Created By: ChaoticDreams on March 9, 2012 Last Edited By: Coolgirl123 on May 17, 2012

Descent Into Lovesick Mode

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A character starts out normal (as they can be anyway) with a crush on someone else and becomes more of a Stalker with a Crush / Yandere as the series goes on. They mainly become this way because of romantic reasons. Love Makes You Crazy after all. See also Sanity Slippage.

Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • Koharu of \'\'Koharu No Hibi\'\' gets more and more Yandere as the series progresses. She starts out doing things like confessing her love to Akira and making him food, continues by gluing her hands together with his, stalking him, saving his discarded bottles, and later covering her room with pictures of him and getting crazy looks on her face as she threatens/harasses her love rival.
  • In \'\'Stepping on Roses\'\' Nozumu starts as a regular admirer of Sumi, but as the series goes on, his behavior becomes more erratic from kidnapping Sumi and trying to commit murder-suicide to taking over his best friend\'s company and demanding that Sumi marry him.
  • Kotonoha and Sekai of \'\'School Days\'\' both start out as seemingly normal girls but as a result of Makoto cheating on them with other girls they end up loosing it. Sekai stabs Makoto to death and Kotonoha cuts off Makoto\'s head and kills Sekai as well as cutting open her stomach to check if she was pregnant.
  • \'\'Mahou Sensei Negima!\'\' has the secondary villain Tsukuyomi. She starts as a mere Punch Clock Villain with shades of Psychopathic Manchild and a crush on her ex-sempai Setsuna, but as time passes, she becomes really, *really*, creepily obsessed with Setsuna.
  • Russia of \'\'Axis Powers Hetalia\'\' Used to Be a Sweet Kid then he became Cute and Psycho with Yandere tendencies for Japan and Lithuania.
  • Manami Anzai from \'\'Life\'\', who first appears as a cute and childish click leader who snaps utterly when she suspects Ayumu is trying to steal away her boyfriend. She goes so insane that she then dates a gang leader on the side to use him to get back at both Ayumu and her boyfriend, and then promptly screws her boyfriend and the gang leader both over. Not to mention her vow to kill Ayumu with her bare hands. Then she crosses into Cute and Psycho territory.

Literature
  • Lydia of \'\'Caught In The Act\'\' (by Peter Moore) is an outcast new at Ethan\'s school who develops a crush on him. Seems like a normal goth girl until she starts acting increasingly unstable and she ends up trying to have him killed after he tells her that he is not dating her.

Film

Music
  • \'\'P!nk\'\' in the music video for \"Please Don't Leave Me\". She starts off being portrayed as a standard issue The Woobie Tsundere trying to keep her boyfriend from dumping her. Until he slips on marbles at the top of the stairs. The robotic head tilt she does looking down on him pretty much seals it. Madness, violence, and cute little hats ensue.

Web Original
  • The Nostalgia Chick towards Todd in the Shadows. At first she kept on calling him for dates but didn\'t go near him, but fast forward to about six episodes later and she\'s keeping him taped up in her house.
Community Feedback Replies: 11
  • March 9, 2012
    animeg3282
    Took a level in Yandere is not a good title, because it sounds too snowcloney. But on the other hand, this is a good trope tracking a character descent into Yandereness.

    In Stepping On Roses Nozumu starts as a regular admirer of Sumi, but as the series goes on, his behavior becomes more erratic from kidnapping Sumi and trying to commit murder-suicide to taking over his best friend's company and demanding that Sumi marry him
  • March 10, 2012
    MarkThis
    Hamlet, or, for that matter, The Ophelia?
  • March 11, 2012
    emeriin
    The Nostalgia Chick towards Todd In The Shadows. At first she kept on calling him for dates but didn't go near him, but fast forward to about six episodes later and she's keeping him taped up in her house.
  • March 12, 2012
    TBeholder
  • March 12, 2012
    captainpat
    I'm not sure how this is any different from Love Makes You Crazy
  • March 12, 2012
    Thanatologist
    I guess this is more of an overlap of Yandere and Love Makes You Crazy.
  • March 12, 2012
    FastEddie
    We will not be using 'Yandere' in the name of an all-media trope. It would need a rename, if it was not Love Makes You Crazy with a very minor twist.
  • March 13, 2012
    Psi001
    • A non Yandere example could be Syaoran Li in Cardcaptor Sakura, he starts off rivalistic to Sakura, however as time passes he becomes more smitten towards her. Before long he is disinterested in becoming Master Of The Cards and just wants to keep her safe. He later becomes jealous of Eriol's friendship with Sakura and even finds himself gazing at her in secrecy. His shy affection affection for Sakura evolves to such a point by the end of the series' run that he is barely able to form coherent sentences in her presence.

    Is this only for insane examples, or can it be ones that merely gain an overwelming crush on another character, eg. a character evolving into a Dogged Nice Guy.
  • May 17, 2012
    Coolgirl123
    Griffith of Berserk is implied to have a crush on both Casca and Guts. As the story continues along he becomes more and more obsessed with them, falls into darkness, and ultimately betrays Guts by raping Casca.
  • May 17, 2012
    ScanVisor
    Arguably a subtextual characteristic of Asuka in Neon Genesis Evangelion.
  • May 17, 2012
    captainpat
    This Need an explanation about how this is different from Love Makes You Crazy.
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