual).
** Dr. Orpheus also wants
Black Cuervo's [[SecretIdentity civilian persona]] Zoe Aves... with whom Manny seems to get in on this trope. When lobbying for his along fine. Cue LoveTriangle. As a bonus, Black Cuervo's mother and grandmother (Voltura and Lady Gobbler) have had their own archenemy, he requests an attractive redhead to maximize failed relationships with El Tigre's dad and grandfather (White Pantera and Puma Loco) in the possibility past. GenerationXerox played straight.
* While not exactly a "hero", Professor Farnsworth
of {{UST}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpyGroove''. Spy #1 finds himself falling for Sierra Nevada, who's brilliant, gorgeous and evil.
''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has some history with [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mom]], which resurfaces in a few episodes.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'', COP Sgt. Mace and cat-burglar Nightshade had a romantic relationship despite being on opposite sides of the law.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Cyborg starts dating Jinx when he goes undercover at the HIVE Academy, although it's the flirtatious Kid Flash who starts Jinx down the road to her HeelFaceTurn.
* ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' featured the titular character and [[DarkActionGirl Black Cuervo]]. The two dated twice, though they did so for their own personal reasons. Whereas Manny Rivera/El Tigre became disenchanted with her when he discovered she was just using him, Black Cuervo in turn developed a hopeless crush on him. Matters are made worse when Manny's best friend, [[GenkiGirl Frida Suárez]], is rivals (and not of the friendly kind) with Black Cuervo's [[SecretIdentity civilian persona]] Zoe Aves... with whom Manny seems to get along fine. Cue LoveTriangle. As a bonus, Black Cuervo's mother and grandmother (Voltura and Lady Gobbler) have had their own failed relationships with El Tigre's dad and grandfather (White Pantera and Puma Loco) in the past. GenerationXerox played straight.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'', COP Sgt. Mace Rex and cat-burglar Nightshade had a romantic relationship despite being on opposite sides of Circe from ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex''. And [[DeconstructedTrope both are finding out the law.
hard way just how much heartache it can cause]]. Breach kind of forces her way into this trope with Rex.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Cyborg starts On ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy,'' paranormal exterminator Hoss Delgado winds up dating Jinx when he goes undercover at the HIVE Academy, although it's the flirtatious Kid Flash who starts Jinx down the road to her HeelFaceTurn.
* ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' featured the titular character and [[DarkActionGirl Black Cuervo]]. The two dated twice, though they did so for their own personal reasons. Whereas Manny Rivera/El Tigre became disenchanted with her when he discovered she was just using him, Black Cuervo in turn developed a hopeless crush on him. Matters are made worse when Manny's best friend, [[GenkiGirl Frida Suárez]], is rivals (and not
Eris, goddess of the friendly kind) with Black Cuervo's [[SecretIdentity civilian persona]] Zoe Aves... with whom Manny seems to get along fine. Cue LoveTriangle. As a bonus, Black Cuervo's mother and grandmother (Voltura and Lady Gobbler) have had their own failed relationships with El Tigre's dad and grandfather (White Pantera and Puma Loco) in the past. GenerationXerox played straight.chaos.



* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' had the hero falling for 'evil businesswoman' Morgana, though she easily Heel Face Turned for both of the schemes she was in on because she felt the same way. She even knew his secret identity by season three.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' skit "Meet Minerva", the hunting dog Newt is told by his master to bring in a mink, and ends up falling in love with his intended quarry, [[HelloNurse Minerva]]; the two are later seen dating at the café in the "Gunga Dot" skit. (Of course, [[FemmeFatale given Minerva's methods]], which more qualifies as a villain here is subject to interpretation.)
* On ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl,'' kid villain [[InsufferableGenius Tobey]] is rather explicit about his crush on the titular superheroine. She continually rebuffs him, though reluctantly admits she enjoyed herself when he once tricked her into spending the day with him.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy,'' paranormal exterminator Hoss Delgado winds up dating Eris, goddess of chaos.
* In one ''Justice Friends'' segment of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', the heroes battle Comrade Red and his latest subsidiaries, one of which is a female brute named She-Thing who seems to be a DistaffCounterpart of Justice Friends member the Infraggable Krunk. She-Thing and Krunk fall in love quickly, and even the other members of ''both'' teams can't help but comment on how sweet it is, even though they're all in the middle of a heated battle!
* Rex and Circe from ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex''. And [[DeconstructedTrope both are finding out the hard way just how much heartache it can cause]]. Breach kind of forces her way into this trope with Rex.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''
** Naturally shown between Batman and Catwoman in several episodes. One even has them become a crimefighting team, having a child, retiring and finally dying together. However, [[spoiler:it was all just a book written by Alfred]].
** Talia al-Ghul is depicted as a teenager in this version. Robin flirts with her in her first appearance, but she shoots him down. In her next she frees Batman from a DeathTrap, and when he asks why, [[PrecociousCrush she kisses him]]. [[TheComicallySerious He takes it stoically]]. "I see."
** One episode also has ComicBook/JonahHex hooking up with Lashina, depicted here as a henchwoman of Mongul and Mongal.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' brainwashed Superman and Lashina of the Female Furies.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', Mallory Archer, head of ISIS, has been having an affair with Nikolai Jakov, head of the KGB, for forty years, going all the way back to their field agent days.



* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' has Red Arrow and Cheshire, just like the comics. After some one-sided flirting on Cheshire's part in the first season, they get married during the five-year TimeSkip, only to split due to Arrow's obsession with [[spoiler: finding the original Roy Harper]]. When Cheshire reveals they have a daughter, they get back together and have now reached BattleCouple status, complete with Cheshire carrying baby Lian around in a papoose while they kick ass. Both mother and daughter love it.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' has the usual heavy flirting (and one kiss) between Spider-Man and ComicBook/BlackCat. However, they part on less friendly terms after [[spoiler:she blames him for her father, who is Uncle Ben's killer, refusing to break out of jail]].
* Offered in ''[[WesternAnimation/TronUprising TRON: Uprising]]''. Impressed with how Beck (in his normal guise) managed to deal with an incident involving a RunawayTrain, Paige suggests Beck look her up when they get back to Argon in order to "hang out", which Beck doesn't refuse. And this is on top of the {{Foe Yay}} the pair already have going on...
* Variation with Vanessa Doofenshmirtz and Monty Monogram from ''{{WesternAnimation/Phineas And Ferb}}''. It's really their dads that are on opposite sides, but they have to keep it secret anyway.
* While not exactly a "hero", Professor Farnsworth of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has some history with [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mom]], which resurfaces in a few episodes.



* Averted in the Batman series, ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'', with the title character's relationship with Magpie. He decided to visit her in prison to show her some sympathy she never received prior. Unfortunately, due to her already unstable mind, [[WrongGenreSavvy she mistakes his kindness with this trope]], becoming a {{Yandere}} StalkerWithACrush.

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* Averted in the Batman series, ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'', Variation with Vanessa Doofenshmirtz and Monty Monogram from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. It's really their dads that are on opposite sides, but they have to keep it secret anyway.
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Bart has a Radioactive Man comic book in which
the hero marries "Larva Girl". The issue's title character's is "To betroth a foe!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' has the usual heavy flirting (and one kiss) between Spider-Man and ComicBook/BlackCat. However, they part on less friendly terms after [[spoiler:she blames him for her father, who is Uncle Ben's killer, refusing to break out of jail]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SpyGroove''. Spy #1 finds himself falling for Sierra Nevada, who's brilliant, gorgeous and evil.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' brainwashed Superman and Lashina of the Female Furies.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Cyborg starts dating Jinx when he goes undercover at the HIVE Academy, although it's the flirtatious Kid Flash who starts Jinx down the road to her HeelFaceTurn.
* Offered in ''[[WesternAnimation/TronUprising TRON: Uprising]]''. Impressed with how Beck (in his normal guise) managed to deal with an incident involving a RunawayTrain, Paige suggests Beck look her up when they get back to Argon in order to "hang out", which Beck doesn't refuse. And this is on top of the {{Foe Yay}} the pair already have going on...
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has murder machines extraordinaire Brock Samson and Molotov Cocktease back when they were both secret agents.
** Rusty tries to invoke this with Dr Girlfriend, but she isn't interested.
** Dr Girlfriend attempts to invoke this on Brock, he's not interested (he thinks she's a post-ops transsexual).
** Dr. Orpheus also wants to get in on this trope. When lobbying for his own archenemy, he requests an attractive redhead to maximize the possibility of {{UST}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' does this with Nightcrawler and the ComicBook/ScarletWitch. However the
relationship with Magpie. He decided between them is difficult to visit define. Kurt cares about her in prison and tries to show steer her some sympathy she on the right path, yet never received prior. Unfortunately, openly admits he cares about her as anything more then a friend. Wanda herself does love Kurt and it's admitted as such, but its hard trying to date an X-Man when your father's ideology directly opposes theirs. Wanda throughout the first season struggles between the loyalty to her father and her crush on Kurt; [[spoiler: in the end Nightcrawler's charm finally seeps through and she rejects her father partly because of Kurt's influence, mostly because he was willing to sacrifice other mutants to achieve his ultimate goal]]. (Before anyone thinks this is completely out of the blue, there ''is''' actually an AlternateUniverse in the Marvel Multiverse where Kurt and Wanda did get together and they have a girl named Nocturne.)
* On ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl,'' kid villain [[InsufferableGenius Tobey]] is rather explicit about his crush on the titular superheroine. She continually rebuffs him, though reluctantly admits she enjoyed herself when he once tricked her into spending the day with him.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', Kitty/Shadowcat of the X-Men and Lance/Avalanche of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants got together during the second season, though unlike most cases the villain in question was acting much more noble than previously, and the relationship led to a considerable amount of character development for him later.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' has Red Arrow and Cheshire, just like the comics. After some one-sided flirting on Cheshire's part in the first season, they get married during the five-year TimeSkip, only to split
due to her already unstable mind, [[WrongGenreSavvy she mistakes his kindness Arrow's obsession with this trope]], becoming [[spoiler: finding the original Roy Harper]]. When Cheshire reveals they have a {{Yandere}} StalkerWithACrush.daughter, they get back together and have now reached BattleCouple status, complete with Cheshire carrying baby Lian around in a papoose while they kick ass. Both mother and daughter love it.
8th Jun '17 7:01:23 AM mkmckoy
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** In ''Crisis of Conscience'', the follow-up to ''Comicbook/IdentityCrisis'', Batman expresses fear that Catwomanís HeelFaceTurn (or at least, [[DownplayedTrope Heel-Anti-Hero turn]]) was due to [[spoiler: Zatanna manipulating her mind.]]
7th Jun '17 10:09:53 AM JoeMerl
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* Deconstructed in ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco''. While [[spoiler:[[SpacePolice Luluco's]] [[SpacePirates parents]]]] did love each other, their differing natures eventually drove them apart (and the breakup was anything but peaceful). [[spoiler: [[GenerationXerox Luluco]] also aims for this type of relationship after coming to terms with her feelings for [[EvilAllAlong Nova]], but she ultimately doesn't have to since she used a CareBearStare on him.]]

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* Deconstructed in ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco''. [[spoiler:Luluco's dad is a member of the SpacePolice. Her mom is a SpacePirate]]. While [[spoiler:[[SpacePolice Luluco's]] [[SpacePirates parents]]]] did the two seem legitimately in love each other, (at least in the {{I Love You Because I Can't Control You}} sense), their differing natures eventually drove them apart (and the breakup marriage was anything but peaceful). [[spoiler: [[GenerationXerox Luluco]] also aims for this type of relationship after coming to terms extremely volatile, ended in divorce and left their child a bit messed up.
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with [[spoiler:Luluco and Nova. He's an EmptyShell and TheMole, and as the BigBad notes, her feelings for [[EvilAllAlong Nova]], but she ultimately doesn't have love is thus completely superficial. It's still strong enough to since she used [[LoveRedeems redeem]] him with a CareBearStare on him.]]CareBearStare]].
22nd May '17 7:44:31 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''A Steamy Romance Novel: Forbidden Love'' is a VendorTrash item that can be read in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' that details a romance between Marcus, an Alliance paladin, and a blood elf, the book clearly indicating that she's a loyal member of the Horde.
7th May '17 2:39:59 PM Derkhan
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* [[spoiler:Tairinn and Veres]] in ''Literature/LoyalEnemies''. She's an AxCrazy necromancer and monster handler, he's a monster hunter madly in love with her. Deconstructed ruthlessly when he finds out just ''how'' crazy she is.
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* The UpdatedRerelease of ''VisualNovel/DengekiStryker'' adds a route where the protagonist can starts a romance with Hilko from the Balbora empire.
25th Apr '17 4:36:12 AM Troublethecat
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** Not just the yaoi. Even if a character in Detective Conan isn't a detective or affiliated with the police, they still usually have a thing for following the law, which means that pretty much any pairing involving Kaito is this, including his canon pairing.
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