Created By: Juice Box Hero on November 16, 2008
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Edward Cullen Syndrome

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Say you have a Stalker with a Crush. He relentlessly pursues his love interest, watching her as she sleeps, resorting to superfluous and often very disturbing lengths to protect her if he feels the need. Everything you need for a Dogged Nice Guy, right?

Wrong.

Instead of outright rejecting this guy's advances on the first go, the object of these advances isn't irritated. She's completely dazzled and views them as romantic, completely overlooking the stalkerish aspects of it. This can come off as very, very unnerving to readers and audiences, although some find it particularly arousing.

See also Rape Is Love.

Examples:
Community Feedback Replies: 8
  • November 11, 2008
    Haven
    Honestly, this is what I always think of when I see Cue Cullen. Damn you, Twilight!
  • November 11, 2008
    Scorus
    Somewhere on this site, or more likely an old and dead ykttw, there was a discussion about how often this happens in romantic comedies with the male lead and his inevitable re-courtship of the lady.
  • November 11, 2008
    CAD
    I'm pretty sure Superman has classified as this at least once. Somewhere.
  • November 11, 2008
    Seven-of-diamonds
    Disturbia had Shia giving the love interest a big speech about how he'd been watching her with binoculars and knew everything about her. It was followed by a huge makeout session.
  • November 11, 2008
    Haven
    @CAD: Oh god, that reminds me:

    West from Heroes. Frig.
  • November 11, 2008
    ShayGuy
    Don't we already have a YKTTW with this name?
  • November 12, 2008
    Juice Box Hero
    It has withered and died.
  • November 12, 2008
    Chrisham2
    Didn't Angel do this to Buffy?
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