Not Good with Rejection
Hell hath no fury like a Queen of Almerac scorned.

"I'm not going to be ignored, Dan!"
Alexandra "Alex" Forrest, Fatal Attraction

A character who has a crush on another character or is already with another character does not take rejection or being dumped well. It is their Berserk Button or Tearjerker button.

Turns out Love Makes You Crazy and Love Makes You Evil especially if that love goes unrequited.

May or may not be because of a character being arrogant and considering it a blow to their Pride to be turned down.

Sometimes a character may not have any feelings at all towards the person who rejected them but they may still get pissed off and torment the character as a result of the rejection, maybe even becoming The Rival. May or may not result in Attempted Rape, Blackmail, Self-Harm, or even worse. May occur in a Villainous Crush or We Can Rule Together scenario.

Mild cases of this are often a prerequisite to Ladykiller in Love scenario, when The Casanova falls in love because the woman rejected all his advances, leaving him baffled and disoriented by the new experience.

Stalkers are usually unsympathetic whereas this can be sympathetic; the one who cannot handle rejection may just commit Seppuku or join the Legion of Lost Souls whereas a Stalker with a Crush will continue pursuing in ways harmful to the supposed beloved. Sometimes the person who doesn't like rejection will not take cheating well either.

Sometimes the rejected character will try to make the object of their affection take back the rejection or love them, by force. Sometimes the character may be so delusional that they misconstrue their loved ones actions as being rejection.

A character could have an attachment to the person who rejected them that is platonic, familial, antagonistic, sexual, or romantic in nature.

See also Crazy Jealous Guy, Clingy Jealous Girl, Spurned into Suicide, Please Don't Leave Me, Desperately Craves Affection, If I Can't Have You, and Murder the Hypotenuse.

Compare Woman Scorned, Psycho Ex-Girlfriend. Compare/Contrast Mad Love where the rejected person doesn't always mind being rejected and continues to pursue the object of their affection anyway.

A subversion of this can be when the subject doesn't take well to being turned down initially, but later eases up and becomes a Dogged Nice Girl.

Sometimes if the rejected character has their limits they'll eventually give up on their love for the person who rejected them.

If the rejected character is sympathetic this could result in Love Hurts and makes them a Hopeless Suitor. Could also result in revealing the Hidden Depths of a character. This trope could also enforce a characters Stepford Snarker or Stepford Smiler qualities.

Could be Played for Laughs with the rejected character sitting in a Corner of Woe, releasing Ocular Gushers, or Giving Up the Ghost. Can also be played for Melodrama with the character coming across as excluding Wangst.

The rejected character may also believe that they are Entitled to Have You.

The character may be angry at rejection but not from a person in regards to having their affections, but in regards to claiming something for themselves that they character who rejected them owns.

There's a fundamental difference in character & story, depending on whether the rejected party:

Note: There are characters that take multiple routes.


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  • Adekan
    • There are several villains that are like this but in particular there is Kusuko's father who is a powder box merchant who enslaves low-born young women and sells them to men to be abused, after murdering his low-born wife for unverified suspicions that she was cheating on him, he then turns around and imprisons his daughter in a Gilded Cage while telling her terrifying tales of the outside world...and having sex with a girl who looks like a carbon copy of her on the side. Not horrifying enough for you? To keep his daughter in line, he tells her scary stories about a monstrous yuurei, Nainai-sama, who haunts their box-maze mansion. Except Nainai-sama is real...
    • There's also Anri. When a panda that he likes rebuffs him and has to be transferred to be with his panda wife and child Anri calls Shiro and complains about it to him while crying. Shiro complains that its annoying because Anri cries and calls to complain every time he's dumped. It's also implied that Anri resents when Shiro rejects his displays of affection.
  • Aoshima of Ah! My Goddess is a playboy that can have any woman he wants except for Belldandy and Skuld. When they reject him he doesn't take it well and attempts to rape them. Thankfully, they both escape him before he can.
  • Ai no Kusabi: Iason and Guy really took it to extremes since they are both Yandere for Riki. Robby, Kirie and Miguel The Paradita didn't handle rejection by Riki well either.
  • Akame ga Kill!: Esdeath. She's very driven to getting Tatsumi under her wing, but he keeps saying no. Eventually, she gives up when she realizes that he will never change his answer, and begrudgingly decides to have him put up for execution while planning to wound him bad enough to make others think he's dead, take him away, and presumably heal him up and continue her attempts to win him over. Until it finally sinks in that she'll never have him and she decides to kill him for real.
  • Nanako Saeki of Aku no Hana snaps when Kasuga breaks up with her for Nakamura. To the point that she rapes Kasuga in the hopes of winning him back.
  • Anatolia Story: Under the influence of Nakia's rose water, Prince Zananza threatens to kill Yuri if he cannot have her as his princess.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia
    • Belarus has an unreturned Yandere crush on brother Russia. She doesn't react very well when Russia tries to get her to leave him alone. Meaning she scratches at his door, tears out his doorknob, and stands in the doorway with an insane look on her face telling him that they need to get "married"...
    • England tries to kill America when he tries to declare independence and leave him, and is hinted to still hold feelings of resentment about it after he decides to let America go. He also mentions in one strip that he suffers from a broken heart, and most people assume it's because of America's rejection. He's shown in strips to become bed ridden when he thinks of America's rejection and attempts to strangle him in one scene when America tells him the scones he made for him are awful. Also, in the Fantasia Cd drama he sounds increasingly unhinged as he repeats to his cute supernatural friend "Hey, you won't ever leave me right? You'll stay by my side? You won't ever leave, right? Right? RIGHT?!" This is a Call Back to his heartbreak over America declaring independence on him and leaving him.
    • Russia was bullied and rejected by potential friends when he was younger. This sends him into a shock and makes him very depressed and is part of his Dark and Troubled Past. Because of his past he strives to make friends and keep them, by force.
    • Spain misconstrues Romano's roundabout request of food and naps in response to him asking him to marry him as rejection. He laments to France about no one liking him like they used to.
    • Korea has feelings for his brother China and a strip shows that if China answers "No" to his question of whether China likes him he still will consider forcing China into sex with the line "In that case, I'll just f*** you!" The manga describes this as being a bad ending, which describes japanese games, anime's and manga's tendency to have incredibly depressing or gory endings.
    • France laments over his girl dumping him in a Christmas strip (whom is assumed to be Seychelles). He says he wants to make Christmas into a violent bloodbath since his girl left him.
  • Bakemonogatari:
    • Hitagi Senjougahara makes it clear that she won't tolerate her boyfriend Koyomi Araragi showing interest in any other woman. At one point, she nearly stabs him in the eye with a mechanical pencil after he so much as talks about another female using her first name without an honorific. And only stops once he screams, "Stop it! There's nothing guilty about it! I didn't mean it like I knew her well! I'm only devoted to you, Senjougahara!"
    • Suruga doesn't like that Hitagi is dating Koyomi as she has a crush on Hitagi herself. So she basically stalks Koyomi and tries to beat him to death twice.
    • Nadeko is this as well. At the temple near the end of Nadeko Medusa she decides that since Koyomi will probably keep getting girlfriends, she might as well stab him to death now rather than experience the grief of having him taken away from her over and over.
  • Reimi from Bamboo Blade has stalked Miyako from the shadows ever since the latter had brutally rebuffed the advances of the former's crush in middle school (though the two attend different high schools).
    • There's also the nuclear holocaust of a yandere that is Sakaki Ura. Ura Sakaki. The word "obsession" doesn't even begin to describe her secret infatuation with an actor named Takigawa Junya, Junya Takigawa, who just so happens to be completely oblivious to Ura's existence. Then Ura discovers the object of her affection is in a sexual scandal with an actress he works with, and the yandere mode kicks off like the Wrath of God in a way that only Bamboo Blade could do.
  • Griffith of Berserk was implied to have feelings for Guts. He didn't respond very well when Guts left him. At all. One of the ways he responds to the rejection is by sleeping with Princess Charlotte and in the movie the entire time he's doing that his mind is completely focused on Guts and how he left him.
    • He also started harboring Yandere tendencies toward Casca as well, and the discovery that Guts and Casca were in a relationship would cause him to snap, leading to everything going to hell. Literally.
    • Rosine also had an obsession with her friend Jill. So, when Jill definitely refuses her We Can Rule Together offer, Rosine captures her and tries to turn her into one of her pseudo-Elves by force.
    • A heartbreaking example can be found in Guts. Being raped made Casca insane and unable to give consent, so whenever Guts wants to continue their sexual relationship she gets scared and rebuffs him. Sometimes it was because he nearly lost control of himself and tried to rape her. This all adds to his heartbreak, especially considering they used to be so close before everything went to hell and he Desperately Craves Affection from her.
  • Elegy of Betrayal Knows My Name threatens to kill Luka due to the latter's love for Yuki when she has feelings for Luka herself.
  • Black Butler:
    • Angela/Ash in the anime tortures and tries to kill Sebastian when he rejects their advances and We Can Rule Together offer and pays more attention to Ciel.
    • Also, Alois is hinted to love Claude and is extremely jealous of Ciel for having Claude's love and angry at Claude rejecting him to the point of acting cruelly towards Ciel (when his soul is in Ciel's body he scratches his chest out of spite), beating up Hannah, and wondering if he should tear Claude's wings off so he can't leave when comparing him to a butterfly. Alois also flirts with Ciel and tells him that he wants him and says that he'll kill all his loved ones unless he agrees to become his. It's implied he's joking in regards to Ciel though.
    • The Viscount Druitt becomes Yandere for Elizabeth's friend in an OVA and tries to kill the both of them so no one can interfere with their love and so that they can be in heaven together. He's stopped thankfully.
    • Angelina "Madame Red" Durless. She saw her first love choose her sister over her, and later both lost her Second Love and her unborn child, which left her unable to have children and mentally/emotionally scarred to boot. While this doesn't mean she's justified into becoming one half of the most serial killer in Victorian England (Jack the Ripper) her story is quite tragic.
    • Elizabeth has a hidden dark side. When she catches her fiance Ciel in a moment of Not What It Looks Like with another girl she looses it and attempts to attack him. Also, she wants to be Proper Lady for Ciel. In the manga she hides her Little Miss Badass side from him, fearing he'd think she was "uncute" and reject her affection (as he was shit scared of her Almighty Mom Frances). This causes her lots of inner pain as she forces herself to hide her strength for Ciel's sake rather than her own...
  • In Black Cat the protagonist's enemy, Creed Diskenth has an obsessive fixation on him, and when Train leaves the Chronos Numbers, he kills his closest friend and doesn't hesitate later on to kidnap his friends and hold them hostage.
  • Garcia of Black Lagoon listens in on Roberta (who he has a big crush on) getting frisky with a guy in the El Baile de la Muerte arc and cries while biting his finger to the point of bleeding.
  • Everyone in Black★Rock Shooter exhibits insanity when they think their loved one has someone else in their life.
  • Karl Fei-Ong of Blood+. The fact that Diva didn't love him is what drove him insane.
  • Book Girl: Miu. Well, the first time. She was so sad and angry with Konoha for not telling her about him writing the book (thus feeling that he was distancing himself away from her and being as Yandere as she is) that she decided to kill herself right in front of him, so that he'd regret and suffer his entire life.
  • What specifically pushes Claudine into shooting himself dead is how Sirene, his third and last love, leaves him for his older brother Andre.
    • Similarly, what pushes Louis Lacques into killing Claudine's dad and his own sister Cecilia is finding out that they were involved... since Louis himself was Monsieur de Montesse's former lover.
  • Code Geass:
    • Mao's treatment of Lelouch seems this way - C.C. originally made a contract with him, but abandoned Mao and made one with Lelouch instead. So Mao tries to kill him by manipulating a girl who has unrequited love for Lelouch, turning into a temporary Yandere. It fails. Somewhat averted in that Mao offers to leave Lelouch alone if C.C. comes with him. Concerned with losing one of his best allies, however, Lelouch prevents this. After that, Mao directly goes after Lelouch in the most potentially destructive manner possible.
    • Rolo gets very upset when Lelouch acts indifferent and cold towards him and initially has the idea to kill Nunnally in order to be Lelouch's only sibling.
  • Cross Ange: When Ange herself refuses his advances, Embryo tortures her by forcing her mind to undergo overwhelming pain and then physical need. When Ange tries to escape, Embryo shows his true colors by taking over the mind of her faithful maid Momoka and even tries to fatally shoot Momoka when she resists. Upon the final battle, Embryo simply decides to obliterate all of humanity again, coldly rebuking one of his subordinates for caring about others, and tries to sacrifice his loyal followers to buy himself time. When he is through trying to seduce Ange, Embryo tries to beat and rape her before trying to kill her for not "accepting his love".
  • Dance With Devils: Just about every member of the male student council has these feelings for Ritsuka, in particular Urie and Shiki. Episode 3 strongly implied this with Urie's line about how Rtisuka is "mine and mine alone" and saying he wants to hold her in his embrace until she falls apart. Also, Shiki's song is all about him and Ritsuka and includes lines and imagery which invoke rape metaphors. He also shivers in excitement when thinking about possible hardships she could endure and threatens to kill her if she doesn't stay with him forever.
  • Maki in Darker Than Black, (despite being a cute little kid), right down to trying to murder the guy his crush is in love with.
  • Genkaku of Deadman Wonderland is in love with Nagi/his carnage. He definitely didn't respond well to Nagi rejecting him and decided to kill him.
    • Masaru "Chaplin" Sukegawa was imprisoned after murdering a woman his lover was caught with.
  • DearS: The entire DearS race in DearS. They are a slave race that needs the love and appreciation of a master race to survive. If they stop feeling appreciated, they wipe out their "masters" and look for new ones.
  • In a Death Note flashback, when Misa tries to ignore a Stalker with a Crush who surprises her at night, he pulls a knife, saying, "Then I'll kill you and myself!"
  • Happens at least twice in Detective Conan. The first time, the guy not only killed himself... but he made it look as if the Idol Singer who rejected him actually murdered him.
    • Inverted in another case. Miyuki Hyuga wanted to marry Hideomi Nagato, but he was still feeling the guilt over the incident in which he caused the house fire that killed her parents, and as a result Hideomi crossed the Despair Event Horizon and later killed himself.
  • In Devil May Cry: The Animated Series the Prison Warden. After Dante rejects his advances he has a temper tantrum and orders Dante to be thrown in the special cell.
  • D.Gray-Man: Komui is implied to be in love with his sister Lenalee and goes nuts if there's even a hint of a guy being interested in her. In fact, a way to wake him up is to say "Lenalee's getting married." In the novel, when Bak (who also has feelings for her) gives Komui a tea that makes one tell the truth he has a breakdown when Bak asks Komui "Isn't Lenalee is free to love who she wants?" He takes this to mean that Lenalee is in love with a guy and immediately pulls out a machine gun saying "Then I'll kill everyone and then die!"
  • Kei of Drug & Drop has obsessive feelings for Kazahaya, to the point of warning him that she would kill anybody who got in the way if he left her.
  • Durarara!!:
    • Haruna Niekawa. Professor Nasujima at Mikado's school clearly has a thing for Anri, which naturally Squicks the hell out of her. The same guy is also dating Haruna Niekawa (one of his former students). Or was. Haruna doesn't like that he's changed his preferences, so she gave Anri a visit and tried to kill her...
      • Professor Nasujima himself seems to have shades of this. When Anri makes it increasingly clear one night that she's not having any of his advances towards her he menacingly backs her into a wall, appears to lose it from the look on his face, and attempts to stalk after her.
    • There's also Namie Yagiri and Mika Harima towards Seiji. They're so yandere that they're willing to get rid of Celty's head (with Mika being so far gone as to want to eat the head's blood which Seiji is yandere for) if it means they can have Seiji for themselves.
      • Though Mika actually out-yanderes Namie, as when Seiji smashes her face when she takes a glimpse of Celty's head, Mika gets plastic surgery to fix her grievous injuries... and also makes herself look exactly like Celty with her head on. Can we say, yikes?
    • The healthiest relationship in the series is probably the relationship between a back-alley surgeon (Shinra) and a headless female (Celty), where the former outright says that he dissembled about the location of the latter's head because he never wanted her to leave him. Actually, that's the part where there relationship improves.
  • In Elfen Lied, when Lucy learns Kouta lied to her about the gender of the cousin he was taking to the festival, she murders his father and sister in a fit of jealousy and tries to murder his cousin.
  • Ergo Proxy:
    • An Entourage AutoReiv belonging to Re-l Mayer, Iggy contracted the Cogito Virus and grew to become enraged at Re-l's lack of regard for him. He despises Proxies and blames Vincent for taking Re-l - his sole reason for existence - away from him. He develops an unusual state of both loving and hating Re-l, and locks her up to "protect" her, while he attempts to kill Vincent. However, an AutoReiv belonging to a Proxy that Re-l killed, attempts to kill Re-l at the same time, causing Iggy to return to Re-l. The AutoReiv goes into a self-detonation mode and destroyed much of Iggy except for part of his head (which left Iggy "conscious" to some extent). In the end, not wanting to see Iggy suffer due to the virus, Re-l shoots him and buries his head.
    • Daedalus also qualifies. When Re-l runs off with Vincent, Doctor D decides to clone himself a new Re-l as a replacement.
  • In Fruits Basket Kagura Sohma is usually a cute, sweet girl with a cheerful disposition, but she actually shows her love for Kyo by beating him to a pulp on sight, especially if he refuses her advances. This frequently leads to Shigure's house being broken. When they were both little kids, apparently she got Kyo to propose to her by threatening him with a knife (or a big rock in the anime). Subverted at the end when she grows to accept his affection for Tohru.
  • In Eikoden of Fushigi Yuugi, there's Mayo Sakaki. She's obsessed with her coach Taka (Tamahome's Earth persona), and goes even more crazy when she finds out him and Miaka were married and are expecting a baby. She steals The Universe of the Four Gods book, intending to rewrite the story so that she becomes the priestess of Suzaku, along with making Tamahome her husband. Poor Miaka goes into a coma, and her unborn baby girl Hikari is transferred inside Mayo. When Tamahome confronts Mayo, she points a dagger to her stomach and threatens to kill his unborn child if he doesn't agree to be with her. She also outright lies to Empress Houki (Hotohori's widow) about her and Tamahome's relationship, with Tamahome standing right next to her and protesting about it. She's easily hated amongst the fans of the series, especially since she doesn't get any sort of comeuppance for the trouble she causes.
  • Yuno from Future Diary towards Yukiteru. Yuki has to resort to claiming to be in love with Yuno to prevent her from murdering his friend out of jealousy. Because the girl is Yuki's friend Yuno believes there might be a chance that Yuki could fall in love with her. After this she chains him to a chair to keep Yuki safe and prevent him from cheating while telling him they're going to be together forever.
  • Reika from Gantz is so in love with Kurono that, when he rejects her, she decides to make a copy of Kurono for herself and she goes though with it.
  • Get Backers:
    • Kazuki's gang, Fuuga (lit. "Elegance"), is really into the Ho Yay. There's some kind of Toshiki/Kazuki/Juubei Love Triangle, apparently; Toshiki even attempts to Murder the Hypotenuse, claiming that Kazuki never paid any attention to him when Juubei was around... You can probably throw in Saizou, too. The only gang member who doesn't act like Kazuki jilted them at some point is probably Sakura, Juubei's sister.
    • Fudou develops a twisted obsession with Ban which started after Ban ripped his arm off. When Ban ignores him to focus more on his comrades, namely Ginji, he decides Ginji has to die so that Ban will pay more attention to him.
  • Akari of Girl Got Game is a type 2 Yandere for Kyo. Attempts to drive her away are met with suicide threats and Wolverine Claws.
  • Girls Bravo: Lisa Fukuyama is an insane user of black magic who develops an intense infatuation for Yukinari after his appearance matches a description in her horoscope for her soul mate and often employs her magic to get closer to him-which often fails spectacularly. She often has her attendant Kosame stand nearby with her loaded gun trained on Yukinari, making a not so subtle threat to shoot Yukinari if he refuses her.
  • Girls Saurus: Haruka attacked Shingo for rejecting her sending him to the hospital, but spends almost the entire manga honestly believing that Shingo's rejection made her the victim. Subverted in the final chapters when she learns the truth.
  • Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun: Inner Reika (who's Yandere for Shungo) tries to rape Shungo to help get her feelings across, is willing to pull a Murder the Hypotenuse on Mayu her rival for Shungo's love, and completely loses it in the last episode upon seeing him try to kiss Mayu, screaming at her subordinate Hosaka to kill Shungo. She gets over it though.
  • Shuichi Shindou from Gravitation qualifies for this when the stress of Yuki being outed puts him into the hospital, and Shuichi talks at length about how he would rather Yuki die than leave him.
    • Yuki and his sister/Tohma's wife Mika acknowledge that Yuki's break-up with Shuichi was for Shuichi's own protection; had Yuki not ended it, it's heavily implied that Tohma, whom is a Yandere for Yuki, would have killed Shuichi. And this may not be the first incident of this happening.
  • Gunslinger Girl: First, we have Elsa, who shot her handler Lauro and then put a bullet through her eye because Lauro did not return her feelings. Many chapters later, Henrietta, who as of late had been ignored by Jose, frags him during a rampage against Dante's men brought about by Ski Mask Guy. Jose has her finish the job. As Henrietta puts one more through Jose, Jose shoots her through the eye, killing her instantly.
  • In Haiyore! Nyarko-san Mahiro's mother Yoriko says that Mahiro and Nyarko should start their relationship slow and be friends first; Nyarko, mistakenly thinking she's been friend zoned, has the Giving Up the Ghost reaction.
  • Haou Airen: Reilan didn't exactly kill herself with her own hands, but set a Thanatos Gambit specifically to have revenge against the Bastard Boyfriend that left her for Kurumi.
  • Haru To Natsu has protagonist Makoto caught between twin sisters who both want him,. He prefers Haruna, the stable and sweet model student, while also being chased by Natsuki, who wants him because Haruna wants him. Oh, and did I mention Haruna's quite Yandere for Makoto? To the point that their first kiss is while she's holding a very large butcher knife, and later promises (while wielding that same knife) that if he ever cheats, he wouldn't like what happens.
  • In Hatsukoi Zombie, School Idol Shibuai Misawo falls for the rich, handsome and refined Ibusuki (who is incidentally a girl, but she doesn't know that), and she will capture his heart whether he agrees or not. She gets even more obsessed and aggressive after he coldly turns her down, with arguments that range from secators to needle-point holders.
  • Ryoki of Hot Gimmick in regards to Hatsumi his girlfriend. At one point in the manga Hatsumi tells Ryoki that she can't be with him anymore when he orders her to make the impossible decision of choosing between him or her family. When she leaves him he's shown thinking to himself "That stupid woman...If she can't be mine she should just die."
  • Faina Shinozaki from Infinite Ryvius. When her boyfriend breaks up with her, she tries to kill him. When her previous boyfriend broke up with her, she did kill him. She also killed an old friend just for mentioning his name.
  • Ichitaka Seto of I"s is a normal Japanese high school student. His one hang-up is that due to a particularly nasty rejection by a girl when he was younger, he can't properly show his affection to anyone he's interested in.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
    • Dio is so arrogant that he considers it a blow to his pride if anyone should reject him, even if he doesn't have feelings for them. It makes him act quite violent. In his opinion, he should be the one dishing out the rejection, not the other way around. On one occasion he gave Erina a Forceful Kiss to further break Jonathan. She reacted by washing her mouth out with muddy water. Dio responded with a blow to her face.
    • Yukako Yamagashi from Part 4 is in love with Koichi and is determined to make him love her back. She kidnaps him and tries to hold him hostage until he loves her back. Koichi develops his stand further and she decides to let him free rather than fight it. She gets better...sort of. She decides to pursue a more consensual relationship, though she is no less aggressive in her attempts.
  • K's Fushimi Saruhiko has an Unrequited Love for Yata Misaki that is apparently so strong that it drove him insane. Because Misaki had found new friends and a new family with HOMRA and started to drift away from him he lost himself in jealousy and heartbreak, believing that making Misaki hate him was the only way to get his attention. The Manga Days of Blue shows very clearly that he still suffers badly over being away.
    • Mishina confesses to Kukuri in a over the top manner and she rejects him. He responds by screaming dramatically "MY HEART HAS BEEN BROKEN!!!!" and crying.
  • Balder of Kamigami No Asobi is possessive of Yui and jealous of the other's attraction towards her. He becomes a completely different person when he sees Yui with somebody that's not him. He explicitly states to Loki that if he has to see her with somebody else he'd rather see her dead. Luckily Loki stops him with a Cooldown Hug.
  • Rune from Karakuridouji Ultimo falls into this in regards to his current unrequited love for Yamato. He's willing to rape and kill Yamato and then kill himself because he doesn't love him back.
  • Kara no Kyoukai:
  • Kare Kano: Arima's dark side. Any time that he comes onto the screen, you just know Arima is seconds away from shattering. This is made worse because to the outside world, he appears to be a put together, genius with his only match being Yukino, his girlfriend. It's scary to slowly see his thoughts morph from wanting to be with Yukino, to wanting to isolate her from everyone and keep her just for himself. His fighting with these thoughts proves that Arima is a good guy, but him imagining tying Yukino in chains does not bode well for their relationship. This is a rare case of Stalker with a Crush in which not only is the stalker in a committed relationship with his crush, but he is also portrayed as so sympathetic that you just want to save him from himself.
    • The worst has to be the end of Chapter 42 right after Yukino decides that she wants her world to be bigger than just her and Arima. The realization that he cannot bind her to him makes the dark side that Arima was always trying to hide come out. And it is frightening.
  • Lethal Chef Bianchi from Katekyo Hitman Reborn! goes into a homicidal rage whenever she sees adult Lambo who looks exactly like her deceased ex-boyfriend Romeo...who apparently died of food poisoning. She also has an unrequited crush on Reborn and is perfectly willing to eliminate anybody who has a 'bad influence' on him.
    • When Tsuna thinks Kyoko doesn't like him like he likes her he once confines himself to his room and shouts something to the effect of "I can't live if Kyoko-chan denies me!" This is mainly because she was nice to him and she's the reason he even goes to school.
  • Gokudera is implied to have a crush on Tsuna and whenever he misunderstands and thinks Tsuna only sees him as a nuisance he falls into despair.
  • Naruse in Kawaii Akuma. He confesses to Akiyoshi another man and when Akiyoshi rejects him he undergoes a complete change of attitude and rapes him.
  • One of the creepiest examples comes from Minoru Murao's Knights manga. Of all people, Nina, the cute little girl of the cast goes nuts when she assumes that the object of her affection Mist is physically involved with his Ms. Fanservice companion Euphemia. Her response is to lead a supernatural agent of the Corrupt Church (the same Church that nearly burned her at the stake after accusing her of being a witch) to kill him. She even shoots him in the leg with a crossbow. Her motivation? To send his soul to Hell, where it will be "purified", then join him in death so they can be together for all eternity. Keep in mind that this guy saved her life in the first few chapters, which is why she's so hung up on him in the first place. This is borderline Love Makes You Evil. To her credit, she does eventually realize just how utterly screwed up she was, and works to undo her actions.
  • In Koharu No Hibi Koharu is so obsessed with Akira that she acts like this in regards to him. She sexually assaults The Rival in an attempt to get the Sacred First Kiss she wanted from Akira back from her, gives her the Death Glare, and gets Dull Eyes of Unhappiness after he breaks up with her. When she feels her position as potential love interest to Akira threatened because of The Rival she ends up making a Stalker Shrine of him in her room and licks a picture of him she has on her phone to comfort herself.
  • The grotesque huge Captain Continental lusts after Jonathan in Legend of the Blue Wolves. However, Jonathan rejects his amorous advances in favor of his growing feelings for Leonard. Captain Continental notices their growing closeness and does everything he can to separate them, including calling Jonathan to his office alone so he can try to make him sexually submit to him and beating him with a whip when he again refuses, rushing at Leonard with the intent to beat him after he tries to stop Captain Continental from beating up Jonathan and trying to make him submit to him. He later attempts to have Leonard locked into solitary confinement in order to get him out of the way after framing Jonathan for being a spy. His next and most horrific act is for him and his subordinate to beat and gang rape Jonathan.
  • Dai of Let Dai for Jaehee. He ties Jaehee down to train tracks when he considers him to have spurned his love.
  • Manami Anzai from Life, who first appears as a cute and childish clique leader who snaps utterly when she suspects Ayumu is trying to steal away her boyfriend. She goes so insane that she then dates a gang leader on the side to use him to get back at both Ayumu and her boyfriend, and then promptly screws her boyfriend and the gang leader both over. Not to mention her vow to kill Ayumu with her bare hands. Then she crosses into Cute and Psycho territory.
  • Ritsu in Loveless sexually abuses a young Soubi and generally acts like a Jerk Ass because Soubi's mother married another man over him.
  • In Lovely Complex Mimi refuses to listen to what Otani has to say because she assumes he's going to break up with her and covers her ears but Koizumi punches her and tells her to deal with it. She gets better.
  • Magic Knight Rayearth: Nova wants Hikaru all to herself and won't hesitate to kill her friends in order to eliminate competition.
  • In Mahou Sensei Negima!, Tsukuyomi just wants Setsuna to herself, tries to rape her, and wonders if it's okay to kill her charge and girlfriend Konoka.
  • Mai-HiME: Shizuru out of her love for Natsuki, goes insane when she believes Natsuki has rejected her (Natsuki, however, also considers Shizuru her most important person) and kills those she sees as Natsuki's enemies. And even better, her CHILD is named Kiyohime, see the Myth and Legend section of this page for more.
  • Makai Ouji: Michael has a touchy-feely attitude towards Uriel, gets irritated when Uriel shows concern for William's well-being, and stomps on him while telling him that he should have eyes for him only. It's also implied that he threatens to tear off Uriel's remaining wing partly because of he's angry of his focus on William.
  • Mawaru-Penguindrum
    • Ringo for Tabuki. She drugs and attempts to rape him when she learns he doesn't love her back. Tabuki also falls into this in episode 11 for Ringo after she gives him a Love Potion.
    • Tsubasa Yuuki also had something with Yuri and when Yuri broke it off Tsubasa appeared to stab Tabuki out of jealousy.
    • Episode 14: When Shouma decided to cut off all contact with Ringo, and rejected her when she confronts him on it Ringo gets an extremely upset look on her face and cries.
  • Mazinger Z: You would not know unless you read the Gosaku Ota alternate manga -that was published in parallel with Go Nagai original's version and is the only place where he got a Backstory-, but Big Bad Dr. Hell was one when he was young. During his college days he fell in love with a woman named Yumiko who would become The Hero Kouji's grandmother and he stalked her obsessively (in his own words, he became her shadow). He tried to seem nice and totally not a pervert, but when he found out that she was engaged with someone else, he -who was already psychologically fragile and unstable- flipped out completely and attempted to Murder the Hypotenuse in a very discreet way: storming in the campus with a rifle and yelling "DIE, Kabuto!"
  • In Minamoto Kun Monogatari Rokujou's sanity is way gone when Kaoruko tells her that Terumi does not love her and doesn't need her like she would like to believe. One panel is so dedicated to her thinking thoughts like "Lies, No way, You're wrong", etc. that the words are overlapping with each other. The symptoms are right there, walls full of photos of the protagonist, wanting to keep him locked up in her room, and scary crazed eyes when he says no.
  • Mirage of Blaze: Naoe towards Kagetora. When Kagetora repeatedly tries to refuse Naoe in the OVA Naoe gets fed up and attempts to rape him.
  • In Monster Eva Heinemann tries to win over Tenma several times after they break up, each time becoming angrier and angrier until she threatens to turn in his tie and use it against him.
  • Haru in My Little Monster may be this for Shizuku. Even though he said he'd never do it to Shizuku, he told Kenji that he has the desire to break her legs so that she won't leave him.
  • In The Last Naruto goes right into Heroic B.S.O.D. after getting rejected by Hinata, as bad as calling for her name for three days in a delirious state. Later when he comes around Sai & Shikamaru point out this flaw to him. It's not shocking considering his history with Sasuke too...
    • Sakura shared tendencies of this sort with Naruto in regards to Sasuke. Sasuke rejecting her really depresses her and sends her to tears and causes her to make rash decisions.
    • In the Last movie when Toneri catches Hinata in the act of trying to destroy the Tenseigan, and figures out that her accepting his marriage proposal was a ruse, he goes into full Yandere mode and decided to Hypnotize the Princess.
  • In Natsu e no Tobira, Claude commits suicide after Marion rejects his confession while he tries to rape Marion while being drugged. The next day, his body is found floating on the river, with his wrists slit.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion:
    • Alternate Character Interpretation of Shinji puts him in this category. In End Of Evangelion when Asuka rejects Shinji when he's close to crossing the Despair Event Horizon he snaps and strangles her in a Neck Lift.
    • Asuka gets quite upset when Kaji rejects her and when Shinji acts cold towards her as shown in a Director's cut.
  • The subtext of Yurimaru's death via Zakuro's Action Bomb trap in Ninja Scroll is blatant. Yurimaru is an an electrokinetic Bishōnen who uses Razor Floss—Zakuro is a viciously inventive explosives expert with at the least a prominent facial scar and at most is so covered in scars she looks like Frankenstein's Monster. Zakuro has a major crush on Yurimaru, but Yurimaru is a Depraved Homosexual in love with (and sleeping with) their leader, Himuro Gemma, and so he rejects her advances rather bluntly. Yurimaru promptly stumbles into an explosives-rigged shed near the climax of the movie, and is blatantly blown to pieces when a detonating rat triggers the whole place going up in flames.
  • Nodame Cantabile: In the Paris Chapter, when Chiaki wanted to break up with Nodame, she beat the crap out of him (on a bridge overlooking the Seine) until he changed his mind.
  • Chloe of Noir She turns psycho after Kirika rejects (or more accurately, fails to even notice) her advances, and then acts to protect Mireille from her, causing her to snap.
  • Tabool in Now and Then, Here and There is unhealthily obsessed with garnering any attention whatsoever from his best-friend-turned-rival, Nabuca, to the point that he gets jealous of a freaking six-year-old. Long story short: Nabuca continues to reject Tabool and it does not end well.
  • Okane Ga Nai has Kanou towards Ayase. There's also Ayase's Stalker with a Crush who pulls a knife on him in a scene similar to Attempted Rape scene.
  • One Piece:
    • Vander Drecken responds very badly to Princess Shirahoshi rejecting his marriage proposals, leading to a very bad case of If I Can't Have You. Subverted when it's revealed he only wanted her for her ability to control Sea Kings.
    • Arlong's possessiveness towards Nami goes far past his stated desire of keeping her because she's a good surveyor, and his emotional abuse, manipulations, and threats to kill her friends and family if she ever leaves him make him out to be a crazy abusive boyfriend. Hell, he even calls her adorable in the dub.
    • Blackbeard did a I Have You Now, My Pretty ploy to Jewelry Bonney. He said that she was too weak to join his crew, but she could stay if she became his woman. Her response was a kick to Blackbeard's face. He responded by getting pissed off, screaming at her that she doesn't act like a woman should, and says they should just stick with his original plan of turning her over to be arrested so they can get a ship in return.
    • Absalom spied on Nami and accosted her while she was in the bath heavily hitting on her. She hit him with a Groin Attack. He follows that up by stalking and kidnapping her and tries to use force to make her his bride. He's even stated to like weak woman that don't fight back.
  • Oniisama e...: Mariko Shinobu threatens to kill Nanako and herself when the latter tries to decline staying overnight, then holds the door closed so she can't get out. Luckily Mariko's mother Hisako provides enough distraction for Nanako to escape, but Mariko still protests.
  • In Oreimo when Kyousuke rejects Ayase's love in episode 12 of season 2, she claims while teary-eyed she'll kill him if he doesn't go with her.
  • When Tamaki of Ouran High School Host Club gets rebuffed by Haruhi he sits in a Corner of Woe.
    • Hikaru has feelings for Haruhi and gets unreasonably jealous briefly when Haruhi shows she has a male friend. He gets over it and chooses to calm her down and sit with her during a storm.
  • In Outlaw Star Harry beats up Melfina and tries to kidnap her when she refuses him. He also tries to kill Gene the guy he thinks she's interested in and tries to Mind Rape her twice. He gets over the rejection though eventually.
  • Pandora Hearts:
    • The Core of the Abyss goes insane and gains a grotesque appearance when reaching out to Alice, intending to take the Intention's other half to make her less lonely while stating that she refuses to be without Alice.
    • Due to Doldee's influence, Noise tries to kill Vincent so he can't belong to anyone else. Fortunately, Echo stops her and releases her from Doldee's control. Noise also kidnapped and abused Ada and wanted to stab her for being so close to Vincent.
  • Sae in Peach Girl nearly pushes her love rival in front of a bus. And Momo beats up Kiley when he reveals he has a first love. In regards to Toji when he breaks up with her due to Sae's manipulations she sits outside his house in the snow stubbornly to the point of catching a cold and gets pissed him at him, throwing an apple at him, and yells "Don't fuck with me!" Kairi also sits in a Corner of Woe when Momo rejects him. All of them eventually get over the rejections.
  • Perfect Blue: Me-Mania (real name Uchida) has a thing for Mima that she doesn't even notice. When she publicly announces that she's quitting her singing job and moving to something else, Me-Mania takes this as rejection. Being the crazed fan that he is, he sends her a fax message simply saying "TRAITOR" over and over again. Then he stalks her, murders people connected to her, and attempts to rape and kill her.
  • Phi Brain: Puzzle of God gives us Rook and Kaito. The two were childhood friends. Unfortunately, Rook was taken away as a child and eventually became a Tyke Bomb who determined that Kaito was the perfect candidate for Phi Brain, a program filled with Death Trap puzzles, the ultimate goal of which is to create the perfect puzzle solver. It Makes Sense in Context. In the end, though, Obsession's love for Superman proved 100% true, when she sacrificed herself to save him from a magical atttext. As Kaito solves puzzles, Rook gushes over how beautiful he is when doing so. He even concocts a plan to convince Kaito that the best thing to do is to leave his True Companions behind and join him. It doesn't work. He gets very angry when Kaito's Love Interest, Nonoha, displays how close she and Kaito are. When Kaito finally makes it clear that he will never join POG, the conglomerate Rook works for, Rook goes into a mad rage, screaming that Kaito is his and that he has to join him. Rook's personal Dragon needs to hold him back from making a grab at Kaito himself.
  • In Pokémon the most notable example is when Ash's Grovyle fell in love but was rejected; he had a Heroic B.S.O.D. just after. From Bad to Worse, as he evolved into Sceptile immediately afterward, and the shock of rejection made him unable to use his attacks!
  • Princess Jellyfish: Inari puts drugs in Shu's drink, makes it look like she and Shu spent the night together, and threatens to expose the pictures if he refuses her. Subverted, when she pretended to be upset by Shu's rejection and decided to "end it". It turns out to be a very cruel joke and she just shrugs it off. Shu doesn't respond well to this.
  • In Princess Princess when Tooru tells Sayaka that he only sees her as a sister she has a Freak Out moment and tries to kill herself by jumping off of a cliff. Also, when Yuujirou kisses Tooru to finally convince Sayaka to leave Sayaka runs off crying. She also has a bad habit of stabbing Tooru's girlfriends with scissors and pushing them down stairs.
  • Psyren: Eiji captures Marie, wanting to turn her into a statue. She refuses to be with him, so he decides to kill her.
  • In Ranma ½ Ranma's suitors do not take rejection well. This example is mostly Played for Laughs with them trying to assault each other or him, and using various things like love potions to try to win his love.
    • Also, when female Ranma discovers that Ryoga (that had accidentally hit Ranma with a love rod) doesn't love him back, he transforms himself into a guy and starts to beat the crap out of Ryoga. Normally Ryoga is as equally skilled in Martial Arts as Ranma, but this time Ranma was in such a rage that Ryoga was forced to surrender...
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
    • Saionji is this in regards to Anthy. Whenever she attempts to resist him he slaps her and slut shames her.
    • Also Akio in regards to Anthy. When she resists his request to come to him one night its implied he rapes her.
    • Kozue holding a razor to Miki's throat while they're both in the bathtub together and calling him a traitor when he refuses to divulge details of his personal affairs to her. She also sleeps around and generally expresses loose morals in order to attract Miki's attention, especially when he shows Anthy more attention.
    • When Shiori is rejected by Ruka she is left looking like a mess and gives Juri a furious expression when angry with her for having Ruka's attention.
    • Juri herself suffers emotional angst over her secret crush on Shiori which she assumes is unrequited. It turns out that Shiori is confirmed to love her too but is in denial about it for certain reasons.
    • When Nanami assumes Touga doesn't love her like she loves him (as he's The Casanova and finds other girls like Utena more interesting) she tries to kill Utena in a duel and acts very violent to her Girl Posse, smacking them and beating them up. They're shown wearing bandages and sporting bruises afterwards. She also tries to humiliate Anthy when she thinks she has her brothers attention and killed a cat as a child that her brother was giving all of his affection to.
  • Mizore from Rosario + Vampire towards Tsukune, to the point of wanting to kill off competition and freeze him to keep him for herself. Though she does get better about this and becomes nicer after being added to Tsukune's harem.
    • Akuha of the second manga season is an even worse offender towards Moka. She freaks out and goes even more Yandere when she sees Moka choose Tsukune over her and tries to kill him.
  • Sakura Gari: Katsuragi towards Souma. He rapes Masataka who is the one Souma is interested in and orders him to stay away from Souma. When Souma finds out he mentions Masataka's name leading to Katsuragi to try to strangle him and demand him to never say Masataka's name again. Also, Sakurako towards Souma. She goes crazy and tries to kill both Masataka and Souma. Generally, a lot of people towards Souma, whom are mentioned to resort to If I Can't Have You when Souma tries to get his one time lovers to leave him alone. Also Souma towards Masataka. When Masataka rejects Souma out of fear, Souma is shown to be unaccustomed to not getting sex from someone he wants, so he proceeds to tie Masataka up and rape him repeatedly.
  • Sailor Moon has a few characters that fall under this, namely the first anime's Ali and En (for Usagi and Mamoru respectively), Prince Diamond (for Usagi), and Emerald (for Prince Diamond). And the R movie's Fiore for Mamoru. And Queen Beryl's unrequited love for Endymion/Mamoru. Most of them resort to Murder the Hypotenuse or If I Can't Have You to have a chance at the one they love.
    • Usagi in the first anime falls into a depression after Mamoru breaks up with her and tries to tearfully eat her troubles away.
  • Saitama Chainsaw Shoujo: After being dumped by her boyfriend Fumio Kirisaki declares "Alright, I'll kill him...Then I'll die."
  • Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei:
    • Chiri towards Nozomu. One such case is when Nozomu (and guest commentators) immediately and bluntly rejected her suggestion that they could be a successful match (proper love) in the "Maybe Maybe" episode, despite considering and conceding the possibility of success of romantic relationships with Abiru (puppy love), Nami (normal love), Manami (unfaithful love), Kaere (violent love), Chie (adult relationship), Maria (acquaintanceship) and even Ikkyu (Ho Yay), upon their suggestions. Chiri's reaction to the rejection is frighteningly hilarious.
    • Nozomu kindly informs Matoi that mutual suicide is true love. And then unfortunately informs her that he'd be happy to kill himself with her at any time, so she took up stalking him while her previous stalking victim whom initially hated how she stalked him got annoyed when she stalked Nozomu over him and started stalking her. This leads to a chain of stalking in that each stalker chases after someone that they think has rejected them.
  • Both of the main female characters on School Days fit this trope to a T. In various versions of the story, they turn to murdering not only their rival but Matoko himself when he pays more attention to one girl over another and suicide as a result of the rejection.
  • Sengoku Otome has Akechi Mitsuhide, who is so yandere for her master, Oda Nobunaga, that after catching her "kissing" supposed-rival Hideyoshi (but she was just giving her medicine), she torches the temple that Nobunaga's passed out drunk in, then goes in after her "so they can always be together." Fortunately, the plan is thwarted, everyone survives, and although Mitsuhide passed out from smoke inhalation, she wakes up in the middle of getting mouth-to-mouth from Nobunaga.
  • Seraph of the End:
    • Ferid takes his attachment to Mika and Yuu to the point of ordering Crowley to slice off their arms and legs if they try to run away or resist their attempts to become their comrades. Crowley engages Yuu and his comrades in battle after saying Ferid is pretty twisted to want to do that to someone he wants to be friends with. He's also implied to be upset/angry when Crowley says they're not friends and when Krul whom he has feelings for refuses to submit to him.
    • Miharu's love for Guren led to her becoming a demon, dabbling in human experimentation to make Cursed Gear weaponry, and betraying the Hiragi clan because as she puts it she'll do anything to keep Guren by her side and as such gets very put out when he acts cold towards her or insists he doesn't love her.
    • In the light novels Guren recalls the love story 500 years ago that led the Hiragi Clan to scorn the Ichinose Clan. Apparently, two Hiragi brothers were in love with a beautiful Ichinose girl. They both competed for her love with the younger brother winning her affections. The older brother responded by raping and impregnating the girl and castrating his younger brother. He then banished them from the clan which led to them having to create the Order Of Imperial Moon for themselves. The scorned brother could have defeated them but chose to let them live so they, their children, and their children's children would forever be looked down upon and humiliated by others as the lowly Ichinose clan.
  • Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Miyokichi still pursues Kiku even after he broke up with her. She, during the inn confrontation, wanted to kill herself and take Kiku with her because he would not love her.
  • In the SHUFFLE! anime Kaede goes Yandere when Rin rejects her in favor of Asa. She attacks Asa when she shows up at her house, crosses out Asa's face in a picture of her and Rin, attacks her with a knife in an extra episode, and later throws herself at Rin naked while he's in bed after she just had a Shower of Angst. She gets better.
  • A possible interpretation of Kyouko from Skip Beat!.
  • In the anime Speed Grapher Ginza has a one-sided, desperate love for Saiga, ultimately rapes him, and considers killing the girl he's actually interested in.
  • Nozomu of Stepping on Roses. To insane proportions. He even goes so far as to go around with an ax "Here's Johnny" style trying to catch Sumi "cheating on him".
  • Threads Of Time: Sali Tayi. He explicitly tells Atan Hadas that if she runs away with Moon-Bin and doesn't marry him, he'll kill them both.
  • Togainu no Chi: Keisuke becomes Yandere as a result of not having his feelings toward Akira being acknowledged and being rejected as well as the effects of Line making him insane. Whether he snaps out of it or not depends on the route (in the game). In the anime though, he snaps out of it and reverts back to his normal self.
  • Tokyo Ghoul:
    • Kanae's despair and anger at Tsukiyama's paying attention to others namely Sasaki/Kaneki, over him leads him to consider killing Sasaki to get him out of the way. It also makes him vulnerable to Eto's torture and mind games when she states that she knows Kanae wants to make Sasaki suffer because he has Tsukiyama's attention. He ends up cutting off Sasaki's hand and trying to drop him off a roof to his death out of jealousy and due to Eto's influence on his sanity but Sasaki decapitates him. Also, the cover of Chapter 45 shows Kanae vomiting and choking on rose petals. This is called "Hanahaki Byou", a sort of fictional disease/artistic symbolism where a person vomits flower petals as a result of Unrequited Love.
    • Eto reveals to Kanae as she's manipulating her that they should both destroy the ones they love for not returning their feelings.
    • Tsukiyama is implied to have feelings for Kaneki to a Yandere degree and it's implied Kaneki's repeated refusal to allow Tsukiyama to eat him is infuriating to him. He tries to persuade Kaneki to stay with him and the group and prevent him from basically going on a suicide mission. When Kaneki coldly rejects him Tsukiyama freaks out and tries to kill Kaneki telling him "I'm not going to let anyone get in the way of me eating you! Not even you!" It is heavily implied in later chapters that his feelings for Kaneki became romantic, as the thought of losing him to anyone makes him crumble in despair.
    • Sasaki theorizes that Torso removes the legs of his victims so they won't "leave". Once he becomes obsessed with Mutsuki, he becomes obsessed with following him and making him his, which especially escalates after Mutsuki responds to his affections in the negative leading to him to cut off his limbs to keep him from leaving. A volume 4 diary entry reveals that he believes they share a mysterious connection, and this "spark" of desire will be his salvation. He just believes they need to have a long, private talk.....then Mutsuki will understand their destined bond, and return his love. After he cuts off Mutsuki's legs and arms he declares he will forcibly marry him while having him dressed up in a white dress and putting a wedding ring on his cut off hand. He then stands in front of him shirtless while breathing deeply which heavily implies Attempted Rape. Usually, his past "lovers" rejection of him drives him to extreme violence to punish them including destroying their faces. Also, in chapter 73 of re: Torso brings Mutsuki a flower crown, but gets angry when Mutsuki glares at him and won't accept his compliments. He beats Mutsuki violently while screaming insults. He says that Mutsuki being the only woman and he being the only man in his hideout means that Mutsuki has no choice but to love him. He later has them on a makeshift bed and says he only beats Mutsuki because of how deep his love for him is. It's worth noting that when Mutsuki acts complacent and sympathizes with him rather than reject him does Torso take this as Mutsuki accepting him and it helps to avoid angering him. When Mutsuki again starts to struggle and resist Torso's act of love he slams Mutsuki hard against some rocks.
    • Souta invited Ami to the Ghoul Restaurant and baited her by promising that he would marry her. When it was revealed that she was meant to be eaten and he revealed he didn't love her at all, she had a nervous breakdown and Kaneki thought about how she had gone mad because of the rejection and deception.
    • Rio reveals his feelings toward Touka in the jail game. When she sadly rejects him he describes how he feels heartbroken and stays in the same spot for several hours after she leaves.
    • The anime added an extra scene where Kaneki hallucinates Hide discovering that he's a ghoul, and coldly rejecting him for it. Then a hallucination of Jason comes in and kills Hide, while poor Kaneki can only scream in abject horror and sorrow. The assumed rejection and just the idea of losing his best friend terrifies Kaneki and it's made a thousand times worse for manga readers who, by the time the episode came out, know that Hide has known for the whole series that Kaneki's a ghoul, has accepted him for it, and wants nothing more than for him to come back home.
    • Shiro and Kurona have a nervous breakdown when Eto breaks them with her words that their 'papa' Kanou doesn't love them like they thought. When he essentially abandons one of the fatally injured twins they crumble in despair.
    • Seidou's apparent feelings for Akira and his horrified belief she and the CCG are rejecting him when they resolve to attack him when he becomes a ghoul against his wishes which is the very thing they're meant to fight leads to him attempting to strangle Akira to death. Luckily, Amon shows up in time.
  • Tokyo Mew Mew features Quiche who attempts to murder Ichigo's boyfriend Masaya or Ichigo herself when she rejects him. He later changes this to wanting to be Together in Death with Ichigo if she doesn't go with him. It certainly doesn't help that he's a Stalker with a Crush and Ichigo's primary foe throughout the series, which only adds more fuel to the fire.
  • Vampire Game has Lassen, who fell for reincarnated vampire Lailis when they were kids. Since vampires retain their memories, Lailis was still devoted to her old love, and Lassen dealt with it by trying to become a cold-hearted ruler just like him, going further by crippling Lailis by cutting her hamstrings himself so she couldn't run away.
    • Also seen in Leene, who forces childhood friend and love interest Yuujel to attempt suicide with her, then years later tries to kill a girl who Yuujel might be interested in .
  • The Wallflower is about Sunako Nakahara, whose first love, in response to her confession told her "I don't like ugly girls". In response, she took to shunning light forever, hiding her face behind long black hair and devoting her life to horror, gore and darkness. Also, as a result of the rejection she also took to trying to murder people she's attracted to.
  • Warau Hyouteki: When Azusia and Yuzura were mere children, they were betrothed to each other by their parents. Many years later, after Azusia's mother mysteriously dies, Azusia returns to Yuzura with the intent of marrying him. Of course, Yuzura has a girlfriend, Satomi, and this doesn't sit to well with Azusia. Add to the fact that Azusia is anything but "normal", and she has no problem eliminating the competition by any means possible.
  • Welcome to the N.H.K.: Misaki somehow knows an awful lot about Satou, and she is very obsessed about making sure that he always attends her counseling every night. After he rejects her romantic advances, she attempts suicide.
  • Ryuuko and Haguro in 'Wolf Guy - Wolfen Crest'' in regards to Inugami. When Inugami makes it clear that he likes his teacher Aoshika and not her she falls into despair and informs Haguro (who also lusts after Inugami) where Inugami's feelings lie. When he finds out its Aoshika he sets out to gang rape her and try to kill her while telling her she's not good enough for Inugami, something which perhaps motivated Ryuuko to tell Haguro about Aoshika in the first place out of jealousy towards the poor woman. Also, when Haguro thinks Inugami has talked to Chiba when he was not around he gets jealous and he beats him half to death, bites out his tongue, defacates on him, and rapes him. While he's doing all this Haguro thinks about how this is all his form of punishment to Inugami.
    • Post Haguro's death, Ryuuko just lost her mind, wandering on the streets and selling her body in utter disbelief now that she lost Haguro and couldn't get Inugami to love her back.
  • In Wolf's Rain during a confrontation between the two, Jagara stabs Darcia with a poisoned dagger when he refuses her.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: In chapter 10 Ms. Chono was upset because she was rejected during a marriage interview. She apparently goes to marriage interviews so that she could reject every man she talks to.
  • Yuri Kuma Arashi: While Yurika certainly loved Reia, the latter did not feel the same. This led to Yurika eating Reia out of jealousy and possessiveness and later trying to do the same along with what looked like Attempted Rape to her daughter Kureha due to the Strong Family Resemblance.
  • Yuureitou: After Tetsuo (whom Marube lusts after) rejects him Marube's reaction ranges between cross dressing as his deceased wife, attempting to rape Taichi in order to break him and drive him away from Tetsuo, and finally giving into his insanity when Tetsuo rejects him one last time. He ends up dealing with it in his own twisted way by getting naked and sleeping with his dead wife's bones.

     Comic Books  

  • Iron Man:
  • The Venom Symbiote is this to Spider-Man. Venom believes in the concept of having a permanent bond with its host so Peter's rejection was especially painful to the symbiote. Its thought process can best be summed up as "That bastard! How dare he kick me out! Didn't he realize how awesome I was?! Well screw him! I hate him, I hate him, I want him to die! He deserves to suffer for hurting me! But then... I won't have him! I know, I'll kill off everything he loves and then force him to take me back! Then it will just be us together forever..."
    • The middle-aged, perverted owner of one of the modelling agencies Mary Jane worked for groped and sexually harassed her, and used his influence to keep her from getting work once she rejected his advances.
  • Superman:
    • Superman once had Maxima, Queen of the planet Almerac after him. Maxima learned about Superman after viewing a transmission of outer-space gladiator games that Superman was forced to take part in, and set out to make the Man of Steel her mate. Since Superman rejected her advances, Max periodically attempted to wreak revenge, including an alliance with his nemesis Brainiac.
    • The second was an Earth woman named Dana Dearden. She always fascinated by the legends of ancient gods. Since the Man of Steel is more-or-less a modern-day god, she transferred her interest to him, filling her room with various news clippings and other memorabilia of him. After stealing some ancient coins at the local museum, she gained superpowers and donned a hero costume of her own, insisting that she was Kal-El's Super-Woman. But not only did Superman deny her the love she sought, she was quickly given the somewhat irritating name "Obsession". In her fury, she destroyed an oil tanker, and disappeared for awhile. And when Obsession resurfaced during Superman's split into Red and Blue versions, she ran up against Maxima, who wasn't interested in Dana's suggestion that there was now one Supes for the both of them.
  • Supergirl: Kara has an unfortunate record of falling for guys who later turn out to be jerks, super-villains or jerkass super-villains (Powerboy, H'el) who hate when she sees through their ruse and breaks up with them. When it happens, they try to abuse her... and find out what bullying the obscenely super-powered, temperamental girl is a spectacularly bad idea. Powerboy is a case in point: he brutally beat her up, including dragging her face down the side of a skyscraper, and tied her to a bed. She beat him up, dropped a house on him and told him never to bother her again.
  • It's implied Loki is this to Thor in the comic Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers. Loki explains exactly why he hates Thor so much:
    Loki: Over all the millenia, only you have ever loved me Thor. Only you have ever looked at me with affection in place of condescension. Why then am I killing you and not the others? Because you stopped.
    • Also hinted tragically in the movie where Loki believes himself to be hated by his adopted family who try to reassure him that's not the case to no avail. He responds by refusing to see the truth, exhibits homicidal rage and sorrow.
  • Judge Dredd: Judge Dredd once had a stalker who becomes obsessed with him after rescuing her from some criminals. She arranges a meeting to make a marrriage proposal, but Dredd is only Married to the Job. After getting rejected she immediately tries to throw herself off a bridge.

     Fan Works 
  • Death Note:
    Light: I know I can win him back if he'll just visit me in person once.
  • A Crown of Stars: When Jinnai found out that Asuka and Shinji were together he did not take it quite well. In fact he called her a slut -among other "nice" epithets-, threatened with telling Shinji secrets she would not want him knowing and declared he would sell her into sex slavery after she outlived her usefulness. His tantrum was even more out of place when you consider she had been nothing but his "voluntary" plaything and she had been very clear about never liking him and servicing him only because the alternative was a bullet in her head.
  • Evangelion 303: Saburo broke up with Kaworu when he latter started paying more attention to Rei Ayanami. Later he regretted it, but for then Kaworu had moved on. Feeling unable to get over his feelings Saburo started increasingly dumber and crazier schemes to win Kaworu back, and lashing out against his perceived rival, Rei.
  • Grand Tour Series: Kendra Zendor does not take rejection well.
  • HERZ: Kurumi was rejected by Shinji, but she was unable to accept it and get over it. When she met him again, seven years later, he was married and had a daughter and she kept trying to seduce him with absolutely zero success.
  • Sasuke in Slash Fic "Purple" by kodak-85 to Naruto. Naruto tells Sasuke he's not gay and doesn't even like him. Sasuke's response is to punch him, tell him "You led me on", rape him and then carve his trademark whiskers on his face with a knife. As well as telling him he belongs to him.
  • Admiral Xen of the Mass Effect fic Project Gethinator, who is Yandere in a big way for Commander Shepard, utterly loses it in the final chapter when he decisively turns her down and calls her on her mad scheme to control geth with the brains of kidnapped and murdered humans, going as far as to make the star of Eta Carinae go hyper-nova in a mad bid to destroy him, Tali and the crew of the Normandy.
  • Lampshaded in the Maleficent fanfic Your Servant Mistress. Diaval encounters a man who had approached him some time ago, and whom he had rejected. When the guy says some nasty things to Maleficent, Diaval comments that he's just angry because Diaval rejected him.
  • The Labyrinth fanfic "The Goblin Market" takes the original story where Jareth commands Sarah to love him in return and she refuses and has a continuation where Jareth, bitter by her rejection seeks to make her his queen by force and resorts to outright seduction and rituals made to connect them.
  • Thousand Shinji: Rei's reaction to be rejected by Asuka was getting furious with her and Shinji, mistrusting them and not supporting them against Gendo. Later on, she admitted that her behavior left much to be desired.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword fanfic "Aphelion: a case study" features Ghirahim having even more violent mood swings than usual when Link fights against his advances. He therefore seeks to continue with his constant sexual harassment because he's annoyed with Link's lack of respect towards him. Link's lack of respect is justified due to Ghirahim barging himself into Link's life and sexually molesting and abusing him as well as Ghirahim being a terrorist who threatens to kill Link's loved ones unless he agrees to his involvement in his life.
  • In the Megamind fic Heroes, Metro Man (known as either Metro Dude or Wayne Scott in the story) feels he's entitled to Roxanne because she's hot and he's handsome and rich - to the extent that he dates her friend in order to make her jealous after she rejects him, and when that doesn't work, almost rapes her. He thankfully comes to his senses.
    • Metro Man shows the same attitude towards Roxanne in another fic by the same author, called Swapped Destinies. Unlike the above, this time it doesn't end well.

    Films — Animated 
  • Hal/Titan in Megamind. He goes absolutely bonkers when Roxanne turns him down. He even decides to destroy Metro City just because one girl didn't return his feelings.
  • Beauty and the Beast:
    • Gaston increasingly goes from being a Jerkass Stalker with a Crush into a murderous Yandere through the course of the movie. It's especially evident after Belle keeps refusing him.
    Gaston: I'll have Belle for my wife! Make no mistake about that!
    • The Bimbette twins, Claudette (with the red dress), Laurette (with the amber dress) and Paulette (with the green dress) comically break down into tears when Gaston announces he's going to propose to Belle while dressed for his wedding.
  • Claude Frollo from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame does not take rejection well. Confirmed when he sings "She (Esmeralda) will be mine or she will burn!" and offers her a Sadistic Choice of such a nature.
  • The Incredibles
    • Buddy Pine makes this absolutely clear to Mr. Incredible after being refused by him as his sidekick, Incrediboy, and changed into Syndrome.
    • Elastigirl catches Mirage hugging her husband Bob and assumes he's choosing Mirage over her. She reacts by sucker punching Mirage and verbally berating Bob before Bob explains its Not What It Looks Like.
  • In The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina the Mole King goes Ax-Crazy when Thumbelina rejects him and chooses Tom instead.
  • A deleted scene from the first The Lion King film that is mostly restored in the play as "The Madness of King Scar" is downright creepy. Scar starts hitting on Nala, wanting her to be his queen. She refuses. In front of the pride, he banishes her.
  • Wenlock of Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus turns any girl to stone that refuses his affections.
  • The Jack In The Box from "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" sequence of Fantasia tries to force kisses on the ballerina and keeps her captive when she refuses him. He even tries to murder the tin soldier.
  • Lola the Gold Digger lionfish from Shark Tale, to the point where she mercilessly slams Oscar against the glass windows when he dumps her for Angie.
    • Lola then proves to be even more of a psychopath by being perfectly willing to arrange Don Lino & his Mob-sharks to kidnap Angie in demand of Oscar's obedience, even gleefully threatening Angie's life in order to do so.
    Lola: You know, Sharkslayer. There's only one thing I like better than money: Revenge!
  • Emily of Corpse Bride admits her heart broke after Barkis Bittern rejected her and left her for dead. She also has deep sadness inside her after Victor tells her he would never marry her and initially acts possessive towards Victor when his arranged fiance Victoria is around. She gets better and eventually decides to let Victoria and Victor be together. Her making peace with the rejection and her past is what allows her spirit to pass on.
  • Shrek: In the first movie Shrek hears Fiona (whom was in her ogre form due to a curse) tell Donkey that how could someone love anybody who's so ugly (she was talking about herself in her ogre form) and says that's why she can't be with Shrek. Shrek believes she was talking about him and acts very coldly towards Fiona, rebuffing her attempts to talk to him and screaming at Donkey to leave him alone. He also is shown weeping at home while sitting down to eat which mirrors Fiona crying at the castle due to her sadness at having to marry Farquaad when she loves Shrek and at Shrek's rejection of her. Fortunately, even though he was ordered not to, Donkey returns to Shrek's swamp anyway to explain what really happened and to get back at Shrek for being so mean besides.
    Shrek: If I treated you so bad, how come you came back?
    Donkey: 'Cause that's what friends do: THEY FORGIVE EACH OTHER!
    Shrek: All right, Donkey, I forgive you — FOR STABBING ME IN THE BACK!!
  • In both the book and the movie Coraline repeatedly rejects the Other Mother's attempts to make her into her perfect little daughter and tells her she isn't her mother. In both versions this results in the Other Mother having a Villainous Breakdown and in the movie when Coraline escapes she screams "DON'T LEAVE ME! DON'T LEAVE ME! I'LL DIE WITHOUT YOU!"
  • In Strange Magic, Roland calls Marianne "darlin'," "Buttercup," and similar endearments… which was fine when they were engaged, but she dumped him after seeing him kiss another girl on their wedding day, and by about a third of the way into the movie he is actively planning to use a Love Potion on her to make her take him back.
  • 101 Dalmatians: Cruella makes this abundantly clear to the Radcliffes after they refuse to sell her the puppies and she promises to have her revenge.
  • Pitch Black in Rise of the Guardians. If his backstory where when he was human, he had a wife and a daughter is in the movie-verse. He also flirts a bit in the official prequel comic with Tooth during his introduction. However, he also seems to be very touchy-feely with Jack. In the Antarctica scene, he always claimed that he and Jack were the same, touching him when he proposed him to join his side (and in one of early artworks, he even strokes his jaw with a smug smile) and is hurt by his rejection. According to the DVD commentary, Pitch was genuinely hurt by his rejection as he didn't want to be alone. The commentary also uses the phrase "...Jack spurned him."
  • Victor Maynott in A Monster in Paris. He plots to marry the beautiful singer Lucille for himself even if she doesn't want to.
  • The Secret Life of Pets: The animals who live in the sewer are the Big Bad of the story because they were abandoned by their owners. This led to them seeking murderous revenge against all humans.
  • Toy Story: Woody has an insecurity complex about being Andy's one and only favorite toy. When Buzz starts to become Andy's favorite Woody responds by trying to get rid of Buzz. In the second movie, a tearjerker shows up when Jessie reveals how her original owner grew up and forgot about her. In the third movie, Lotso is bitter over his original owner "throwing" him away.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring:
    • Van Reuiven lusts after Griet to the point of trying to rape her when drunk once when she continues to act indifferent towards him and tries to fight him off.
    • When Johannes decides to paint Griet the family maid whom he has Unresolved Sexual Tension with over Catherina she looks at it as Johannes preferring Griet over her, and tries to stab the painting. When Johannes stops her she screams at Griet to get out of her house.
  • Devil In The Flesh:
    • Rose McGowan's character Debbie in the movie goes Yandere for her teacher when it becomes obvious that he already has a wife and doesn't love her back.
    • The guy from Debbie's school who lusted after her tries to rape her after she turns down his sexual advances and later attacks her. She kills him before he can attack/rape her.
  • In Just Friends when Chris tries to turn down Samantha she tazers him in the groin. Also, Samantha shows up at Jamie's house to start trouble after learning that Chris is kind of dating Jamie. There's also a Running Gag of guys being upset when girls put them in the friend zone. At the beginning when Chris gets rejected by Jamie and mocked by the students at a party he flees the house on his bike.
  • Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction towards Dan. For example, she threatens suicide when he tries to separate himself from her after their fling.
  • Mark Wahlberg's character David McCall in the 1996 movie Fear. Nicole and David end up together and within a couple of weeks, Nicole realizes that David is becoming possessive of her and ultimately breaks up with him. David tries everything to get Nicole back, but when that doesn't work, he and his group of friends break into Nicole's home by holding her and her family hostage, which leads to some nasty consequences.
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend: On one side there is Matt, a normal guy. On the other side there is Jenny Johnson AKA G-Girl, a Supergirl Expy. They were an item at first, but then Jenny became more neurotic, aggressive and controlling. So Matt breaks off the relationship and... she does not take the rejection well. She terrorizes his life, sends his car into orbit, and throws a shark at him.
  • Adrian in The Crush: Adrian maniacally dices lemons with a knife after seeing Nick and Amy in bed together, and in the film's climax, attacks Nick and her father with a crowbar due to Nick's repeated rejections of her. She also loves Nick so much she's willing to kill his girlfriend and her own friend to get him. Luckily, she doesn't succeed. At the end when she's in a psychiatric hospital she gives up on her crush on Nick and falls for her doctor, giving a picture of him and his wife an evil glare.
  • In Titanic (1997), Cal (Rose's fiance) shoots at Jack and Rose after he sees them reuniting. He later tries to keep Rose from going to Jack after she rejects him with "I'd rather be his (Jack's) whore than your (Cal's) wife!" but Rose spits at him.
  • Rat Race: Tracy goes into psycho mode when she finds her boyfriend cheating on her with his ex. Upon seeing him and his ex in a steamy pool in the backyard, she attempts to nose dive at them in her helicopter and in their haste to avoid it they break the pool and the water sends them crashing into the side of his house. After that, she proceeds to drop things, including a can of pink paint, onto his truck, and chase him down in the chopper, while using the landing skids to destroy his truck. After running him off the road, she steals the truck upon finding her helicopter's engine is shot. She then yells and punches him in the face after he breaks up with her, almost strangles him with the truck window, puts a bra in his mouth and throws him out of the already running truck.
  • In Swimfan Madison initially doesn't seem all that upset that her one time lover Ben has a girlfriend Amy already but then she becomes more unhinged and tries to murder Amy...
  • The Duke in Moulin Rouge! tries to rape Satine and threatens to murder her lover unless she comes to him.
  • In Akunin, when the Villain Protagonist Shimizu's girlfriend stands him up to go off with another guy, Shimizu follows them and kills her.
  • Most of Life Time's movies feature some form of this. Whenever a character has their feelings rejected, they will either try to ruin their loved one's lives, use threats against them, attempt or successfully kill someone close to them, or all three.
  • In Back to the Future, Biff frequently makes unwanted advances on Lorraine and becomes very angry when she rejects him, tries to rape her in 1955, and wants to marry her (he eventually succeeds in marrying her and treats her horribly). Biff goes so far as to even abuse his adopted children, and threatened to put his wife and her children in jail alongside her brother Joey if she ever tried to leave him.
  • Bad Education: Father Berenguer tries to blackmail Juan when he refuses to see him.
  • Bruce Almighty: Bruce and Grace, in a sympathetic Tearjerker example. When Grace catches Bruce getting kissed by Susan she refuses to listen to his explanations and leaves him. She asks God (Bruce has God's powers) to take away her feelings for Bruce because she doesn't want to get hurt anymore. Bruce tries to win Grace back after she dumps him, up to including trying to use his powers to force Grace to love him again despite knowing he can't affect free will. Eventually, they get back together.
  • Horrible Bosses: The Maneater boss regularly sexually harasses Dale. When he rejects her advances, she drugs him and takes sexually explicit photos of him to blackmail him with.
  • Play Misty for Me: Dave (Eastwood) is a womanizing DJ who constantly gets calls from a woman asking him to play the song "Misty". He eventually meets the woman, named Evelyn, and has a one-night-stand with her. Evelyn insists on making herself part of Dave's life and, at first, Dave likes the attention. However, his ex-girlfriend, Tobie, moves back to town and Dave decides to patch things up. After he attempts to tell Evelyn that he's not interested, she responds by attempting suicide. Dave and Tobie get closer, but Evelyn isn't going to take it and tries any way she can to keep Dave to herself, even if it means getting rid of Tobie for good...
  • Spider-Man Trilogy: Occurs in the third film when Mary Jane breaks up with Peter. Also, in the first film Green Goblin has much Foe Yay towards Spider-Man and doesn't react well when he rejects his offer to join him. "NO ONE SAYS NO TO ME!"
    • In the original novelization of the third movie Eddie's develops stalker-ish qualities after Gwen rejects him.
  • Sandy Burrow (Joely Fisher) from Seduction in a Small Town is a great example of a Lifetime-like Yandere: when she throws herself at local dad Paul Jenks (Dennis Weaver) and is rebuffed because he's Happily Married to Sarah (Melissa Gilbert), among other things, she gets so pissed that she falsely accuses them both of being horrible abusive parents to their two kids and gets them thrown in jail. Twice.
  • Dark Shadows: After Barnabas rejects her love, Angelique goes on to Murder the Hypotenuse, curse Barnabas to be a vampire, lock him in a coffin for almost 200 years, and spend those consequent 200 years sabotaging his family for revenge.
  • Fredrick Zoller in Inglorious Basterds. In one scene Zoller slips away to the projection room to see Shosanna, who rejects him. As a result he gets angry and slams the door open. However, his hot temper eventually gets him killed as Shosanna decided to empty her gun into his back so the nuisance would go away.
  • In Scream 4, Trevor told Jill he loved her, they had sex and then he "just goes out with someone else". Jill absolutely refuses to forgive him, no matter how much he tries to apologize. She later shoots Trevor in the groin and then kills him, planning to frame him for her murders and says "I am not the kind of girl you cheat on".
  • In P2, Thomas is of the Stalker with a Crush variety, veering into Ax-Crazy. He chooses to kidnap the heroine when she refuses to stay after work and have dinner with him on Christmas Eve.
  • Batman & Robin: Dr. Jason Woodrue tries to kill Pamela Isley after she rejects him. He even admits that he doesn't take rejection well.
  • Kill Bill: Bill doesn't take being rejected by The Bride well.
  • In Hot Tub Time Machine, in the original timeline, Jenny stabs Adam in the eye with a fork after he breaks up with her.
  • Simone in The Perfect Girlfriend is this. Anytime a guy she dates breaks up with her, she proceeds to ruin his life by destroying his career. She has a huge Villainous Breakdown when Brandon, her current "boyfriend", breaks up with her and goes back to is girlfriend. In addition to her huge breakdown, she also charges a purchase of wine to his company card, which almost got him fired.
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West
    • Albert is initally too depressed to leave the house after Louise rejects him and tries to win her back before giving up on her and choosing Anna.
    • Clinch is much worse as he's shown to be willing to murder people when he learns his wife Anna kissed another man (Albert) as well as attempt to murder her and later Albert in a case of If I Can't Have You and Murder the Hypotenuse after Anna rejects and humiliates him.
  • Implied in Misery when Annie tries to keep Paul from leaving her but knows he'll want to leave her when his legs get better and then says that she has a gun and she might put bullets in it. She also breaks his legs to keep him from leaving and tells him "God I love you."
  • In Legally Blonde Elle and her boyfriend Warner are eating dinner and Elle is expecting Warner to propose. However, he breaks up with her for not being serious enough and in response she has a breakdown in the middle of the restaurant and angrily walks home in the rain but stops and gets in the car when Warner tells her she'll ruin her shoes that way. She also holes herself up in her room eating chocolates. She gets over him though.
  • Michael in Click freeze frames his ex-wife Donna and her new husband after she yells at him "I hate you!" and he discovers they're married. He then gives the guy a Groin Attack. He later flips him off and generally hates him but eventually lets him know that he has no hard feelings towards him anymore as he lay dying.
  • Blue Steel: Wall Street stock broker Eugene Hunt becomes psychotically obsessed with rookie cop Megan Turner after he witnesses her gunning down an armed robber, and thinks they are soulmates. When she rejects him upon finding out that he's a murderer, he proceeds to kill her friends and anyone else close to her, and eventually rapes her.
  • Lucille Sharpe from Crimson Peak is very possessive of her lover and brother Thomas. When she finds out that he has fallen for someone else, she flips out and kills him in a fit of rage, then immediately starts sobbing over the deed she did.
  • All of Esther's actions in Orphan have in mind the ultimate death of his family Kate, Danny AND Max so that she can have John all to herself.
  • The Perfect Assistant features an assistant becoming obsessed with her boss, David. After his wife is sent to the hospital and it's believed that she may die, the assistant happily rejoices at the prospect of him being available. However, the boss reveals that his wife will survive, but the assistant proceeds to Murder the Hypotenuse. She tries to come on to her boss, which leads to him firing her. Her delusional mind makes her believe that he fired her because it was because he didn't want their work relationship to collide with their real "relationship" and he formally denies anything there for them. She responds by grabbing a gun and threatening to shoot him at a business dinner. Even when she's sent to jail for all of her crimes, she writes letters to him, still believing that there is a relationship.
  • In The Perfect Teacher, Devon falls hard for her new teacher, Jim. She befriends his young daughter, has fantasies about them having sex (nothing explicit is shown), and breaks into his house using a copy set of his keys. When she hears that Jim is going to move to San Diego because of his ex-wife, Devon kills the ex-wife and tries to confess to him. However, for obvious reasons, Jim rejects her and tries telling her that she just has a crush on him. In response to his rejection, she tells her father that Jim raped her, which nearly costs him his job.
  • In Queen of the Damned Akasha develops an attraction to Lestat after being taken with him when he plays the violin for her and allows him to drink her blood. After she wakes up centuries later she murders anyone who might prove a threat to Lestat and kidnaps him at his concert to have him for herself. She also killed her previous husband by ripping out his throat to make herself available, orders Lestat to murder Jesse to prove his love for her and tries to kill him without a second thought when he refuses.
  • Ever After:
    • Danielle is revealed to Henry by Rodmilla in front of the entire court to have pretended to be a countess and is actually a servant in her household. When Henry finds out he rebuffs her, humiliating Danielle and she responds by running out in the rain to cry, ruining her ball gown. The next day when she's working on her chores she attacks the ground in fury. Also, in a familial sense, when Rodmilla basically tells her she never loved her even a little which is ''not'' what Danielle wanted her to say, Danielle washes her hands of her.
    • Rodmilla screams Please Don't Leave Me to Auguste as he lies dying of a heart attack, but it's more out of selfishness than love, since she's wailing that he "cannot leave [her] here" and basically ignoring his heartbroken young daughter kneeling beside him, and proceeds to be horrible to her for the next ten years. It's implied she's also jealous of the fact that Auguste said his "I love you" to Danielle instead of her.
    • Monsieur le Pieu is implied to be something like a Stalker with a Crush to Danielle, judging by his behavior toward her in the marketplace and then later when he owns her. When she repeatedly rejects him he warns that she should be careful how she treats him because her farm receives money from his business and he could simply withhold his "generosity" so that her "pathetic little farm would cease to exist". Later, when he owns her she rebuffs him and threatens to cut him to pieces with a sword. He tells her he will break her like he once did to his stubborn old horse, and threatens to have her hanged when she attacks him. However, he gives in and allows her to go her freedom.
  • The Watcher: David Allen Griffin kills every girl Joel likes. He first murders Joel's ex-lover because Joel was going to retire to be with her. Then, he tries to kill Joel's female psychologist, because she's coming between them. In fact, in the movie, he even comes out and says that he did it because they got in the way of their relationship.
  • Sideways: Stephanie's reaction to learning Jack's getting married in a few days? She pounds his face in with her motorcycle helmet.
  • Audition: Asami, a woman who was auditioning to be Aoyama's wife and is happy about his declarations of love to her, goes to Aoyama's house and discovers a photo of his late wife. Enraged, she drugs his liquor. Aoyama collapses from the drug. Asami injects him with a paralytic agent that leaves his nerves alert, and tortures him with needles. She tells him that, just like everyone else in her life, he has failed to love only her. She cannot tolerate his feelings for anyone else, even his own son. She inserts needles into his eyes, giggling as she does so. She then cuts off his left foot with piano wire. Shigehiko returns home as Asami begins to cut off Aoyama's other foot, and they struggle.
  • In Wedding Crashers Sack notices John getting close to his fiance Claire and reveals that John's been lying to her to get him to leave while brandishing a gun. Later, when John tries to sneak into his and Claire's engagement party he has his buddies beat him up. He then threatens to kill John if he ever comes near Claire again. When John shows up to their wedding Sack looses it and tries to attack him. He also gets very angry when Claire tries to leave him at the alter to go with John.
  • Dodgeball: The Underdog Story:
    • Gordon has his Berserk Button pressed when he sees his mail order wife getting friendly with another man. It enables him to get angry enough to take down another dodgeball team all by himself and later divorce his wife.
    • White is furious when Kate rejects him and lays the smack down on him resulting in him bleeding. He gives her the middle finger and yells at her. It's implied to be part of the reason he hits her while she's down during the match between their teams, partly because he's a dick, partly because he's angry Kate rejected him.
  • It's revealed in Little Miss Sunshine that Frank attempted to commit suicide because of his ex-boyfriend who had left him for an academic rival.
  • In the 1987 thriller No Way Out, Scott Pritchard, Defense Secretary David Brice's aide, helps him cover up his involvement in the death of his mistress. As the situation devolves, Pritchard becomes increasingly psychopathic until, at the end, it is revealed that he's been harboring an Unrequited Love for Brice. He commits suicide upon being rejected.
  • Susanna from Legends of the Fall kills herself after Tristan rejects her.
  • The Neon Demon: After Jesse comes to the mansion that Ruby claims to be house-sitting, Ruby tries to initiate sex with her, but is rejected. Upset, Ruby leaves for her second job as a makeup artist for a morgue. There, she pleasures herself with a female corpse while thinking about Jesse and later fatally injures her after pushing her into a pool.
  • Carol: Harge can't accept getting divorced from Carol, so he blackmails her and threatens to cut off access to their daughter.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Kylo Ren develops a Villainous Crush on Rey and offers her a We Can Rule Together choice. She rejects it through her words and her show of force by getting a few hits in. She also slices him across the face with Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and he has a Villainous Breakdown as a result. He can only look on in despair as they are separated by the land physically moving between them and she runs away.
  • In the 1944 Boris Karloff movie The Climax, Karloff's character, Dr. Friedrich Hohner, obsessed with a beautiful opera singer, Marcellina (June Vincent), with whom he's been having an affair but who wants to break up with him, strangles her to death. Ten years later, another gorgeous singer (Susanna Foster) whom Hohner has developed an identical obsession with, discovers Marcellina's perfectly-preserved body, which Hohner has kept in a Snow White-like glass-lidded coffin for the past decade.
  • Mad Max: Fury Road: The comic book prequel Furiosa #1 confirms this, detailing how the wives had to put up with invasive and humiliating vaginal examines performed by a rather pervy OB/GYN (and witnessed by Joe AND his sons), the threat of being raped by Joe' infantile adult son, being forced to stay up all night having sex with Joe, and having to suffer Joe's wrath if they ever dared to object to his sexual advances. When Angharad was revealed to be pregnant the stress of the situation got so bad for her that she attempted to perform an abortion on herself.
  • Diego from The Purge: Anarchy seeks revenge against Eva for perceived rejection against him in the past and tries to rape and kill her and her daughter to "purge".

     Light novel 
  • In The Rising Of The Shield Hero Motoyasu's death resulted due to him not wanting to chose one of his two female friends over the other. Both girls responded by stabbing him to death while arguing over who would go to heaven with him.
  • Zero no Tsukaima: Louise and Kirche for Saito initially would resort to beating him up partly due to him not picking which one of them he liked better over the other. Also, when Saito's interest in her wavered Siesta would seduce Saito knowing that Louise would beat him up presumably so she could take care of him afterwards.
  • Kyo Kara Maoh!:
    • Wolfram goes Crazy Jealous Guy when Yuuri hints he might break off their engagement, when Yuuri shows annoyance towards his displays of affections, and at one point threatens to kill Yuuri so that he'd his forever. Luckily when Yuuri falls down a staircase Wolfram forgets about that course of action.
    • When Wolfram tries to break the engagement the two have in order to protect Yuuri from the other demons that looked down on their relationship, Yuuri doesn't take it that well and he declares to Wolfram that he's not allowed to break the engagement. Yuuri's character development shines here as he would repeatedly complain about being engaged to a guy in the past.

  • Dragon Bones Bastilla really doesn't react well to Ward rejecting her. She tries to kill him - and that even though he's really nice and respectful about it.
  • Nish from The Three Worlds Cycle books by Ian Irvine is eventually this for Tiaan after she rejects him numerous times.
  • In Death series: Indulgence In Death has a guy who killed a girl he was interested in a drunken fit of rage because she was not interested in him.
  • In the Warrior Cats series, Ashfur. He reacts to rejection by deciding that Squirrelflight needs to feel as much pain as he had. He tries to set up her father's death, framing her current mate as a murderer in the process. When that fails, he decides to try killing her kits in front of her.
    • Raggedstar wasn't good with this either. When Yellowfang (the she-cat he loved) decides to be a medicine cat, he gets angry and refuses to talk with her...and it causes him to demean and insult her a lot.
  • The Princess Bride: When Buttercup gives Prince Humperdink "The Reason You Suck" Speech, he throws her into her room. Then he races down to where her true love Wesley is being tortured, and sets the torture device on maximum, killing him. Clearly, the Prince did not take to being rejected by Buttercup well.
  • Lydia in Peter Moore's Caught In The Act towards Ethan. She gets Ethan to say he'll "stay forever" and orders him to tell her that he loves her. When he eventually tries to break up with her, she accuses Ethan of stalking her and ultimately tries to kill him using the guise of a play to stab him.
  • Sybill Vane in The Picture of Dorian Gray, who takes a fatal does of poison right after Dorian cruelly dumps her.
  • Harold in The Stand once Frannie picks Stu.
  • The Wheel of Time has Rahvin, who uses mind control to force women into having sex with him, since he can't handle rejection.
  • Yet another source of angst in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, to list a few:
  • The Odyssey has Calypso who, after offering her lover Odysseus a chance to stay with her on her island forever, tries to force him to stay on her island with her after he rejects her and tries to get back to his wife at Ithica. She eventually lets him leave because Hermes told Calypso that Zeus said she had to let Odysseus go back to Ithica.
  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles Tess, beginning when Angel initially rejects her and she offers to kill herself, among other things, if it restores his good name.
  • Erik in The Phantom of the Opera. He tries to forcibly make her his and almost murders her love interest. He eventually takes the I Want My Beloved to Be Happy route.
  • The Sorrows of Young Werther is about an emotional young man named Werther who falls madly in love with an young woman named Lotte, who is engaged to someone else. Werther gradually becomes more emotional and less mentally stable as a result of the rejection and ultimately kills himself.
  • Lord Arlington in the Louisa May Alcott book The Inheritance tries to seduce Edith many times but each time she rejects him. The final time she rejects him he reacts very angrily and it's implied that he means to rape her but Lord Percy shows up and Arlington departs.
  • In Ellen Hopkins book "Crank" Kristina hooks up with Brendan who drives them both out into the woods, where they get high together, and he starts to take off her clothes. When she says no, he becomes violent, claiming that he has “waited weeks,” so she should “put up and shut up”. He then starts ripping her clothes off and rapes her.
  • In Twilight, werewolf pack leader Sam snaps, when his imprintee Emily keeps rejecting his advances. She makes it clear that she isn’t interested and sends him back to his old fiancée, Leah (her cousin). However, because San imprinted on her and is thus forced to love her even against his will, he keeps pushing her. Finally Emily calls him out on being just like his father (who left his family), unknowingly pressing Sam’s Berserk Button. Thanks to a mix of frustration over her rejection and his daddy issues he attacks her in his wolf form, scarring her for life. And then they lived happily ever after!]] (...No, seriously—she just found out he was imprinted on her and decided she would just go along with it.
    • It's also hinted that Edward, due to how controlling he is over Bella, would not take it well if she ever rejected him or left him.
    • Bella herself effectively went catatonic when Edward broke up with her. The infamous blank pages showed that well enough. She proceeded to spend most of the book finding various self-destructive ways to hallucinate Edwards voice.
    • Jacob threatens to kill himself when Bella pays more attention to Edward, but Edward says it's just a ploy to get Bella to kiss him.
  • Both Christian Grey and Ana Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey. Grey breaks into her duplex and rapes her into submission when he receives a rejection email; when Grey refuses to kiss Ana, this is her response:
    Once underneath the dark, cold concrete of the garage with its bleak fluorescent light, I lean against the wall and put my head in my hands. What was I thinking? Unbidden and unwelcome tears pool in my eyes. Why am I crying? I sink to the ground, angry at myself for this senseless reaction. Drawing up my knees, I fold in on myself. I want to make myself as small as possible. Perhaps this nonsensical pain will be smaller the smaller I am.
  • The Mortal Instruments: Really, it gets to the point where should-be True Companions are abandoning each other to vampires and demons for slights like "I can't believe you like her/him more than me!" and "It wasn't my fault!" Kind of sends the underlying message that this is all teens are capable of.
  • In Best Served Cold, Caul Shivers risks his life to save Monzcarro's many times, even being permanently disfigured on her behalf. After the last such attempt, she has a tryst with the Grand Duke Rogont...and Shivers decides that he's now ready to kill the woman he's saved half a dozen times.
  • In Lisa Scottoline's book Every Fifteen Minutes Kristine makes flirtatious advances towards Eric who rejects her. In response she files a sexual harassment claim against him. Subverted in that she later makes peace with him.
    • Laurie however is revealed to be a sociopath who manipulates and sleeps with Sam in a grand scheme that results in people dying because she's angry that Eric chose Caitlin over her. She also threatens to Blackmail Eric while brandishing scissors. When Eric finds out about her ruse and she realizes she can't have him she grabs scissors and deliberately cuts herself with him. In her mad delusion she informs him that she's going to tell the cops who are on their way that Eric tried to date rape her after she drank too much. She says she'll tell them that when she resisted his attempts to rape her he grabbed the scissors and held it to her throat. She then says she got the scissors from him and tried to run but Eric tackled her before ripping her shirt open. She says she had to kill him because it was self defense. She then makes good on her lie by advancing on him while similtaneously ripping her shirt open and attempting to stab him with them but he manages to stop her.
  • In Evan Roskos book "Dr Birds Advice For Sad Poets" after Derek breaks off his fling with Sally she throws a tantrum, vandalizes his front lawn, throws homophobic slurs at James, and threatens to get her fiancé involved.
  • Amy in Gone Girl wants to get her revenge on husband Nick for cheating and not paying enough attention to her by framing him. When she comes back after Nick promises to be a better husband she threatens to do terrible things to him again if he tries to leave her.
    • Desi was rejected by Amy back in college and has since stalked her and tried to keep her isolated in his cabin to keep her safe against her wishes.
  • The Dagger and the Coin: Geder is not good with rejection. How not good? He sends an army to invade Birancour because Cithrin, who rejected him, is living there, to capture her and bring her back in chains.
  • Harry Potter: After being rejected by Harry when he offers him friendship, Draco spends their first year trying to thwart Harry, and apparently complained about him through the entire summer break, and in their second year he's so busy teasing Harry that he completely misses the Snitch and loses his first game. Moreover, he's always doing things to get his attention in the Great Hall, even though the Slytherin and Gryffindor tables are on opposite sides and have the two other houses between them. Apparently, Draco has been frustrated for over seven years, because he teased and bullied Harry at every opportunity he got, since their first encounter. He was so deranged by Harry's refusal, that he became his greatest rival. Too many issues, Draco?
  • In The Goblin Emperor, nobleman Eshevis Tethimar is revealed to have molested a fifteen year old boy. When the boy rejected him with the force that his molestation warranted, he asked his friends to help him hunt down and kill the boy. Fortunately, he did not succeed that time. Other victims are not mentioned, but were likely not as lucky.

     Live Action TV  

  • Star Trek: The Original Series: There was one episode called "Charlie X" where a boy with god-like powers ends up in the hands of Captain Kirk and Spock. The boy takes an interest in one of the crew members, and she is old enough to be his mother. He rejects a female crew member his age rather bluntly and rudely. He slaps the crew member he is interested in in her rear. She is appropriately turned off by his advances. Kirk tries to explain to the boy that what he is doing is inappropriate, but it doesn't work. It culiminates in him making moves, she in turn bluntly rejecting him, and he angrily uses his powers to teleport her somewhere and he refuses to say where he put her. Fortunately, she gets teleported back safely by the end and the boy is taken by entities that will be able to handle him properly!
  • Chris Keller in Oz in regards to Beecher whose spurned his affections which makes him act violent and ultimately kills himself and frames it on Beecher. Also, Ryan in regards to Dr. Nathan as he develops a crushs on her and he kills her husband when he finds out she's married.
    • Adebisi goes into a depression, vomits, and smokes weed after Shirley rejects him.
    • Unit Manager Tim McManus forms a brief liaison with prison guard Claire Howell. When he tries to break off the relationship she assaults him in his office (to the delight of watching inmates), then charges him with sexual harassment when he tries to fire her. Howell's later actions definitely cast her in the role of a villain — she assaults (and in one case murders) inmates, as well as using them for her own sexual gratification whether they want it or not. Also, when Ryan said they should stop their sexual relationship she threatened him telling him "It's not over till I say it's over!" Also, when Chris rejected her sexual advances she beat him up.
    • Beecher got quite pissed off when he learned that Keller, the man he fell in love with, was working for Schillinger his enemy and told him he never loved him to begin with. It got worse for him following that, meaning Schillinger and Keller break his arms and legs.
  • Rose of Two and a Half Men. It's implied that she even kills Charlie when she spotted him cheating on her on her honeymoon. Berta lampshades this saying "Never cross a psycho woman." She also stalked Walden and had her ferrets attack Walden when he dumped her.
    • Also Bridget, Walden's ex-wife. She screams at Walden when he rejects her for another woman and drives her car through his wall deliberately with an angry look on her face.
    • When his wife left him, Walden tried to drown himself in the ocean. Apparently he didn't realize that the water would be really cold.
    • Whenever Charlie develops real feelings for any woman he sleeps with and is later dumped by them he's reacted in various ways: hallucinating he's talking to them due to lack of sleep, drinking the pain away, doing drugs, not eating, losing sleep, and trying to bury the pain by sleeping around even more than usual to the point of getting physically hurt by the women's Crazy Jealous Guy lovers. He's also showed up at Mia's wedding and tried to propose to her and win her back but got punched out by her father. Later, he mourns losing a woman like her while in bed crying.
    • Several of Charlie's lovers became this way to him. One lady, who was Jake's teacher, had a breakdown after Charlie dumped her, lost her job and her house, and had to resort to living in a trashy hotel and becoming a poll dancer in a club. She blames all of her misfortune, including her parents disowning her, on Charlie because he dumped her which ruined her life after she gave herself to him. Charlie dumps her again later after trying to make things right when seeing how crazy and religious she has become and she returns to her old ways after having another breakdown.
  • In the TV movie No One Would Tell we have Bobby (played by Fred Savage) towards his girlfriend Stacy.
  • Flashpoint: The very first episode had a Croatian man murder his estranged wife, apparently because she rejected him. There are indications that he may have been mentally ill. The 50th episode had this one employee who was carefully fired because he was more interested in his boss than was proper. Unfortunately, he ends up coming back with a gun and shoots at least one person he comes across. He tries to propose marriage to his former boss, ring and all. She ends up rejecting him, which results in him getting violent and Ed having to shoot him dead. The interesting part was that the team had warned her that he is mentally ill and dangerous and yet she went and put herself in danger (at least to save an employee) anyway.
  • Spike of Buffy the Vampire Slayer took his repeated rejections from Buffy quite badly, and it leads to Attempted Rape.
    • Then there's Tucker Wells, who trains hell-beasts to kill everyone at the Senior Prom, because he asked one girl to go with him and she turned him down.
    • Anya was cheated on by her boyfriend (possibly husband) Olaf. So she turned him into a troll and became a vengeance demon, dedicating the next thousand years to punishing men who wrong their female love interests. Eventually she is forcefully turned human again, but three years later she is left at the altar and becomes a demon again for a few months.
  • "Creepy Connie" takes Luke's lack of interest very poorly on Jessie.
  • In an episode of Supernatural, Sam and Dean have to protect a girl from a spirit who kills people who have been involved in other's deaths. The girl's past includes a boyfriend who threatened to commit suicide when she tried to break up with him. When she left anyway, he did go through with it and she's felt guilty ever since.
    • In "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" Zombie Angela kills Neil via snapping his neck when he tries to leave her.
  • Dollhouse: Sierra's rejection of Nolan causes her to get institutionalized, drugged, and involuntarily conscripted into the Dollhouse. Where she's booked on regular engagements with Nolan.
  • Cheers episode "A Ditch in Time". Sam Malone gets involved with Amanda Boyer (Carol Kane), who becomes obsessed with and possessive of men she goes out with. When he tries to break up with her she implies that she'll commit suicide if he does.
  • Lila from Dexter. She had Dexter ambushed in a parking lot by a man who wanted to kill him because she thought it would bring them closer. When Dexter dumped her, she obsessively tried to win him back with methods including arson and framing one of his friends for sexual assault. She also burned down her ex-boyfriend's house with him still inside. Not to mention that said arson methods weren't just used on Dexter - she put Rita's kids, essentially her competition, in serious danger as well.
  • Rick of Degrassi.
  • Victorious: Trina in an open letter to Kevin Richards. If Trina doesn't get what she wants, hide.
  • In Lost, resident Magnificent Bastard Ben Linus had a crush-turned-obsession on Juliet. She, on the other hand, was with Goodwin. You don't need a degree to figure out what happens to the poor fool.
  • Desperate Housewives: George, a pharmacist, lusted after Bree once she ended their affair together and became jealous of her husband Rex. So he tampered with Rex's prescription drugs by replacing his heart medication with placebos which led to Rex's death. He also beats up and attempts to kill other people who look like they are trying to come in between him and Bree. He also drugged Bree at one point and was seriously considering taking advantage of her. He eventually proposed to Bree and pressured her into marrying him. After the engagement he became increasingly possessive of her, and increasingly violent.
    • Carlos towards Gabrielle in the first season. She was cheating on him, but he ended up physically assaulting the wrong man twice (both of them turning out to be gay) and getting a prison sentence for it.
  • The Nanny: C.C. shows shades of this towards Maxwell (as early as Season One, her therapist has diagnosed C.C. with being clinically obsessed with him). It gets much more severe after Fran and Maxwell announce their engagement. Upon hearing the news, C.C. immediately starts twitching, attacks the messengers who brought her the news (she's holding one of their hats, torn to shreds, in the next scene), and actually ends up spending a few episodes in a mental asylum (in Real Life actress Lauren Lane was taking time off because she was about to give birth). She gets better by the end of the series though.
    • Fran gets her own stalker in the form of Jeffrey Needleman, an old classmate from middle and high school. He threatens to fling himself out a window if Fran doesn't start a relationship with him. At one point before this, he gives her an old makeup kit, explaining that it's the same one their fifth grade teacher confiscated from Fran. Cue Fran's response: "And you saved it...all these years. How sweet...and yet disturbing!"
  • When Blair dumps Chuck on Gossip Girl he puts a dating fatwa on her.
  • Queer as Folk: A mild version in the case of Brian and Brandon. Brian is used to getting whomever he wants, whenever he wants. When Brandon rejects him in the backroom of Babylon, Brian has issues letting it go.
  • Dancing on the Edge: It is implied that Jessie's refusal of Julian's sexual advances is what causes him to attack her.
  • Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation has on occasion not handled Captain Picard's rejection very well. Word of God has stated that Q's obsession with Picard was intended to be romantic, so when read that way Q's reactions to Picard's rejections come off as that of a scorned lover. However even if not read that way Q is clearly not good with taking no for an answer and is very insistent on getting Picard to be interested in playing his games.
    • In Q Who Q requests that he become part of Picard's crew and serve aboard the Enterprise, to prove to Picard that Q's powers are useful in helping humanity explore the universe, and that he's an indispensable asset to the Captain. When Q is rejected he throws Picard and his crew to the Borg, to show them how truly weak they are without him. As this was their first encounter with the Borg Picard's crew was unable to fight them off, and Picard is forced to ask Q to rescue them, reluctantly admitting to the entity "I need you!", and having gleefully proven his point Q rescues their ship.
    • In Q Pid Q tries to grant any wish that Picard wants as a reward for saving his life when he lost his powers. When Picard rejects Q's offer Q disappears in a huff, "You are simply the most impossible person to buy a gift for!" That same day Picard's old girlfriend Vash shows up who Picard is much more responsive to when it comes to accepting favors, but is blinded by her feminine charms into making a few embarrassing mistakes. Q comes back later to commentate on how Vash made Picard look like a romantic fool, citing that love has made him weak and offers to get rid of her. This leads up to Picard being thrown into a fantasy world by Q where he must rescue Vash in a classic damsel in distress scenario to prove his love is truly genuine.
  • Hannibal
    • It's implied Dr. Bloom's rejection of Will Graham (because she thinks he's unstable) didn't do any favors for his mental health.
    • Hannibal's love for Will only deepens in season 3, which worsens his more spiteful, possessive tendencies. He leaves a "valentine from a broken man" for Will in the form of a corpse wrapped into a heart, takes Will captive in Italy and attempts to cut open his skull to eat his brain, and saves him from Mason's wrath (carrying him in almost the exact way another Hannibal Lecter did his love interest). Hannibal then proceeds to give himself up to the FBI, potentially being put away for life, just so that he can get back at Will for rejecting him. He also attempts having Will's wife and step-son killed by another killer, just to get Will's attention.
  • Rectify: Ted Jr. is a Crazy Jealous Guy over Daniel's obvious interest in his wife Tawney, informs Daniel that Tawney is "off limits", gets very upset and becomes violent. He also threatens to press charges if Daniel comes near Tawney again. One reason being because Tawney, in turn, has feelings for Daniel as well. After Tawney leaves him Ted Jr. is shown stalking her without her knowledge, drinks heavily, and beats up another guy partly out of frustration and anger as a result of the tension between him and his wife.
  • Orange Is the New Black:
    • Suzanne can get pretty nasty in season 1 when she believes Piper spurned her. She gets over it.
    • Alex admits she turned to heroin after Piper left her.
    • Piper doesn't take her lovers rejecting her well but if she cheats then its okay with her. In particular, after several occasions when a (sometimes well-meaning) Alex screwed Piper over, Piper finally gets a pretty twisted revenge: she gets a freed Alex thrown back into prison with her. She says part of her motivation for this is because she doesn't want to be without Alex.
    • Chang ordered her gang-mates to cut out the gall bladder of the man who rejected her.
  • Gotham
    • Barbara cheats on Jim Gordon with other men and women but flips out if she thinks he's cheating on her. When Barbara calls Gordon's penthouse, Ivy Pepper answers and lies that she is Gordon's friend. Barbara takes this as Ivy being Gordon's new lover and tells her to "Go to Hell." She also attacks Leslie with a knife presumably because she had gotten together with Gordon in her place. She later restrains Leslie and tries to stab her when informing her that she and Jim will get back together as well as making a Harassing Phone Call to both Jim and Leslie. To Jim she tries to accuse Leslie of having attacked her and being insane when its the other way around and to Leslie she calls her a bitch and says she hopes she dies screaming. And later when having Leslie and Jim drugged and tied up in a church. She's wearing her wedding dress in an attempt to force Jim to marry her and goes as far as to threaten to cut Leslie's face off to prove to Jim that she loves him more than Leslie does. It's implied that she holds a massive grudge against Jim dating Leslie over her and later tries to attack him with a knife too.
    • Edward Nygma (The Riddler) develops Sanity Slippage and a split personality disorder partially because Ms. Kringle initially didn't return his affections and he killed her boyfriend when he found out how he treated her. He ends up accidentally killing her while telling her that he killed her boyfriend "for" her.
    • In regards to the boyfriend (Tom), Ms. Kringle reveals to Edward that Tom threatened to kill her if she ever left him.
    • And last but not least Theo Galavan who genuinely planned to have Jim at his side when he took over Gotham but due to Jim's refusal to bend to him finally orders him killed.
  • Seinfeld:
    • Russell became obsessed with Elaine and when she rebuffed him he acted increasingly unhinged and resorted to desperate measures to be with her which resulted in his death.
    • In the Cadillac episode Marissa Tomei is interested in George. He likes her as well but informs her he's engaged offhandedly and in response she punches him in the face and storms off.
    • Joe Davola had a Stalker Shrine made of pictures he had taken of Elaine without her noticing. Naturally this creeps Elaine out. He later becomes suspicious and thinks she cheated on him. This causes him to run around searching for her and Jerry dressed as a clown.
  • Leonard, Raj, and Amy have this trait to a degree in The Big Bang Theory. Leonard gets upset and tries to hide his sadness whenever Penny goes out with another guy, Raj tells a girl "If you say we're not boyfriend and girlfriend I will never be happy again", and Amy gets quite depressed whenever Sheldon pulls away from her or doesn't give her the affection she wants.
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?:
    • Marjorie and Joshua were in love and planned to run off and get married. However, Marjorie's parents somehow found out and stopped her from going. Joshua was upset and believed she chose not to come, so he wanted everyone to know how much he loved her. So he climbed up to the ledge they would go to at the top of the cliff. Then he began to draw the symbol of their love for everyone to see. The cliff was too steep and dangerous and before he could finish drawing the symbol, he fell down. He died thinking she chose not to come and rejected him.
    • In "The Tale of the Dream Girl", Johnny is freaked out when Donna keeps approaching him after he finds out she's a ghost and forgets about their history together. (He's a ghost too). When he rejects her in confusion she sounds and acts really upset.
    • In "The Tale Of The Captured Souls" Peter is really a 83 year old man who steals people's souls through his mirrors in order to stay young. To this end, it nearly kills her parents. He also develops something for Danielle (it's not clear whether its romantic or platonic but it's definitely twisted) and when she definitely refuses his We Can Rule Together offer he threatens to take her youth as well.
  • Nashville: Avery is together with Juliette though he repeatedly gets so fed up with her antics and behavior that he rejects her a couple times. She resents this and is adamant to win him back, flaunts her pregnancy to get him to pay attention to her, drinks heavily, takes drugs, and when he makes it clear he wants nothing to do with her anymore she wanders over to the edge of a building to jump off it. Her manager saves her though and dies in her place by accident.
  • On Soap, Billy Tate is in a relationship with his teacher Leslie Walker. When he ultimately breaks it off, Leslie makes numerous attempts at committing suicide in front of him, which generally fail spectacularly (often due to intentional or incidental interference by other members of the Tate or Campbell families). Billy eventually tries to convince her that it's not worth killing herself over. It works, and she then decides to kill him instead.
  • The Blacklist: In the episode "Lady Ambrosia" Tom’s ex-girlfriend kisses him and asks him to come with her– Tom politely turns her down, because he already has someone (Liz) and he wants to get back to her. She looks upset at this and later gives him one more chance to come with her. Again, he refuses. Without missing a beat, his ex jumps out of the van and gets her men to shoot everybody in the van. Basically, she shoots Tom who survives and has her entire team murdered as well. She then tells someone to set fire to the van with the bodies inside. When Tom escapes and visits her she attacks him telling him she's doing it because she's still angry he refused her. When Tom begs her to stop she says "I'll try" but later it seems like she was lying and is still holding a grudge.
  • CSI: New York has the rejected characters go the "possessive" route:
    • Ella McBride was portrayed as one of these for Mac Taylor. She followed him to the grocery store, gave him fake evidence so she could "help" with the case. She even slit her wrists in an attempt for him to pay attention to her. She also wrote on a card on her wall that was decorated with a picture of a crime scene "I will make him love me." Nothing has come of it so far, except that Mac visited her in a group home and she said something about an eyeball dropping into coffee which happened to Stella earlier in the episode while she was with Mac.
    • Another episode centered around a man with two wives who was murdered. And the end of the episode it's revealed that his first wife killed him, because she was jealous of the attention that he was giving to the second wife during sex. When asked why she didn't just get a divorce, the woman says that it was because she loved her husband too much.
    • Stella's ex-boyfriend holds her hostage and tries to kill her after she breaks it off with him.
  • Bates Motel: After Norma and Sheriff Romero breakup, she returns home panting heavily before finally breaking down crying hysterically about it.
    • Sheriff Romero reacts to the breakup by trashing his office.
    • Norman does not approve of anyone trying to get between him and his mother whom he admits he has sexual feelings for. Sheriff Romero marries her so she can have insurance to help pay for Norman's medical bills. He maintains that he's not happy with the arrangement and tries to get Romero to leave. He looks for a moment like he meant to attack Romero with an axe at one point and ended up trying to commit a Murder-Suicide with his mother so he could be Together in Death with her. When she wound up dying and he lived he ended up digging up her body and talking to it while hallucinating that she was alive.
  • Faith: Dear Lord, Ki Chul has some serious issues with this. At first, he'll play "nice" to gain the heart (loyalty) of those he's interested in but, the moment he perceives even a hint of rejection, he'll put them through hell on Earth.
  • Misfits: Greg the probation worker. He's creepy in general, but starts attempting to seduce Finn after he sees Alex having sex with him (long story). At one point he also mentions having beaten up a young man who rejected his advances.


  • P!nk slowly goes insane when her boyfriend attempts to leave her in the music video "Please Don't Leave Me".
  • Kesha sings to "Stephen" that she "can't take rejection".
  • The Beatles: "Run For Your Life," despite its pleasant jangly sound, is about a man threatening to murder his girlfriend if she gets with another man.
  • The girl from "Baroque" in Sound Horizon is a Psycho Lesbian yandere nun (going by her costume in the live version, anyway) who kills the girl she loves for rejecting her.
    • And in "Stardust", Stella, an actress who's implied to be a White-Dwarf Starlet, shoots her lover after catching him with another girl. "The bouquet in my left hand can't stop the impulse [read: gun] in my right..."
    • There's also the song "Yield", which is more or less about a girl living at a farm who is in love with her father, and when he doesn't return these feelings, she murders both him and her mother.
  • Played for laughs in Napoleon XIV's "They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Haa".
  • In The Police's Black Comedy song "Can't Stand Losing You" rejection from a girl is the last straw for a teenage boy before he opts for suicide.
  • Inside Out makes a parody of "Happy Together" and transform it into a song about a guy who was rejected by his girlfriend. He takes a Shower of Angst while eating out of depression, worships a Stalker Shrine of her, says he's going to force her to come back to him, and stalks her complete with Slasher Smile. At one point he takes her cat and threatens to hurt it unless she talks to him. He's arrested at the end of the song.
  • Eminem has a tendency for break up songs or singing about how a guy gets possessive around his girlfriend to murderous degrees.
    • In Eminem and Rhianna's song "Love The Way You Lie" Eminem threatens about how if his girlfriend ever leaves him he'll set fire to their house with her in it after restraining her to the bed.
    • "Kim" by Eminem is what happens to a male Yandere just after he snaps. It is not pleasant to listen to. He ends up shouting at her when he found her with another guy, killing the guy, and locks her in trunk.
    • From the same album (The Marshall Mathers LP), Eminem gives us the song "Stan" about a yandere stalker's descent into madness when he thinks Slim (the star he's yandere for) is rejecting him by not sending him letters. He ends up killing himself and his girlfriend who's pregnant with their child. Turns out he gets them after Stan kills himself.
    • In "Starbound" he snaps his girlfriend's neck and then kills himself.
  • In "Liar" by Emilie Autumn Emilie sings the following:
    I want to mix our blood, and put it in the ground. So you can never leave. I want to earn your trust, your faith, your heart; You'll never be deceived.
    • Becomes interesting when it was revealed that these are not just lyrics, but what Autumn's boyfriend spoke to her at one point. Verbatim.
  • "Closer" by Burn Season contains the following lyrics which imply this:
    Don't say that its over
    I'd kill to be closer
    A moment I'm passing to you
    But to me
    I will wait
    And I'll take
    Anything with your name
    Don't say that its over
    You can't live without me

    You say there's something wrong in my head
    So I like to bleed
    You say I'm scaring you now but I'm tired
    From watching you sleep

    I'd erase what you say
    Scramble words in the way
    But you can't take away
    Turn away
    Run away
    Fuck with me

  • "Smoke and Mirrors" by Jayn is an original song written specifically with the yandere genre in mind. The lyrics are explicitly about a girl kidnapping her childhood friends wife and threatening to murder her if he refuses to be with her. She kills her.
    I'm not asking much
    Just give me your heart
    and put no one else above me
    Go on, say you love me!
    Take my hand in yours and tell me that I'll always be the one
    Without you my life means nothing
    So just say you love me tonight!
    And if you lie, this poor girl will have to die

  • In The Willow Maid a young man lusts after the titular willow maid and asks her to marry him. After she rejects him, telling him that she cannot leave the forest, he chops down her tree. Predictably, this leads to her death.

     Myth and Legend  

     Newspaper Comics  

  • A now infamous series of strips in the Mickey Mouse newspaper comic had Mickey attempting to commit suicide after being rejected by Minnie.

     Tabletop Games 


  • A Streetcar Named Desire
    • Stanley makes it clear to his wife Stella that he absolutely will not tolerate it she ever rejects or leaves him.
    • Blanche, when Mitch rejects her, starts to exhibit even more Sanity Slippage.
    • Blanche confesses to Mitch that once she was married to a young man, Allan Grey, whom she later discovered in a sexual encounter with an older man. Grey later committed suicide when Blanche rejected him by telling him she was disgusted with him.
  • Medea: The original Woman Scorned, she killed her husband Jason's new fiancée after being dumped for her. This wasn't an attempt to win him back, however, but pure and simple revenge, particularly when she also put her children by Jason to the sword just to make him suffer all the more.
  • A Piece of My Heart: Postwar Maryjo follows Clint cross-country from Colorado to Vermont after he breaks up with her.
  • In Tanz der Vampire Herbert tries to seduce Alfred, but the latter makes it clear that he doesn't return his affections by trying to run away from him. Anyway this doesn't stop Herbert, who gets even more clingy, aggressive and tries to bite the vampire-hunting Tenor Boy.

     Video Games  
  • Arc Rise Fantasia has Adele, who goes Ax-Crazy Yandere the very instant she finds out she's an Unlucky Childhood Friend. The resulting death toll numbers somewhere in the thousands to hundreds of thousands, and came close to killing everybody on the planet. It seems she felt she had two options: softspoken girlfriend of The Protagonist, or bitchy high priestess of the local Religion of Evil.
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Alma in regards to Becket. She develops romantic feelings for him and frequently does Attempted Rape on him. However he fights her off each time and this angers her. At the end of the game she does eventually manage to rape him and is pregnant with his child.
  • A mild example in inFAMOUS, which has the homicidal character Sasha, leader of the Reapers and briefly the Dragon to the Big Bad prior to the game. Throughout the game, she develops a one-sided crush on Cole. The Player can pursue this by following the Evil Side mission path, or ignore it by playing Good side missions, or ignoring this mission set entirely. Playing Good will see a developing hostility towards Cole as his Karma increases.(Though there are scripted story scenes in which she reveals her true nature, regardless of Karma) While the player must fight her regardless of Karmic path, it has a bigger impact if the love is unrequited. Not Good with Rejection comes into effect once the players learns that Cole is a younger version of Kessler whose timeline is irreparably altered due to Kessler's interference. This means that Sasha is in love with Cole, but is also flirting with him as payback towards Kessler, who tossed her aside.
  • Played with in Chapter 4 of Unchained Blades: Hector works up the courage to declare his love to Mari, but she tells him that she will never love him. He then goes mad (marked with Red Eyes, Take Warning) and schemes to use the wish of the Titan that they are in to force her to love her. However, it turns out that Mari said that she would not ever love him because she CAN'T: she is a doll turned girl who did not have emotions, and wants to make the wish to get them. And Hector; he was so overcome with the desire of his wish that he ended up having to be Unchained by Fang, after which he is very apologetic over what he tried to do.
  • The bosses in Gingiva will immediately attempt to kill you when you refuse their marriage proposals.
  • Swan, the Big Bad of Lollipop Chainsaw took Juliet rejecting him so badly that he started a Zombie Apocalypse to get his revenge on her and the rest of humanity. Even worse, she never really rejected him in the first place. Swan was just a creepy stalker who had never even spoken to Juliet once and simply took Juliet dating someone else as a "rejection."
  • Gladiatrix: Most love interests in the game will amiably accept the Lady's rejection of their advances. Braxton is a very strong exception to this, as is the headmaster of the magic academy, and the stable hand during the prologue.
  • Ensemble Stars: What Izumi has for Makoto can only be described as a one-sided heavy crush. He actively seeks to be near him, gets upset when he thinks Makoto is avoiding him, hires people to take pictures of him, and when someone once made a joke about producer confessing to Makoto on the school's roof, he stated that if such thing had happened, he would've pushed both Producer and Makoto off the roof and then jump off himself. One of his cards is even named "If you get too close to Yuu-kun I won't forgive you!".
  • Jin Kisaragi from Blazblue is another male example, and dangerously skirt with Cute and Psycho. Any moment he's mentioned about his brother Ragna the Bloodedge, he drops all his cool exterior and goes Ho Yay to the max 'Oh brother...~' and expresses his 'love' by trying to kill him. Then there's the final boss Nu-13, who is usually robotic with everyone else, but if she meets Ragna, she also becomes a crazed lovestruck and tried to have him and when Ragna refused, she attempts to kill him. Then you realize that Nu is based on Ragna and Jin's sister. God, it sucks to be Ragna!
  • Cia in Hyrule Warriors is so obsessed with Link that she declares war on Hyrule to kill Zelda and take him for herself when jealous of his relationship with Zelda.
  • In Ib, Mary is obsessed with forming a friendship with Ib, displaying jealousy towards Garry and trying to ditch him a couple times, even at a point where it's clear he's in trouble and needs help. She tries to attack Ib when she thinks Ib will leave her. She chases after Ib and Garry with a palette knife. When she catches up to them she locks them in her toy box. If you anger her enough over the course of the game, she murders Garry. And in the ending "Welcome to the World of Guertena," Ib collapses in despair at seeing Garry go incurably insane and Mary decides the best solution is to keep Ib and Garry trapped in her world forever.
  • Amy Rose from Sonic the Hedgehog was originally just a Clingy Jealous Girl to Sonic, but she is suffering Flanderization into this as of late, with Amy willing to Drop the Hammer if he doesn't reciprocate her advances. She seems to be back to normal in Sonic Lost World, though.
  • Depending on the ending you get, Maria/Mary in Silent Hill 2. It doesn't get much more Yandere than going One-Winged Angel and becoming the Final Boss because the target of your obsession rejects you.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: During a conversation with Niko, Eddie Low states that he loved a woman but later found out she was a "whore". This is likely the same woman he refers to on both of his blogs — while buying supplies at a hardware store, a female clerk tells him "have a nice day" as many clerks are supposed to. Eddie, without adequate social understanding, believes she has a crush on him, so he follows her home and asks to "nurse" her (suck on her breasts) and when she resists, Eddie kills her in anger. He appears for a second time in a dark alleyway in western Berchem and attempts to make small talk. Niko is taken aback by Low's strange and disturbing comments, including asking Niko if he enjoys being spanked. Niko sternly tells Eddie to "fuck off", and that his behavior is "not cool." An enraged Eddie launches into a tirade about how exactly he's tortured and killed children. For example, he says that he once kidnapped a quarterback, conducted anal rape, "strangled him into knots," and pulled out the intestines of another girl "just to see if he could feel anything. But he couldn't," Eddie states. This prompts Niko to respond with, "You should get laid or something." Eddie says that he already did; "a little jogger down by the water, but you know what, handsome, I got a hunger tonight that can't be sated, come here!" Low then takes out a knife and attacks Niko, who kills him in self-defense.
  • In Jak II: Renegade, the motivation behind Erol's attempt to run down Jak is out of envy towards losing both the big race and Keira. His envy seems to have corrupted him, as in the next game, he outright tries to destroy the world... all for losing one girl.
  • Eddie Gluskin of Outlast has a misleadingly kind personality; he is, by and large, very charming, though upon being rejected he can become violent and insulting. He is obsessed with the idea of his "perfect bride," to the point where he mutilates people he deems mentally acceptable to make them physically acceptable as well. He appears to be only interested in taking men and removing and adding parts to create a woman by removing the penis, testicles, and excess body hair and adding breasts. His charming personality often slips when he is rejected, and he teeters dangerously between complimenting his "bride's" appearance and personality and insulting them, often using violent slurs.

    Visual Novels  

  • Lucan from Planets is a Nice Guy, but he has a crippling fear of rejection. If Marin rejects him after he reveals that he unintentionally brainwashed his Unwanted Harem of fangirls into loving him, Lucan responds by intentionally brainwashing Marin into loving him.
  • Tsukihime's Arcueid is a pretty extreme example in the route that leads to Ciel's True Ending.
    • Unfortunately, one of his other love interests ( Akiha) turns out to be even worse; in Kohaku's route, this trait ( with a touch of Demonic Possession) reaches the point where she takes over as the Big Bad.
  • Fate/stay night has Shinji Matou. Despite his extremely off-putting personality, he is (somehow) noted to be rather popular with the girls at his school. Except for Rin Tohsaka, who repeatedly turns him down whenever he flirts with her, eventually giving up all subtlety and saying "I have zero interest in you whatsoever". In "Unlimited Blade Works", when he eventually gets Rin at his mercy, he decides to punish her for rejecting him by raping her. Fortunately, he is stopped before he's able to do much.
  • Backstory of Umineko: When They Cry in a nutshell, at least as Beatrice tells it - man summons witch, man falls in love with witch, witch doesn't love him, man traps witch on island, witch dies-ish, man can no longer see witch, man decides to kill entire family in order to revive witch (this part is not actually true, because he's been dead for almost two years before the series begins) and spends most of his time screaming at the sky.
    • Of course, the reason the "witch" rejected Kinzo in the first place was because she was Kinzo's daughter that he had with his secret mistress, Beatrice Castiglioni, who died in childbirth. She grew to look so much like her mother that Kinzo deluded himself into thinking she was her mother's reincarnation, leading to him raping her and making her pregnant.
  • DRAMAtical Murder: The bad endings typically involve Aoba or his love interest becoming Yandere and resorting to extreme and graphic measures to keep the other with them forever. Special mention goes to Clear, who cuts off Aoba's limbs to keep him with him, and Mink, who kills him to be able to keep his severed head as a keepsake.
  • In Lucky Dog 1, Giulio is revealed to be a necrophiliac in his route which apparently makes his job as a Professional Killer all the more enjoyable once he's finished killing his targets. After spending some time with Gian though, he can eventually decide living human companionship is preferable in the good ending, and presumably stops defiling corpses after bloodshed. In one of his bad endings in the spin-off Gian Carlo's Lucky Happy Life however, he crosses the Moral Event Horizon when he decides the only way he can keep Gian with him (who has just refused his love) is by murdering him and then loving his corpse instead.

    Web Comic  

  • The Swordmaster from Oglaf tries to use this as a means to make his pupil more badass in combat. It doesn't work the way he intended.
  • Diego from Gunnerkrigg Court towards Jeanne. It's heavily implied that he sent Jeanne on a mission he knew would result in her death when he realized that she would never love him like she loved her forest-bound boyfriend.
  • Ping from Megatokyo becomes violent when rejected, because her programmers forgot to test how she handles it in QA.
  • The Word Weary: Grace is visibly angry after Poor Trotmann rejects her offer for a date.
  • Eridan from Homestuck does not take Feferi, with whom he's in love, breaking off their moirallegiance, well at all. To the point that later in the story he actually kills her when she tries to stop him from joining forces with Jack. This is also his Despair Event Horizon as, ironically, he's known as the Prince of Hope.
  • Subverted in Something*Positive. Davan's late friend Scotty committed suicide after Donna broke up with him. But a later flashback reveals that Scotty had been suffering from depression for a while before that, and the breakup, along with Davan not calling him back, was just the last straw.
  • In Orange Marmalade, when a girl named Yoo Chae Rin is dumped by the vampire she considered to be her boyfriend, she declares the wish to see the entire vampire race wiped out. Of course, there is not much chance of a high school girl pulling genocide off, but she is able to reveal the main character's vampire heritage to the entire school during a huge vampire scare, putting her and her families' lives at risk.
  • Ménage à 3:
    • When Erik breaks up with Zii after discovering her in a lesbian orgy Zii realizes her mistake and cries while hugging her pillow when she laments over losing him.
    • When Matt's actions result in Kiley breaking up with him, for the first time, Matt is deeply saddened over losing Kiley.
    • Numerous guys that Didi broke up with are shown crying and drowning their sorrows with beer.

    Web Original  

  • Shannon from Echo Chamber in regards to Tom.
  • In Death Note: The Abridged Series (kpts4tv) Light towards L. He gleefully resumes his plan to kill L after coming to the erroneous conclusion that L is screwing Matsuda.
  • It only takes about five episodes of firm (but reasonably kind) rejection from Todd in the Shadows for The Nostalgia Chick to lose her marbles and start kidnapping him, trying to get him to love her.
  • Paul in Website/Chatoyant College followed Corrie to Chatoyant College because he's Not Good with Rejection. Some acquaintances of Corrie try to help by subjecting Paul to a magical restraining order. However, Corrie feels that magic should not be used to subvert someone's will so rescinds the order in Book 9. See If I Can't Have You.
  • The Overly Attached Girlfriend Meme, played by the YouTuber Laina. She was merely menacing in her videos... But when she makes cameo in others You Tubers videos, she becomes outright crazy, such as when Jimmy tries to break up with her. And then, she misundertood Shane Dawson and believed that he was having an orgy without her... That didn't end well.
  • The Joker of The Joker Blogs is this towards Harley. When Harley reveals she's getting married the Joker goes even crazier than usual, murders her fiance when they're at the alter, and attempts to force her to love him.
  • McJuggerNuggets:
    • Mrs. Ridgway isn't open to the possibility of rekindling her marriage with Jeffrrey, so what does he do? Throw his ex-wife's things out the door and crushes her computer with a log splitter. Also counts as Disproportionate Retribution. This part of his personality is again shown when he tries to win Mrs. Ridgway back by giving her flowers, but she rejects his approach, telling him, "IT'S OVER!", so he destroys her store.
    • Uncle Larry once dated Melissa during high school. While Larry broke up with Melissa, the latter did not take it so well and still holds the grudge to this day.
  • RWBY: During episode 11 of Volume 3 Blake's former partner (and implied lover) Adam, who has gone full yandere over her perceived betrayal of him, promises that he'll destroy everything she loves in retaliation. Not a second after saying this he decides to start with her and when Blake stands in Adam's way after he slices off Yang's arm he asks why she has to hurt him in a tone dripping with resentment.

     Western Animation  
  • Flame Princess on Adventure Time goes on a rampage when Jake disguised as Finn tells her he doesn't like her after Jake found out she was evil.
  • American Dad!!:
    • Avery Bullock has moments of this, both to Hayley in a brief fling, and later to his cat.
    Bullock: [threatening his cat] You think you're better than me? You're not better than me! You're going to learn a hard lesson!
    • When Hayley Smith gets dumped, things get ugly. Really ugly.
    Hayley: I think I'd go maximum crazy! I'd murder Bill... burn down the neighborhood... rape Roger!
  • Sadira in Disney's Aladdin: The Series is a "street rat" like Aladdin was, and falls for Aladdin the way he did for Jasmine, but, since he's in love with Jasmine he refuses her. Then she stumbles onto an ancient library of forgotten magic, and the end result is increasingly dangerous plots to get rid of Jasmine and take Aladdin for herself, including rewriting reality at one point and altering his mind. Eventually she gets over her crush and befriends the gang, but almost has a brief relapse when she believes they don't trust her.
  • Mai from Avatar: The Last Airbender is not happy when Zuko, not wanting to drag her into a life of treason, breaks up with her to go join the Avatar. She does end up saving his life and getting thrown in prison for betraying Azula, and they're later reunited in one of the series' greatest Crowning Moments of Heartwarming. Mai later warns Zuko to never break up with her again.
    • In The Legend of Korra, several offhand remarks reveal that this trope once applied to Chief Lin Beifong, of all people. When Tenzin left her for Pema, she not only attempted to have Pema arrested, but also caused considerable - though unspecified - damage on Air Temple Island.
    • Eska for Bolin in season 2. When he leaves during their wedding she chases after him sporting an insane Nightmare Face.
  • Amora the Enchantress in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! is this to Thor. She takes out her anger from being rejected by him in battle with Thor and his allies frequently. This follows along with her comic book character.
  • This is part of Mad Hatter's origin in Batman: The Animated Series. He had a crush on his secretary, who actually was named Alice, but she didn't reciprocate. Also, Harleen is in such Mad Love with the Joker that she goes nuts when Batman even suggests that the Joker is just using her and doesn't love her. In response to his statement that the Joker doesn't love her she denies this and tries to kill him in a tearful rage saying that he's in the way. This is also a result of the Joker's obsession with Batman and subsequent rejection of her advances.
  • Betty Boop: In Boop-Oop-A-Doop Betty is a circus performer who is lusted after by the Ringmaster. At night, the Ringmaster accosts her in her tent and hits on her. She responds in disgust to his inclinations and slaps him. He then threatens and attempts to rape her until Koko the Clown comes in to rescue her.
  • Lizzie on Codename: Kids Next Door in regards to Numbuh One and King Sandy in regards to Numbuh 3. When Numbuh One repeatedly shows more interest in hanging out with his friends over her she gets him to put on the Boyfriend Helmet that enables her to brainwash him into staying with her. When Numbuh 3 rejects King Sandy he varies between tying her up and threatening to burn her favorite Rainbow Monkey toys in hot nacho cheese to force her to marry him.
  • Vlad Masters of Danny Phantom doesn't take rejection, whether in a romantic sense or platonic sense well. With Maddie he wants to kill her husband Jack and take his place. With Danny, when he repeatedly rejects his numerous We Can Rule Together offers and wishes to take Jack's place as his father he decides to create a clone of Danny and attempts to murder him.
  • The Martian Queen in the Duck Dodgers episode "The Queen Is Wild", who seeks revenge on Dodgers for rejecting her in "To Love A Duck". Dodgers, being Dodgers, has completely forgotten the entire incident.
  • In DuckTales, Gyro invents a robotic maid to help take the strain off Scrooge's housekeepers. His first attempt is so emotionless, it creeps everyone else out. So he dials up the emotions, creating a robo-Yandere who instantly falls in love with Gizmoduck, who unbeknownst to her is just a normal duck in Powered Armor. When he tries to let her down gently by explaining, she interprets it as him having another lover, and literally explodes in a rage.
  • El Tigre: : As the rest of her family in regards to the Riveras, Black Cuervo absolutely refuses to give up romantic interests in Manny after numerous rejections all the while continually trying to destroy him.
  • Family Guy:
    • Meg goes Yandere sometimes when she gets rejected by a guy, namely Brian.
      • She's arrested for sexual assault when the burglars who have broken into the Griffin house refuse to rape her.
      • In episode "Barely Legal", Meg threatens to kill herself after her date for the dance rejects her and also threatens to kill herself if Brian refuses to go to the dance with her.
    • Stewie acts like this sometimes as well, most notably in regards to his babysitter Liddane; he breaks her boyfriends legs, ties him up and locks him in his trunk leading to his death. Idem to Olivia when he was married to her., when he found her with another guy he burned down the house when she and the other guy were still inside.
    • When Lois sends Peter's ex girlfriend Gretchen an old love letter from Peter this ignites her romantic passion towards Peter and when she learns of Lois she attempts to shoot her dead.
    • Also, there's Joan the maid in the episode "I Take Thee Quagmire" who marries Quagmire. When Quagmire tries to bring up divorce following becoming aroused by seeing Lois's breasts Joan goes into Yandere mode and threatens to cut both herself and him with a kitchen knife, right before saying "I love you Glen." When Quagmire says "I love you too insane woman I'm having second thoughts about" Joan goes into Freak Out mode again and screams "WHAT?!"
    • James Woods is shown to have a obsession with Peter and its implied he developed feelings for him to the point of acting jealous of Brian. When Peter forgets about a dinner with James that he planned for them he comes home to find James pissed and acting like a stood up date.
    • There's a scene spoofing Mario where after Mario saves Princess Peach from Bowser he asks her for a kiss. She refuses despite him saving her life and this pisses him off. He then tells Bowser he can have Peach who proceeds to bite off Peach's head.
    • Peter once offhandedly mentions to Lois that if he comes home one day to find her with another man he'd kill them both. He also acts incredibly violent towards any man Lois shows attraction towards, including punching his own reflection when she said he was handsome.
    • Quagmire attracts another yandere in the form of Sonja who drugs him to guarantee sex with him and simultaneously beats him up while expressing forceful affection to him. She also kidnaps him in an attempt to make him her boytoy and when Peter and the gang try to stop her she attempts to shoot them.
    • Peter drives to his boss Angela's house, and discovers her attempting to commit suicide in her garage by inhaling the exhaust from her car. Quickly resuscitating her, Angela confesses that she has no hope in life, after not having been with another man for more than ten years. Deciding to help her out by getting her a date with another man, Peter disguises himself as a high society Englishman named "Reginald Knickerbocker." The two then have dinner together, before Angela brings her date back to the house and tries to seduce him, while still threatening to kill herself if he refuses.
    • When Peter refuses to have sex with Lois because of her having gained weight she gains even more weight to spite him and secretly desires him to touch her again. Also, when he refused to have sex with her due to taking an abstinence vow she got fed up and jumped him.
  • The Fairly Oddparents
    "Nobody leaves me at the altar! NOBODY!"
    • Trixie attempts to kill Timmy when he breaks up with her in "Just the Two of Us".
    • Super Bike, an animated bike, towards Timmy. When Timmy refuses to make Super Bike his permanent bike Super Bike attempts to kill him. "If I can't be your bike...nobody can!"
  • Berry from the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends totally fits this trope, acting sweet and kind, but being homicidally jealous of anyone who she perceives as a threat to her relationship with Bloo, which is even more imaginary than she is. She didn't react well when Bloo rejected her and went into a rage.
  • The Planet Express Ship from Futurama. She tries to kill herself and the rest of the crew after Bender breaks up with her.
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Nergal Jr desperately wants friends but if someone refuses to be his friend, he freezes them and takes their form.
  • Hey Arnold!:
    • Curly coerces Rhonda into a relationship with him in "Curly's Girl" using photos to blackmail her into staying with him. He's also quite heartbroken when she cruelly rejects him.
    • Lila initially feels "kinda bad" after Arnold rejects her and mopes around (according to Rhonda) which leads the other girls to feel sorry for her.
    • It's hinted that Helga is very angry and depressed whenever Arnold hints he doesn't like her due to her Tsundere personality, and is willing to go to such lengths as threatening to strangle Lila, stalking Arnold and sabotaging Arnold's dates, as well as scaring the girls who had gotten picked to play Juliet so they would back out all out of love for Arnold.
    • Arnold takes Lila's rejections of him close to heart, making for a Tear Jerker each time.
    • Lila becomes this in an episode depicting the future towards Arnold when she is shown pining over him to a desperate degree after he and Helga are married, even after he rejects her. She ends up disguising herself as a villain, kidnapping Arnold, and trying to kill/beat up Helga. Of course, this was in Helga's fantasy, so it might not actually happen.
    • Olga breaks down crying hysterically after her fiance dumps her in a letter.
  • Heloise on Jimmy Two-Shoes. Among the things she's done when Jimmy hasn't noticed her is doing a "Freaky Friday" Flip on Beezy and Cerbee and fusing Jimmy and Beezy together. There's also "Best Bud Battle", where Heloise chains Jimmy up to keep him from leaving her and locks him in a tiny cage. She also goes into a homicidal rage sometimes when Jimmy shows more attention to his Heterosexual Life-Partner Beezy over her.
  • Lola Bunny and Bugs Bunny both fall under this category in an Season 2 episode of The Looney Tunes Show. They mistakenly believe that the other broke up with them. Lola becomes a monk and takes a year-long vow of silence, while Bugs leaves everything behind and becomes a fisherman. They work things out, though.
  • Cookie BaBoom, Mayor Tilton's ex-girlfriend on The Mask episode "Flight as a Feather." Uses a variant of the Stock Phrase, "If I can't have you, then no one can" (on the episode, it was, "If I can't have Mortimer, then no one can!" Standard. Is still bitter over being dumped by Mayor Tilton? Okay. Uses two strategically placed explosive belts strapped around her body to kill herself, the mayor, and everyone else around her because of the deep-seated resentment she has over being dumped.
  • In "Plane Crazy" Mickey Mouse gets angry when Minnie rejects him when they're in a plane together and deliberately flies so that she falls out of the plane. When he again tries to kiss her she refuses him again and he angrily forces kisses on her.
  • Little Acorn in "Puppet Bride" of My Life as a Teenage Robot tries to force Jenny into marrying him even though she refuses him and before that ties her up after having some puppets beat her unconscious.
    "One way or another XJ 9, you will be MINE!"
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Fluttershy loses her mind after getting rejected by the animals in "Best Night Ever". The normally timid pony bellowing at the top of her lungs: "You're... going... to LOVE ME!!!!!"
    • Pinkie Pie also has a mental breakdown when she thinks her friends don't like her parties and don't want to be her friends anymore in "Party of One", complete with her temporarily talking to inanimate objects and sporting a Slasher Smile.
    • Rainbow Dash doesn't cope with losing very well, at least at first.
    • Princess Luna gets so upset when the residents of Ponyville keep fleeing from her in "Nightmare Night" that she proceeds to cancel the entire holiday in a fit of anger and hurt. And in the backstory, she became an evil Mad God that tried to initiate The Night That Never Ends (and Word of God confirms this would have killed everything on the planet) because she thought the ponies didn't appreciate her bringing the night.
    • Twilight Sparkle has a freak out in "Feeling Pinkie Keen" when her normal approach of methodical research doesn't yield an answer to how Pinkie Pie can apparently predict the future with "Pinkie Sense". Essentially, it's the universe rejecting her entire life's philosophy that nothing is unexplainable by giving her something that is that drives her batty.
    • In "Daring Don't", the adventurer Daring Do refused to let Dr. Caballeron team up with her in one of her books, leading to the two becoming bitter enemies.
  • In the Pepe Le Pew short "Really Scent" Pepé removes his odor by locking himself in a deodorant plant so Penelope (Or known as "Fabrette", in this instance a black cat with an unfortunate birthmark and thus an arguably different character) would no longer be afraid of him. However, Penelope had decided to make her odor match her appearance and had locked herself in a Limburger cheese factory. Now more forceful and demanding, Penelope quickly corners the terrified Pepé, who, after smelling her new stench, wants nothing more than to escape the amorous female cat. Unfortunately, she will not take "no" for an answer, gets an angry look on her face when Pepe repulses her advances and proceeds to chase Pepé off into the distance, with no intention of letting him escape.
  • Gerald in Perfect Hair Forever. He starts as a relatively "normal" character, but come the April Fool's final episode, he's revealed to have a crush on Brenda (despite her cutting off his ear at the beginning of the series — it's that kind of show) and starts going crazy over the fact that Young Man is going to marry her. He attempts to use some hamburger necklace thing to mind-control Brenda to love him, and when that fails, he tries sniping Young Man at the altar outright. The show cuts to black before the results are shown, it's not completely revealed if he killed him or not.
  • Dr. Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb was this in an episode. The outcome of his Evil Plan depended on whether or not his date went well, because (as he admitted) he can't handle rejection well.
  • The Problem Solverz: Katrina Rad is obsessed with Roba and stalks him in "Magic Clock". She then steals a time-freezing clock so the two of them can be together for eternity and tries to marry him against his will. When Roba refuses to kiss her at their wedding, she threatens to rip a hole in the fabric of the space-time continuum.
  • An episode of Regular Show has Starla, Muscle Man's old girlfriend. She falls in love with Mordecai, and he starts dating her just so he can get her and Muscle Man back together. But when Mordecai can't take it anymore and breaks up with her... well...
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show:
    • Depending on the Writer, for all his Jerkassness Ren gets quite depressed to a pathological degree whenever Stimpy shows signs of wanting to leave him, pushes him away, or shows interest in someone or something (in this case a chicken) that's not him.
    • "Double Header" had a particularly heartbreaking scene that is very reminiscent of a couple breaking up. Ren is trying to send Stimpy away, but when Stimpy realizes this, he pleads him not to. Ren is sick of his antics and tells him to get lost, while Stimpy continues begging Ren to take him back.
    Ren: Well, I just don't like you.
    Stimpy: BUT I LOVE YOU! Please, please take me back! Please...
  • The Simpsons:
    • One-shot character Julia was a Yandere towards Homer in the episode "Homer Of Seville". She tries to seduce Homer, but he refuses. Not accepting refusal, she tries to kill Homer.
    • When a guy kisses Homer to show he has feelings for him Homer jumps out a window to escape and the guy looks down with a sad look on his face.
    • While more a Puppy Love example, there's the infamous crush Ralph Wiggum developed on Lisa when she was the only one to give him a Valentine.
    Krusty: Is this your girlfriend, Ralph?
    Ralph: Yes, she is. I love Lisa Simpson, and when I grow up I'm going to marry her.
    Lisa: Noooooooooooooooooooooooo! Now you listen to me! I don't like you, I never liked you, and the only reason I gave you that stupid valentine is because nobody else would!
    (Back at home)
    Bart: Watch this, Lis. You can actually pinpoint the second when his heart rips in half. (Slo-Mos the video) Aaaand... now!
  • Spongebob Squarepants:
    • There are two separate occasions of Patrick acting like a Yandere to Spongebob. When Spongebob's gift is late getting to Patrick he assumes this means that Spongebob didn't get him anything and eventually goes on a mad rampage. Another time when Spongebob gives up his old life and friends to live a life among the jellyfish Patrick chases him with a jellyfish net telling him "If I can't have you as a friend I'm gonna make you a trophy!"
    • Another time when Gary chooses to be Spongebob's pet again after getting a cookie Patrick had in his pocket Patrick is upset and screams at Gary "Gary, I thought what we had was SPECIAL!!!!!!"
  • Teen Titans:
    • Kitten. "Nobody dumps Kitten! You're going to pay for this Robbie-poo! YOU'RE GOING TO PAY!!!!!"
    • Raven falling in love with Malchior, who lived in a book in the episode "Spellbound". However he turned out to be a Mailer Daemon, who then proceeded to trick her into releasing him from the book. While Raven was heartbroken, she did get revenge during a final fight after he said "I got what I wanted and I don't need you anymore" and put him back in the book using the techniques that he taught her.
    • When Terra reveals to Beast Boy how she was working for Slade she begs him to say that despite that he'll still be her friend. Beast Boy says coldly "Slade was right, you don't have any friends." In response she gets a horrified look on her face before retreating into the shadows and putting on a expression made of Tranquil Fury. She later punches him in the face when pulling a Face–Heel Turn and swearing revenge on him and the other Titans before trying to kill him.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures:
    • Elmyra has a cute crush on Max and one short called "Can't Buy Me Love" has Elmyra meet an evil little girl called Rhoda. Elmyra sees hearts and positively MELTS when Rhoda says she'll let her be her best friend, and spends the rest of the picture bending over backwards to make Rhoda like her. It plays VERY much like any episode where Elmyra chases Max, only way more seriously, and heck, Elmyra even lets Rhoda HAVE Max (who doesn't want him after mere moments). And after she learns her lesson about not needing to give someone something so they'll like you, Rhoda comes by her window and says she'll be her friend again if Elmyra steals her mom's car keys and drives her to Utah. Instantly Elmyra says "okay" and rushes off eagerly to Rhoda's side. So not only is Elmyra completely infatuated with Rhoda, but apparently Rhoda can't leave Elmyra alone for five minutes, even after Elmyra dumped her. Elmyra also had a thing for chasing Fifi around, a voluptuous female skunk which persisted even after Fifi skunked her and had Elmyra go as far as to pose as Fifi's crush Pepe le Pew. Its notable that during all these times she shows affection towards the above respective characters and they rebuff her she falls to pieces and cries.
    • When Max tries to get with Mitzi she rejects him in much the same manner that he did to Elmyra and chooses Dizzy instead. Max shows a rare moment of regret and sadness.
    • In "Flea For Your Life" Itchy a young flea girl stumbles onto a corrupt business man's evil plan. When she attempts to tell the madman she plans to reveal his scheme he promptly has her apprehended and silenced... then forces her into wed-lock by threatening her family when she refuses to marry him.
  • In the Tom and Jerry cartoon "Blue Cat Blues", Tom is sitting on a railroad track, waiting to be run over, after his girlfriend leaves him for another. At the end, Jerry joins him after his own girlfriend does the same.
  • Total Drama: Dave's crush on Sky started off as a normal teen crush, but by episode 3 he started becoming more of stalker, and then devolved into a complete Entitled Bastard acting just because likes Sky and Sky admitted to liking him he should be her girlfriend no matter how clear she makes it she doesn't even when she rejects him. It gets even worse when he sacrifices the game due to her rejection and acts like he deserves her even more because "he sacrificed himself for her" when really he quit because he didn't wanna be there if Sky rejected him.
  • Totally Spies!: On three separate occassions there's guys who had Clover in a I Have You Now, My Pretty situations who were like this, kidnapping her when she refused to be their "queen/wife".
    • In "Matchmaker" the villain Eugene is bitter for being rejected by a girl on Valentine's day so he hatches a plan where he uses a device to disguise himself as the ideal boyfriend for the female's at Beverly High School. He plans to make them fall in love with him and then dump them at the Valentine's day dance in order to get revenge on all women. However, Clover stops him before he can dump the girls and reveals his ruse.
    • In "Zero to Hero" after Alex dumps him following a disastrous date, Virgil ingests the villain's Super Serum and repeatedly puts her life in danger so he can save her from disasters he caused. She continues to turn him down, so he drinks the last of the serum and moves on to trying to beat her to a pulp. To be fair, he wasn't quite himself due to the 'roid rage-like effects of the serum.

     Real Life 
  • Vincent van Gogh: Among the numerous things Vincent did when he was rejected or to try to prevent rejection, he cut off his ear and held his hand over an open flame.
  • There are some stories in the news where someone violently lashes out a someone for turning them down. For example, there was a high school student who killed a girl because she turned down his invitation to go to the prom with him.