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->''"Just fear me. Love me. Do as I say, and I shall be your slave."''
-->-- '''Jareth the Goblin King''' to '''Sarah,''' ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''

This trope applies whenever a villainous character has romantic and/or sexual feelings for a heroic one.

If this crush takes a turn for the perverse (and most such crushes tend towards this), this can lead to tropes like IHaveYouNowMyPretty, ForcefulKiss, BatheHerAndBringHerToMe, AndNowYouMustMarryMe, ScarpiaUltimatum, and GoGoEnslavement where the villain tries to force their desires upon the character, although none of those ''require'' a Villainous Crush. Additionally, the villain may become a StalkerWithACrush. If the crush itself is a motivating factor in their StartOfDarkness, then it's LoveMakesYouEvil.

This trope isn't always negative, though. This trope can conversely be a very humanising trait for an AntiVillain. The heroic character may become a MoralityPet, and can be fairly certain that their villainous admirer will never harm them or allow harm to come to them, [[KickTheMoralityPet barring certain exceptions]]. They may even step in to protect them from other villains who have fewer compunctions. Taken all the way, it may become LoveRedeems.

If the feelings are mutual or an actual relationship develops, then it's DatingCatwoman instead. When this is purely subtextual, see FoeRomanceSubtext. The specific variant when the Evil Empress captures the hero to seduce him is VillainessesWantHeroes. Not to be confused with FoeYay, which are purely audience reactions.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Esdeath of ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' sees the main protagonist Tatsumi as her perfect ideal man and is blindly in love with him. The problem is she is a sadistic SocialDarwinist who massacres and tortures people with glee and Tatsumi is a member of a group trying to topple the country she is a leader of.
* ''{{Berserk}}'': By God, nobody goes though this series without being assaulted. '''Warning''': this is DarkFantasy.
** [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Griffith]] the main antagonist has strong feeling for both [[FauxActionGirl Casca]] [[HoYay and]] [[MasterSwordsmen Guts]] to point he where he puts their lives above all rest of his men and makes their safety top propriety. Griffith even throws away all rational thinking and plans to keep Guts especially safe. So when Guts desires to leave Griffith's shadow he cannot take it, dueling Guts and losing, sending Griffith down a spiraling path. Griffith immediately after Gut's exit goes and sleeps with the princess of Midland, desperate to fill the void in his life and thinking of nothing but Guts during sex. Unsurprisingly Griffith is captured and tortured until he is lame for a year, during his imprisonment his "love" for Guts and Casca becomes {{Yandere}}-level violent, and is furious upon [[http://i1.mangareader.net/berserk/10/berserk-1557170.jpg seeing]] Guts and Casca's newly formed romance. [[spoiler: This is why, when he sacrifices the Band to ascend to the God Hand during the Eclipse, the ''very first thing he does'' with this new power is rape Casca in front of a trapped Guts, all the while staring Guts dead in the eyes the whole time]]. After the Eclipse, Griffith claims he no longer feels anything and is confused when he still has emotions for them.
** Slan of the God Hand is also [[VillainessesWantHeroes obsessed with Guts]], and as a sadomasochistic demon goddess, she delights in seeing Guts's pain. Despite being a entire dimension away she creates a pocket-dimension to ensnare Guts, with the full intention of making him her personal boy-toy. Slan is annoyed when the [[DemBones Skull Knight]] interrupts her shoving Guts's head between her legs, but is unconcerned when Guts fights back against her i.e blowing a hole though her and stabbing her, Slan just takes pleasure out of the pain and thanks him with a kiss. Slan hopes he will join her side at the God Hand, tempting him to give into the darkness.
** Bug girl Apostle Rosine desires her friend Jill and believes she can save her from the world of Adults, though that means turning her into a terrifying insect creature like her and the "elves" she creates. Rosine is jealous of Jill's affection towards Guts (more as a father figure than crush) and sees him as a threat bent on snatching Jill away, though she is slightly attracted to Guts herself and remarks upon it before trying to kill him.
** The Beast of Darkness [[EnemyWithin within Guts' mind]] desires to ravage Casca and eat her, this is a more metaphysical example as the Beast only lusts for Casca due to Guts' own attraction to her and frustration that he cannot love her like he did before the Eclipse. So it's more the darkness in Guts urging him to use Casca and throw her away [[TheyWereHoldingYouBack as she keeps him to the light side]].
* ''Manga/BlackButler''
** Aleister Chamber engages in black magic and sells girls as sex slaves. When Ciel was DisguisedInDrag Aleister demonstrated attraction towards him. And when Ciel was dressed as usual Aleister [[HoYay still hit on him]].
** In addition to Aleister, another person who rates high on Ciel's NoYay scale is Baron Kelvin, a fat old ugly psycho who fell for Ciel when he was just a child.
* Creed from ''Manga/BlackCat'' owns this trope. His crazy rampaging crush on Train is so obvious that ''everyone'' notices it... [[ObliviousToLove except Train]].
* Alphard of ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' seems to have a tendency to invade her foe's personal space every chance she gets. Some may view the situation as a twisted form of seduction.
* This is what Neil Regan ''actually'' feels for Candy White Andree in ''Manga/CandyCandy''. [[spoiler: Near the end of the series we're briefly fooled into thinking this will lead to LoveRedeems... but he tries to pull a ScarpiaUltimatum instead.]]
** Also, Neil's sister Elisa has a brief one on Candy's second love interest Terry during the BoardingSchool arc. He couldn't care less and [[HumiliationConga humiliates her]] for being mean to Candy.
* ''Anime/DeltoraQuest''
** [[spoiler:Dain]]'s attitude and previous interactions towards [[JungleGirl Jasmine]] becomes suspect after he reveals his [[EvilAllAlong true colors]], and overly enjoys rubbing it in her face afterwards. Much to Jasmine's disgust and anger, who legitimately had some feelings for him, but throws away the necklace he gave her after his betrayal. In the books this is implied with [[spoiler: Dain]] watching Jasmine, which Lief dislikes and becomes jealous.
** [[EvilMatriarch Thaegan]] (in the anime) has something for Lief calling him ''cute'' and his efforts to protect his friend adorably pathetic. This affection causes her other monster children to become jealous of Lief, who on his part claims he thought Thaegan was beautiful but all the more hideous for her nature.
* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'': Vajramon is heavily implied to have a crush on Renamon since the first time he saw her. He's fascinated by her beauty and he tries to get her to the side of the Devas, telling her that a beautiful Digimon like her is worthy to live under their deity's service. When she evolves into Kyuubimon, he fawns about her being even more beautiful than before and he actually refuses to fight her. Then she evolves into Taomon, becoming even more humanoid than Renamon and appears even masculine on top of that, which pisses Vajramon off.
* ''Anime/DragonBall'': Early on in the series, poor Bulma is sought after by everyone from Oolong to Pilaf and most of the Red Ribbon Army (with two soldiers even trying to rape her) with the exception of General Blue, who is the only man of the Red Ribbon Army not interested in her and that's due to him being homosexual.
** In the second movie of the original ''Dragon Ball'' (''Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle''), she is kidnapped by Lucifer (no, seriously) and is gonna be drunk dry for the Demon's Feast.
** In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Bulma luckily manages to avoid most villains, but in ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', Tuffle parasite [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/dragonball/images/5/50/TGAL_-_Baby_Vegeta_Bulma.png/revision/latest?cb=20131201181124 Baby]] turns her into an EvilMatriarch, but since Baby has taken control of Vegeta's (Bulma's husband) body, it's likely that this is actually just Vegeta's mind influencing Baby's actions, like how Baby doesn't hurt Bulma and only fights Goku.
** Crane Hermit had less than pure thoughts about Bulma and Launch, and subtlety perverted on them while mocking them. This even extends to his youth when he had kidnapped a beautiful village girl named Fanfan after she had rejected him and nearly killed her until he was stopped by a young Master Roshi and a [[TimeTravel time traveling]] Goku.
* ''Anime/DragonballZ''
** Snake Princess in filler, becomes attracted to Goku and is not disheartened when [[JourneytoTheCenterOfTheMind she looks inside his mind]] and sees he is a FamilyMan, saying pure-hearts are far more tasty. As she intends to eat him whole, forcing Goku to fly out of her stomach before he is digested.
** Semi-Perfect Cell is way too zealous in [[TheAssimilator absorbing]] [[RobotGirl Android 18]] though somewhat justified he ''needs'' to absorb 18 to reach his perfect form, but it's very creepy how much he fawns over 18. This is largely the reason why [[SideKick Krillin]] doesn't hit her kill switch when he had the chance, as he couldn't stand the idea of her being immobilized and helpless to Cell.
** [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Zangya]] in Movie 9 is flirtatious with Krillin (before kicking his ass). This has been expanded to games where she calls Krillin ''"cute"'', and 18 calls her ''"skank"''.
** JerkJock Sharpner in filler has a crush on Videl and becomes antagonistic towards Gohan, when she chooses the ''"egg head"'' over him.
** [[NiceCharacterMeanActor Barry Kahn]] also becomes attracted to Videl (despite her being married to Gohan) and also jealous of Gohan's fame as his stuntman in the Great Saiyanman movie. So much so she tries to black mail Gohan with [[YourCheatingHeart a photo of another woman kissing him]], Gohan tries to explain to Videl and Barry is smug, but Videl is calm and doesn't believe it. Gohan is overjoyed and Barry storms off furiously and then is infected by a alien parasite [[PuppeteerParasite Watagash]].
* During the FinalBattle in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Nakago admits to having one of these on Tamahome.
* In ''Anime/GoLion'', Prince Sincline is obsessed with Princess Fala from the first time he sees her. This carries over to ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'', where they are Prince Lotor and Princess Allura.
** It continues in the American-produced SequelSeries, ''VoltronForce''.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** The ENTIRE story wouldn't even exist if the thief Onigumo didn't fall in love with Kikyou, then made a DealWithTheDevil that transformed him into none other than Naraku so he could have her...
** Jakotsu towards [=InuYasha=] himself, and Mukotsu towards Kagome.
* ''Anime/{{Jewelpet 2009}}'': The BigBad Dian develops a crush on the heroine Rinko after posing as a prince to seduce her. It's messed up in more than one way because Dian is a tiny cat who's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld and Rinko is a teenage girl.
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': As the series' resident MsFanservice and FemmeFatale, Fujiko's used to people [[LustObject wanting her]]; including villains.
** ''[[Anime/LupinIIITheColumbusFiles The Columbus Files]]'': Nazalov was only supposed to abduct Fujiko and make her divulge the secret of the Columbus File. But as the film progresses, he becomes increasingly infatuated with her instead, to the point of literally fighting Lupin over her.
** In ''[[Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials Voyage to Danger]]'', it was [[ArmsDealer Todd]], who was so taken with her that he was willing to forget [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder both the times she betrayed him]], so long as she agreed to be his. By which he meant, as his ''pet''. Naturally, Fujiko [[EveryoneHasStandards wasn't about to let that happen.]]
** And in ''[[Recap/LupinIIIS2E145 Albatross: Wings of Death]]'', she gets abducted by [[AffablyEvil Professor Lumbach]] for stealing the plans for his [[spoiler: remote nuclear detonator]]. But while she's in his custody, he takes a romantic interest in her and proposes they get married, since she was having a lover's quarrel with Lupin at the time. She refuses.
** In ''Anime/LupinIIIDeadOrAlive'', it's GirlOfTheWeek Oleander who's the target of this, from [[BigBad General Headhunter's]] {{Dragon}}, Crisis. Given that her actual LoveInterest was seemingly killed in Headhunter's coup d'état, she's understandably less than thrilled.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'': [[BigBad Haman Khan]] seems to have one of these on [[TheHero Judau Ashta]], while [[DragonWithAnAgenda Glemmy Toto]] has one on [[ActionGirl Roux Louka]]. In each case, the "relationship" is deeply messed up, and [[spoiler:the heroic individual ends up being responsible in some way for their admirer's death.]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** [[EmoTeen Sasuke Uchiha's]] feelings towards [[TheHero Naruto]] go from platonic [[TheRival rivalry]] to obsessive antagonizing and strained affection. Naruto is the first person to make Sasuke smile after the massacre of his village at the hands of his brother Itachi, and is the ''only person'' Sasuke is shown [[AccidentalKiss kissing]] in the series. Much of this attraction is implied though Sasuke's efforts to be stronger than Naruto, and anger at [[TheChick Sakura]] when she doesn't appreciate Naruto's efforts to save her after the Gaara battle. Also to gain the power to kill Itachi, Sasuke must kill a friend or ''loved one'' [[spoiler: as Kakashi and Obito proved with Rin]], but still Sasuke couldn't kill Naruto even after beating him at the falls. Even during his time on the dark side as a terrorist, bent on trying to destroy Konoha and ready to kill his friends at the drop of a hat. The second Naruto shows up to battle, Sasuke is willing to listen, despite mocking his other teammates' efforts to reason with him. Itachi, [[spoiler: who turns out to be good]], specifically states that only Naruto can save his younger brother, and as such Sasuke tries to kill Naruto again after his definitive HeelFaceTurn at the ends of the series, as Naruto is his only obstacle in obtaining world domination.
*** Years later in ''Anime/BorutoNarutoTheMovie'', when Sasuke returns to Konoha, instead of visiting [[spoiler:his family (Sakura and their daughter Sarada)]], he goes straight (no pun intended) to Naruto in the Hokage's office.
** [[BigBad The villain]] of ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', Toneri Otsutsuki, wants [[RavenHairIvorySkin Hinata]] to the point where he plans to take her away before the world is destroyed and forces her [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe into marriage]], using Hinata's younger sister Hanabi as leverage. He is also [[{{Yandere}} violently jealous]] of Hinata's LoveInterest Naruto, destroying the [[RedStringOfFate red scarf]] Hinata was going to give him out of spite and then [[HypnotizeThePrincess brainwashing Hinata]] so that she'd betray Naruto and choose him instead. Long story short, [[EpicFail his plan fails worse than Sasuke's]].
* In ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'', Dewey often teases Ririka about her looks and apparently has a crush on her. [[spoiler:It becomes more obvious once he takes a HeelFaceTurn]].
* ''Anime/OnePiece'': Poor [[GoldDigger Nami]] is unfortunate enough to become to obsession of multiple villains across the series, who either sees her skills as a tool of destruction as navigator or even worse as a LustObject. Most of these villains are brutally defeated by [[ChefOfIron Sanji]] if they're [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad henchman]] or [[RubberMan Luffy]] is they're the [[ArcVillain main villain]] and sometimes Nami herself. Here's the main examples, not counting random ginger-seeking pirate goons.
** [[FishPeople Arlong]]: It's not exactly a crush, but when he discovers Nami is a excellent cartographer, Arlong kidnaps her and has her draw maps to TakeOverTheWorld. Nami is the only human Arlong doesn't loathe, saying she's invaluable and even breaking his promise to free the village when she gets enough money to escape from him. The disturbing part is, Arlong caused of all Nami's misery, enslaving her town and shooting her adoptive mother Bell-Mère [[HarmfulToMinors infront of Nami]]. Nami hates Arlong deeply, so the fact Arlong cares for her is even more disturbing, he even forgives Nami trying to kill him. Luffy especially became furious when Arlong said Luffy couldn't ''use'' Nami's skills like he could.
** [[FillerVillain The Bear King]] from the 2nd movie becomes attracted to Nami when she was wearing a wedding dress (as all her other clothes were taken) and the Bear King decides he wants [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe marry]] her. Nami smartly claims she hates hairy men, at which he says he'll shave, but Nami says she hates weak men even more throwing him for a loop. The Bear King also becomes a bit of a{{Yandere}} when Sanji (whose captured alongside Nami) gloats to the king that Nami lets him rub lotion into her back, causing him to beat a tied up Sanji around the room.
** [[GodGuise Enel]] spares Nami's life in [[FloatingContinent Skypeia]] and was even gonna take her to [[ThePromisedLand "Fairy Vearth"]] before she refused him. Though this a good thing since Fairy Vearth is actually the Moon and Nami would've died.
* ''Manga/OutlawStar'': Ron had only ordered Harry to kidnap Melfina, since she's [[spoiler:the navigation system of the XGP]]. Instead, he fell in love with her -- by which we mean, went full-blown [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]]/{{yandere}}; especially when she rejected him. Harry spends the remainder of the series shifting from trying to coax her with heartfelt pleas, to [[MurderTheHypotenuse trying to murder Gene for being too close to her.]]
* Everybody's got a crush on Elie in ''Manga/RaveMaster'' -- even the psycho Lucia, who stole her [[SacredFirstKiss first kiss, leaving her in tears]].
* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', Usagi and Mamoru are practically magnets for this.
** Usagi attracts the attention of Prince Diamond and Ail/Seijuuro. And because Ail was part of an anime-only filler arc written for S2, both crushes happened in the same season.
** Queen Beryl, An/Natsumi, [[ParentalIncest Dark Lady]] (manga only), Fish Eye (anime only), and Nehelenia (anime only) all develope crushes on Mamoru.
* Ferid of ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'' is a [[DepravedBisexual equal opportunity]] vampire with a tendency to prey on humans that take his liking. In particular, he has a peculiar fixation carrying serious FoeYay undertones of this nature on Yuu and Mika. Ferid once patted Mika on the butt, caressed his face, bit him and sucked his blood after saying his looks were to his liking, and a dream of Yuu's shows Ferid revealing Mika's shoulder, holding him close, and biting him suggestively.
** In chapter 13 Ferid seems to be hitting on Yuu, calling him a precious princess, and saying he is adorable while blushing when seeing Yuu's CryCute expression. He mentions in this chapter and a drama cd about wanting to suck Yuu's blood.
** In chapter 46 Ferid drives up in his car and holds out his hand to Mika and Yuu, with a flirtatious look and teasingly saying "I heard you two were being attacked by a dangerous vampire so I came to your rescue. Come take a ride with me. I'll save you." He plays mind games with Yuu and Mika throughout the chapter, and when Yuu turns into a demon to attack Ferid for showing them Akane's head Ferid tells Mika he's "worried for the poor guy (Yuu)" because he's says Yuu could turn into a full demon. He states he has an antidote to cure Yuu and tells Shinoa "Let us go rescue dear Yuu." Mika is adamant to keep Ferid from getting near Yuu and says "I won't let you have your way with him!" Ferid smiles and says he just wants to help Yuu. Mika says he's not going to let Ferid touch him. Crowley engages Mika in a fight while Ferid states cheerfully [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty "Now precious Yuu is all mine."]] Ferid approaches Yuu and blushes while looking at him in a almost gentle manner before saying "Wow! Haven't you grown into the cute one!! Your demon is on the verge of rampage yet you still have such clear and beautiful eyes. No wonder you are the extra special guinea pig." He then lifts Yuu's face by his chin, rubs his mouth with his fingers, and gets close saying "Perhaps before I heal you I'll take a little sip of your blood." Yuu asks if there's something in it for him if he allows Ferid to suck his blood. Ferid says he got the curse suppressant from Guren and it's the same one he takes. Yuu demands Ferid tells him everything he knows and Ferid smiles, covers Yuu's mouth with his hand, says "Oh, you are cute" and bites him while gripping his shoulder and hand. He then "cures" Yuu of his advancing demon curse while holding him close and leaning his head on Yuu's shoulder.
* In episode 4 of ''Anime/SherlockHound'', Professor Moriarty kidnaps Mrs. Hudson to get to Holmes, but she's so kind that he soon develops a serious crush on her himself. When the plan eventually fails, he releases her and promises never to involve her in one of his schemes again.
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''
** Tsukiyama has something for Kaneki that toes the line between romantic and murderous intentions. He wants to eat Kaneki, seeing as how he's a cannibal gourmet ghoul and Kaneki is a rare one eyed ghoul. Eventually, it develops into full-blown romantic feelings with Tsukiyama undergoing a genuine HeelFaceTurn. When he believes Kaneki to be dead, he falls into an AngstComa and spends nearly three years as TheOphelia before being snapped back to his senses by the news that Kaneki is alive.
** Rize hunts men she finds attractive and when she first saw Kaneki she released heart marks and blushed at his good looks. She later took him on a date, got close to whisper seductively in his ear "I'm interested in you" before taking a bite from his shoulder.
** Roma wants to kill Sasaki because she wants him to become the tragic and beautiful Kaneki she adores once again.
** Kaneki collects another villainous admirer when [[BigBad Eto]] declares her affection for him....and [[LecherousLicking licks his eye]].
*** And another in the form of Kou a.k.a. Hajime Hazuki who is a major Fan Boy of Kaneki to the point of incredible (or rather, unhealthy) attachment and obediently idolized him when being personally interrogated by Kaneki. Similarly to Roma, this is due to being left in awe regarding Kaneki's achievements as a one-eyed ghoul, except that he is more attracted to the strength Kaneki acquired throughout his life, instead of relishing in Kaneki enduring his TraumaCongaLine. He goes so far as to say that Kaneki is 'a miracle human'. The way he rubs his body against his side of the door of the room he is confined in (while Kaneki is on the other side of the door, directly speaking to him through the window and nothing but the door and the clothes they are wearing separates the two) doesn't help at all. Did we mention yet that he is only twelve?!
** There's also DepravedHomosexual Nico's attraction to Kaneki and flirting with Yomo and Nishiki.
** Torso develops feelings for Mutsuki in the sequel stemming from the latter being biologically female and having scars which is Torso's fetish fuel. This is to the point of abducting him and dressing him in a white dress. He puts a wedding ring on his finger and [[spoiler:cuts off his arms and legs to keep him from leaving while saying they are going to get married]]. He also is implied to have raped him.
*** Ishida Sui (the creator of Tokyo Ghoul) also briefly wrote another comic called The Penisman (about a muscular hero with a penis for a head) who attracted a sexual crush from a SissyVillain named Carnivoreman.
** [[FourEyesZeroSoul Matsuri]] Washuu is anything but heroic and is antagonist towards Marude, plotting to kill him for discovering the Washuu family secret that they are ghouls and his hand in his fathers death. When he learns of his fathers death he dissolves into crying hysterically and using effeminate speech typically associated with gay men. He has [[HoYay interesting inclinations]] towards the much more heroic Urie which culminates when he strips naked in his office and declares how he loves Urie. Later scenes show him stripping naked to climb naked into Urie's bed while he's sleeping.
** Mutsuki becomes a lot less heroic and exhibits violence through his SanitySlippage. He fights Uta who takes on Sasaki's face in the hopes of Mutsuki letting him go but Mutsuki immediately stabs Sasaki/Uta in the neck and face repeatedly while declaring his love for Sasaki and demanding that he never leave him again. He ends up stripping from the waist up and straddles Uta/Sasaki in what is implied to be a sex scene or at least a moment of twisted intimacy before Mutsuki clings close to Uta/Sasaki after stabbing him. He also wants to kill Touka because she's [[MurderTheHypotenuse in the way]] of Kaneki coming back to him.
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'': Straight with Kishu towards Ichigo (to the point of him displaying a severe case of yandere, despite dying for her in the end). Implied with Pai towards Lettuce and Taruto towards Purin (though the later case is from both sides and more innocent, since they're both children and Purin expresses how she sees Taruto as a friend).
* ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD''. Vampire lord Count Magnus Lee desires the [[DistressedDamsel human girl]] Doris Lang, but she only has eyes for the title {{hero}}.
* Rido from ''Manga/VampireKnight'' was obsessed with his [[BrotherSisterIncest sister Juri]] and then subsequently with [[spoiler: her daughter, Yuuki.]]
* Marube from ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' has a sinister attraction to [[AnythingThatMoves multiple characters]], including the protagonists Tetsuo and Taichi. [[spoiler:The former is actually his long-lost son, and ''[[ParentalIncest he knows this]]''.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Franchise/SpiderMan:
** Rather infamously in ''Sins Past'', ComicBook/NormanOsborn took a shine to Gwen Stacy. And by that it means he [[spoiler:impregnated her, then murdered her]].
** The Jackal's entire motivation was that he was in love with Gwen Stacy.
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
** Pre-Crisis Supergirl often was hit on by seemingly decent guys who later turned out to be super-villains or criminals. One example: In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} Supergirl Vol 1]]'' #4 a gangleader called David Grahm romanced her. In addition, Mr. Myxptlk (one of her [[{{Franchise/Superman}} cousins']] supervillains) had a [[http://active-voice.net/jessplummer/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/sgsat_ac291_8.png thing]] for her once.
** ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} Post-Crisis Kara]]'' had to deal with Power Boy, a Comicbook/{{Darkseid}}'s minion who had a crush on her and was NotGoodWithRejection.
** ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2011}} Post-Flashpoint Supergirl]]'' met H'el, a man who claimed to love her... and planned to blow the Sun up in order to save Krypton.
* In Marvel comics, the villain Whirlwind has a huge crush on ComicBook/TheWasp. He even [[NotMyDriver posed as her limo driver]] once.
* Umar, Comicbook/DoctorStrange villainess and sister to [[GodOfEvil Dormammu]] has a huge crush on [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]]. [[BlackComedyRape She actually kept him as her love-slave for a while,]] [[FanonDiscontinuity but why don't we just pretend that was fanfiction?]] [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/prev_img.php?pid=9307&pg=3 They've been reunited since.]]
* In his short lived series in the 70s, Comicbook/TheJoker fell in love with one [[ComicBook/BlackCanary Dinah Lance]] [[note]]This was during a period she was depowered, however[[/note]]. [[InsaneTrollLogic He realizes]] he only has two choices, [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe force her to marry him]] or [[DisproportionateRetribution kill her]], because he won't be able to focus on his crimes if he's thinking about her.
** Also in Batman, ComicBook/TwoFace had a long-standing obsession with Renee Montoya. While it did lead to her being able to act as his MoralityPet on a few occasions, it didn't end well, partially because of IncompatibleOrientation - Renee is very firmly a lesbian.
** Implied with the Joker towards Batman with all his moments of desperate attention needing, NoSenseOfPersonalSpace, use of TermsOfEndangerment, and wanting to violate Batman's corpse sexually after he kills him.
** The few times they do interact, Catwoman has a massive crush on Franchise/{{Superman}}. It's completely one-sided and mostly played for laughs however.
* In her early appearance, poor [[Comicbook/TheFlash Iris Allen]] had the misfortune of being the object of [[AnIcePerson Captain Cold]] and [[EvilCounterpart Professor Zoom's]] affection. Both had nearly [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe forced her into marriage.]]
* Ultron, as a result of being based on his creator Hank Pym's personality, [[OedipusComplex has a fixation on Pym's wife, The Wasp. He even once attempted to upload her mind into a robotic body named Jocasta so she could be his mate]]. It worked a bit too well, as Jocasta went the same way as the Vision before her - she betrayed him and joined the Avengers.
* [[ComicBook/SubMariner Prince Namor]] is only a villain [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor when he feels like it]], but his crush on Sue Storm dates back to ComicBook/TheFantasticFour's beginnings and has never truly subsided.
* So many supervillains have fallen for ComicBook/{{Storm}} that the X-Men joke about it. Particularly notable examples include ComicBook/DoctorDoom (although [[ActuallyADoombot that may have been a Doombot]], depending on the retcon) and ''{{Dracula}}.''
* Speaking of [[ComicBook/TheTombOfDracula Dracula]], he also shown affection to other superheroines besides Storm such as Sif, ComicBook/TheMightyThor's betrothed in one occasion.
* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'s wife Mera was also subjected to the unwanted affections of King Nereus of Xebel, who tried to claim her as his own.
* Comicbook/{{X 23}} has picked up a couple of these:
** Kimura is her ArchNemesis, whose obsession with X veers into full-on StalkerWithACrush, to the point that her obsession over Laura reads like a jilted PsychoExGirlfriend.
** During the time she spent as a {{Streetwalker}} in ''Comicbook/{{NYX}}'' she was her pimp, Zebra Daddy's, favorite girl (and it's ''heavily'' suggested he sampled the goods himself). To the point that her running away with Kiden Nixon's group, after a John committed suicide during one of their sessions, drove the rest of the plot with Daddy's escalating efforts to get her back.
** Gamesmaster an omnipath who can read all minds, ''everywhere'', and ''can't turn it off'' developed an obsession with her because he finds her mind a refreshingly quiet and peaceful place to hang out. Whether or not Laura actually welcomes his presence in her head never enters into his considerations, and he frequently addresses her with endearments, calling her his "wicked, lovely girl."
** Hellverine wants her to lead his armies, and it's heavily implied that he just plain ''wants'' her. He captures the above-mentioned Gamesmaster when he captures him poking around Laura's mind, and presents him muzzled and in chains as a gift (Gamesmaster ''also'' tried to drive away Hellverine to protect Laura, which got him caught in the first place). He makes several advances towards her, including appearing to her as a ''naked Cyclops''.
** Played for laughs in ''Comicbook/AllNewWolverine'', [[ItMakesSenseInContext when she gets doused in a pheromone designed to make Fin Fang Foom randy for whatever is marked with it]]. The moment he gets a whiff of her, the background is replaced by a giant HeartSymbol.
* ''ComicBook/AgeOfTheWolf'': A Neo-Nazi thug in post-apocalyptic Britain has a completely delusional crush on the heroine Rowan Morrigan, even hallucinating that she tells him to not put out a hit on her so that they can make pure "Aryan" babies together.
* PlayedWith: ''Comicbook/{{Shazam}}'''s Chain Lightning is a nice girl named Amy with an unrequited crush on Freddy/Captain Marvel Junior...but also multiple {{Superpowered Evil Side}}s. [[PsychoElectro And electrical powers]]. [[OhCrap Which can forcibly change the Marvels]] [[HenshinHero back into their mortal forms]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/UltimateSpiderWoman'': When teenage misfit Ronald Hilliard went to a party and saw Spider-Woman fighting to protect the partygoers from the psychopathic [[ArchEnemy Jack O'Lantern]], he became convinced that [[ItsAllAboutMe Spider-Woman was fighting specifically to protect him.]] When he sees people criticizing her in the media, he uses his trust fund to turn himself into [[PsychoElectro an electrically-charged monstrosity]] and starts murdering Spider-Woman's critics as a way of proving his "love" for her. Spider-Woman is horrified at what he's done, and bluntly tells him so. This causes Ronald, now calling himself Supercharger, to go into full-on {{Yandere}} mode and trying to kill Spider-Woman herself for "humiliating" him. Now, he's torn between his crush on her and his [[IfICantHaveYou obsession with killing her for "rejecting" him.]]
* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fic ''Fanfic/IWontSay'' Light/Kira towards L. [[DatingCatwoman He decides even though L is Kira's enemy, there's no reason he still can't be his boyfriend]], especially since Light feels that he has already "won", having discovered L and Watari's [[IKnowYourTrueName true names]] and so [[HilarityEnsues he tries to persuade L that getting together would be the best thing for both of them.]] Though Light starts out kind of scary like a {{Yandere}}-ish StalkerWithACrush, a dose of LimaSyndrome later, he becomes more of a DoggedNiceGuy as he works to earn L's affections.
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': Kaworu -a HumanoidAbomination willing to wipe out mankind in the rewrite- is infatuated with Asuka (who detests him).
* In the ''FanFic/MyHostageNotYours'' series, second BigBad [[spoiler:Iggins']] obsession with Gaz starts out as wanting revenge, but in the end it seems he's got a thing for her as well, judging by his jealousy of Zim and his actions after [[spoiler:he manages to brainwash Gaz into his slave]].
* In the ''[[VideoGame.TeamFortress2 Team Fortress 2]]'' fic ''Paternal,'' Bane, a purple Spy working for the Administrator, holds a villainous lust for the BLU Scout, [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty tying him up and forcefully kissing him on multiple occasions.]]
* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', [[spoiler:Discord's sister]] Rancor develops a thing for [[BadFuture Dark World!]][[BadassBookworm Spike]], constantly flirting with him during her presence in that StoryArc (much to Rarity's annoyance, as she and Spike are an OfficialCouple by that point).
** Also in Dark World, [[EvilOverlord Discord]] seems to have developed feelings for Pinkie Pie, as after [[spoiler:her [[HeelFaceTurn redemption]]]], he actually proposes to her [[spoiler:to get her back on his side. She politely, but strongly, refuses.]]
* ''[[Fanfic/AFutureOfFriendshipAHistoryOfHate A Future of Friendship, A History of Hate]]'': [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Megalos]] [[EvilPrince Tyrant]] -- one of [[BigBad Ruinate]]'s [[CoDragons heralds]] -- takes a(n obsessive) shine to Rarity, viewing her as the perfect mate to complete his "[[{{Narcissist}} perfect]]" lifestyle. As such, he[[spoiler:, in his [[BitchInSheepsClothing public]] [[SecretIdentity guise]] as [[PrinceCharming Regal Rule]], woos her and lures her away from her friends]] before trying to convince her to return to his kingdom and be his queen... and then [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe tries to abduct her when she refuses]]. And even though he's beaten, he swears [[WeWillMeetAgain to return for her]].
* In ''FanFic/ImperfectMetamorphosis'', [[HumanoidAbomination Yuuka]] has barely disguised lust towards Wriggle, and to a lesser extent the rest of Team 9. Predictably, Wriggle is horrified.
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime'': Professor Moriarty towards Beth Lestrade.
** The original pulls something of an IHaveYouNowMyPretty before his LastVillainStand, abusing Beth and petting her like a sex slave. (He leaves her virginity intact as a matter of chilling practicality: he doesn't have time before the heroes arrive.)
** The clone behaves more like a StalkerWithACrush, outright admitting to Beth's ''husband'', '''Literature/SherlockHolmes''', that he's been keeping an eye on her to ensure that she'll remain a WorthyOpponent. On the whole, he tends to address Beth more than he does Sherlock, apparently as part of his mind games.
* ''FanFic/MegaManRecut'' has Snake Man having a crush on Roll, though he doesn't realize it.
* In the ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10156375/1/My-Child My Child]], the [[FauxAffablyEvil demon]] [[OriginalCharacter Xaphan]] appears to find Levi attractive, speaking to him suggestively and calling him [[TermsOfEndangerment "my dear" and "my darling"]]. More frighteningly, Levi's thoughts all but state that [[spoiler: once Xaphan took Levi's soul and dragged him to hell, he [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raped Levi]] [[NightmareFuel countless times]], among other tortures.]]
--> '''Xaphan''': Come now, we both know you don't mean it when you say you don't want me.
* In ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'', [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Shendu]] develops this on [[OriginalCharacter Valerie]], both for being a descendant of his once intended bride 900 years earlier ''and'' for being his [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil Other]]. He has made as one of his goals to have her both physically and in spirit, and over time his feelings towards her turn from possessive to [[MoralityPet genuine care]]. Valerie is initially freaked out due to this interest, but the animosity lessens over time with [[VillainousRescue him saving her life]] several times.
* The ''Anime/Danganronpa3'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8027512?view_adult=true How Long]]'' interprets [[spoiler:Chisa]] as retaining affection for Kyosuke even after her FaceMonsterTurn...as much affection as a Remnant is capable of having, anyway. A lot of her manipulations are motivated by wanting to share the "wonderful bliss" of (D)espair with him.
* ''FanFic/TheEquestrianWindMage'': During Season 2, it's revealed that Ahuizotl is in love with Daring Do, and keeps up his evil schemes just to have an excuse to keep running into her. [[spoiler: In a case of LoveRedeems, it leads to him having a HeelFaceTurn, after which he confesses his feelings to her. They end up as an OfficialCouple.]]
* ''FanFic/TheApprenticeTheStudentAndTheCharlatan'' features Envy, who has a certain fascination with protagonist Nova Shine [[spoiler:that carries over from her time as Summer Blossom]].
* The version of Mirror Kirk who features in ''[[Fanfic/StarTrekMirror Star Trek: Mirror]]'' has one of these on Spock, as he regards the Vulcan as his DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest. Unlike many examples of this trope, he never tries to force anything sexual to happen between the two of them, and wants Spock to defect and join him of his own free will.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Steele for Jenna in ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'', but she's into the titular main character.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke'': Paris Franz has a massive interest in Batgirl.
* Gaston to Belle from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', developing from a simple {{Jerkass}} PrinceCharmingWannabe to a {{Yandere}} out to MurderTheHypotenuse and throw her father in the asylum if she won't submit to him.
* Pictured above: Frollo to Esmeralda in ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. The VillainSong "Hellfire" is about his conflict over him lusting after her when she's a gypsy and he's a "righteous" man of the church.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'':
** The title character towards Roxanne since before the events of the film, as confirmed by the filmmakers' commentary. Neither of them realize until he [[spoiler:starts dating her as his alter-ego Bernard]] and everybody had assumed she and Metroman were an item (turns out they were JustFriends).
** [[spoiler:Hal/Titan]], who only wanted to be a superhero to get Roxanne's attention. When she rejects him, he turns into a villain.
* Maynott for [[HeroesWantRedheads Lucille]] in ''WesternAnimation/AMonsterInParis''. It's obvious he's eager to have her as a TrophyWife.
* Eris shows an attraction to Sinbad in ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'', namely by calling him cute more than once and constantly [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace getting into his personal space]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'', Roland wants fairy princess Marianne, as it would make him king. She nearly fell for it until he cheated on her on their wedding day. Now, he's still pursuing her despite her aversion to him.
** To a lesser extent, the Bog King is [[AntiHero painted as evil]] and [[CardCarryingVillain takes pride in his villainous title]], and is obviously impressed by Marianne from their first meeting. Unlike with Roland, however, Marianne realizes Bog's feelings are genuine, and ends up returning them.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'', slave owner Edwin Epps has one on his slave Patsey. WordOfGod says he's deeply in love with her, but he has an odd and ''very abusive'' way of showing it.
* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'': The evil Black Queen is determined to get in Barbarella's skirt/shorts, though when she keeps rejecting her (sometimes quite violently), she'll settle for her angelic ally Pygar.
* Joker for Vicki Vale in ''Film/{{Batman}}''.
** While we're at it, the Riddler seems to have a bit of one on Chase Meridian in ''Film/BatmanForever'' -- when he's not crushing on Bruce Wayne, that is.
* The titular character in ''Film/{{Blackway}}'' is the [[BigBad violent crimelord antagonist]] of the film, and seems to harbor an obsession for the heroine, Lillian. He meets her at the restaurant she works at and tries to get a date with her, but she rejects him. He waits for her to get off work and then [[AttemptedRape tries to rape her]] in the empty parking lot, but she gets away. Following this incident, he begins following her and even decapitates her cat to get her attention. Lillian tries to go to the sheriff of their small Northwest logging community to help her get Blackway to leave her alone, but he implies that Blackway has immunity because of his corrupt influence.
* In ''Film/CabinByTheLake'', VillainProtagonist Stanley seems to develop some sort of odd fixation on his victim Mallory for standing up to him and escaping him once before. There's a WindowLove scene with a two-way mirror [[IKnowYoureWatchingMe which she punches when she realizes what he's doing]], and when he tries to drown her once again near the end he also starts to lean in for a kiss as she's terrified out of her mind.
* Ming the Merciless seemed pretty hung up on Dale Arden in ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''.
* In the film version of ''Literature/GoneGirl'', it's open to interpretation, but [[spoiler:the relationship between Nick and Amy could be considered this, as could the relationship between Amy and Desi.]]
* A comedic version in ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'' when jewel thief Nicky Holiday falls head-over-heels in love with Miss Piggy.
* J.D. in ''Film/{{Heathers}}''. After Veronica breaks up with him after he starts murdering other teenagers for fun, J.D. is still very much in love with her.
* Aldrich Killian for Pepper Potts in ''Film/IronMan3''.
* Jareth to Sarah in ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''. Foreshadowed in Sarah's story to Toby at the beginning: "But the Goblin King had fallen in love with the girl..." He sends her into a dreamlike state featuring a DanceOfRomance between them, and at the end, he (albeit slightly ambiguously) offers her the chance to [[WeCanRuleTogether stay with him and be loved by him]] if she gives up her quest.
* ''Film/Legend1985'': Darkness, the devilish baddie, has one on Princess Lily, explicitly because of her pure soul.
* King Theoden's EvilChancellor Grima Wormtongue has a big one on the king's beautiful, proud niece, Eowyn, in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' (it's suggested in the books as well, but the film plays it up).
* Tod to Marge in ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld''.
* There's a low budget horror movie called ''Film/TheMooring'' where the AxeCrazy BigBad hunts a group of technology addicted tweens (their trip was a rehabilitation program). He occasionally shows some PetTheDog moments to some of the girls but still murders all of them via different means, except TheFinalGirl whom he had earlier shown an, uh... interest in. When he finds her sobbing uncontrollably (due to having witnessed the death of her friends, being terrified out of her mind etc.) he just cradles her and tries to assure her "he isn't going to hurt her". It is easily the most unsettling scene in the whole movie if only because it shows how terrifyingly insane he is.
* Ned to Julie in ''Film/TheNextKarateKid''. [[NotGoodWithRejection He punishes her if she rejects his advances]].
* {{Subverted}} in ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. It appears that Prince Humperdinck is in love with Buttercup, but it turns out that he just wants to marry her so he can arrange for her to be killed and then use her death to justify a war with the scapegoats.
* Rippner, a psychopathic assassin, to Lisa, the main protagonist, in ''Film/RedEye''.
* ''Film/SchindlersList''. Nazi Camp Kommandant Amon Goeth has one on Helen Hirsch, his Jewish maid. This leaves him conflicted because he believes her to be inferior to him.
* Dark Helmet for Princess Vespa in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', from what you can tell in the scene where he plays with his action figures.
* Blue for Baby Doll in ''Film/SuckerPunch''.
* Cal has one on Rose in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.
* Mr. Barnaby (the Crooked Little Man) for Contrary Mary (or Mary Contrary, in the Creator/{{Disney}} version) in Victor Herbert's ''Theatre/BabesInToyland'' and the analogous Little Bo-Peep in ''Film/MarchOfTheWoodenSoldiers'', the Creator/LaurelAndHardy version.
* Though highly debated and bit ambiguous at the time of writing this, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' exhibits this through the interactions of Kylo Ren and Rey. Kylo Ren seems a little too interested in Rey as he takes her for the map's contents instead of taking BB-8, who has the literal and physical map inside of him. He even carries her away bridal-style. By contrasting Poe and Rey's interrogations, it is obvious Kylo Ren is much more gentle with Rey, going as far as showing her his face. Snoke even picks up on it in adult the novelization by accusing Kylo Ren of having compassion for her.
* ''Film/FistOfTheNorthStar'': Shin is enamored by Julia, but she preferred her beloved Kenshiro, whom Shin then tried to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill to have her for himself]]. She spitefully rejects his every advance while he doggedly keeps offering her the world.

* Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs has a plenty:
** In ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Thuvia, Maid of Mars]]''. Carthoris is in love with the title character, who is also desired by the BigBad, Prince Astok of Dusar and the secondary villain, [[MasterOfIllusion Tario]].
** ''Literature/AtTheEarthsCore'', in which Hooja the Sly One lusts after David Innes's beloved Dian the Beautiful.
** It seems standard for [[DudeMagnet Dejah Thoris]] to be a magnet for villains who are infatuated with her. In ''Warlord of Mars'', [[BigBadEnsemble all three main villains]] - [[TheCaligula Salensus Oll]], [[SmugSnake Matai Shang]] and [[TheBrute Thurid]] - [[WeAreStrugglingTogether fight over who gets to possess her as concubine]].
* The Phantom's obsessive infatuation with Christine in ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. Leads to StockholmSyndrome on Christine's side and ends with IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy on the Phantom's side. The narrator pities him more than condemns him.
* Apparently Ken Follet's historical novels have always the bad guy falling for an heroic character:
** William Hamleigh for Aliena in ''Literature/ThePillarsOfTheEarth'', which is a [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty bad new for her]] the day he [[spoiler: takes over her castle]]. He keeps lusting after her even as [[UnrequitedLoveLastsForever they're reaching old age]].
** In ''Literature/WorldWithoutEnd'' Ralph Fitzgerald has been obsessed since his teens with Lady Philippa , the Countess of Shiring and older than him, a poor squire. He [[spoiler: murders his first wife]] as soon as she's widowed and forces her to marry him. But RealityEnsues as Ralph has now to live with a woman not so young anymore and who utterly despise him. The crush lasts as long as you'd expect.
* Billy "Boil" seems to have one on the titular heroine of the ''Literature/CatRoyal'' series of books, although how much of a villain he is varies from book to book.
* Played with in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' with [[MagnificentBastard Littlefinger's]] affection for his childhood friend Catelyn Stark, and later on [[spoiler: [[ReplacementGoldfish her daughter]] [[BreakTheCutie Sansa]].]] He was an [[UsedToBeASweetKid idealistic and rather adorable kid]] when he fell in love with Cat, but the ensuing [[TraumaCongaLine line of events]] that put an end to that matter led to his [[StartOfDarkness moral backsliding]] into a schemer and a scoundrel (or as much a scoundrel a prominent public figure can be). However, it never really ended his feelings towards those ladies, and much of his development came from the offense of falling for a lady who was above his social status.
* Burgo Fitzgerald for Glencora M'Cluskie and George for Alice Vavasor in Creator/AnthonyTrollope's ''Literature/CanYouForgiveHer''.
* In ''Literature/TheBalancedSword'' by Creator/RykESpoor, [[spoiler:Aran Condor]] has a crush on the heroine, Kyri Vantage, which is complicated by the fact that he's secretly a member of the criminal gang that murdered her father, mother, and brother.
* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'': [[spoiler: Snape]]'s unrequited love for Lily Evans. [[spoiler:Though it's somewhat debatable that he even counts as a villain, seeing as everything he's done in life after Lily's death was to protect her son, Harry Potter. Even if he [[JerkAss treated him like shit]] because of [[CrazyJealousGuy petty jealousy]] over him being the son of James, who was TheRival to him.]]
* In ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'', Beyond Birthday both loathes and loves his senpai, L, and [[IJustWantToBeYou begins to imitate the latter's looks and mannerisms]].
* Count Kalliovski has one for young, pretty, innocent Sidonie in ''Literature/TheRedNecklace'', though truthfully it's much more [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty lust]] than love.
* Oh my God, The Darkling for Alina in ''Literature/TheGrishaTrilogy''. More than half of their conversations could serve as the quote for the trope page.
* In ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'' Svidrigailov, the wealthy and depraved former employer Raskolnikov's sister Dunya has nurtured a passion for her since the day she lay foot in his house, and seeks to win her back through blackmail.
* ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'' has [[BloodKnight Brian de Bois-Guilbert]] for Jewish hottie Rebecca and tries to play the AbductionIsLove card. Being a BadassDamsel, Rebecca successfully foils his AttemptedRape and gives him a well-deserved TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits'': Rather surprisingly - but actually not so much for a GenreSavvy reader - [[BastardBastard Esteban García]] develops one for heroine [[PluckyGirl Alba]] while he holds her captive. Too bad that [[IgnoredEpiphany he slams her into the isolation cell after figuring this out]].
* Literature/TheWormOuroboros: Gro, Heming and Corinius fall for Mevrian. Unluckily for them all she's also vowed to Artemis. But recognizing the honorable character and intentions of Gro and Heming Mevrian turns them down with courtesy as opposed to her scornful rejection of the brutish Corinius.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* [[spoiler: [[TheMole Grant Ward]]]] from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' has a pretty obsessive one on Skye, especially in season 2. Though he finally seems to snap out of it after [[spoiler: she shoots him in the back]].
* Spike from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has this trope down to a tee. When he first (canonically) falls for Buffy, he's still in total opposition to her and the Scoobies' goals, and yet is blatantly head over heels for her. Buffy's mom asks if she might have lead him on unintentionally, to which Buffy replies that she beats him up a lot. [[CombatSadomasochist Which for Spike is pretty much the same thing.]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Fans had long speculated about the UnresolvedSexualTension between the Doctor and his arch-enemy, the Master. Over the years, the writers decided more and more often to have a bit of fun with it, eventually developing the storyline into a narrative full of FoeYay. It took a couple of decades, but the Master [[spoiler:(now a woman)]] eventually pushed the Doctor up against the nearest wall and got in a nice long proper snog.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Once he lays eyes on her, Ramsay is absolutely delighted to be betrothed to Sansa.
* Unfortunately for [[CampGay Kurt]] on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', [[spoiler:[[JerkJock David Karofsky]], his main [[ArmouredClosetGay homophobic]] [[YouAreWhatYouHate bully]], has one on him, and he only finds out when he's given a ForcefulKiss]].
** Yet again to Kurt's misfortune, Season 3 introduces Sebastian Smythe, who is adamant on taking Blaine, Kurt's boyfriend, for himself.
* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'': Hannibal [[HoYay has one for Will]] who [[spoiler: ultimately ends up returning it in a case of IfItsYouItsOkay]].
* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', even though he'd already taken her power, Sylar appears to have a creepy thing for Claire.
* [[BigBad Kilgrave]] from ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has believed himself to be in love with Jessica ever since she broke free of his power the first time. He's under the delusion that it's partly mutual, completely oblivious to the fact that all his happy memories of their "relationship" took place when Jessica was mind-controlled and desperate to escape.
* On ''Series/{{Luther}}'' the eponymous detective has to deal with the uncomfortable fact that his closest friend and confidante, and most reliable source of help is NietzscheWannabe ManipulativeBastard and [[TheSociopath thorough psychopath]] Alice Morgan. That alone would be bad enough, but as many of Alice's lines suggest, she may well have a thing for Luther.
* There were indications in Season Two that how Lord Zedd felt about Kimberly in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' was not just FoeYay subtext, especially with the episode he tried to make her his queen.
** A filler episode of ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' suggests comic relief villain Choobo had one on Tori, the only female ranger on that team.
* ''Series/MrRobot'': Tyrell, a DepravedBisexual villain, is obviously interested in [[AntiHero Elliot]] and tells another character that he loves Elliot.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': It's implied that the young psychopath James Gillies is attracted to Detective William Murdoch after the former kisses the latter on the mouth for a full three seconds in "Midnight Train to Kingston." It has been hinted throughout the series that Gillies is gay, and it seems natural that he would be drawn to a handsome, intelligent man like Murdoch. Robert Perry, who was presumably James' boyfriend in an earlier episode, is somewhat similar to the detective in that he was also dark-haired, comely, mild-mannered and smart.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''
** Meteor freaks on [[CreatorsPet Lana]]. Oh so many times. Even lampshaded once.
-->'''Random student''': Lana Lang. How original.
** [[SerialKiller Davis Bloome]] on Chloe in Season 8 [[spoiler:although it is later revealed to be part of ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}'s programming]].
** Sometimes [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Tess]] [[DarkActionGirl Mercer]] seems to have one on [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]]. It is a lot more explicit in some deleted scenes.
-->'''Tess''': You have to stop thinking me as ''just'' your boss.
** And then there was the whole [[ManipulativeBastard Lex]] / [[DamselScrappy Lana]] mess in Seasons 5 & 6.
*** Not to mention his noticable obsession with [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]].
** [[MagnificentBastard Lionel's]] unrequited crush on Martha which ran for most of the show.
* Appears to be the case with Michael in ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. Since Teyla was the only person to treat him nicely during his introductory episode, Michael becomes attached to her and, even after she has betrayed him repeatedly (in his own words), he still hopes he can convince her to come away with him.
* Meg from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has one for Castiel, which is also an InterspeciesRomance.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''
** [[BigBad Klaus Mikaelson]] has one on [[TheCutie Caroline]] [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Forbes]].
** Damon for Elena.
** Katherine for Stefan and also Matt, although she never does more than talk about how hot he is.
* Ares has it bad for ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', to the point where his motivation throughout the show is to win her love.
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': In Season 2, Hunter Zolomon, aka Zoom, developed one for Caitlin Snow during the brief time he spent impersonating Jay Garrick and aiding Team Flash. The attraction was mutual until Caitlin found out his true identity -- then she wanted nothing to do with him. As for Hunter, it was implied he was only seducing her at first so he could gain more of their trust, but Caitlin's similarities to his mother (who was murdered by his father right in front of him when he was just a child) caused him to project said mother on to Caitlin and obsess over her.

* In NorseMythology, more than one of the jotuns (frost giants) tried to woo Freya (goddess of love), either by trickery or blackmail. Thyrm was a giant king who stole Thor's hammer, hoping to blackmail Asgard into giving him Freya. (They pretended to agree with this, and Thor went dressed as Freya; Thrym and his court, being nearsighted, stupid, or both, was fooled by the disguise, and was crushed - literally - when Thor got it back). Also, there was giant who disguised himself as a laborer, and offered to build a wall around Asgard in exchange for Freya. (They only agreed to this if he could do so in three seasons, without help; when it looked like he might succeed - he was a giant in disguise, using an enchanted stallion to haul materials - Loki took the form of a mare and seduced the stallion. The guilder got angry, his disguise slipped, and was struck down by Thor.)

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* In Wrestling/RingOfHonor, Wrestling/JimmyJacobs has it ''bad'' for good guy Adam Cole. He's open-mouthed kissed Cole on at least one occasion, and taking this to an unusually meta level, has propositioned Cole for sex on Twitter.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' adventure ''Harlequin's Back''. In the {{backstory}}, a [[EldritchAbomination Horror]] fell in love with Queen Thayla and refused to leave her, even though his presence was destroying her land. She eventually decided to leave with him to save her people from destruction.

* Judge Turpin of ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' developed two of these. The first was on Sweeney's wife, Lucy Barker, which ultimately led him to kick off the plot by having Sweeney transported for life, followed by luring her to a masked ball and raping her. The second was on Sweeney and Lucy's daughter Johanna, who he adopted out of remorse for what he did to Lucy but [[WifeHusbandry came to desire as more than a daughter]] as she grew older.
** Mrs. Lovett has one for Sweeney Todd himself, though they're both more VillainProtagonist than heroes.
* Jud for Laurey in ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'', though how much one considers Jud to be a villain is up for debate.
* Count Gregor for Sophia in ''Theatre/{{Fools}}''.
* [[ManipulativeBitch Abigail Williams]] has one on John Proctor in ''Theater/TheCrucible''.
* J.D. and Veronica of ''{{Theatre/Heathers}}'' are actually dating for the majority of the show, and are nearly in UnholyMatrimony territory (Veronica being manipulated into participating in J.D.'s murders rather than doing it of her own free will is what stops it from being a straight example of the trope). After Veronica finally gets tired of his shit and dumps him, J.D. still remains very much in love with her, which makes it this trope.

* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'': Kain is jealous of his best friend Cecil for winning the heart of Rosa, the apple of his eye. Does he MurderTheHypotenuse? Thankfully, no. Kain is ultimately accepting of his status as the UnluckyChildhoodFriend and [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy hides his feelings for Rosa out of respect for the trio's deep friendship.]] Unfortunately, [[EnemyWithout Dark Kain]] [[LoveMakesYouEvil does not value his better half's reservations]], even going as far as to pull an IHaveYouNowMyPretty moment [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110201201215/finalfantasy/images/c/c9/FF4PSPDarkKainFMV.jpg when he captures Rosa]] in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]]''.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': When Cloud's group have an encounter with the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Turks]] outside of Gongaga on the second continent, they bump into them gossiping like schoolgirls about who likes who. Turns out Rude has a crush on Tifa (which can be exploited to the player's advantage - he holds back against her in boss battles), and Tseng likes Aerith. Elena, who's implied to like Tseng [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend nevermind her denials when asked]], is clearly and hilariously fed up.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Seymour Guado has one on Yuna, resulting in a ForcefulKiss.
* ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'': It's clearer in the Japanese version, but the FinalBoss and overall BiggerBad, [[spoiler:Bhunivelze]], has some very suggestive dialogue towards Lightning. When you take into account his [[spoiler:possession of [[ImpliedLoveInterest Hope]]]], the implication is that he [[spoiler:was influenced by Hope's own feelings to be obsessed with her.]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/FinalFight Final Fight Revenge]]'', Mad Gears member Poison develops a crush on Cody, and visits him in jail (despite the fact it's her fault he's there because she framed him). Note that this was [[AmbiguousGender before the official confirmation]] that Poison was a post-op transsexual, but it was still rather bizarre (She acts very feminine in this particular game).
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'': Apparently (in the Mitsuki Oosawa manga adaptation at least), King Travant had some feelings for Sigurd's younger sister Ethlyn. Too bad she was already HappilyMarried to Duke Quan. [[spoiler: And even worse: Travant later ''killed them both'' in the war and took their daughter Altenna into his household so she would use Quan's signature weapon, the Gae Bolg, for him.]]
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'': Mix this with {{Yandere}}, IHaveYouNowMyPretty and DragonRider, and that's a fairly good description of Valter the Moonstone's thoughts towards Princess Eirika. Her reaction when she finds out can be summed in a simple and ''very'' understandable "WTF?!".
*** Some speculate that Valter's [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Gauron-esque]] obsession with [[HoYay Eirika's brother Prince Ephraim]] might count as well.
** Averted in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. [[spoiler: While [[DarkActionGirl Aversa]], [[TheEmperor Walhart]], and [[TheCaligula Gangrel]] can develop romantic feelings for the Avatar of their opposite genders if the player so desires... they only do so ''after'' their {{Heel Face Turn}}s and recruitments.]]
* ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'' ''2: Project Origin'' has one of the most utterly horrific examples of this trope you'll ever see. Over the course of the second game, Alma winds up falling madly in love with Sergeant Beckett, which is bad because Alma is an AxCrazy ghost girl who appears as a stark naked zombie-like corpse, spends most of her free time {{Mind Rap|e}}ing and liquefying people, and is far too psychologically damaged to fully understand her feelings. You know all those [[PressXToNotDie times you have to fend her off]] in hand-to-hand throughout the game? She's not trying to ''hurt'' Beckett, she's trying to ''rape'' him. [[spoiler:It gets worse in the ending, where he's strapped down to a chair and Alma walks over with this smug "I've finally got you right where I want you" body language and slowly leans in for a kiss...]]
* ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'': [[spoiler: Cortana shows shades of this towards Chief which is hardly surprising considering how devoted she was to him before she CameBackWrong. Putting a lot of emphasis on wanting him there to see her become ruler of the galaxy. Being visibly broken up over him saying her plans are evil. Then trying to imprison and take him with her rather then killing him for resisting her like she plans to do with everyone else.]]
* Cia of ''Videogame/HyruleWarriors'' is driven by her obsession with Link and jealousy towards Zelda for being the one that he'll always save. Most notably, her personal Temple of Souls is essentially a StalkerShrine covered with portraits and sculptures of various incarnations of Link, with her personal room being completely covered with portraits of him.
* Ghosts are typically the most common antagonist in ''VideoGame/PacMan'' but that doesn't stop Pinky from having a crush on Pac.
* In ''VideoGame/ImmortalSouls'', the crazy vampire the Black Witch is very much into the hero John, openly flirting with him every time they meet. It's implied the attraction is why she turned him into a vampire, and [[BigGood Isis]] [[MegaCorp Corporation]] also "recruited" John mainly so they could use her attraction to their advantage. John is pretty {{squick}}ed out by the whole deal (mostly [[IHateYouVampireDad understandably pissed off she turned him]]), but does take (non-sexual) advantage of the matter sometimes.
* Darth Sion of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' developed an interest in the female Exile immediately after seeing her; his crush was so intense, it was threatening his connection to the Dark Side, and therefore his life.
* Combined with LesYay in ''Videogame/{{Shantae}}''. BigBad Risky keeps oscillating between threatening our heroine and trying to flirt with her.
* ''[[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Skies of Arcadia: Legends]]'' invokes it in the form of BlackComedy, by having [[CasanovaWannabe Admiral Vigoro]] attempt to rape [[PirateGirl Aika]] in her prison cell, when he first lays eyes on her. Despite being foiled by Vyse and Gilder, he remains persistent and convices himself that he can win her over by defeating Vyse[[note]]who Vigoro [[MistakenForRomance mistakenly assumes]] to be Aika's boyfriend[[/note]]. You'll have to fight him over her in [[RecurringBoss three separate boss battles]] (including one ship battle), though [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_8JwmnN0pg he finally relents]] after being defeated for the third time.
-->'''Vigoro:''' "You win, Vyse. The strongest man has the right to be with the finest woman."
* Eliza of ''Videogame/SkullGirls'' is very keen on the Parasite Samson. Her pre-battle opening dialogue is marked by disdain for his current host Filia and asking him to [[WeCanRuleTogether join her]] [[IfICantHaveYou or else]]. In her story path, she ultimately [[spoiler:seals up Filia and Samson with blood to keep Samson alive until she can find another host for him.]] The feeling is ''not'' [[ArchEnemy reciprocated]].
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Bowser has been shown to have one on Princess Peach in several games, starting with the first ''VideoGame/{{Paper Mario|64}}''. In that game, he frequently hits on her and even writes in his diary (which Peach ends up reading at one point) that he hopes that she'll like him. [[DependingOnTheWriter This trait is inconsistent]], though, especially since in games where Peach has a [[PromotedToPlayable playable role]], such as ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'', he has no qualms with attempting to kill her when she aims to foil his plans.
* ''Videogame/ValkyrieProfile'': [[StalkerWithACrush Lezard]] is fascinated by Lenneth and would do [[LoveMakesYouEvil anything]] to get her for himself. [[MisaimedFandom The fans]] [[DracoInLeatherPants don't mind though]].

* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'''s [[HornyDevil Fuchsia]] / [[CuteBookworm Criminy]] romantic subplot [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-01-07 started out]] when the [[DepravedBisexual seductive succubus Fuchsia]] took an interest in [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Criminy]] for the purpose of corrupting his innocence. When he [[GoodFeelsGood treated her kindly]], she was reminded of her humanity and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-03-15 developed a crush on him]]. They gradually started spending more time together, leading to positive CharacterDevelopment for both of them, as Fuchsia genuinely tried to become the good girl she thought Criminy would like, while Criminy came out of his shell, matured, and arguably TookALevelInBadass for her sake.
* Galgarion from ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'' apparently has some crush on Cherry.
* A spoileriffic but amusing one from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[spoiler:Jack Noir, the sort-of BigBad, has developed a crush on PM, who [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge wants nothing more than his horrible, bloody demise]]. Given [[AllergicToLove Jack's previous reaction to the entire idea of affection]], his response to this realization is to run away.]]
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', maybe Zola was faking weakness every time Gil had to rescue her, but her love for him remains after she revealed being way more dangerous than she looks.
** Depending how you interpret him, Tarvek may be this for Agatha (crush undisputed, villainy not certain). And Gil for Agatha as well, but he's rather an AntiHero, although recent events out of his control see him shading unwillingly towards HeWhoFightsMonsters. Given that all four characters thus mentioned are very powerful and not strictly aligned players in European politics, FriendOrFoe becomes a complicated question.
** Martellus has one of these on Agatha, although romance doesn't enter into the equation. He's outright stated that he would be perfectly willing to kill her if she interferes with his plans, and the main reason he's chasing her is because of the legend that the Storm King would marry the Heterodyne Girl - she's the Heterodyne, so if he wants to be the Storm King he obviously has to marry her. However, some of his behaviour suggests that he [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20141222#.Vv6Rz-IrLIU finds her attractive,]] and he certainly [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20130605#.Vv6SLOIrLIU doesn't seem annoyed by the idea of marrying her,]] with or [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20130603#.Vv6SVOIrLIU without her permission.]]
* Dinah Might from ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' seems to be a [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1879694/sticking-it-to-her-teammates/ fan of Mr. Mighty.]] At first it looks like this is just a distraction to help her and her boss escape; later, though, it looks as if there is some [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1879732/a-novel-pastime/ genuine attraction.]]
* Peridot from ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' has a pretty blatant crush on Almond (if you don't believe it, [[WordOfGay ask Gigi Digi]]). Being the little brat that she is, she mostly shows it through being {{Tsundere}}. Almond is ''very'' aware and [[TheGadfly likes to toy with her about it.]]
-->'''Almond''': You just can't stay away, can you?
-->'''Peridot''': Sh-''SHUT UP!''
* Hyde's constant flirting and occasional advances in ''Webcomic/TheSearchForHenryJekyll'' really make Al confused and uncomfortable.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* [[AntiVillain Dr. Horrible]], of ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'', has a crush on a local do-gooder, but his arch-nemesis [[AntiHero hero]] beats him to the punch. Unusually, Dr. Horrible is more of a WellIntentionedExtremist, while the so-called hero is an [[SmugSuper arrogant]] [[{{Jerkass}} bully]] who only dates the girl to make the protagonist jealous.
* In ''WebVideo/DeathNoteTheAbridgedSeriesKpts4tv'', Light has an obvious crush on L. [[ManipulativeBastard L, for his part, takes full advantage of this and agrees to go out with him for the investigation.]]
-->'''Light:''' Well, we've been outside talking for awhile and we've decided to make it official. '''''I LOVE L! AND HE LOVES ME!''''' I'm going to dump Misa so I can be with L!
-->'''Everyone:''' ''Gasp''
-->'''L:''' [[HilarityEnsues No, I think you've misinterpreted the situation...]]
* In keeping with her role as sex goddess of TGWTG, WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses is implied to have a crush on Creator/AllisonPregler (not so much since he fired her IRL). He's also slept with AntiHero champion of the universe Linkara.
* ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' has Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy as a ShoutOut to Esmeralda and Frollo. Pinkie is a HotGypsyWoman while Fluttershy is the cult leader of a ReligionOfEvil.
* Sylvester, the VillainProtagonist of ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', crosses over into this from FoeYay when he admits that he doesn't actually see a difference between admiring someone for their abilities and being romantically attracted to them, meaning that, yes, he's been crushing on his recurring enemies Genevieve Fray and Reverend Mauer.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The Ice King in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' would be a very extreme case of this. Early on in the show, he was known for kidnapping numerous princesses and try to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe force them to marry him]], with Princess Bubblegum being his main victim.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': [[PerkyFemaleMinion Ty Lee's]] one-sided crush on Sokka was an amicable example, since he was flattered by it in ''"The Drill"'' episode. Though he later tells her that he was already seeing Suki, in ''"The Crossroads of Destiny"''.
* Princess Attea towards Ben [[spoiler:in his Inkursian form Bullfrag]] in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''. To Ben's chagrin, the feeling is mutual [[spoiler:as Bullfrag]].
* Martian Queen towards ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers''. Seriously, the woman veers between wanting to destroy him and wanting to marry him.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
** This happened to Mabel Pines twice, the first being Norman/Jeff [[spoiler: which turned out to actually be a colony of gnomes that [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe want her to be their queen by marrying all 1,000 of them]]]] and the creepy [[EnfantTerrible 8 year old]] PhonyPsychic mystery shack rival Gideon (who tends to lean more towards a StalkerWithACrush).
** Giffany might also count, but Soos ''did'' return her affection. That is, until she became a total {{Yandere}}.
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes. A 1935 Merrie Melodies short, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cWTEwpGsc8 The Little Dutch Plate]]'' subverts it. The [[DastardlyWhiplash villainous]] Vinegar Bottle (all the characters are household items) who has been pursuing the Girl on the Little Dutch Plate gets in a fight with the hero (a little Dutch boy saltshaker), who literally knocks his block off (Vinegar's head is just a bottlestopper, after all). Looking for his head, he accidentally puts on a girlish one from a perfume bottle. The Girl sees his new PrettyBoy looks and immediately ''defends'' him from the Boy, walking off with him while cooing "You handsome man!"
* One time on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Marge got a job at the nuclear plant and Mr. Burns developed a thing for her.
* The ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' episode "The Gamemaster" not only hints that Zartan has something like this towards Scarlett, but that she reciprocates it!
* In the "Super Powers Team" incarnation of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'', Darkseid had a crush on WonderWoman and constantly tried to make her his bride.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Red X flirted with Starfire after pinning her to the wall with one of his gadgets, calling her "cutie" and remarking that the "only crime" between them was that they hadn't gone on a date. (Her only response was to blast him with her starbolts through her eyes.)
* Pyro once tried making a pass at Rogue in ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' she replied by throwing him through the wall as a non-subtle "No".
* ''Main/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''
** Agent Bishop is ''very'' affectionate towards Karai when he has her captured in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' (despite his threat to Shredder to chop her into "a supersized pile of Highland julienne fries" if his demands aren't met), spending half the episode kicking the asses of Hun and the Turtles, and the other half admiring Karai and going on about how lovely she is.
** While we're talking about the Turtles, in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', [[BigBad the Shredder]] seemed to have a thing for [[HotScoop April]].
* PlayedForLaughs on ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl,'' with [[GadgeteerGenius Tobey McCallister]]'s crush on the titular character. She almost always rebuffs him, but there are some cases of legitimate ShipTease between them.