Created By: ChaoticDreams on March 11, 2012 Last Edited By: Coolgirl123 on May 26, 2012

Embracing The Ax Crazy Stalker

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Yandere's are Nightmare Fuel what with all the obvious Sanity Slippage, stalking, murdering of love rivals, murdering of the object of affections themselves, and suicide threats, right? Well in this case it's exactly that kind of obsessive and dangerous expression of love that made them candidates to become the lovers/spouses of the object of their affections in the first place. Or the object of their affections could have been creeped out by their Yandere tendencies at first but slowly grow to love them anyway. In some cases it may be related to Stockholm Syndrome. In some cases, the Yandere's love interest acts as a guiding light in the darkness, becoming a positive influence upon her, thus gradually causing her to mellow out. Many Yanderes aren't born, they're created, usually as the result of a traumatic past.

A character has a crazy (usually psychotic but not always) person romantically interested and obsessed with them, and they either come to accept it or to like it over time. There's also the possibility of including people who are subconsciously attracted to crazy people, and subconsciously attract crazy people.

Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • In Mirai Nikki Yukiteru and uber-Yandere Yuno eventually become boyfriend and girlfriend and have sex even though Yukiteru was initially freaked out by Yuno's obsessive love for him.
  • Koharu No Hibi: Akira started out being creeped out by Koharu's Yandere love for him but eventually dates her.
  • Madlax apparently accepts Limelda as a life partner in the end of the series.
  • In Elfen Lied Lucy and Kouta kiss at the end and Kouta was apparently going to accept her as a girlfriend but Lucy supposedly walks off to die.
  • In Fruits Basket, yandere head of the family, Akito Sohma ends up Happily Married to Shigure, and their relationship seems to truly mellow her out.

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Community Feedback Replies: 18
  • March 11, 2012
    Sackett
    So this is about accepting the Yandere?

    The title might need to be more clear.
  • March 11, 2012
    MarkThis
    Embracing The Stalker?
  • March 11, 2012
    Damr1990
    in Some Cases it may be related to Stockholm Syndrome
  • March 11, 2012
    magnum12
    In some cases, the Yandere's love interest acts as a guiding light in the darkness, becoming a positive influence upon her, thus gradually causing her to mellow out. Many Yanderes aren't born, they're created, usually as the result of a traumatic past.

  • March 12, 2012
    FastEddie
    We can't have 'Yandere' in a general-media trope. Unless you intend for this to be anime only, it needs a rename.
  • March 12, 2012
    bulmabriefs144
    Just replace Yandere with Ax-Crazy Stalker.
  • March 13, 2012
    MorganWick
    Funnily enough, when I saw "Psycho Lover" I thought... Yandere.
  • March 13, 2012
    captainsandwich
    So is this just a Yandere sub trope in which the Yandere's object of affection returns affection and likes the Yandere's psychosis?
  • March 13, 2012
    helterskelter
    Yandere's are Ax Crazy, not just possessive and such. The examples I'm reading don't appear to be about Yandere girls. I'm not entirely sure "guy ends up happily with insane Yandere girl" is quite a trope.
  • March 13, 2012
    Sandry
    I see this as 'character has a crazy (usually psychotic but not always) person romantically interested and obsessed with them, and they either come to accept it or to like it over time'. There's also the possibility of including people who are subconsciously attracted to crazy people, and subconsciously attract crazy people. Best described in the fanfic Veritas: "For the silence within them seems like peace, and their chill quenches the fire of knowing, leaving the soul numb. And they themselves are drawn to you, for you burn so brightly, and they believe that here, at last, they may find something to fill the freezing void within them. But their quiet is only the dead, cold stillness of an empty grave. And trying to warm themselves, they will burn you to ashes."
  • March 16, 2012
    Koveras
    • Madlax apparently accepts Limelda as a life partner in the end of the series.
  • March 16, 2012
    Mozgwsloiku
    The ending of The Republic Of Trees - the protagonist is sufferring a Sanity Slippage of his own and the two end up in an Unholy Matrimony... at least until the twist ending
  • March 18, 2012
    StarryEyed
    In Fruits Basket, yandere head of the family, Akito Sohma ends up Happily Married to Shigure, and their relationship seems to truly mellow her out.
  • March 23, 2012
    animeg3282
    although...we don't SEE them get married. Kagura wonders if they will, but at the end of the manga, they haven't gotten married in the text.
  • May 21, 2012
    Mauri
    Example from Two and a Half Men: Charlie Harper does come close to Rose when he thought he was dying/ needing to reform after his best friend died. Only to stop after he receives the medical results from his exams.
  • May 24, 2012
    sigh824
    This could be a Cool Down Hug.
  • May 26, 2012
    aurora369
    An example from The Silmarillion: Eol the Dark Elf was quite what you could describe as an ax-crazy stalker, kidnapping the Noldorin maiden Aredhel the White and tricking/forcing her into marriage. She accepted it and bore him a son. Then It Got Worse.
  • May 26, 2012
    Wii
    Durarara: Yagiri Seiji is in an interesting case; he falls in love with his less-than-sane stalker, Harima Mika, after she has plastic surgery to trick him into believing that she's the disembodied head that he's obsessed with transplanted onto her body. Yeah… the two are both are quite unhinged, but in another odd twist, Seiji is still only in love with the head — after finding out the truth, he stays with Mika, because he likes her resemblance to the head. He flat out tells her that he'll dump her once he finds the real one.
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