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16th Jun '18 11:45:37 AM Storygirl000
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Grossology}}'', we have Abby and Chester/Kid Rot. There are hints in the latter's debut episode that he and Abby have a thing for each other. It only becomes more obvious when Chester becomes Kid Rot permanently, which is when he starts obsessing over her. Abby, meanwhile, still likes Chester, but it's shown that she prefers him to Kid Rot, making the whole “foe yay” thing on her side a bit ambiguous.
17th Apr '18 6:49:43 AM nightfurywitch
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* Tom and Tord from WebAnimation/EddsWorld are believed to have this by quite a few people.
16th Apr '18 6:19:27 PM Nyame
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* Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} has the former tag team #DIY, between Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. Ciampa, being a {{Yandere}}, betrayed Gargano at ''[=TakeOver=]: Chicago'' because he couldn't stand the idea of Gargano "replacing" him with another tag team partner[[note]]Ciampa was suffering a litany of injuries (including a torn ACL during the match at ''Chicago''), and would be out for the rest of 2017[[/note]]; and if ''he'' couldn't wrestle, neither could Gargano. Gargano was completely traumatized by the betrayal, and couldn't really find it in himself to return Ciampa's newfound hatred until Ciampa attacked him at the end of ''[=TakeOver=]: Philadelphia'' -- and even then, he couldn't ''completely'' return it until [[spoiler:Ciampa cost him his NXT career]]. After that, the subtext blew up full force; on top of Ciampa regarding Gargano as selfish for trying to move his career forward without him, Gargano started ''stalking'' Ciampa in hopes of forcing him to accept a grudge match against him (which eventually succeeded). The actual match itself was so raw with emotion that it was borderline ''intimate'', with many fans stating that they felt like they were voyeurs for watching something so personal. [[spoiler:Especially towards the end of the match, where it seemed like Gargano and Ciampa were about to reconcile; despite everything that happened between them, despite now hating him with everything he had, Gargano never quite gave up hope that Ciampa could be redeemed]].
28th Mar '18 9:28:15 AM KHfreak813
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'': Yusaku had been searching for the person who saved him during the [[ElectricTorture Lost Incident]]/[[ForScience Hanoi Project]]. ''For ten years''. Yusaku is sixteen. [[spoiler:Turns out the voice was [[ArchEnemy Revolver]]. [[HoYay Yusaku ''still'' wants to save him though]] [[FoeYay and only fought him because he couldn't be convinced otherwise]].]]
5th Mar '18 7:37:14 PM Nyame
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* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'': Shizuo Heiwajima and Izaya Orihara. HateAtFirstSight meeting, obsessive loathing (to the point that Shizuo flies into a rage just by ''seeing'' Izaya), NoSenseOfPersonalSpace -- it's like a love story, except you replace every instance of "like" and "love" with "''despise''" and "''hate''". Considering how the subtext is so strong that other characters have seriously considered the possibility of at least a "hate sex" relationship, while an InUniverse FanGirl outright ''ships'' it, all signs point to the FoeYay being intentional.
5th Mar '18 5:55:09 PM WillKeaton
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* Music/JonathanCoulton's ''Nemeses'' [[http://www.jonathancoulton.com/wiki/Nemeses/Lyrics is this trope]], and unrequited obsession, and UnknownRival. An earlier version of the song made it more clear.

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* Music/JonathanCoulton's ''Nemeses'' [[http://www.jonathancoulton.com/wiki/Nemeses/Lyrics is this trope]], trope,]] and unrequited obsession, and UnknownRival. An earlier version of the song made it more clear.



* The music video for the K-Pop musical act Troublemaker (comprised of Music/Hyuna of ''4minute'' and Hyunseung of ''Music/B2ST'')'s debut song, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-zRAQmKUkI Troublemaker]], is all about this trope.

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* The music video for the K-Pop musical act Troublemaker (comprised of Music/Hyuna of ''4minute'' and Hyunseung of ''Music/B2ST'')'s debut song, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-zRAQmKUkI Troublemaker]], Troublemaker,]] is all about this trope.
7th Feb '18 12:26:23 PM ultimomant
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* In ''VisualNovel/DateALive'', Kurumi at first sought out Shido to consume him and take the mana of the three Spirits he had sealed up to that point. Her behaviour towards him seems to oscillate between "I really want to eat you and take your power" and "I really want to pin you down to the bed and screw your brains out", making little flirting gestures like licking him and nibbling him, to make him squirm. After he nearly gave his life protecting her from [[spoiler:Kotori]], [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan she has seemingly garnered a genuine affection for him]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/DateALive'', ''LightNovel/DateALive'', Kurumi at first sought out Shido to consume him and take the mana of the three Spirits he had sealed up to that point. Her behaviour towards him seems to oscillate between "I really want to eat you and take your power" and "I really want to pin you down to the bed and screw your brains out", making little flirting gestures like licking him and nibbling him, to make him squirm. After he nearly gave his life protecting her from [[spoiler:Kotori]], [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan she has seemingly garnered a genuine affection for him]].
27th Jan '18 2:56:47 AM Argon2
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* ''Literature/ColdDays'': In between Mab's attempts to [[SinkOrSwimMentor kill]] Harry Dresden, she gets very touchy-feely with him. The subtext is heightened by their [[spoiler:plot-related sex]] in the previous book.[[spoiler:Also the fact that as Winter Knight, being the consort to the Winter Queens is one of Harry's official duties.]]

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* ''Literature/ColdDays'': In between Mab's attempts to [[SinkOrSwimMentor kill]] Harry Dresden, she gets very touchy-feely with him. The subtext is heightened by their [[spoiler:plot-related sex]] in the previous book. [[spoiler:Also the fact that as Winter Knight, being the consort to the Winter Queens is one of Harry's official duties.]]




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* ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' is about the conflict between Kyousuke and the White Queen, who used to date until she broke her promise to not kill anyone. Then she broke it again to protect him in the Secret War. Currently his goal is to kill her, and her goal is to make him love her again.
-->“We will never understand each other.”\\
''<And that is why I love you.>''\\
“I can’t join you.”\\
''<Doesn’t that just make it all the more exciting?>''
* In the pornographic book ''Crystals of Mida'', Jalav and Ceralt both rape the other, depending on which side is currently winning the war between their races.
13th Jan '18 9:12:17 PM erforce
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--> Thou hast beat me out
-> Twelve several times, and I have nightly since
-> Dreamt of encounters 'twixt thyself and me;
-> We have been down together in my sleep,
-> Unbuckling helms, fisting each other's throat,
-> And waked half dead with nothing.
-->-- Aufidius to his blood enemy, Act 4, Scene 5, ''Theatre/{{Coriolanus}}''

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--> Thou ->''"Thou hast beat me out
->
out\\
Twelve several times, and I have nightly since
->
since\\
Dreamt of encounters 'twixt thyself and me;
->
me;\\
We have been down together in my sleep,
->
sleep,\\
Unbuckling helms, fisting each other's throat,
->
throat,\\
And waked half dead with nothing.
nothing."''
-->-- Aufidius '''Aufidius''' to his blood enemy, Act 4, Scene 5, ''Theatre/{{Coriolanus}}''



* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Erik with Charles, to the point where Website/TelevisionWithoutPity gave them the "Best Couple" award. Also present in the original ''Film/XMen'' trilogy. It's supported both by James [=McAvoy=] (who plays Xavier in ''First Class'') and Ian [=McKellen=] (who plays Magneto in the other films). A bit of a variation on this trope in that they're actually ''friends'' despite their opposing goals and the subtext comes from the friendship rather than hostility.

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* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Erik with Charles, to the point where Website/TelevisionWithoutPity gave them the "Best Couple" award. Also present in the original ''Film/XMen'' ''[[Film/XMenFilmSeries X-Men]]'' trilogy. It's supported both by James [=McAvoy=] (who plays Xavier in ''First Class'') and Ian [=McKellen=] (who plays Magneto in the other films). A bit of a variation on this trope in that they're actually ''friends'' despite their opposing goals and the subtext comes from the friendship rather than hostility.
8th Jan '18 9:47:05 PM UchuuFlamenco
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* {{Supernatural}} has explicit DatingCatwoman scenarios with Sam/Ruby and (at least on a HeterosexualLifePartners level) Dean/Crowley. A more subtextual example is Bella's relationship with both Winchesters: They hate her for the many times she's put them into a frustrating situation, but she still talks to them in a flirty way, is very sexy, and her very first interaction with them involves [[ShowSomeLeg giving Sam a titillating moment]] while she steals something from him.

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* {{Supernatural}} ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has explicit DatingCatwoman scenarios with Sam/Ruby and (at least on a HeterosexualLifePartners level) Dean/Crowley. A more subtextual example is Bella's relationship with both Winchesters: They hate her for the many times she's put them into a frustrating situation, but she still talks to them in a flirty way, is very sexy, and her very first interaction with them involves [[ShowSomeLeg giving Sam a titillating moment]] while she steals something from him.
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