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->'''Civil Protection Officer''': Gerald? Did you just hear something go ba-boom?\\
'''Gerald''': Just my heart, sir. Just my heart.
-->-- ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}''

Members at or below TheDragon (e.g., QuirkyMinibossSquad) suggested to be in a physical relationship. This can be overtly sexual even if it would seem {{squick}}y; they're ''villains'' after all.

Being in a romantic relationship can help humanize the characters, as either one will act heroically when the other is in danger - or, variantly, we get to see how evil they really are when [[MoralityChain one dies or is seriously wounded]] and the other doesn't. This might prompt the villain equivalent of a FreakOut in the ignored "lover" (at least for a while...) or, if the writers are really trying to showcase how soulless the baddies really are, even the injured party never expected any true intimacy. At that point, there's really no hope for redemption of ''any'' black hats you'll be seeing for a while. In the more humanized case, a truly evil BigBad might torment one just to piss off the other. If one gets killed off, the other will usually devolve into an obsessive nut, but sometimes will reform in memory of the other's death.

Occasionally, [[HeelFaceTurn both reform]], and they just become an inseparable duo among the main character's group of friends. Exactly how "close" they are will often become a running gag.

We won't even get started on how popular this is in [[FanFic fan fiction]]. Compare MadLove, UnholyMatrimony, OutlawCouple and HeterosexualLifePartners when dealing with same-sex groupings.

May sometimes intersect with SubordinateExcuse. Most likely does not have anything to do with ''those'' WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' has an arc where Mummymon is deeply in love with fellow evil minion Archnemon ([[DoggedNiceGuy despite her poor treatment of him]]). Mummymon understandably flips out [[spoiler: when [=BelialVamdemon=] brutally kills Archnemon in cold blood shortly after his resurrection; he fails to avenge her death, and is destroyed in turn in similarly vicious fashion. [[TearJerker Even the Chosen Children, who've been harassed by the two for so long, are appalled and saddened by the spectacle.]]]]
* {{Canon}}ically Zoicite and Kunzite in the first season of ''Anime/SailorMoon''; possibly [[LesYay Lead Crow and Aluminum Siren]] in the last season. Not to mention the LoveDodecahedron in the Black Moon Clan...
* [[GirlsLove Mimi and Sheshe]] of ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch''.
* Team Rocket's Jessie and James in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. They even get married and are expecting a child in ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' manga.
** In the ''Gaining Groudon'' and ''Scuffle of Legends'' episodes, the leaders of team Aqua/Magma have ''very'' caring administrators.
* In ''[[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar Pretty Cure Splash Star]]'', the last two members of Dark Fall's QuirkyMinibossSquad were the fitness-obsessive WorthyOpponent Kintolesky, and Shitataare, the flamboyant FemmeFatale with a penchant for a good NoblewomansLaugh. [[spoiler:Forced to work together to defeat the Cures in the final episodes, they start off quite despising of each other, Kintolesky believing her to be more concerned with her looks than her duty, and Shitataare accusing him to be an unrefined oaf. But, as they fight together, the two of them end up developing mutual respect... and finally, they even get to die together as Kintolesky confesses his love for her. Shitataare looking in his eyes as they are disappearing suggests that she held the same feelings as him. AlasPoorVillain and TearJerker indeed... Note, however, that this isn't a case of RedemptionEqualsDeath. Neither of the two were repentant for their evil actions.]]
* In ''Manga/SgtFrog'', many of the fans have taken to pairing up Putata and Mekeke of the Shurara Crops. Other pairings involve Gyororo Nuii, or Kagege Gyororo, or Shurara and any other other members.
** Keep in mind though that the original maker of Putata is on Deviantart, and she pairs Putata and Mekeke. So it can be somewhat canon although it is not revealed in the anime. Not revealing it doesn't make it less true by the way.
* In ''Manga/{{MAR}}'', Gido and Ian. Partly subverted in that Gido isn't killed, [[BodyHorror mutated horribly]]. Ian then becomes one of the top rank enemies out of anger, and eventually pulls a HeelFaceTurn when Ginta convinces him that he's not the enemy. Ian eventually finds the real enemy and manages to break the curse. They're shown living together later.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'''s Lust and Gluttony could be considered a platonic version of MinionShipping. Though their relationship is far more maternal than romantic, it serves the humanizing function of this trope in much the same way as any other ship. [[spoiler: When Lust dies in both anime and the manga, Glutony is reduced to a sobbing, inconsolable child. In ''Brotherhood'' and the manga, Gluttony even displays the revenge aspect of this trope, going into a frenzy when he discovered he is in proximity to the man who killed Lust (Col. Roy Mustang).]]
* [[{{Gayngster}} Squalo and Tizziano]] from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. [[spoiler: Tizziano even [[TakingTheBullet takes the bullet]] for Squalo, prompting a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.]]
* Matt and Mello from ''Manga/DeathNote'' are either an example of this trope, or a platonic version of it, depending on how you interpret their (rather ambiguous) relationship. Matt is very devoted to Mello and will do anything he says, and even though he doesn't always show it overtly, Mello likewise cares for Matt. [[spoiler: They both end up making the ultimate sacrifice.]]
* Thymilph and Adiane from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' were implied to be lovers or at the very least sleeping together. Exactly how serious the relationship was is never specified, but [[spoiler:Adiane's last words were asking Thymilph for forgiveness after failing to avenge his death.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Done particularly well in Brian Michael Bendis' crime noir graphic novel ''{{Goldfish}}'', where [[spoiler: FemmeFatale Bacall's henchman Max and Goldfish's cop friend Izzy [[HoYay are lovers]]]]. This leads to the climax, in which [[spoiler: Goldfish and Bacall's son Billy shoots his mother Bacall, then shoots Max in self-defense. Afterward, Izzy shoots and kills Billy in retaliation.]]
* In the original ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', [[TheBrute Blockade]] and [[EvilGenius Mindscan]] were at least somewhat implied to be a couple.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Shenzi (with double duty as DarkChick[=/=]TheDragon) often gets shipped with [[SubordinateExcuse Banzai]] in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' fanfiction. While there are no scenes of genuine intimacy, they're often close together in the movies. Watch their behaviour closely and there's all sorts of girlfriend/boyfriend subtext there.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/JamesBond''
** Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''.
*** Bambi and Thumper seemed to be a couple in [[TheFilmOfTheBook the movie version.]]
** As well as Jaws and Dolly in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''
** From fangirl opinion, Moon/Zao from ''Film/DieAnotherDay''- though that's more like Villain on Minion.
* ''Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor'': General Yang and Colonel Choi. More implied than overt. Also ends with an AlasPoorVillain moment, in that when [[spoiler:Yang gets knocked into a set of giant moving gears, Choi rushes to his aid and refuses to leave him even when he screams at her to save herself (complete reversal of Anck Su Namun and Imhotep). Both die together, and not happily.]]
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'''s Riff Raff & Magenta fall under this as well as BrotherSisterIncest.
* In the sort-of-sequel, ''Film/ShockTreatment'', the same actors play Cosmo and Nation [=McKinley=], who are depicted as a [[ArmedWithCanon married couple]] (though they still ''pretend'' to be siblings), and Rest Home Ricky and [[HelloNurse Nurse Ansalong]] are also revealed to be paired off. [[note]]Actually, quite a few of the characters with much screen time in the film, good or bad, are paired off throughout the film, except for Neely Pritt (the reporter), Bert Shnick, and in the end, Ralph (who, [[HilariousInHindSight amusingly enough]], was seen getting married at the beginning of the first film)[[/note]]
* In the original ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', [[TheDragon Richter]] and [[DarkActionGirl Lori]] are a couple, even though she sleeps with Quaid for at least six weeks to build a cover (8 years' worth of memories including a wedding ceremony). Richter goes insanely homicidal when Lori is killed by Quaid.

* In the last two ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books Narcissa and Lucius Malfoy can be considered "shipped" minions of Voldemort, since they are the only couple on the side of evil that actually cares for each other. In fact, in ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'', [[spoiler: their (and specially Narcissa's) commitment to and love for their family [[MookFaceTurn trumps their loyalty to Voldemort]].]]
* In Creator/StephenKing's Franchise/TheDarkTower novel ''Wizard And Glass'', killer-for-hire Eldred Jonas and brothel-operator Coral Thorin at least enjoy having sex with each other, and probably share a degree of genuine affection.
* A presumably-unintentional case thanks to a cross between AccidentalInnuendo and HaveAGayOldTime: in ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'', "mate" can mean either "friend" or "lover", depending on the context. This results in a lot of double-meanings and a ''lot'' of sniggering from teen readers. There are a few intentional cases, though; in ''The Sable Quean'', a female {{Mook}} [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes vows to avenge her slain husband]].
* In ''Literature/WelkinWeasels'', [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Rosencrass and Guildenswine]] (named as a ShoutOut to {{Hamlet}} but otherwise bearing no resemblance to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern) are a married couple.
* Canonically [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Daala and Tarkin]].

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Lindsey had some occasional sexual tension with Lilah, including a parting ass grab when he leaves L.A.
** His relationship with Eve might count depending on how you judge them both going independent from W&H.
** Marcus and Harmony.
* There is some weird kind of relationship between Lydia and Todd in the fifth season of ''Series/BreakingBad''. It could almost be cute with the two being a successful but socially akward businesswoman and a much younger simply boy from the country, who is even more socially akward, if they were not a PunchClockVillain and a PsychopathicManchild, who kill or have killed any person who becomes even slightly inconvenient. While totally screwed up in their own different ways, they both never show any hints that they could even concieve the idea that murdering innocent wittnesses might be in any way reprehensible.
* In volume three of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' - having been downgraded from BigBad to a minion of [[spoiler: Arthur Petrelli]] - Sylar somehow hooks up with [[PsychoElectro Elle]], even though [[spoiler: he murdered her father and stole his ability in the first episode of the season]]. He ends up [[spoiler: killing her]], though.
* ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' had [[CoDragons Grifforzer and Lamie.]] While neither exactly turned good, they had a baby together after the villains were re-sealed in the finale.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' kept some hints of the Grifforzer-Lamie romance with Goldar and Scorpina, although Scorpina mostly vanished after season one.
** In ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', Jindrax and Toxica are not only two of the very few bad guys who get to walk into the sunset at the end of the series, but they get to do so as an OfficialCouple.
** Jarrod and Camille in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'', but in this case, Jarrod had been the [[DemonicPossession vessel]] for the BigBad. Camille's HeelFaceTurn was (partly) motivated by Jarrod caring more about her than Dai Shi.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' had two demons (Casey and the priest) in love (or at least strongly suggested to be engaging in carnal relations) for "Sin City".
* The "thin/fat gay married Anglican space marines" from ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar Doctor Who]].'' [[spoiler: Used to highlight the villains' uncaring nature when one of them is offered up to the Headless Monks as a tribute.]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** Axel and Larxene in ''Chain of Memories'', though Larxene's flirtations are probably her way of trying to make him squirm. Also, Axel's status as Marluxia's minion [[ManipulativeBastard isn't exactly what it seems to be...]]
** Fans also like to pair Larxene up with her "partner", Marlurxia, while Axel is often paired with [[HoYay his close friend Roxas.]]
** Axel / Saix shippers were given a surprising amount of fodder, considering their first appearance was the latter hunting down the former. ''Days'' revealed [[spoiler: they used to be best friends, and were plotting to overthrow Xemnas together until Roxas and Xion appeared.]] ''Birth by Sleep'' showed us [[spoiler: what they were like as human kids]], and ''3D'' added them to the list of [[spoiler: friends pitted against each other by Xehanort possession, making Saix far more sympathetic into the bargain.]]
** Xemnas / Saix is also a fairly popular pairing despite the ShipSinking attempt in Days, due to a [[RelationshipWritingFumble certain cutscene]] towards the end of the second game. More thoroughly sunk when ''3D'' revealed [[spoiler: Xemnas was trying to turn the entire Organization into more Xehanort hosts - and Saix / Isa was one of the few successes.]]
* Beauty and Dandy in ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', although it's debatable whether Beauty is outright rejecting Dandy's affections or they just have some weird D/S thing going on.
* A popular FanFic pairing in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' is that of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Emperor Palamecia]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Ultimecia]], due to their interactions in the main storyline.
** Same goes for Exdeath and the Cloud of Darkness, due to their shared obsession with nothingness.
** Cloud of Darkness and Kefka bicker like an old married couple. Just saying.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of a New World]]'' we have [=DecusXAlice=]. While a bit onesided on Decus' part for most of the game, [[spoiler: Alice finally returns his feelings after he dies shielding her from a fatal blow. After announcing that she loves him too, [[TearJerker she dies trying to avenge him]]]].
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', this trope gets toyed with a bit as the [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad Turks]] (or at least Reno and Rude) like to gossip about which characters have crushes on others (among themselves and the player's party) and Elena and Tseng end up romantically involved to some degree. Elena is quite pissed off at the party when she runs into them on the Northern Continent, believing that they were responsible for attacking Tseng in the Temple of the Ancients.
* At least one in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series - Vamp and Fortune from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''. The Boss and The Sorrow count as The Boss [[spoiler: isn't [[FakeDefector technically evil]]]], and The Sorrow is already dead at the beginning of the game. Still, you do battle with both of them.
* Quite a few ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' doujins see Remilia Scarlet try to pair up the chief maid Sakuya and the gatekeeper Meiling, or Satori encourage her underlings Rin and Okuu (made worse by her being a mind-reader).

* [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_446.php This]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_447.php technically not canon]] page from ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''.
* Stephanos and Yonatan from ''Webcomic/FakeNewsRumble''. {{Lampshaded}} by [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen]] with a certain [[http://www.star-crossedcomic.com/fnr/fnr_5_9.html child-like glee.]]
* [[BrotherSisterIncest Hansel and Gretel]] of ''Webcomic/FeyWinds'', if the way they drape themselves over each other is any indication.
* Nale and Sabine from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' qualify, if only for their initial appearance when they were "working for" Xykon. After that, they are more of a Villainous Duo (or she could be considered TheDragon to his leader).
** A smidgen of HoYay is noticeable between Gannji and Enor, as well. Gannji admits he needs Enor to protect him and is willing to die and gamble on a very, very slim chance of resurrection to protect Enor, while some strips before the slavemaster had warned that protecting another gladiator was likely to lead to "strong homosexual overtones that will not be fully explored". Not to mention the "[[MagicFeather Lizardfolk Victory String]]" is [[RedStringOfFate red]].
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is chock full of this. [[TheIgor Minions]] abound, and whenever their masters are busy with A-plot nonsense, there's always some kind of ShipTease from the Foglios. Most prominent are [[AmazonianBeauty Zeetha]] and [[ImplacableMan The Unstoppable Higgs,]] who are all but [[OfficialCouple official]] at this point. Also in the mix is [[ActionSurvivor Moloch von Zinzer,]] who has a crush on Sanaa Wilhelm, but has won the [[ClingyJealousGirl adoration]] of [[{{Yandere}} Fraulein Snaug]] and, [[LoveDodecahedron possibly,]] [[McNinja Violetta.]] The recent confirmation of a relationship between [[spoiler:Sleipnir O'Hara and Theo [=DuMedd=]]] may count as well. [[spoiler:Bangladesh Dupree and Vole]] are another example, since the former is attracted to the latter's AxCrazy nature.
* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' brings us [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/02/01 this.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Hammerhead and Silver Sable of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' ''used'' to be this, but had a breakup and don't get along with each other. The one time we saw any affection onscreen, Hammerhead was [[spoiler: lying about wanting to make up and just using her as part of his scheme to become the Big Man.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' animation, there's a running joke where Buttery Pat and the Bee Twins, the henchmen of The Breadmaster and El Seed, have... a thing... going on, and will be waving and generally flirting in the background while the two villains are ranting to each other. Although, given that ''he'' is made of butter and ''they'' are humanoid bees, we should probably be glad they don't get any more camera time.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'' loves this trope.
** Snowcat and Demolishor of ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' had this habit of clinging to each other and were rarely seen by themselves. They even got prison cells together.
** Ransack and Crumplezone in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersCybertron'' had a similar very-close-buddy dynamic. There's also Thunderblast, who doesn't so much ship herself as hit on anyone with power and strength.
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' Waspinator and Terrorsaur seem to get shipped a lot lately, although that's mostly [[Webcomic/{{Insecticomics}} Wayward's fault.]]
** Canon for Strika and Obsidian in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''
** And also canon for Strika and Lugnut in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. While they're never seen together, Strika's bio says that Lugnut is her consort.
** Also in ''Animated'', human supervillains Nanosec and Slo-Mo fall hard for each other when the latter forms a LegionOfDoom.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Breakdown develops an interest in Airachnid after getting into a fight with her, although fans much prefer to pair him up with his partner, Knock Out.
*** Not that it matters any more, now that [[spoiler: Airachnid has brutally murdered Breakdown]].
* Not quite minions, as Destro is TheDragon and the Baroness is part of the Council of Evil, but the aforementioned ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' villains are known for being romantically involved -- a surprisingly human show of emotion, given that everything else about them was pure evil.
* Zuko and Azula's {{sidekick}} Mai become {{New Old Flame}}s in Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. One's HeelFaceTurn prompts the other's. The two get a fair amount of implications [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar past the radar]], but so does a heroic couple, so this has less to do with them being villains than with the show being particularly talented at that sort of the thing (to the fans' constant admiration).
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Bolin speculates that [[MagmaMan Ghazan]] and [[HandicappedBadass Ming-Hua]] have a sort-of thing going on.
-->'''Bolin:''' ''[to Ghazan]'' You were raised by an older sister. Your mustache grew in when you were ten... and I'm sensing - just sensing - an unspoken attraction between you two.
-->''[Ming-Hua and Ghazan glance at each other before Ming-Hua looks away in an almost {{Tsundere}} fashion.)''
-->'''Ghazan:''' ''[Impressed]'' Two out of three. Not bad.
** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Varrick]] and [[BattleButler Zhu Li]], who [[spoiler:become an OfficialCouple]] in Book 4.