'''Basic Trope''': A hero and a villain have a romantic relationship.
* '''Straight''': Alice and Bob are nemesises and sometimes lovers.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice and Bob are married, have three kids, and still are on opposite sides of good and evil.
* '''Downplayed''':
** FoeRomanceSubtext--there's {{UST}} between Alice and Bob, but no more than that.
** Alice and Bob aren't actually heroes or villains; instead they work for rival companies.
* '''Justified''':
** Bob is trying to lead Alice back to good via DefectingForLove.
** Alice is a PunchClockVillain[=/=]HeroAntagonist who keeps her job and her personality separate. She got attracted to Bob's personality after a few battles.
** Alice is an AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain. Just because she's chaotic doesn't mean she's evil.
** Bob is a GreatDetective and Alice a DiabolicalMastermind; each of them considers their ArchEnemy to be the only person in the human race worth looking at twice.
** BlueAndOrangeMorality.
* '''Gender Inverted''': Heroine Alice has a relationship with BigBad Bob.
* '''Inverted''': Alice and Bob are both good, and [[TeethClenchedTeamwork always team up to fight evil together, despite personally despising each other]].
* '''Subverted''': [[TheMole Alice is just pretending to like Super Stan to betray him]].
* '''Double Subverted''': [[BecomingTheMask But she cannot go through with it]]. As soon as things [[SexFaceTurn get a bit intimate, she switches sides]].
* '''Parodied''': Everyone is ''only'' allowed to marry their mortal enemies. The more you hate each other, the higher your chances of getting a marriage certificate.
* '''Zig Zagged''': WillTheyOrWontThey The couple's relationship hopscotches between FoeRomanceSubtext, DatingCatwoman, {{Arch Enem|y}}ies, FoeRomanceSubtext, {{Worthy Opponent}}s, DefeatMeansFriendship, FriendlyEnemies, FoeRomanceSubtext.
* '''Averted''': Alice and Bob are just adversaries and have no romantic attraction.
* '''Enforced''': Bob has no romantic relationships and the network wants him to have one, and rather than writing in a new character they write in new subtext.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Our leader has been fighting Alice for years, all day long. At night, though..."
* '''Invoked''':
** The BigBad hires sexy women in {{Spy Catsuit}}s to do all his dirty work, knowing Bob's [[TheCasanova Casanova]] tendencies.
** The BigBad tries to convince Bob to marry [[DaddysLittleVillain his daughter]], so that they can [[WeCanRuleTogether inherit his crime empire]].
* '''Exploited''':
** Alice, cornered by the hero, acts on their subliminal attraction to worm her way out of trouble.
** Bob uses Alice's attraction to him in order to capture her.
* '''Defied''': KnightTemplar Bob refuses to listen to his heart and will not forgive Alice of her crimes.
* '''Discussed''': "If I know my hero[=/=]villain relationships, Alice, all that rage is just pent-up lust for me".
* '''Conversed''': "Alice tried to boil Bob alive in acid again this week? She's so hot for that guy".
* '''Implied''': Alice, usually being impersonal when fighting heroes, inexplicably goes into a flying rage when Carol claims to be dating Bob.
* '''Deconstructed''': Their conflicting moralities lead to a very unsuccessful relationship, and they end up fighting again but this time all the more vicious. Bob finds that his relationship with Alice makes him question the KnightTemplar morality his crime-fighting is based on. He tries to get her locked away, but she escapes, feeling horribly betrayed and vowing revenge.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob rationalizes that really, Alice is JustLikeRobinHood, and anyway it'd be useful to have a friend in the criminal community, and he can't catch ''all'' the theives in the city, and goddammit why shouldn't he have some fun for once? Alice worries that he may change his mind someday, but decides not to let it bother her.
* '''Played For Laughs''':
** In the middle of their fight they realize they need to pick the kids up from soccer. Both leave in the middle of the fight.
** In the middle of an intense fight, InterplayOfSexAndViolence kicks in. Both drop their weapons and start having sex right then and there like dogs in heat.
* '''Played For Drama''': Alice and Bob have to deal with the emotional turmoil of having their feelings and their morals come into conflict once Bob has Alice cornered after Alice apparently crosses one line too many by killing someone--where's the point where Bob can't look at himself in the mirror and say he hasn't abandoned his code of justice for love?
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