We all know the appeal of Mind Game Ship
, playing another persons mind like its a game and what not but this trope can also go hand in hand with Mind Game Ship
. Take two characters: One is sweet, innocent, kind, caring what have you, in other words a perfect angel. The second character is malicious, possibly perverted, and devilish in other words a devil. Then you pair up the two characters. Now the main aspect here lies in the fact that the Devil character can do all sorts of things to torment the Angel character and in the end the two characters will fall in love despite everything or perhaps because of everything.
May be yaoi or overlap with Foe Yay
Generally, a combination of Mind Game Ship
and Opposites Attract
, with a dash of Rape Is Love
/ Draco in Leather Pants
, depending on whether the 'ship is canon or not.
Anime and Manga
- This happens literally in too many doujinshi manga to count.
- Tohru/male!Akito from Fruits Basket.
- Pretty much defines Hatsumi's and Ryoki's relationship in Hot Gimmick.
- Tsuna/Hibari, Tsuna/Byakuran, and Tsuna/Mukuro in Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. As well as Chrome/Mukuro, and Chrome/Glo Xinia.
- Melfina/Harry from Outlaw Star. It's actually canon on Harry's side.
- Usagi/Prince Diamond from Sailor Moon.
- Generally, any Russia pairing will be this in Axis Powers Hetalia, most notably Lithuania/Russia.
- Orihime/Grimmjow or Orihime/Aizen in Bleach.
- Yako/Neuro in Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro.
- Ritsuka/Seimei in Loveless.
- Daisuke/Krad in D.N.Angel.
- Albert and the Count in Gankutsuou.
- Light/Anyone in Death Note, but especially Misa or L, though L has usually been Uke-fied in such instances because it isn't really canon for him to just sit back and let Light screw with him, he can do plenty of mind screwing himself.
- Tenma/Johan and Nina/Johan from Monster.
- Tsuzuki/Muraki from Descendants of Darkness.
- Naruto/Itachi, Naruto/Kabuto, Naruto/Orochimaru, Naruto/Sasuke
- Xelloss/Filia in The Slayers.
- Ichigo/Kisshu from Tokyo Mew Mew.
- The Legend of Zelda: Link and Dark Link, Link and Ganon, Link and Ghirahim. And none of them canon.
- Laharl/Flonne from the first Disgaea is a literal example (albeit with a Noble Demon). There's also Flonne/Etna for non-canon ships as well.