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24th May '16 10:40:23 AM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Sasaki theorizes that Torso removes the legs of his victims so they won't "leave". Once he becomes obsessed with Mutsuki, he becomes obsessed with following him and making him his, which especially escalates after Mutsuki responds to his affections in the negative leading to him to cut off his limbs to keep him from leaving. A volume 4 diary entry reveals that he believes they share a mysterious connection, and this "spark" of desire will be his salvation. He just believes they need to have a long, private talk.....then Mutsuki will understand their destined bond, and return his love. After he cuts off Mutsuki's legs and arms he declares he will forcibly marry him while having him dressed up in a white dress and putting a wedding ring on his cut off hand. He then stands in front of him shirtless while breathing deeply which heavily implies Attempted Rape. Usually, his past "lovers" rejection of him drives him to extreme violence to punish them including destroying their faces. Also, in chapter 73 of re: Torso brings Mutsuki a flower crown, but gets angry when Mutsuki glares at him and won't accept his compliments. He beats Mutsuki violently while screaming insults. He later has them on a makeshift bed and says he only beats Mutsuki because of how deep his love for him is.

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' does a variation. While Torso's actions towards his "lovers" is depicted as being very disturbing Torso thinks what he's doing isn't wrong. Sasaki theorizes that Torso removes the legs of his victims so they won't "leave". Once he becomes obsessed with Mutsuki, he becomes obsessed with following him and making him his, which especially escalates after Mutsuki responds to his affections in the negative leading to him to cut off his limbs to keep him from leaving. A volume 4 diary entry reveals that he believes they share a mysterious connection, and this "spark" of desire will be his salvation. He just believes they need to have a long, private talk.....then Mutsuki will understand their destined bond, and return his love. After he cuts off Mutsuki's legs and arms he declares he will forcibly marry him while having him dressed up in a white dress and putting a wedding ring on his cut off hand. He then stands in front of him shirtless while breathing deeply which heavily implies Attempted Rape. Usually, his past "lovers" rejection of him drives him to extreme violence to punish them including destroying their faces. Also, in chapter 73 of re: Torso brings Mutsuki a flower crown, but gets angry when Mutsuki glares at him and won't accept his compliments. He beats Mutsuki violently while screaming insults. He later has them on a makeshift bed and says he only beats Mutsuki because of how deep his love for him is.
24th May '16 10:37:15 AM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Sasaki theorizes that Torso removes the legs of his victims so they won't "leave". Once he becomes obsessed with Mutsuki, he becomes obsessed with following him and making him his, which especially escalates after Mutsuki responds to his affections in the negative leading to him to cut off his limbs to keep him from leaving. A volume 4 diary entry reveals that he believes they share a mysterious connection, and this "spark" of desire will be his salvation. He just believes they need to have a long, private talk.....then Mutsuki will understand their destined bond, and return his love. After he cuts off Mutsuki's legs and arms he declares he will forcibly marry him while having him dressed up in a white dress and putting a wedding ring on his cut off hand. He then stands in front of him shirtless while breathing deeply which heavily implies Attempted Rape. Usually, his past "lovers" rejection of him drives him to extreme violence to punish them including destroying their faces. Also, in chapter 73 of re: Torso brings Mutsuki a flower crown, but gets angry when Mutsuki glares at him and won't accept his compliments. He beats Mutsuki violently while screaming insults. He later has them on a makeshift bed and says he only beats Mutsuki because of how deep his love for him is.
14th May '16 11:26:22 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/04/04qfunhouse.phtml this]] ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch. Also, [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/40972/saturday-night-live-don-drapers-guide#s-p5-sr-i0 this]] spoof of ''MadMen''.

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* Parodied in [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/04/04qfunhouse.phtml this]] ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch. Also, [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/40972/saturday-night-live-don-drapers-guide#s-p5-sr-i0 this]] spoof of ''MadMen''.''Series/MadMen''.
2nd May '16 7:32:39 AM JackG
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* The Australian 1980's add for Impulse body spray. "If a stranger gives you flowers, that's Impulse." (and yes, it did get parodied)
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30th Apr '16 8:14:41 AM aye_amber
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* "Why Don't You Write Me?" by SimonAndGarfunkel is downright creepy, and captures the stalker's mindset perfectly.

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* "Why Don't You Write Me?" by SimonAndGarfunkel Music/SimonAndGarfunkel is downright creepy, and captures the stalker's mindset perfectly.
8th Apr '16 9:24:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''FamilyMatters''. Urkel's behavior towards Laura borders on this, even though it's played for laughs and seen as annoying even at its worst. Though a handful of incidents--his locker combination being equivalent to her measurements, him asking for a lock of her hair--leave her genuinely creeped out, by the end of the series, they're together. The DoubleStandard comes into play here also--his behavior is considered romantic and endearing, but Myra and Myrtle' s identical behavior towards him and Eddie, respectively, is portrayed as the craziness it truly is.
* ''SexAndTheCity'': Big's behavior towards Carrie after he's married someone else--constantly calling her, lurking outside her apartment waiting for her to come home, then continuing to lurk waiting for her boyfriend to leave, showing up uninvited and unannounced and only leaving when she tells him her boyfriend is coming back, following her to the hotel where she's staying, following her into the elevator and grabbing and kissing her repeatedly, telling her, "I love you". Throughout all this, she repeatedly and explicitly tells him to leave her alone and during the kissing scene, tries to fight him off physically, before finally responding to his kisses. The next shot is of them in bed. The DoubleStandard is glaring--throughout their on-again, off-again relationship, any pursuing behavior of Carrie's was viewed as pitiful and worthy of ridicule and ended with her being dumped, whereas Big's harassment and essentially forcing himself on her is portrayed as sexy and romantic and results in him getting her back.

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* ''FamilyMatters''.''Series/FamilyMatters''. Urkel's behavior towards Laura borders on this, even though it's played for laughs and seen as annoying even at its worst. Though a handful of incidents--his locker combination being equivalent to her measurements, him asking for a lock of her hair--leave her genuinely creeped out, by the end of the series, they're together. The DoubleStandard comes into play here also--his behavior is considered romantic and endearing, but Myra and Myrtle' s identical behavior towards him and Eddie, respectively, is portrayed as the craziness it truly is.
* ''SexAndTheCity'': ''Series/SexAndTheCity'': Big's behavior towards Carrie after he's married someone else--constantly calling her, lurking outside her apartment waiting for her to come home, then continuing to lurk waiting for her boyfriend to leave, showing up uninvited and unannounced and only leaving when she tells him her boyfriend is coming back, following her to the hotel where she's staying, following her into the elevator and grabbing and kissing her repeatedly, telling her, "I love you". Throughout all this, she repeatedly and explicitly tells him to leave her alone and during the kissing scene, tries to fight him off physically, before finally responding to his kisses. The next shot is of them in bed. The DoubleStandard is glaring--throughout their on-again, off-again relationship, any pursuing behavior of Carrie's was viewed as pitiful and worthy of ridicule and ended with her being dumped, whereas Big's harassment and essentially forcing himself on her is portrayed as sexy and romantic and results in him getting her back.
27th Mar '16 6:10:18 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. In the fan anime version, [[FanPreferredCouple Flippy often does this to Flaky]].

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* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. In the fan anime version, humanized ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' fanworks, [[FanPreferredCouple Flippy often does this to Flaky]].



* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THRtKGX-czY An Unhealthy Obsession]]" by The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra is implied to be about two people stalking each other. They don't realize the other is stalking them but they have mutual feelings.



* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'': [[CreatorsPet Anthony]] was introduced as Liz's secret admirer, following her around watching her every move while she was oblivious. It took her friend finally pointing him out for her to even ''notice'' him, after which they dated for a while, with nothing said against his questionable behavior. Of course, that was child's play to the turns the relationship took years later. (Ex: him continuing to stalk her even after he ''married someone else''.)
** Literally child's play- Anthony and Elizabeth were children when they met, so the behavior was less "questionable" and more "shy nerdy little boy with his first crush."

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* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'': [[CreatorsPet Anthony]] was introduced as Liz's secret admirer, following her around watching her every move while she was oblivious. It took her friend finally pointing him out for her to even ''notice'' him, after which they dated for a while, with nothing said against his questionable behavior. Of course, that was child's play to the turns the relationship took years later. (Ex: him continuing to stalk her even after he ''married someone else''.)
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) Literally child's play- Anthony and Elizabeth were children when they met, so the behavior was less "questionable" and more "shy nerdy little boy with his first crush."
20th Mar '16 5:03:08 AM Tron80
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* Parodied in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''/''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' fanfic "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9238746/6/A-Practical-Guide-for-the-Courtship-of-Elves-by-Beren-son-of-Barahir A Practical Guide for the Courtship of Elves, by Beren son of Barahir]]". Beren stalked Luthien in the woods for a while because he was mesmerized by her. Several characters try to explain to him that it was wrong... but first of all they have to explain what "stalking" is and why it's creepy. Then Luthien cuts them off to tell that she stalked Beren afterwards, and she was ''damned'' persistent.
18th Mar '16 9:17:17 PM TheBigBopper
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* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', Sousuke is assigned a mission in which he must follow Kaname around and protect her from terrorists, all the while not letting her know. Although his actions are ''way'' overboard by any normal standards and could easily be constructed as stalking, Kaname seems to view it with a mixture of curiosity, annoyance, attraction, and a bit of amusement. The reasons are probably a mix of the factors that Sousuke's actions are ''extremely'' [[RefugeInAudacity outlandish even by stalking standards]], he appears to have [[ChasteHero as much grasp of romance and sexuality as her hamster]], and of course that he is [[BeautyEqualsGoodness extremely attractive]]. This disappears when she finds Sousuke on her balcony [[NotWhatItLooksLike with a pair of her panties in his hand]] (which, in fact, were snatched back from Shinji, who was the one trying to steal it), at which point she attempts to beat him to death with a baseball bat and completely refuses to trust or talk to him until he reveals the truth behind his actions.
** Leonard also seems to believe in this trope towards Kaname.

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* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', Sousuke is assigned a mission in which he must follow Kaname around and protect her from terrorists, all the while not letting her know. Although his actions are ''way'' overboard by any normal standards and could easily be constructed as stalking, Kaname seems to view it with a mixture of curiosity, annoyance, attraction, and a bit of amusement. The reasons are probably a mix of the factors that Sousuke's actions are ''extremely'' [[RefugeInAudacity outlandish even by stalking standards]], he appears to have [[ChasteHero as much grasp of romance and sexuality as her hamster]], and of course that he is [[BeautyEqualsGoodness extremely attractive]]. This disappears when she finds Sousuke on her balcony [[NotWhatItLooksLike with a pair of her panties in his hand]] (which, in fact, were snatched back from Shinji, who was the one trying to steal it because some bullies put him up to it), at which point she attempts to beat him to death with a baseball bat and completely refuses to trust or talk to him until he reveals explains the truth behind his actions.
actions. Once Kaname is in on the whole secret and can relate to Sousuke better through an understanding of his background, it's the beginning of a friendship that develops into love.
** Leonard also Leonard, a PrettyBoy antagonist, seems to believe in this trope justifies his pushy advances towards Kaname.Kaname, but this is treated very differently from how Sousuke acted. Sousuke never had any ulterior motives besides protecting Kaname to begin with, and he spent a long time learning from Kaname how to behave properly in society and respect her feelings. That she started to fall in love with Sousuke--and he with her--is because they truly value each other as people, whereas Leonard acts like he's [[EntitledToHaveYou entitled to have her]] as his conquest just because he's ostensibly more suave. He only succeeds in getting Kaname to hate his guts, especially since he [[spoiler:[[SacredFirstKiss stole her first kiss]], which she wished she had given to Sousuke]].
9th Mar '16 9:18:19 PM DrOO7
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* Deconstructed on an episode of ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. When the detectives interview the business partner of a man they suspect of raping and murdering an assistant DA, she mentions that the man had sent her flowers the day after they met, presumably to entice her into going into business with him. Rather than seeing it as a sweet gesture, she admits that the fact that [[TheVillainKnowsWhereYouLive he knew her address]] scared the hell out of her.


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** An [[http://madamenoire.com/611984/perception-of-stalking/ article]] on a [[http://www.glamour.com/sex-love-life/blogs/smitten/2016/02/a-new-study-confirms-dont-list study]] by a University of Michigan doctoral student shows that romantic movies and TV shows can indeed distort how the public views stalking.
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