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->''"Oh. Oh yes. Hooo. You guys always bring me the very best violence!"''
-->-- '''Mr. Universe''', watching [[WaifFu River's rampage]], ''Film/{{Serenity}}''

This is where the villain or a morally ambiguous character becomes obsessed with a character due to their witnessing said character [[UnstoppableRage go berserk]] and kill in a very messy or bloody way. Many times, there will be scenes where the villain will be somewhere watching the character fight violently and [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence appear extremely turned on]], saying something along the lines of "Marvellous..." If TheProtagonist is no longer violent like that, often the villain will go to great lengths to make them revert back (these lengths normally involve kidnapping or killing their friends or love interests.)

If the villain / morally ambiguous character starts straight-out describing their euphoric emotions when they saw the good character massacre others, expect the good character to be ''very'' [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame disturbed]] and/or [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn confused]].

This can lead to the villain becoming a StalkerWithACrush. Compare HemoErotic and MonsterFangirl. May leads to lots of FoeYay or NoYay.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* This is how Grell from ''Manga/BlackButler'' becomes infatuated with Madam Red, though the latter is actually more of a TragicVillain.
** Grell also fell for Sebastian because he is a sadistic demon.
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'': Kamui got excited watching Gintoki fight Hosen and later declared Gintoki is his (prey) and that he [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou won't allow anyone else to touch him]].
* Main antagonist Gauron of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' seems to have a [[StalkerWithACrush creepy attachment]] of this sort to the protagonist, Sousuke Sagara, who he [[LoveAtFirstSight first met]] as a child-soldier in some war-torn Middle Eastern country and saw something in that child's [[WhatBeautifulEyes eyes]] - an ice-blue will to kill, without sin or care. Gauron spends much of the first season [[spoiler:and the third one]] trying to 'reawaken' Sousuke's soldier spirit because he found it, in his own words, 'beautiful'.
** Gauron is definitely the most extreme example in the series (getting aroused enough to have lamented about wanting to rape Sousuke after seeing the aftermath of all the people Sousuke calmly massacred). But Kurama, Gauron's partner in Amalgam, is shown to have started getting this way towards Sousuke as well. Although he initially shows annoyance and skepticism at Gauron's obsession and worship of Sousuke, when Kurama himself comes into confrontation with Sousuke, he starts to admire Sousuke more and more. After hearing that Sousuke massacred a bunch of his subordinates, he notes that "Mr. Iron was right. You are a very interesting boy."
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': Hisoka towards Gon and Killua, calling them "unripe fruit" that he wants to pick when they become strong enough. But ''especially'' towards Gon.
** WordOfGod says he's turned on by anyone with a strong aura.
** It's especially obvious when he blushes during his fight with Gon in episode 5 of the 2011 anime remake and compliments Gon on how strong he is and how he loves his facial expressions.
* Yuji towards Kitano after being defeated by him in ''Manga/AngelDensetsu''. After some CharacterDevelopment it evolves into real friendship, with Yuji declaring that Kitano is the best friend he's ever known.
* Grimmjow from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' gets crazily excited whenever Ichigo proves to have gotten stronger during their battles together. While he initially thought of Ichigo as an annoyance that scarred his chest, he gradually grew more and more obsessed with defeating Ichigo. Some time after their second fight, Grimmjow's attitude towards Ichigo grew more intense, and he became determined to beat him.
** This is a running theme in ''Bleach''. Ichigo got this from Kenpachi in a previous arc.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': This is one of the reasons Orochimaru was so eager to obtain Sasuke's body. Later on, during his fight with Naruto, when Naruto is going into the third tail state, Orochimaru (who had until then had been going by Kabuto's assessment that Naruto was a talentless loser) smirks and says "How interesting..."
** Upon seeing how much damage Kyuubi!Naruto can cause Orochimaru is shown smiling hugely and saying "This child...intrigues me to no end!"
** Later in the second part we find Sasuke to have defeated large amounts of foes (without killing them, but still) and Orochimaru looks very pleased.
** And possibly Kabuto. During a battle with Naruto in Part II, Naruto hits him with a massive amount of chakra that sends Kabuto crashing into the forest. Kabuto's response to this is to smile widely and think (almost in awe) "He hit me with pure chakra..."
* Genkaku from ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' is this way towards Nagi. He tries desperately to get Nagi to revert back to being berserk, and angrily stabs Koshio Karako when she [[CooldownHug hugs Nagi and helps Nagi calm down]].
** This is the reason why Rinichiro Hagire fell in love with Shiro.
* In ''Manga/IchiTheKiller'', Kakihara, an extreme masochist, becomes obsessed with Ichi after he sees the result of Ichi's brutal murders.
* Creed from ''Manga/BlackCat'' becomes Train's StalkerWithACrush due to adoring Train's swift and precise assassination skills (and also Train's [[HellishPupils hate-filled eyes]]). Creed [[spoiler: killed Saya]] because Train stopped killing (and also [[FoeYay possibly out of jealousy]]), and later tries to kill Train's other friends because of this.
* Izumo no Okuni from ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' is shown to get the trembles and be very aroused when thinking about Demon Eyes Kyo. She is even seen watching Kyo fight Jimon, saying outright that if Kyo doesn't revert back, she'll kill him and make a brochette out of him.
* Kanou Shou from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' is in love with Miu's berserk killing mode.
** Kensei's [[spoiler: aka Isshinsai Ogata]]'s interest in Kenichi is a somewhat milder example. The first time he met Kenichi he immediately sensed his potential and [[EvilMentor offered to train Kenichi and make him into the strongest man in the world]]. When he observed Kenichi's battle with Odin he realized that Kenichi was ''already'' talented and wanted to claim him as his disciple even more. And he would have then and there if it wasn't for the Ryouzanpaku masters' BigDamnHeroes moment.
* Not actually in love, but Jin'Eh from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' kidnaps Kaoru in order to try to get Kenshin to revert back to being the dangerous killer he was before, for the purpose of ensuring Kenshin would be fighting him with his full potential (as Kenshin is currently a TechnicalPacifist, refusing to kill).
* Legato Bluesummers from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' falls in love with Knives' violence and destruction, seeing him as a kind of [[TheAntichrist messiah]].
** And, manga Legato also has Knives to look to for [[spoiler: killing every single one of the people who had participated or been complicit in what appears to have been his repeated rape, leaving only little Legato alive. Of course, he didn't give a damn about the kid, but there's [[FreudianExcuse a reason for hero worship and sociopathology]]]].
** Another subversion in some of the Gung-Ho Guns FoeYay with Vash -- even though a Pacifist, they try to provoke him into the violence they're sure he's capable of, partly because of his bounty reputation and because they know about his relationship to Knives. Knives himself does this to get a reproduction of the destruction of July.
* Diethard Ried from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is fascinated with {{Magnificent Bastard}}s: he joins Black Knights after Lelouch purportedly blows up the leadership of fellow/rival resistance group to take control over the latter and [[spoiler:later defects to Schneizel, believing that he is even crueler than Lulu. He is wrong and it doesn't end well for him]].
* [[DepravedBisexual Muraki]] from ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'' has been shown to exhibit this somewhat. When Tsuzuki summons Suzaku and destroys everything, Muraki is shown to be very ecstatic (complete with the "Magnificent! Now I want you even more!" line).
* Not a case of a berserker hero, but [[AcePilot Graham Aker]] from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' becomes obsessed with the Exia Gundam and later its successor the 00 Gundam. He tends to ignore the other three (for each generation, no less) although all are equally worthy opponents.
-->'''Graham:''' "GUNDAM! I LOVE YOU!"
* In the ''Anime/BloodPlus'' manga, Solomon was like this for Saya when she goes berserk and kills. To put it in his words: "Wonderful... now that's our bride. Beautiful, but drenched in blood. It makes me want you, Saya." He later tells her that it was LoveAtFirstSight because she looked so beautiful when she fought in Vietnam.
** Carl to Saya to a slightly lesser extent in the anime.
* Alucard from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has this with Integra, though it's as much her resolve as her potential for violence. Still, he goads her onward, and throws sexual references left and right when she finally orders the death of humans. Ironically, he is the AntiHero of the series.
** He also implies that ''she'' feels this way toward ''him''. She just tells him it's none of his business.
* In ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'', KnightOfCerebus Tarant Shank is awestruck by the sight of Kiriko covered in the blood of her enemies after she's forced to [[BewareTheNiceOnes get dangerous]]. He continues to be interested in her when he reappears -- for the little screentime he's left after the [[DiminishingVillainThreat diminishing]] he goes through.
* Mukuro from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', in regards to Tsuna. For example, in chapter 385 he's shown looking quite pleased when he sees Tsuna defeat a foe and remarks that "He's gotten even stronger."
** Only when Tsuna goes into dying will mode and defeats Gokudera does Gokudera drops his accusations of Tsuna being a weak loser and take to the idea of Tsuna being the tenth Vongola boss...and he becomes quite determined to be Tsuna's right hand man...
** Squalo's [[HoYay undying devotion]] for Xanxus is later explained by Squalo as due to his being fascinated by Xanxus' "rage" (which he saw initially in his eyes). Of course, it becomes increasingly obvious that this is probably because Squalo is a masochist that likes seeing Xanxus go berserk and beat people (including Squalo himself) up.
* BloodKnight [[Manga/HayateCrossBlade Ensuu]] is thought to be this. Her fixation on getting to fight Ayana again stems from her opinion of the other girl as someone who is of the "same kind" as her.
* In ''Manga/ShutHell'', [[ChaoticNeutral Alfald]] is this towards [[AxCrazy the eponymous heroine]]. He's shown to get crazy excited when he sees her killing, and becomes aroused when she kisses him after ripping a man's throat out with her teeth.
-->'''Alfald''': "Yes, show me even more, Shut Hell. More than gold, more than women, fascinate me more. With this wind of violence only you can show me. Take away my soul!"
* In ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', Chloe becomes fascinated with Kirika after witnessing [[spoiler:the latter's bloody efficiency in slaughtering Mireille's entire family]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Tsukuyomi can get like this when fighting [[LesYay Setsuna]]. In chapter 293, Tsukuyomi has a [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v32/c293/8.html typically weird and disturbing moment]] when she gets all gooey over Negi's new level in badass, and it resembles nothing so much as somebody catching themselves fantasizing about a friend's significant other.
** Fate also does this sort of thing when he fights Negi, leading to some FoeYay.
--> '''Fate''': "Beautiful. That's what I'm looking for, Negi-kun."
** [[WildCard Kurt Godel]] himself does say this line to Negi:
--> '''Kurt''': "I see... So this is the [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Gospel of Darkness]]... hahah. Negi-kun... the more I observe you, the more I want you for my own."
* Ryuuko in ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'' is clearly turned on by whoever's the strongest, be it her current beau, {{Yakuza}} heir Haguro, or anti-hero [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Inugami]].
** Haguro is in love with Inugami's carnage, to the point he refuses to believe Inugami even has the ability to like normal people.
* In ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'', this is the reason that Lio Shirazumi is after Ryougi Shiki (the main character) in the 7th movie. His goal is to turn her into a complete homicidal maniac like him so that they can be together. Unfortunately she's taken, so he decides to "kill what's [[MoralityChain holding her back]]" to get her to "come around". [[spoiler:He only succeeds in getting Shiki to ''utterly massacre'' the bastard when she thinks that Mikiya is dead]].
* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', [[spoiler:the EvilWeapon Saika]] develops this for Shizuo Heiwajima after getting a taste of his UnstoppableRage.
-->'''[[spoiler:Saika]]:''' Strong people. I want to love them. I found it. My goal. To love. I found it. Shizuo. Heiwajima Shizuo. [[MadnessMantra Heiwajima Heiwajima Heiwajima Heiwajima...]]
** [[BloodKnight Vorona]] has a similar reaction when she first encounters Shizuo.
** Shinra spent most of gradeschool and highschool fanboying Shizuo's crazy rage fits.
** Celty ends up fangirling Shizuo during his fight against Saika's 'children', much like how Shinra did when he and Shizuo were in school.
--> '''Celty:''' He's so strong... No, he's terrifying... No, he's awesome!
** [[{{Yakuza}} Akabayashi]] fell in love with [[spoiler:Sayaka, Anri's mother,]] after she handed him his ass and [[EyeScream gouged his eye out with a katana]]
* Liang Qi of ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' is like this for Alphard. She appears calm and even-tempered, but is in fact unwavering, merciless, and very much obsessed with admiring and idolizing the absolutely {{Badass}} Alphard to the point of being in love with her. To her frustration, however, Alphard does not reciprocate her rather twisted feelings and instead ignores or even proceeds to ridicule her from time to time. Because Alphard seems to have taken a special interest in observing Canaan's reactions to every plot carried out by Snake, Liang Qi sees the [[MurderTheHypotenuse elimination of Canaan]] as a way to win back Alphard's attention.
* Graham from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' had a bit of an InLoveWithYourCarnage moment when fighting Chane. Even more so when fighting Ladd Russo.
** Lua seems positively ecstatic when Ladd is giving his speech about murdering the other train passengers in the third episode. Not that Ladd is a paragon of virtue by any means, but it's [[BlackAndGrayMorality that kind of series.]]
** When Ladd saw bodies massacred by Rail Tracer, he was dancing like a 5-year-old child in a puddle of blood, laughing maniacally and screaming "I CANNOT WAIT TO MEET THE GENIUS WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS MASTERPIECE!"
* In the manga version of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', Aion gets a huge grin on his face when he witnesses the carnage left behind after Chrono's BerserkButton is pushed. He later compliments Chrono heavily for the fight, and when Chrono starts trying to use more self-control in his battles he strongly expresses disappointment in Chrono "weakening."
* [[PsychoForHire Hiromi Kisiragi]] towards [[TheJuggernaut Rikiya Gaou]] in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''.
* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'': One of the reasons [[PsychoForHire Roberto]] shows such UndyingLoyalty to his master, Johan Liebert, is because of the massive amounts of suffering, death, and chaos he leaves in his wake.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': Finland gets quite excited watching [[BewareTheNiceOnes Lithuania]] beat Prussia in [[http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/5351/sweismyfavoritecharacte.png the Battle of Tannenberg]], and still gushes about it two centuries later.
--> '''Finland:''' I was so impressed by the leadership and the abnormally high morale of the Lithuanian army that my whole body just quivered!
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' has blonde Lunch/Launch falling for Tenshinhan after watching his ruthless fighting style.
* ''Manga/SkipBeat'': Reino to Kyoko.
* In ''Manga/GetBackers'' after Ban ripped his arm off, Fudou became totally obsessed with him. He actually kept his own rotting, maggot-infested arm with him just so he can remind himself of Ban - which made him feel "incredible chills rising up throughout his body."
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Griffith toward Guts. He states that Guts' fighting is "magnificent" and for that reason wants him to join his Band of the Hawk. Their relationship becomes much more possessive as time goes by.
* Revy from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' is quite appealed by [[{{Yakuza}} Genji]] even before he draws his sword. When he pulls off an actual bullet slice and proceeds to literally disarm Chaka, she ''begs'' him to fight her. In a tone that demonstrates pretty obvious arousal...for [[AxCrazy Revy]], anyway.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* Inverted in JhonenVasquez's ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac''. Bystander Jimmy develops an infatuation with our villain Johnny when he witnesses Johnny's killing spree at a Taco Hell Outlet. He goes out of his way to imitate Johnny, and even tracks Johnny down to his house.
** [[spoiler: And then Johnny kicks his ass and guts him like a trout for being such a creepy fanboy and obsessing over such depraved acts.]]
** [[spoiler: That and because Jimmy raped his victims, which was what drove Nny to make him suffer a bit before he finished him off]]
* In ''Comicbook/HackSlash Vs. Evil Ernie'', the AxCrazy title crossover character falls in love with Cassie after telepathically seeing how horrifically violent her life is and how screwed up she is, causing her no small amount of trauma and moral conflict.
** ''Murder Messiah'' features a SerialKiller who has a similar obsession with Cassie, though he admits any attraction he feels towards her is secondary to his primary goal of figuring out how to become a slasher.
* DependingOnTheWriter, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker will display this sort of behaviour towards Franchise/{{Batman}}. His motivation varies between [[FoeYay/ComicBooks genuine attraction to violence as committed by Batman]] or trying to get Batman to break his no kill policy out of a desire to drag the man down further.
** This can also be used to sum up Joker and {{HarleyQuinn}}'s relationship. In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Harley was about to shoot Joker, but to their surprise, it turns out to be a BANGFlagGun. But because Harley had still been willing to kill him, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Joker hugs her and says "Baby, you're the greatest!"]]
* The ''Comicbook/TwoThousandAD'' comic Button Man is about rich folks paying guys to kill each other. The main character's 'sponsor' demonstrates distinct, ah, excitement over the violence and bloodshed, although it doesn't appear to be sexual in nature.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Judge Death in his OriginsIssue reveals that during an investigation when he was still a human Judge, he met the Sisters of Death, two occultists who worshipped death and practiced TheDarkArts. He let them live because he was quite intrigued by their carnal activities, already being quite the murderous creep himself. He participated in their rituals, where it's implied that they regularly tortured, murdered and ate people and held orgies. They later used their magic to turn him into an undead spirit so he could truly be in a position to [[OmnicidalManiac judge everyone for committing the "crime" of living]].
* Miek of the Warbound was in love with [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk's carnage]]. [[spoiler: He allowed Sakaar to be destroyed in order to keep the Hulk from becoming a peaceful ruler instead of the World Breaker Miek worshipped]].
* Bullseye in the eponymous arc of ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher MAX]]''. See his internal monologue as he's watching Punisher slaughter his men: "You do not kill like any man I've ever seen, Frank. You're more like a force of nature. An earthquake or a tidal wave. A tornado. Watching you kill is like watching Rembrandt paint or hearing Mozart conduct his 9th symphony. You are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, Frank Castle. I think I'm going to cry. Thank you, Frank. Thank you for being you." Then later when talking to Kingpin about the encounter: "I saw him in action. Let me tell you, it was... it was something to behold. I do apologize, but it appears I'm going to need to pleasure myself now."
* In one issue of ''Comicbook/ThePunisher'', the Punisher teams up with ComicBook/{{Elektra}}. At the end of the issue, after their adventure, Punisher has an internal monologue where he muses about just how violent, unstable, and overall crazy Elektra is. He then asks her out on a date (although this happens in the final frame, so we never know if she said yes or not).
* The comic "Red Romance" tells the tale of two murderers that fall in love with each other's brutality. When their sadomasochistic love life and their collaborative team killing grows boring, they try to rekindle the fire with some help. Things get really romantic and [[{{Squick}} messed up.]]
* This might be why [[BloodKnight Overlord]] from ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' wants to fight Megatron so badly. Overlord first realized his love for battle and destruction when he saw Megatron fight way back when Megs was a gladiator.
* [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] leader [[Characters/GLRedLanternCorps Atrocitus]] falls in love with Mera's carnage (or maybe just Mera period) when she is turned into a deputy Red Lantern during ''Comicbook/BlackestNight''. The first energy construct he creates, as opposed to just vomiting red plasma everywhere, is Mera. [[Characters/GLStarSapphireCorps Star Sapphire Carol Ferris]] even notes that there is a spark of love in Atrocitus' heart. Not that Atrocitus will ever admit it.
* Shriek fell in...love?...with the Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} villain actually named Carnage when she saw him massacring his way through the insane asylum she was imprisoned in, in the opening chapter of ''MaximumCarnage''. "Make mine mayhem!" He broke her out and they "adopted" several other villains as a perversion of every good family ideal that seriously creeped out even several of the superheroes opposing them.
* BlueBeetle v3 has this with a little InterplayOfSexAndViolence thrown in when [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Livewire]] attacks Beetle on the roof of S.T.A.R. Labs. She's more than a little excited by Scarab's alien energy.
* In the Archie ''[[Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' comics, the trigger happy, robotic, antihero, E-123 Omega, develops an amusing crush on Blaze the Cat after she defeats him and the rest of Team Dark with her Pyrokinesis. This leads to an amusing scene where he says "I LIKE YOU. LET US BURN THINGS TOGETHER." To a surprised Blaze while holding her hands in a romantic way, and later, bashfully tells her that she burns things very well when they part ways at the end of the story arc. In the non-canon character Q&A on Ian Flynn's message board, he also asks heroic AI Nicole to literally have his robotic kids after learning of the potential carnage she could create if she went all out.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* ''FanFic/HarmonyTheory'': After Charisma sees what Rainbow can do, she seems impressed and starts calling her "Hot Stuff". She is also pleased by Blaze's resistance to torture.
* Suž-Fēng in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9172924/1/To-Prey-Upon-the-Dead To Prey Upon the Dead]]'' is highly disturbed to realize Unohana is getting off as Suž-Fēng describes how she was defeated.
** Later Unohana comes across an area Ichigo and Kenpachi were fighting in and barely restrains herself from charging off to fight Ichigo herself.
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9918600/1/In-Love-with-Your-Carnage-Not-the-Symbiote In Love with Your Carnage (Not the Symbiote!)]] takes this UpToEleven by having the entire supervillain community obessed with Spidey's carnage.
* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/616971/chapters/1112940 To Feel Alive]]'' Ryuk is very into watching Light kill.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Manga/IchiTheKiller'' has a poster boy for this: Masao Kakihara. He is actually shown getting stiffies when he sees the over-the-top carnage Ichi creates. Being a masochist, he stalks Ichi in the hopes that Ichi will torture him.
* [[BigBad Shiwan Khan]] in ''Film/TheShadow'' had a.. thing for Ying Ko's homicidal rampages. [[ThatManIsDead However, that's not his name anymore]].
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': Joker, towards Batman. The Joker's entire reason for terrorizing Gotham is to see how close Batman will come to breaking his one rule of "never kill".
-->[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "Come on, I want you to do it, I want you to do it. Come on, hit me."]]
* ''Film/TheToxicAvenger'': The [[JerkJock obnoxious cool kids]] who torment Melvin, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain causing him to become our titular hero]], early in the movie [[KickTheDog hit a kid on a bike with their car]], and [[ChunkySalsaRule run over his head]], then [[CrossesTheLineTwice take Polaroids]]. Later, one of the girls is [[FanDisservice masturbating to the pictures]], when [[KarmicDeath Toxie shows up]]...
* [[BigBad Palpatine]] in ''Franchise/StarWars'' cackles, grins, and eggs on Luke Skywalker as he unleashes a rage-fueled NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Darth Vader, both because he enjoys watching it and because he wants to turn Luke to TheDarkSide. He also does this with every other fight we witness where one 'good' character is going berserk. Some (not all) other 'evil' (not necessarily Sith) characters also do that, especially in the expanded universe. (Dark Forces series antagonists for example... they love when the player goes into a murderous rampage. A particularly interesting example is the game Jedi Academy, where the antagonist encourages the player to kill an annoying character that was supposed to be a friend and is a traitor, and players are likely to do it, just because that character IS ANNOYING.)
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', the BigDamnMovie of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': The page quote is arguably a subversion, as Mister Universe is a PlayfulHacker who cites the fact that he married his SexBot as evidence that he is no longer lusting after [[ActionGirl Zoe]].
* ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'': During the song "Night Surgeon", Luigi seems a bit too excited once Nathan starts remembering who he was. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EebrYNwLCZs Enjoy.]]
* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'': As the protagonist use more and more inventive ways to massacre the antagonist army (like attaching ropes and then pulling sideways the towers designed to climb walls), the antagonist (Saladin) is clearly seen smiling, the more his troops get massacred, the more he smiles, like if he was thinking along the lines: "Cool! I should use this in my next battle..."
* Inverted in ''Film/GoldenEye'', when Xenia massacres the workers of Severnaya. [[CombatSadomasochist Xenia moans orgasmically throughout the experience]], whereas Ourumov beside her [[EvenEvilHasStandards looks at her, aghast at the pleasure she's taking from what to him is just another part of the plan]].
* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
** Sebastian Shaw bursts into laughter and shouts stuff like "Wonderful!" and "Excellent!" when Erik Lehnsherr as a boy slaughters all of Shaw's men and trashes his office. Later, they meet when Erik is an adult, and Shaw honestly compliments him on how powerful he has become, even calling him his son.
** It's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, but Charles Xavier's face [[http://38.media.tumblr.com/6185ebd8dd015a24c6390df7581bffe8/tumblr_n8rn093N6P1qii9kuo1_250.gif glows with delight]] when he witnesses Erik using the anchor of Shaw's boat as a destructive tool.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', The Drode is rather fond of Rachel's rage and bloodlust.
* In the ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' series, the serial killer Olaf develops the hots for Anita after seeing how efficiently and ruthlessly she kills vampires.
* In ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'', when a [[DemonicPossession Remnant]] sees a vision of the future, where Darquesse/[[spoiler:Valkyrie]] is reaping destruction, this inspires it to break out and spread the word among other Remnants who now worship Darquesse as their saviour. This leads to many of them more-or-less reciting the creepy line, "We love you Darquesse."
** This takes a pretty creepy turn when they try to manifest Darquesse by [[spoiler: attaching a Remnant to Valkyrie]] and the results cause them to ''panic''... all except for that first one, who goes so far as to cripple the ones who try running away.
* Horace Harkness of the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Royal Manticoran Navy]] was pathologically incapable of walking by a [[SpaceMarine Marine]] without starting a brawl[[note]]the Marines took it as a compliment, as the two services have a friendly rivalry[[/note]]. Then he met Sergeant Major Iris Babcock and found himself absolutely ''dumbstruck'' by her grace and lethality in a fight. The next time either of the characters appear, they're married -- and Harkness is no longer brawling with Marines.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Ares was madly in love with Series/{{Xena|WarriorPrincess}} when she was a warlord, and most of his villainous schemes against her were in hopes of getting her to revert to her old ways.
** "...and if you start my heart, it's just the way you slash and burn."
** Callisto does her fair share of this too, although some of it's probably tied to her half-hearted death wish.
* Many of the vampires in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' act this way about their loved ones, particularly Spike: "Dru bagged a Slayer? Good for her! [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Though maybe not from your perspective."]] Even more in keeping with the trope, more than one vampire (Dracula, Spike) winds up feeling this way about Buffy herself.
** Apparently several vengeance demons were very impressed by Willow's HeroicBSOD after Tara's death to the point that their leader D'Hoffryn has a standing offer that Willow can join them whenever she wants. He also mentions that one of the VD's has a framed picture of her flaying Warren alive, considering it a work of art.
*** D'Hoffryn already had his eyes on Willow when she accidentally cursed her friends in "Something Blue".
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Master, having missed the end of the Time War, is intrigued to learn that the Doctor has destroyed both Gallifrey and Skaro.
-->'''The Master''': What did it ''feel'' like, though? Two almighty civilisations, burning...[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything oooh, tell me, how did that feel?]]
-->'''The Doctor''': Stop it!
-->'''The Master''': You must have been like God.
** In "Asylum of the Daleks", it's revealed that Daleks are occasionally forced to lock up Daleks who prove to be so dangerous, even ''they'' can't control them! Since they are obsessed with purity, the Doctor asks why they don't simply exterminate them? The Dalek Prime Minister explains that they can't bring themselves to remove such pure ''hatred'' from the universe. It is ''beautiful'' to them!
** The Dalek Prime Minster suggests that perhaps that's the reason why they've never managed to kill the ''[[TheDreaded Doctor]]''.
* An episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' had a copycat killer suffering from the below mentioned hybristophilia.
* ''Series/BurnNotice'' has Larry feeling this way about the Michael Westen "he knew".
* In ''Series/TrueBlood'', the vampire Godric observed the Viking warrior Eric Northman's prowess in battle, and was so impressed that he turned Eric into a vampire so that he could fight forever.
-->'''Godric''': I watched you on the battlefield last night. I never saw anyone fight like you.
-->'''Eric''': I would fight you now if I could.
-->'''Godric''': I know. It's beautiful.
* In the second season of NBC's ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'', Hannibal Lecter takes a very personal interest in Will Graham's StartOfDarkness. The two of them have intimate dinners together to plan and [[IAmAHumanitarian celebrate]] murders.
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* Music/BritneySpears' "Toxic".
* "Violence Fetish" by Music/{{Disturbed}} has the narrator trying to bring this out in someone, because it would be healthy/beneficial.
* "Beautiful Dangerous," [[Music/BlackEyedPeas Fergie's]] collaboration with [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash]].
-->''Rebel of this party, I'm in love with all of your danger, danger\\
We can live forever, I can be your pagan angel, angel\\
[[TitleDrop Beautiful Dangerous!]]''
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* ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'': Stella towards Stanley though it crosses the line when he's violent towards other people.
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* Ocelot from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' expresses pseudo-romantic admiration for Big Boss when he hears that Big Boss so easily defeated the members of the Cobra. Volgin notices, asking Ocelot if he's "fallen for him" because of this. Not to mention how he saw Big Boss in a GaussianGirl manner after Big Boss massacred his entire Ocelot unit.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' Mr. Burke will make comments such as "natural selection at its finest!" if you stealthily kill someone in his presence. Though attacking him causes crybaby screams of how you're a [[YouKeepUsingThatWord masochist]].
* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'': Noh is already quite AxCrazy by herself, so her dialogue scenes with [[UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga Nobunaga]] gets downright kinky.
--> '''Nobunaga''': "Let us make beautiful ''war'' together."
** Play as either and you hear this if you [[BigDamnHeroes save the other from getting killed]]:
--> '''Nobunaga:''' "Noh. You're beautiful when you're slaughtering peons."
--> '''Noh:''' "Shall we reap eternal suffering my love?"
* Grimnaw from ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights''. He isn't a villain; he's an ally, but his main reason for connecting with your PC is all the death your PC causes...
* Tira from the VideoGame/SoulSeries has an infatuation with chaos and destruction, so when she met Nightmare, it was unrequited love at first sight. However, in ''Soulcalibur V'', the new Nightmare is a political entity who absorbs souls in secret. Tira was not pleased to discover this and started seeking out a new host for [[ArtifactOfDoom Soul Edge]].
* HK-47 in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic 1'' and 2. He's pretty much evil already, but his regard for your character goes up or down depending on how many cruel acts you perform in his presence.
-->'''HK-47''': Statement: Master, I must say it is a pleasure working side by side with you.
-->'''Exile''': If you have a long-winded explanation for why, indulge me.
-->'''HK-47''': Statement: Just when I believe my photoreceptors have recorded the last potential aspect of your cruelty to my memory core, you commit a new atrocity that leaves me analyzing its impact for days.
-->'''HK-47''': You are like a delightful random cruelty generator, master, poisoning all you touch with your presence. You are a testament to all organic meatbags everywhere.
-->'''Exile''': Stick with me - you'll pick up a few things.
-->'''HK-47''': Statement: I have already learned a great deal, master, and I am anxious to learn more about lying, betrayal, and new ways to harm innocents.
** Darth Malak has shades of this towards the protagonist, [[spoiler: who's the amnesiac Darth Revan and his former Master.]] During the climatic battle on the Star Forge, he turns his entire forces towards them, fully admitting that he expects all this will achieve is to [[ImplacableMan slow them down]] temporarily.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'', Lionel Starkweather apparently gets very turned on when the player has protagonist James Earl Cash kill people in violent ways. In some dialogue, it is implied that he is possibly masturbating to Cash's murder spree. He expresses disappointment in the character if the player chooses to not kill people.
* Villainous/Anti-Heroic version: The now-infamous taunt from ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' seems to indicate that Leon feels this way towards Wolf. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Not that anyone can blame him.]]
* In ''TheSuffering'', Hermes, Blackmore, Copperfield, and the Creeper all take their turns in praising Torque for committing violent acts. Indeed, one of the final levels of the second game is devoted to a review of Torque's decisions during the game, conducted by three of the Ghosts. Ironically, should you take the evil path all the way, the Creeper stops complimenting you when he realises that you're a danger to his reputation; a BossBattle follows.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}'', [[AffablyEvil Charnel]] will offer boons to Eldred during the campaign for acts of particularly wanton cruelty... Even if you're not currently working for him. In one case he'll even reward you for killing one of his own minions, because the person was only giving him lip service anyway and seeing you kill him was ''so'' much more entertaining.
* Ares in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' was impressed by the brutal Spartan warrior that [[SociopathicHero Kratos]] was, and gave him the Blades of Chaos to save and inspire him to even more spectacular acts of carnage. He got his wish, although [[spoiler: Kratos didn't appreciate Ares [[PoisonousFriend arranging]] the death of his family and thus [[TheyWereHoldingYouBack removing his only "weakness"]].]]
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', if Grunt's in your party when you're chasing down Jack, a biotic powerhouse with serious rage issues, during her recruitment mission, he'll spend much of the level admiring her appetite for destruction.
** During Grunt's loyalty mission on Tuchanka, if Grunt and Shepard manage to take down the Thresher Maw, EDI reports that the Krogan have sent several breeding requests for him... and one for Shepard.
** [[BigBad Harbinger's]] obsession with capturing Shepard could be interpreted as stemming from this.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', if Grunt wasn't recruited or accepted into Clan Urdnot, he is replaced as leader of Aralakh Company by Urdnot Dagg, who expresses envy and admiration towards Shepard for having proven such a foe that ''every'' Reaper in the galaxy wants to kill them.
** A Shepard romancing Kaidan outright states that she is turned on by watching him fight in the Citadel DLC (a rare heroic example, unless she's a Renegade).
** By ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', it's shown that krogan as a whole, hold Shepard in quite high regard, especially for someone who is not a krogan. Even Wreav, who considers krogan the apex species, treats Shepard with a grudging and reluctant respect. A good reason for this is because Shepard is shown to be feared by the near incomprehensibly powerful [[EldritchAbomination Reapers.]]
* Though not a romantic example, as far as we know, [[MonsterClown Kefka]] has this attitude towards [[HalfHumanHybrid Terra]] in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''. He particularly seems to enjoy telling her, after she recovers from going berserk, how she beat up an ally and how much she seemed to enjoy it. In his prefight quote, he also shows a similar attitude towards Shantotto.
--> "Now, ''you've'' got what it takes to destroy the world!"
** He also seems to be enjoying her torching soldiers a bit too much during one of Terra's first flashbacks. [[NightmareFetishist This example also mixes in an odd power fantasy too, as she's completely under his control (ala the Slave Crown) during that incident]].
** This motive was hinted at in the original game and is similar to Sephiroth's assertion that he controls Cloud's fate. Really, it's present with several Dissidia characters. The Emperor tries to seduce Warrior of Light and Firion to his side, remarking that they're "intriguing" or "pawns better off surrendering to me."
*** The Emperor is even implied to have that same view towards Terra, as seen in one of his pre-liners if they face one another in a fight, though the specific line can also have [[MindControl other]] connotations.
---> Emperor: Why don't you let me ''control'' you?
* Leon from ''VideoGame/StarFox'' feels this way towards Wolf.
* The announcer from ''Franchise/MortalKombat''. "Excellent... Superb... FINISH HIM!"
* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', this seems to be [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=]'s reaction to Cave Johnson.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''[=GLaDOS=]''': [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Burning people! He says what we're all thinking! ]]
]]
* In ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', if Mike tends to go on lethal rampages, [[BloodKnight SIE]] will let him know of her appreciation, and indicates that watching him slaughter his way through his enemies gets her aroused.
* Similar to what happened with Luke in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', in ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'', Palpatine is greatly impressed when Starkiller kicks Darth Vader's ass.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Project 3: Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream'' has Kotohime, [[BossSubtitles the Princess of Beauty in Danmaku]]. That is to say, she's in love with your BulletHell.
---> '''Kotohime (victory quote to Mima):''' Oh, you beautiful barrage! What a dream!
* Shiki of ''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi'' gets quite excited whenever Akira puts up a fight and appears to get stronger.
* In ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', Sergei's reaction when [[spoiler:Wrath Asura impales him right through his midsection with his hand]] ''reeks'' of this. He thinks that [[spoiler:Asura's wrath]] is "glorious".
* In ''VideoGame/{{Nier}}'', Tyrann enjoys killing Shades very... thoroughly. And due to his possession of [[spoiler: Kaine]], so does their body, as revealed in ''Grimoire Nier''.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': All of the classes (as well as the Administrator) tend to be quite sadistically gleeful when things go well.
* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II'', an evil dark elf cleric named Viconia [=DeVir=] can be romanced by male players. And she will be attracted to the fact that the player is a child of the God of Murder and is capable of great destruction.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': Orphan sounds just a little too excited at the prospect of [[spoiler:Fang transforming into Ragnarok and destroying him, yelling its praises and encouragement as she gives into anger and attacks - then blasting her with magic and revive spells when she fails, to try and make her do it again]]. Barthandelus is slightly less subtle, yelling "RELEASE" in a booming voice as [[spoiler:the party kill him]].
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', SociopathicHero Mell Kelly exasperatedly asks Caliban the ex-demon why she still dates him. His response is to gaze deep into her eyes and tell her in a seductive tone it's because when she looks into his eyes she sees "the hosts of the damned, writhing and screaming in the forges of pain I stoked for untold centuries". [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/users/narbonic/112405But_youre.jpg Oh yeah]]...
-->'''Caliban:''' All that time I spent as a goalkeeper of souls, it'd be a shame if I couldn't hold onto ''one''.
* Belkar in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' had a [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0470.html very awed response]] to Haley shooting dozens of hobgoblins while sustaining virtually no damage.
* Bort the mongrelman from ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' swoons over the mongrelwoman as she slaughters a group of men who threw a net on her in "Escape from the Wild Edge". Odd in that Bort isn't the villain of the story.
* [[VideoGame/{{Persona3}} FeMC to Shinjiro]] [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Persona_3_F/index.php?p=741915 in]] ''Webcomic/Persona3FTW''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Marilith}}'', BigBad Valentino first becomes interested in the HitmanWithAHeart Marilith after hearing about a particularly bloody job the latter performed. In fact, the body count was only so high because the job went wrong, and Marilith is nowhere near as AxCrazy as Valentino. Valentino takes this revelation... poorly.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[spoiler: Kanaya]] has just [[BackFromTheDead come back from the dead]], kicked an AxCrazy psychopath off a cliff, decked [[spoiler: Vriska]] so hard one of [[spoiler: her pupils]] falls out of place, and [[spoiler: chainsawed]] her murderer in half. [[spoiler: Vriska]]'s response?
--> <3[[spoiler:3333333]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Archipelago}}'': It just goes to show you: you don't ''really'' know you're in love until you see the object of your affections [[http://archipelagocomic.com/comic/?id=623 beating up an entire room of demon-possessed sorcerer usurpers.]]
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' [[PsychoForHire Bangladesh DuPree]] was instantly infatuated with [[AxCrazy Vole]] when he managed to [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120224 pull a visionary rant]] of such boundless bloodthirsty anticipation that it impressed even her.
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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* An odd, ''mutual'' example occurs in ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' where [[DarkActionGirl Clio Gabriella]] and [[EvilBrit Maxwell Lombardi]] (two of the top killers) meet each other, and... start to become really fond of one another. It's implied that Clio felt like Maxwell was one of the few people to understand her actions, but it still has undertones of this trope on both sides.
* In ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'' the Queen asks Alucard, her former lover, to record it when he kills the Major so she can watch the video every night when she goes to sleep. Alucard is thrilled.
* An episode of ''Super Power Beat Down'' pits [[VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} Nathan Drake]] against [[VideoGame/TombRaider Lara Croft]]. The two have a gunfight while trying to take possession of a priceless artifact. Ultimately, Lara Croft gets the artifact. As she makes her escape, Nathan Drake watches her go and mutters "I think I'm in love."
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', when Slade has Robin as his apprentice, he watches Robin beat up the rest of the Titans and says that it's "thrilling." He even rewinds the tape a couple times. Make of that what you will.
** He's also..."very impressed" to learn Raven is the daughter of the king of demons destined to bring said demon to Earth and cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The episode ends with Slade chasing her down and ripping her clothes, but [[MindRape surely that doesn't mean anything...]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': In a similar vein, Vlad enjoys taunting Danny about their supposed similarities (about how he's becoming more like Vlad with every battle) and he appears extremely satisfied and entertained whenever fighting Danny.
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' pretty much shines a light on this trope in "Spelling Applebee's", where Princess Clara uses Captain Hero to create car crashes so she can get off on the resulting carnage. Subverted somewhat when Hero causes a crash which kills Clara's best friends.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'': Van Kleiss is this in regards to Rex.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': After Lois does some fighting moves, we cut to Quagmire naked in his house and watching from his open window stating "That was strangely arousing." The window then falls on his penis and gets stuck. He calls 911 and reports "Yeah, its in a window this time."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In a parody story of Bonnie and Clyde, Homer (Clyde) thinks to himself, "Violence must be her turn-on! Well, there are probably others, but I'm too lazy to try and figure it out..."
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', [[TheHero Finn]] becomes... very excited when he sees [[ActionGirl Flame Princess]] beat up [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain the Ice King]], has vivid dreams about it, and tries to manipulate circumstances to recreate the event.
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[[folder: Real Life]]
* Hybristophilia: Attraction to people who commit serious or gruesome crimes.
* Crush videos: Porno videos where a porn actress twists & stomps on a small animal.
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