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->''Mona's Mum was crying and her face was all red, but she wasn't thinking about anything much. Her dad had the same creepy crawly things in his mind that he ALWAYS has. Money, and tied-up women, and all the different kinds of drugs he sells. [[{{Squick}} Yeuk]].''
-->-- '''Elaine''' from ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'': 12 years old and [[AMindIsATerribleThingToRead unhappily telepathic]].
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The use of a character's interest in BDSM (or similar) to reinforce the idea that they're evil, probably because of the ColdBloodedTorture symbolism. [[RuleOfCreepy Portraying]] them as [[UnsexySadist creepy and hideously unsexy]] can also ramp up the "ick" factor.

Some media dress their villains up in "S&M gear" in order to make them {{Stripperific}} (because they're [[EvilIsSexy villains]], after all), and don't actually have them engage in BDSM. Depending on context, BondageIsBad is often a subtrope of SexIsEvil, EvilIsSexy, or both. If played straight, it's often reinforced with hints of PuttingOnTheReich or whatever. A woman dressed as a {{Dominatrix}} will often be portrayed as a villain in fiction--or at least a violent type--for this reason.

Compare TooKinkyToTorture, where someone is so tough that torture gets them off, and CombatSadomasochist. Contrast SafeSaneAndConsensual, CasualKink and the ObligatoryBondageSong.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Gauron from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' is into BDSM. He's shown in the novels to have a thing for erotic asphyxiation (as he strangles the female scientist in Khanka, and they [[TooKinkyToTorture both enjoy it]]). And numerous times, he's described to get off when he makes others "submit" to him and "break their will." The author even jokingly {{lampshade|Hanging}}s how Gauron is into S&M--in an episode of Lucky Star (that the author had a hand in), there's a doujinshi for Full Metal Panic shown, with Gauron molesting a [[ChainsOfLove chained up]] and {{bound|AndGagged}} Sousuke. To further follow this trope, seeing how he's the domineering aggressive one, he's a [[AxCrazy dangerous serial killer lunatic]] that should be feared.
* Many villains in ''Manga/ViolenceJack'' wear S&M gear as regular clothes and like to capture, tie up, and sexually torture any female character they can get their hands on. This is especially prevalent in the Harlem Bomber arc, where the villains have their own S&M dungeon to make captured girls into sex slaves. Plus, the woman who runs it, Rose, is a WhipItGood PsychoLesbian dominatrix who rapes a girl's friend in front of her as a way to desensitize her to sex. The BigBad of the series, Slum King, also has two quadruple amputee sex slaves that he keeps on leashes and treats like dogs.
* ''Manga/AirGear'': Arthur is a DepravedHomosexual masochist who displays sexualized behavior towards his antagonist Agito. He also frequently releases heart marks whenever he's reveling in the feeling of pain.
* Episode 20 of ''Manga/BlackButler'' features Sebastian chained to the wall and being whipped by an evil angel decked out in S&M gear and describing the excruciating sweetness of the pain being inflicted upon him.
* [[DepravedBisexual Katsuragi]] of ''Manga/SakuraGari'' ties Masataka up with rope before raping him, uses physical force on Masataka if he pisses him off, and tortures him by whipping him.
* ''Anime/LegendOfTheBlueWolves'': [[DepravedHomosexual Captain Continental]] uses bondage on Jonathan, beats him up, and whips him, when attempting to force him to sexually submit to him. Jonathan refuses so the Continental simply ties him up again and rapes him. In the beginning of the movie he also whips a subordinate for not addressing him as "sir" before engaging in sexual activities with him.
* ''Manga/MonochromeFactor'': Kou, in the anime adaptation, is implied to have a bit of a bondage fetish, present for no other reason than to creep Aya out after she beats him up and he begs for more.
* In ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', this is played straight with BigBad Corset, who [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin has a corset]] he tightens up and is a CombatSadomasochist. Subverted with [[BadassPreacher Garterbelt]], who explicitly practices self-flagellation and is Corset's rival of sorts. Likely played straight with Stocking, who throughout the series [[TooKinkyToTorture likes it kinky]] and at the ass-end of the series [[spoiler:becomes a villain.]]
* Many of the phantoms in ''{{Manga/Tokko}}'' are shown wearing bondage gear like ball gags and leather masks.
* Somewhat averted with CombatSadomasochist Gamagoori from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' and his three-star uniform, which has a heavy BDSM motif and builds strength the more he's hit (with ''very'' sexual overtones.) However, even though he's a villain, he's defined more by his NobleDemon status and UndyingLoyalty to Satsuki, and even the uniform and methods of using it are explained in the context of disciplining himself to set an example to the rest of the student body (Ryuko is still creeped out by it, though.)
* In the Impel Down arc of ''Main/OnePiece'', Sadi-Chan is one of the worst examples of this Trope. Her devil-themed {{Dominatrix}} outfit along with the whip gives the image, and she is clearly the most sadistic member of the prison staff, using bondage methods as ColdBloodedTorture on the inmates, often to death.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Anyone in ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'' who has a fetish of some type is going to be a villain.
* In ''{{Zatanna}}'' where an S&M club is shown to be frequented by demons, supernatural serial killers, and psychotic mob boss who trades in human souls. However Creator/PaulDini, the writer, included a bondage club in an issue of Detective Comics that was portrayed in a much more positive and tolerant light and {{Franchise/Batman}} was even shown to be a friend (As much as Batman is ANYONES friend) of the owner, having helped her out during a riot at the club weeks before. So the club in Zatanna is probably less BondageIsBad and more AuthorAppeal and possibly a homage to the kinky Cenobites of ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}''.
* The RedSkull's daughter, Sin and her boyfriend Crossbones are really into the extreme kind. To the point of getting off on torture.
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''Comicbook/AvengersAcademy'', where {{Hawkeye}} claims that Emma Frost's S&M-inspired outfit is proof that her HeelFaceTurn was just a ruse.
--> '''Hawkeye''': I ''knew'' someone who dresses like that couldn't stop being a bad guy.
* Blue Eyes from ''Comicbook/SinCity'' is apparently into bondage (or at least thinks it's a common enough kink amongst men) and is an evil assassin. On the other hand, Gail is a HookerWithAHeartOfGold that has a pair of handcuffs.
* In the first album of ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'', CasualKink and BondageIsBad are both expressed as attitudes held by characters: Jill has a speech about how she's not into BDSM herself but doesn't mind it as long as it's [[{{SSC}} consensual]]--while Elaine writes a [[ShowWithinAShow story within the story]] where her way of establishing the bad guy as bad is to state that he fantasizes about three creepy things, one of them being tied up women. (The other two are money and selling drugs. It should be noted that since this is in the first issue, Elaine is still an immature and inexperienced 12-year-old psychic.) See page quote.
* DC attempted to introduce a new Franchise/{{Superman}} villain named "the Masochist," a young woman clad in a leather outfit with the phrase "Hurt Me!" written on the chest. Some InternetBackdraft led to DC changing the character's name to "Anguish" and removing all of the bondage and S&M imagery from her costume.
* In ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'', Ramona's inner desire to be with her abusive ex-boyfriend Gideon is represented as an image of her sitting by him, on a leash, wearing mild bondage gear.
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
* Kristoph in ''Film/CupOfTea'' into BDSM, knifeplay and waxplay and is [[spoiler: [[FauxAffablyEvil not a]] [[TheResenter good]] [[AmoralAttorney person.]] ]]
* In ''Fanfic/MyLifeAsATeenagedVonNeumannDevice'', Queen Vexus manages to infiltrate a WildTeenParty Jenny is attending when she's mistaken for a dominatrix, and gets rather into sexually tormenting humans.
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[[folder:Film]]
* In ''Film/{{Nymphomaniac}}'', BDSM will make a woman find her lost sexuality... but also obsess over her master so that she neglects her child and leaves her husband.
* The Cenobites from the ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' films. This was made during the height of the '80's disapproval of bondage, and writer/director Clive Barker is very interested in the transgressive.
* In the Cheech and Chong film ''The Corsican Brothers'', The Evil Fuckaire (yes, that really is the name of the villain in this movie) is not only flamboyantly gay, he's also into whips and chains.
* [[Film/JamesBond Xenia Onatopp]] from ''Film/GoldenEye'' was really into S&M. [[OutWithABang And crushing men's chests with her thighs.]]
* In ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'', Wallace Ritchie encounters a septuagenarian dominatrix and immediately assumes she's Dr. Ludmilla Kropotkin, the "evil lady torturer". Subverted though in that she isn't. The actual Dr. Kropotkin is completely normal looking and unassuming.
* In ''Film/TheGeneralsDaughter'', Campbell's sexual practices are quickly used to establish that she had become mentally unhinged before her death. Brenner can't even stand to look at the tapes she shot, stating that it couldn't be the same women he met a few days ago.
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' has Orin, Audrey's abusive boyfriend and a psychopathic sadist. It is heavily implied that he acts as a dominant in a BDSM relationship with her. There's also a silly masochist played by Creator/BillMurray, used as a humorous foil to Orin.
* In ''Manga/IchiTheKiller'', Kakihara is a masochist with a dominating personality, while Ichi is a sadist with a submissive personality. Both are batshit crazy murderers.
* [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame The rapist pawn shop owner and police officer]] in ''Film/PulpFiction'' have a "gimp" in their basement.
* In the horror-comedy ''Film/{{Waxwork}}'', the Marquis de Sade is counted among "the most evil people who ever lived"; the heroine ends up in a light bondage scenario with whips and chains which she seems to enjoy, but after being rescued by the hero it's implied that she was brainwashed.
* One of Sol's high ranking henchmen in ''Film/{{Doomsday}}'' is a gimp.
* ''Film/ThePet'', an AuthorTract about human trafficking, depicts modern day slavers as closely connected to the BDSM community.
* Played for laughs with Harvey Korman and Cloris Leachman in ''Film/HighAnxiety''.
* Used in the the movie ''Film/TheCell''; it just so happens that every woman in the 'menagerie' is stuck in what are real life kinks (doll play, pony play, medical play, statue fetish)....in the mind of a sociopathic serial killer.
* Played for laughs in ''Film/{{Eurotrip}}'' when Cooper visits a legal brothel while in Amsterdam. It turns out to be a place that specializes in BDSM, and Cooper is forced into kinky sex acts because he can't pronounce the outrageously long safety word.
* Joe in ''Film/StudentServices'' is the closest that the film gets to a villain and two of his two scenes of assault on Laura involve forcing her into bondage situations.
* Bondage and domination are the focus of ''Film/{{R100}}'' which plays with the trope. This surreal dark comedy plays its S&M sequences for weirdness and dark comedy. The dominatrixes are villains, but the main hero is an unabashed masochist who is treated sympathetically.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Alasdair Gray: A lot of his work involves deeply flawed and often unsympathetic protagonists who are also sado-masochists. The flaw and the kink may or may not be related, but they're usually both there. One novel features a character who claims to be a "rational sadist", which apparently means his ideal partner is not a masochist but a weaker sadist--someone who wants to hurt him but can't. The word "consensual" never comes up.
* ''Literature/TheCulture'': There's some hints of this.
* ''[[Literature/DragonridersOfPern Dragonquest]]'': [[OldRetainer Rannelly]] is horrified to find bondage marks on Kylara's wrist, courtesy of Meron. Kylara herself thinks about their respective tastes. As anyone who's read this book knows, these are two of the more villainous characters in the book.
* ''EastOfEden'': In this story by Creator/JohnSteinbeck, Kate, who works at a whorehouse, starts using chains and whips and razors on her "customers." This is coming from the same lady who killed both of her parents, shot her husband, and left her twin babies after telling her husband that he should throw them in a well.
* ''Literature/HowNotToWriteANovel'': Advises against this trope, citing its UnfortunateImplications.
* ''IslandInTheSeaOfTime'': Doctor Hong in this story by Creator/SMStirling. After Nantucket is transported into the Bronze Age she is just a doctor with an S&M fetish (admittedly one that has been declared ''persona non grata'' at every pain club on the East Coast) that becomes the chief physician of [[BigBad William Walker's]] renegade empire-building islanders. Once Walker has used his twentieth century know-how to obtain power for himself she begins to torture people for fun. She eventually claims to be an avatar of the goddess Hecate and begins a cult dedicated to mass torture as a form of sacrifice to the gods (although it also teaches useful medical knowledge). In addition to torture for religious and recreational purposes she also has some practical uses for her skills, such as castrating slaves to make them more docile.
* ''Mage Wars'': SubvertedTrope in this trilogy, Black Gryphon and White Gryphon specifically. one of the protagonists, Amberdrake, is implied to have extensive knowledge of BDSM techniques, even going so far in White Gryphon as to call one of the villains an "amature" for restraining himself and another character incorrectly. Also, several of Lackey's works have a message of tolerance and acceptance for all walks of life, so long as they do not cause undue harm to others.
* Creator/MercedesLackey: Run--relentlessly, inexorably--into the ground in the oeuvre of this author. Any faint taste for a manner of lovemaking that involves physical restraint, power, or trust leads inevitably to sorcerous torture and blood sacrifice, usually of children.
* ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'': In this Creator/WilliamGibson story, Peter Riviera can't get off sexually unless he's betraying his partners. So he dates girls in oppressive regimes, makes sure they turn political, then turns them in to the secret police and watches as they are tortured. The book makes it sound like he's evil because of his sexual preferences, no mention made of perhaps roleplaying betrayal ethically instead (although to be fair, Riviera ''is'' a drug-addled psychopath). Also, Molly's experience killing someone as a meat puppet prostitute. Although the implication is that Molly herself killed only the john who has been using her to carve up women for his amusement (after the meat bop shop discovered she was using her earnings to pay for her combat cybernetics, particularly after she got the finger blades). Any previous victims were the result of the meat bop using GrandTheftMe as their MO for their hookers. (Not a bad deal, if you can stand it, and they play straight with you. Your brain actually sleeps through the whole thing.)
* ''NightHuntress'': InvertedTrope in this series. The hero Bones blindfolds the heroine Cat and ties her wrists to the headboard. She has multiple [[ImmodestOrgasm Immodest Orgasms]] and makes him promise to do everything again next time before she falls asleep.
* ''Literature/TheOtherworld'' (''Women of the Otherworld''): Repeatedly in this series by Kelly Armstrong. In No Humans Involved, one of the earlier suspects is the leader of a BDSM cult thingy, and the main character admits that she believes sadists indulge in BDSM as a substitute for rape. Though she isn't proven right, she isn't proven wrong either. In Personal Demon, Carlos Cortez, is established as a nasty piece of work by his interest in BDSM.
* ''Literature/{{Outlander}}'': In this series, Captain John Randall ''definitely'' fits this trope to a "T." A DepravedBisexual (who leans more towards the DepravedHomosexual side), he apparently can't get excited unless he's beating up or torturing the person he's trying to rape. Or unless he's having FoeYay with Jamie. According to Dougal, he appears to be in sheer bliss and acts like a guy who's crushing on a girl when he finds the possibility of being able to whip Jamie.
* ''Literature/ThePlayerOfGames'': The protagonist reacts to porn involving bondage with surprise/unfamiliarity, seemingly implying it doesn't exist in the FetishFuelFuture Culture, and sees it as indicating cruelty and inequality. Note that the culture producing this porn also has scenes of rape and torture televised (although like the bondage porn, it's on censored TV only available to the country's leaders).
* ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'': Plays this straight with the Mord-Sith, who use bondage and torture extensively, on their victims and on each other. (They function as one of the first book's BigBad's groups of high-level minions, and later perform such functions as being the hero's bodyguards and, on at least one occasion, executioners.)
* ''Literature/TiesThatBind'': Averted Trope. Guy Baldwin takes the stand that bondage is actually good.
* ''Literature/{{Weathercock}}'': AvertedTrope, where the protagonist Dominic is struggling against his 'evil' sadistic desires. He considers BDSM, but notes that the only problem is that kink is consensual, whereas he needs his victims to be unwilling if he is to get off.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Played straight in ''Series/{{Angel}}'', where several of the employees of the demonic law firm Wolfram and Hart are into BSDM. Of course, the lawyers at Wolfram and Hart are evil for a lot of reasons, but not their interest in BSDM.
** In the DVD commentary of the episode "Conviction", Creator/JossWhedon actually notes his use of this trope, and states for the record that he does not believe bondage practitioners are actually evil.
** The Groosalugg, who's from the alternate dimension of Pylea, knows only of conventional slavery. When he has to visit a brothel to acquire a paranormal prophylactic before sleeping with Cordelia, he's understandably alarmed to see a man in chains. Angel sets him straight...kinda.
* ''{{Series/Buffy the Vampire Slayer}}''. The episode "Dead Things", which shows the Buffy/Spike relationship at its most disturbing, starts with Spike offering handcuffs to Buffy (and it's [[CuffsOffRubWrists strongly implied that she used them]]). However Buffy is also shown to be unusually cheerful the next day, implying that our heroine (who was in the midst of a year-long struggle with depression) found the experience rather cathartic.
* The writers of ''{{Series/Bones}}'' [[AuthorOnBoard seem to have a thing about this]]. One episode declared that bondage and kink were for people who were unsatisfied and bored with "real" sex, with implications that the activity indicated emotional imbalance.
* Averted in ''{{Series/Castle}}''; the vampire fetishists are treated respectfully. Ditto the BDSM episode; it's even implied that [[CasualKink Beckett]] is into BDSM (and outright stated that Castle is).
* On ''{{Series/Community}}'' [[TokenEvilTeammate Pierce]], while not villainous, is a DirtyOldMan, and the fact that he has a "secret gym" in his mansion only reinforces the creepiness even if it's PlayedForLaughs.
* In the fifth season of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' one of the serial rapists/murderers he and Lumen are hunting is shown having (consensual) sex with a tied up woman. Though in fairness, he seemed more interested in just plowing her. The woman actually had to remind him to finish tying her down in mid-coitus.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' played this quite straight in the first season episode "Stocks and Bondage". The VictimOfTheWeek had it coming for being into BDSM. Her own mother just keeps spitting on her grave (with the protagonists comforting her for the burden of having such a perverted daughter). And each individual who accepted her kinky side without moralizing over it turns out to be a horrible person. It seems they got some quite harsh feedback for that episode: In later episodes, that have nothing to do with BDSM, the Captain just keep reminding the protagonists that [[SafeSaneAndConsensual SSC]] BDSM isn't a bad thing, so they should be careful to not do an AbuseMistake.
* Mackenzie Crook's psychotic gangster character in ''Series/{{Skins}}'' is depicted as a bondage freak.
* In ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', {{Darkseid}}, while possessing the body of [[Characters/SmallvilleApokiliptians Gordon Godfrey]], feeds on the dark energy in the souls of dominatrix club goers.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has Crowley, a sexually sadistic (and ambiguously [[DepravedBisexual bisexual]]) demon. His proclivity for S&M becomes a problem when Sam and Dean try to torture him for information, and [[TooKinkyToTorture he simply enjoys it.]]
-->'''Crowley:''' What are you gonna do to me that I don't do to myself for kicks every Friday night?
* In ''Uh-oh'', a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar children's game show]], the character who dumps slime on incorrect contestants is known as The Punisher, and is released from a cage every episode. He however wears something similar to a gimp mask and other non-dominant apparel.
* In ''WireInTheBlood'' season six, in the episode "Unnatural Vices", the story logic is that if you get into BDSM you are a serial killer or in very dangerous company. A character gets "outed" as being into BDSM and it means the end of their job as a teacher. A cop is also outed and it not only damages their career, they too end up the victim of a sadistic killer. It is suggested that BDSM is part and parcel of the policeman's relationship being loveless and destructive. To cap it off, this relationship ends up driving his ex-girlfriend into the arms of the killer.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Dark Eldar in ''{{TabletopGame/Warhammer 40000}}'' personify this with the Mandrakes and [[MadDoctor Haemonculi]]. Then again, they're evil for lots and lots of different reasons--BDSM simply comes with their general gig as sadomasochisic hedonists who literally feed on pain and suffering.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' had the ''Book of Vile Darkness'' supplement, with rules covering all sorts of evil activities like [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mass sacrifice, trafficking with fiends, devouring souls and BDSM]].
** Loviatar, the goddess of pain in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting, is literally the deity of this trope.
** Zon-kuthon from ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' would dispute Loviatar's claim, if the two ever met.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''Iron Curtain'' has Miss Hildret, a stage director from East Berlin who carries around a crop and gets turned on by torture. She is open to inserting a few more gags into the play, [[IncrediblyLamePun having quite the collection herself]].
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* You wouldn't think this would come up in a parody game based around raising slaves, but ''Slave Maker'' has bondage being a sex act frowned upon by both major religions, hits your slave's Morality stat when practiced and requires a high Obedience score to do. To be fair, the game's creator isn't big on the harder sex acts, so this is probably a matter of personal preference than anything else.
* One of the many reasons ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''' Travis considers [[DarkActionGirl Bad Girl]] a "perverted killer" is her extensive use of gimps. For batting practice.
** In the sequel Travis meets up with [[OurBansheesAreLouder Cloe Walsh]], an assassin bound inside a container. She is possibly the most utterly ''evil'' assassin in the game (considering that she seems to have more control over herself than Matt Helms while still being just as sadistic), and one of the first things Travis says to her is "You're lucky I don't have a bondage kink."
* ''VideoGame/{{Fable II}}'' has a touch of this. If your character is evil, then the off-screen sex scenes include lines such as "Do as you're told!"
* In ''{{VideoGame/Phantasmagoria 2}}'' Therese coerces Curtis into coming to a BDSM club with her and then repeatedly has kinky sex with him. While Curtis enjoys it (albeit with a small FreudianExcuse), Therese herself is a totally psycho stalker.
* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' has the Tainted Coil faction as the game's villains. They're demons decked up in S&M outfits, and their emperor Doviculus wears what is essentially a gimp mask.
* Bondage Queen is one of the possible Evil endings in the RaisingSim game, ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker 2''. Achieving this one is heavily frowned upon, although it doesn't stop people from doing it, of course. It is in the same vein as [[BigBad Crime Boss]], [[HighClassCallGirl High Class Prostitute]], and [[HotAsHell Princess of Darkness]].
* About three quarters of the enemies in ''VideoGame/{{Bloodrayne}} 2'' (turned vampires are decked out in bondage gear, the [[{{Mooks}} minions]] in the first level are masochists according to combat dialogue, most other minions practice body modification, etc.), the last quarter being {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
* Cain in ''VideoGame/{{Galerians}}'' fits the "villain who dresses in S&M wear, but doesn't actually engage in it" bill. Probably because he [[{{Squick}} looks fourteen]]... and is technically even ''younger'' than that.
* ''[[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Part 2]]'' has the entire last level take place in Twilight Lady's mansion turned S&M dungeon.
* ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'''s "bad" characters tend to be into BDSM (Mama Bimbo being a particularly chilling example), although in ''Magna Cum Laude'', one of the three endings has the young Larry Lovage get such a relationship.
* The Dark Mistresses in ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'', but [[TagLine "Evil Is Good"]].
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukemManhattanProject'' has killer robot dominatrices as enemies with regular or [[ShockAndAwe electric]] {{whip|ItGood}}s. Also averted by the fact that Duke Nukem himself is into [=BDSM=].
* In ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'', we have the nightclub ''Ragnarok'': where we have, among other things, BDSM, animal sacrifice, and other violent occult activities.
* Ivy of ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur]]'' fame is a subversion: She is introduced into the series as a cackling bitch who wears a damn-near bondage harness to fights and wields a whip sword, and all of her voice clips are dripping with innuendo, but in her storyline, she's a KnightTemplar redeemer who is trying to destroy Soul Edge so that it can't destroy the world.
** Not to mention that she's also a ChasteHero because Soul Edge is in her blood and she does not want to pass this on.
** Voldo is frequently depicted in {{Stripperific}}, vaguely bondage-y outfits, and though he's more of a neutral force, he's considered by many to be very, very creepy and straight out of the UncannyValley.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'''s Colonel Volgin is into BDSM, torture and electrocution, and he also happens to be one of the most malicious characters in the ''Metal Gear'' canon. Also an example of DepravedBisexual.
** Although where Volgin's interests lie are not really true BDSM, but more that Volgin simply gets off on causing pain and suffering.
* Silver Mantis from ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' turned to villainy to support her piercing habit.
* Catalina in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' is [[SociopathicHero technically on the protagonist's side]], but she's also one of the craziest characters in the game. When she drags him into her cabin for a good time (involving a whip and a rack--[[SexyDiscretionShot we don't see what goes on inside the cabin]]), he winds up screaming for her to stop (with no success.) (This is PlayedForLaughs, and [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential he probably had it coming after all the stuff you've been having him do]].)
* Chie's Shadow from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is a hooded dominatrix armed with a whip. Contrast that with her heroic Persona form, which is basically a badass BruceLeeClone.
** Somewhat justified in Chie's Shadow being a representation of Chie's unhealthily domineering relationship with Yukiko.
* ''Postal 2'' features regular [=NPCs=] in gimp suits, along with their own club. [[spoiler:After being kidnapped by rednecks]], you also get to wear one.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' allows bondage costumes as one of the styles for your gang. Considering the Boss is quite the VillainProtagonist, this trope comes into play.
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[[folder:WebComics]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots'' plays the trope straight with Candy (a JerkAss sadist) and subverts it with Clarice (a professional dom on the weekends who would like to be a librarian).
* In ''Webcomic/AntiHeroes'', the webcomic's {{Doublethink}} premise make this trope played straight and yet simultaneously averted as CasualKink. The OfficialCouple [[http://antiheroescomic.com/comic/145 is]] [[http://antiheroescomic.com/comic/192 apparently]] into this, but considering she's a thiefling and he's a necromancer with HeroicComedicSociopath traits...
* In ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'', Wanda's treatment of Jillian early in the story blurs if not obliterates the line between a BDSM session and serious [[TortureAlwaysWorks interrogation by torture]]. Admittedly, the fact that [[RPGMechanicsVerse all injuries heal every turn]] already blurs the distinction between controlled pain and real injury.
* ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}'' more or less averts this as a whole due to [[ConvenientlyCommonKink the nature of]] [[PlanetOfHats the entire planet]]; however, an example still exists with Mistress Butterfly, who takes the kink and rams it UpToEleven. She's not called the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast sadist from hell]] for nothing.
** Funnily enough, the only people seen to have "vanilla" sex, [[spoiler: Evita and Michael Kappel]], are the ''villains''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' averts this completely. WordOfGod has stated that the comic exists to show healthy BDSM relationships accurately and educate people on the falsehood of this trope.
** Also deconstructed, as the comic [[http://shiniez.deviantart.com/gallery/38157378#/d4ndfcl acknowledges this popular view of BDSM,]], and also looks at how BDSM can realistically go wrong when people let it go to their heads or don't give it the needed prior planning.
* ''Our Home Planet'' has [[http://www.ourhomeplanet.net/profile_queen.html Queen]], an evil mercenary clearly supposed to evoke the dominatrix figure.
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* Riley of ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' is an over-the-top stereotype of an FPS Gamer suffering from TestosteronePoisoning (despite being a woman). This extends to being an abusive dominant in her relationship with Zaboo.
* [[ImageBoards 4chan's]] /tg/ board averts this with their homebrew ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' deity, [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Ardarvia Ardarvia]] the Iron Maiden, whose domains are BDSM and love. She is LawfulGood, and her followers tie themselves up, or even [[ItMakesSenseInContext amputate their own limbs, as a sacrifice for her.]] The religion goes so far as to include the concept of SafeSaneAndConsensual as one of the cornerstones of the faith.
* Subverted and inverted in the ''ChakonaSpace'' stories, foxtaur society generally disapproves of male-on-female bondage, since vixens are supposed to be the stronger sex (no word on how other sex combinations are treated). But after Garrek is pheromonally raped by his sister he finds it very therapeutic to tie up a four-breasted vixen and mount her repeatedly, consensually of course.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'': When Megabyte rebuilds Hexadecimal, he gives her what looks like a black leather corset and other dominant clothes. He then keeps her as a tightly restrained prisoner, and it's revealed that she could have escaped whenever she wanted to but "likes being tied up". The characters are both villains, of course. [[BrotherSisterIncest And siblings.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{FernGully|TheLastRainforest}}'': In the VillainSong "Toxic Love", the villain Hexxus alludes to S&M with the lyrics "Hit me one time / Hit me twice / Oh! Ah! Ohhh! / Well, that's rather nice..."
* Surprisingly enough, when Abis Mal brainwashes Jasmine to evil in an episode of ''{{Series/Aladdin}},'' she dresses up like a textbook dominatrix complete with whip.
* Eska from ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' seems like she's into bondage from what is seen from her "betrothal necklace".
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