Created By: magnum12 on May 24, 2011 Last Edited By: Coolgirl123 on June 8, 2012

Everyone Remembers the Psycho

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Whenever one thing is remembered about a work, for some reason, it's always the pyschopath, Yandere, or a particular incident regarding said psycho. Alternatively, the first thing people will remember about X character is the fact that they're a psycho regardless of anything else the character does.

A Yandere and madness trope for obvious reasons. A common trope in the horror genre for obvious reasons. If a work is part of a Villain-Based Franchise, this trope is quite intentional. Works on a similar idea to Every One Remembers The Stripper.


Anime and Manga:
  • This trope summarizes Future Diary in one sentence. With good reason too as Yuno's easily the most infamous Yandere in anime.
  • In the anime adaptation of SHUFFLE!, the thing people remember most is the "Box Cutter Incident".
  • NICE BOAT!!. Also the games since despite only a few endings being violent, the bad ends are the most common association, especially the one involving the hack saw
  • In addition to her infamously violent tendencies, Lucy's yandere behaviour is well known.
  • Most anyone who reads Koharu No Hibi says Koharu's obsessive stalking and borderline insane behavior is why they keep coming back to the series.
  • Some people who read Naruto do so because they find Sasuke's increasing Sanity Slippage interesting.

  • Heath Ledger's nightmarish role as The Joker in Dark Knight eclipsed every other perfectly good performance in the film.
  • Debbie in Devil In The Flesh. The movie is basically about her being a Yandere''.
  • Norman Bates of Psycho, being a case of Exactly What It Says on the Tin.

  • The titular Carrie.

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Western Animation:

Video Games:
  • The first thing many people remember about Leviathan is the disturbing borderline sexual thrill she gets from fighting Zero.
  • Kefka's horrific insanity, sadism, and depravity in Final Fantasy VI are the signature moments of the game. More so in America due to the translation.

Visual Novels:
  • While there are tons of people who go insane in the When They Cry series, the psycho who's actions are most infamously remembered is Shion Sonozaki, due to Never Live It Down. This trope is also (no YMMV here) a major selling point for the series in general, being a Villain-Based Franchise after all.
Community Feedback Replies: 14
  • May 24, 2011
    Frollo... Yandere? Yan maybe but dere?
  • May 25, 2011
    He has a couple of dere moments in the fireplace. You know, when he looks so lost and abandoned and afraid and terrified and passionately hugs Esmeralda's ghost...
  • May 25, 2011
    Debbie in the movie Devil In The Flesh. The movie is basically about her being a Yandere.
  • May 25, 2011
  • May 26, 2011
  • May 26, 2011
    Good idea.
  • May 26, 2011
    • Heath Ledger's nightmarish role as The Joker in Dark Knight eclipsed every other perfectly good performance in the film.
  • May 28, 2011
    Villain Steals The Show ? edit: I'd swear we had it. Did I misspell it again?
  • May 28, 2011
    off the top of my head TV
    • Sylar in Heroes
    Video Games
    • Kefka in Final Fantasy VI
  • March 17, 2012
    2 jaytee: Why not? Everyone Remembers The Stripper is marked as YMMV, so will be this.
  • March 17, 2012
    Michelle Money in The Bachelor.
  • March 18, 2012
    Flesh out some of these examples.
  • March 18, 2012
    The problem with marking as YMMV is that there are circumstances where this is most certainly NOT YMMV. This holds quite true in the horror genre. Especially true if the work is part of a Villain Based Franchise, where this trope is the actual objective.
  • March 18, 2012
    No, this trope is entirely YMMV. Even in horror it's a toss up what people remember. Will it be the plot twist? That one really gory scene? The hot Final Girl? The one random nude scene? There's no objective component to this at all.