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28th May '16 6:24:21 PM GordyTepig
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** It's brought up that the relationship is also abusive on Yuki's part, although he's nowhere near as bad as Yuno. He admits to only using her in order to survive the game and move ahead, and is just exploiting her devotion for his own needs. Yuno later acknowledges that she understands this, and is content with him using her so long as they can pretend to have a real relationship. Though later in the game, Yuki does come to genuinely care for her and stops using her.
27th May '16 12:05:13 PM eliaskelham
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** Subverted in the last scene, where it is implied that they may or may not be getting over their issues and reaching out to each other.

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** Subverted [[spoiler:However, Shiji does reject Instrumentality at the last minute, and in the last scene, where scene it is implied that they may or may not be getting over their issues and reaching out to each other.]]
18th May '16 2:30:23 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/{{Fallen Angel|1945}}'' has Stella and Eric, who are trying to get married, but it's more of an unhealthy obsession, than love. [[spoiler: And then Stella is murdered...]]
15th May '16 9:50:21 AM abec
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* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' plays with this with [[MindGameShip Hannibal and Will Graham's]] relationship.

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* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' plays with this with [[MindGameShip Hannibal and Will Graham's]] relationship. [[spoiler: By the latter half of Season 3 their relationship is arguably less destructive towards each other, and moreso towards the people around them.]]
14th May '16 5:25:01 PM AdelePotter
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* ''Film/RubySparks'': Calvin is a self-centered writer who creates the character Ruby, who is written to be his ideal ManicPixieDreamGirl. Then [[PygmalionPlot Ruby comes to life]]. The difference between Ruby-the-fictional-character and Ruby-the-real-person, however, is that Ruby-the-real-person wants a life outside of Calvin, which Calvin doesn't want. Not to mention, while Ruby is written to be perfect for Calvin, Calvin is ''not'' perfect for Ruby, and is rather controlling. And then he realizes anything he writes happens to Ruby, meaning he can basically control her every move if he wants to. Cue things going steadily downhill. [[spoiler:In the end, he sets her free, realizing that Ruby is truly her own person, and deserves to be treated as such.]]
12th Apr '16 11:09:12 AM erraticegomania
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* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', Sylvester confesses to Lillian that his fear of engaging in one of these is why he hasn't acted on his and Mary's mutual attraction. Mary, a LaserGuidedTykeBomb who has been [[DefusingTheTykeBomb defused]] by ThePowerOfFriendship, is both deadly and emotionally vulnerable enough to push Sy's ManipulativeBastard button so that he starts pushing her by instinct, while she in turn eggs him on, which Sy fears could culminate in them making each other into the worst possible versions of themselves.
22nd Feb '16 6:28:41 PM whiteladydragon000
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* Erin and Umbra from ''Fanfic/AndTheStoryContinues'' are caught in between this trope and WithFriendsLikeThese. One is an increasingly traumatized AllLovingHero in the midst of an existential crisis. The other is an insane, amoral and clingy shinigami for whom the one feels responsible, [[spoiler:being the unholy reincarnation of her friend and ImpliedLoveInterest, with whom she'd had [[AMatchMadeInStockholm a plenty troubled relationship]] before [[HeroicSuicide his death]]]]. Although he doesn't mean to, Umbra acts as a tormentor for her, and more than one of their interactions can be construed as emotional abuse or manipulation. Not to mention his possessiveness, which [[spoiler:unlike his previous incarnation]] he makes no attempt to hide--Umbra outright admits he doesn't like [[NiceGuy Stephen]] getting close to her and proceeds to bully and humiliate him from the outset to drive him away out of sheer jealousy.

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* Erin and Umbra from ''Fanfic/AndTheStoryContinues'' are caught in between this trope and WithFriendsLikeThese. One is an increasingly traumatized AllLovingHero in the midst of an existential crisis. The other is an insane, amoral and clingy shinigami for whom the one feels responsible, [[spoiler:being the unholy reincarnation of her friend and ImpliedLoveInterest, ImpliedLoveInterest L, with whom she'd already had [[AMatchMadeInStockholm a plenty troubled relationship]] before [[HeroicSuicide his death]]]]. Although he doesn't mean to, Umbra acts as a tormentor for her, and more than one of their interactions can be construed as emotional abuse or manipulation. Not to mention his possessiveness, which [[spoiler:unlike his previous incarnation]] he makes no attempt to hide--Umbra outright admits he doesn't like [[NiceGuy Stephen]] getting close to her and proceeds to bully and humiliate him from the outset to drive him away out of sheer jealousy.
22nd Feb '16 5:56:55 PM whiteladydragon000
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* L and Light from ''Fanfic/ThoseWhoStandForNothingFallForAnything''. They've been having a secret off-and-on affair for years, one that is rife with every form of mutual DomesticAbuse you can imagine: physical, emotional, even sexual.

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* L and Light from ''Fanfic/ThoseWhoStandForNothingFallForAnything''. They've been having a secret off-and-on affair for years, one that is rife with every form of mutual DomesticAbuse you can imagine: physical, emotional, even sexual. Even when they try to break away from each other, neither can stay away for long.
21st Feb '16 11:37:58 PM whiteladydragon000
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* Erin and Umbra from ''Fanfic/AndTheStoryContinues'' are caught in between this trope and WithFriendsLikeThese. One is an increasingly traumatized AllLovingHero in the midst of an existential crisis. The other is an insane, amoral and clingy shinigami for whom the one feels responsible, [[spoiler:being the unholy reincarnation of her friend and ImpliedLoveInterest, with whom she'd had a plenty troubled relationship before his death]]. Although he doesn't mean to, Umbra acts as a tormentor for her, and more than one of their interactions can be construed as emotional abuse or manipulation. Not to mention his possessiveness, which [[spoiler:unlike his previous incarnation]] he makes no attempt to hide--Umbra outright admits he doesn't like [[NiceGuy Stephen]] getting close to her and proceeds to bully and humiliate him from the outset to drive him away out of sheer jealousy.

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* Erin and Umbra from ''Fanfic/AndTheStoryContinues'' are caught in between this trope and WithFriendsLikeThese. One is an increasingly traumatized AllLovingHero in the midst of an existential crisis. The other is an insane, amoral and clingy shinigami for whom the one feels responsible, [[spoiler:being the unholy reincarnation of her friend and ImpliedLoveInterest, with whom she'd had [[AMatchMadeInStockholm a plenty troubled relationship relationship]] before [[HeroicSuicide his death]].death]]]]. Although he doesn't mean to, Umbra acts as a tormentor for her, and more than one of their interactions can be construed as emotional abuse or manipulation. Not to mention his possessiveness, which [[spoiler:unlike his previous incarnation]] he makes no attempt to hide--Umbra outright admits he doesn't like [[NiceGuy Stephen]] getting close to her and proceeds to bully and humiliate him from the outset to drive him away out of sheer jealousy.
* L and Light from ''Fanfic/ThoseWhoStandForNothingFallForAnything''. They've been having a secret off-and-on affair for years, one that is rife with every form of mutual DomesticAbuse you can imagine: physical, emotional, even sexual.
21st Feb '16 11:29:11 PM whiteladydragon000
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* Erin and Umbra from ''Fanfic/AndTheStoryContinues'' are caught in between this trope and WithFriendsLikeThese. One is an increasingly traumatized AllLovingHero in the midst of an existential crisis. The other is an insane, amoral and clingy shinigami for whom the one feels responsible, [[spoiler:being the unholy reincarnation of her friend and ImpliedLoveInterest, with whom she'd had a plenty troubled relationship before his death]]. Although he doesn't mean to, Umbra acts as a tormentor for her, and more than one of their interactions can be construed as emotional abuse or manipulation. Not to mention his possessiveness, which [[spoiler:unlike his previous incarnation]] he makes no attempt to hide--Umbra outright admits he doesn't like [[NiceGuy Stephen]] getting close to her and proceeds to bully and humiliate him from the outset to drive him away out of sheer jealousy.
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