Angel Devil Shipping
Shipping between a sweet, innocent character and a devilish, malicious character.
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.
ExamplesAnime 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 Katekyō 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.
- Violet/Count Olaf in A Series of Unfortunate Events.
- Ginny/Tom Riddle in the second Harry Potter book.
- This trope is one reason the Bubbles/Him pairing is so popular from Power Puff Girls.
- The Aang/Azula pairing on Avatar: The Last Airbender.
- Butters/Cartman in South Park.
- The titular Stimpy and Ren from The Ren & Stimpy Show.
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