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An increasingly common phenomenon where mythical creatures traditionally feared and shunned, especially such horror staples as [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]], somehow become the targets of sexual desire. It's like AllGirlsWantBadBoys taken to absurd levels.

Positive attributes of these creatures will be exaggerated, if not fabricated out of whole cloth, and negative aspects will be reduced or removed entirely. Yet often as not, these now romantically inclined monsters will retain their definitive characteristics—such as the fact that they must [[ImAHumanitarian prey on humans to survive]], [[EmotionEater derive power from suffering]], or are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil just plain evil]].

Most often this is seen in erotic romance novels, or their counterparts in other media. The main character will be an ordinary woman, the better for the reader to relate to her, and the love interest may be anything from an ordinary man [[JekyllAndHyde with a monstrous curse]] to a ravenous werewolf, bloodthirsty vampire or even a cruel and inhumane demon. At first, said monster will regard the woman as either a nuisance or an actual prey item, but through ThePowerOfLove, she will persevere and manage to transform him into a {{Bowdlerised}} version of the source myth, perhaps retaining some rough edges but otherwise a relatively decent being.

Admittedly this can create some interesting story possibilities if done well, both in such a creature having an inherently contradictory nature and in how the creature and his lover deal with said contradiction, particularly in how they do or do not come to a better understanding and balance and whether the creature can fight his inner nature/become a better person while still retaining what their lover finds sexy about them. (I.e., RuleOfDrama.) If done poorly, however, the result can be either a lot of {{Wangst}} or a very dark case of ValuesDissonance, ProtagonistCenteredMorality, and MoralMyopia.

This phenomenon has been around, especially applying to [[VampiresAreSexGods vampires]], for quite a long time, making this OlderThanTheyThink for people assuming this to be only a recent phenomenon. For instance, with the recent popularization of the fact that North American wolves are usually not that aggressive to humans and are loving parents, then it stands to reason that werewolves can be seen as attractive company to have. Also, considering some particular forms of mythology such as HornyDevils and the number of god/mortal pairings in Classical mythology, this attraction to the exotically dangerous may simply be an endemic part of human thought, and reflected in stories throughout history.

{{Double Standard}}s may apply, as this seems to happen mainly with human women and masculine beasties. On the other hand, see CuteMonsterGirl.

Related to VampiresAreSexGods, VillainDecay, BishounenLine, HornyDevils, InterspeciesRomance, BoldlyComing, and TheTamingOfTheGrue. For fanbase attraction to a monster or BigBad, see RuleThirtyFour and DracoInLeatherPants. Compare ShapeshiftingSeducer. Ultimately followed by ICanChangeMyBeloved in most cases.

If you're looking for the movie of the same name, [[Film/SexyBeast see here.]]


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Evangeline of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' deliberately tries to play the VampiresAreSexGods idea for all it's worth.
* Ryuuko Konuma of ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'' certainly believes this trope, though instead of liking the protagonist's more positive traits, she actively hopes he is the most evil and violent thing that ever lived... and is disappointed when she finds out he isn't. And is turned back on when she learns that while not evil or outright violent, he's ''STILL'' the most powerful thing walking.
* Shinra from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is exclusively attracted to his Dullahan housemate Celty -- Not in spite of the fact that she's a [[HeadlessHorseman headless]] [[TheFairFolk unselee]] {{psychopomp}}, but ''because'' of it.
* In ''Manga/WildFangs'', Syon, upon seeing Mao's beast form, instead of thinking "I could get so much money for him" like his fellow bounty hunters, decides to protect (and woo) him instead.
* In ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' Nanami falls in love with her familiar and guardian Tomoe; a LittleBitBeastly {{Kitsune}}.
* ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'': [[HotAsHell Maou]], who still [[HornedHumanoid looks human]] in his [[http://0-gate.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/do-you-even-lift-1024x576.jpg true]] [[http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd253/Senbonzakura_976/HatarakuMaou-sama-03-Large35.jpg form.]]
* ''Manga/BlackBird'': Kyo is a tengu--a Japanese bird demon--and he is the only one who can protect Misao from other demons, and she finds love with him despite the fact that he wants to marry her forcibly.
* ''Anime/WolfChildrenAmeAndYuki'': The protagonist Hana has the titular wolf children with a wolf-man. And he was in wolf form when Yuki was conceived.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The premise of the ''ComicBook/MyBoyfriendIsAMonster'' graphic novel series, which features sexy zombies, vampires, fairies, ghosts, and Frankenstein monsters.
* In ''ComicBook/TheUnwritten'', after [[spoiler: Richie Savoy]] gets turned into a vampire, he apparently has lots of sex with gothy vampire groupies. (Helped along by the fact that he's outed himself as a vampire in a bestselling book.)
* In the ''Untamed'' story, "A Night to Remember...", a woman lets her normal lover know that she is a werewolf in the most gentle manner as possible in bed. As it happens, her confession, followed by great sex, works so well that once the guy gets over the initial shock, he immediately reveals that he is a furry who likes to go fursuiting and notes she is a natural at that hobby.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', after Rose [[spoiler:kills Leigh Douglas and claims the ring controlling Bigby for herself]] she becomes psychically bonded to Bigby and can feel his bestial wolfish nature. And she ''likes'' it.

* The BBC documentary ''The Human Animal'' actually explains part of the reason this trope exists as well as AllGirlsWantBadBoys AND ICanChangeMyBeloved in simple biological terms. The short of it is that the dangerous aspects of the target are sexual advertisements. According to the documentary, on a biological level, women are looking for signs of protective prowess. Displays of aggressive behavior are then read as signs of this prowess the same as the physical sign of broad shoulders in males (cultural signs of this vary greatly, but the intended messages are the same). Once partnered up, however, the female will actively work to prevent the male from displaying further (the 'taming' aspect of this trope), so as to prevent the male from gathering further attention from the opposite sex. There's a lot more to human courtship, of course, mostly because unlike other primates alive today, sex among humans lasts more than 8 seconds (usually).

* In ''Film/TeenWolf'', Scott instantly becomes popular with the ladies when he starts turning in a werewolf. People aren't as interested in him when he's not furry.
* In ''Film/{{Wolf}}'', Jack Nicholson's cuckolded and emasculated newspaper editor gets bitten by a werewolf and becomes more self-confident and sexually aggressive as he turns.
* The ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' series presents most of its vampires as sleek and stylish figures. Werewolves seem to be all male, and are brawny, hairy types in leather. Each film features a romance between the races.
* Genderflipped in ''Film/GingerSnaps''; just before her final horrific metamorphosis, Ginger attends a Halloween party. She is treated as downright sexy because the party-goers mistake it for a costume.
* Amanda Donahue in ''Film/TheLairOfTheWhiteWorm''.
* Even zombies are getting into the act with the 2013 zom-com ''Film/WarmBodies.''
* The love interest in ''Film/TheShapeOfWater'' is a CuteMonsterBoy version of the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon.

* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and its movie adaptations, as everyone even casually familiar with the series knows.
** The series downplays or eliminates almost any negative trait that could be associated with a vampire. Part of this is because Meyer was not interested at all in vampires until having a dream that inspired the series (or so she claims) and she intentionally ignored earlier vampire "traditions" in favor of coming up with something she found unique.
** While the werewolves are considered the protectors of people in the series, one still ought to not dismiss the dangers of being romantically involved with one, mostly because anger and stress can trigger a transformation. This was proven nicely by Emily, who refused Sam's advances and led him to shape-shifting too close and slashing up her face. [[ValuesDissonance They get engaged]] [[TooDumbToLive anyway]].
* Gothic and Romantic literature tended to have quite sexy monsters. As Victorian England was a sexually repressed society, writers would often link sexuality with the dark and forbidden. Creating metaphorically sexual monsters was also a way of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
** ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' plays with this, on various levels. Vampires are generally depicted as suave and stylish (except when they aren’t, usually due to [[RuleOfFunny their own reasons]] ). Lady Margolotta, a vampire, has an unspecified, but close and long-established, personal relationship with Lord Vetinari, in the later books. Angua and Carrot avert this, with Carrot only interested in her HUMAN form, and Angua having doubts about her “dog-like devotion” to him, but Gavin the wolf is implied to have been an “old flame” of her lupine form. Werewolves aren’t generally described as classy, but Wolf and his movement are definitely [[PuttingOnTheReich with their uniforms and insignia]] . There is also a [[RunningGag “the whole underwired nightdress thing”]]
** Lord Ruthven, of the short story ''Literature/TheVampyre''. Lord Ruthven is a seductive figure and is considered one of the first literary vampires. The idea for the story was conceived on the same occasion as ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' by one of Lord Byron's lesser-known friends.
** ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'', from the gothic horror novel by James Malcolm Rymer. The story is perhaps the first to treat a vampire sympathetically.
** Carmilla, from the gothic novella ''Literature/{{Carmilla}}'', is a beautiful LesbianVampire who haunts a young lady.
** Geraldine from ''Christabel'' by Samuel Coleridge is another erotic LesbianVampire who preys on a woman.
** ''The Bride of Corinth'', featuring the first female vampire with a male victim.
** Matilda from ''Literature/TheMonk'' is not a vampire, but an agent of Satan who helps the title monk into damnation through her seductive powers.
* ''{{Dracula}}'' is a mixed case. In [[Literature/{{Dracula}} the original book]], Dracula is a rather ugly old man who preys on young women, making him more of a monstrous pervert at the start; however, he becomes younger and better looking with the more victims that he feeds on. In later adaptations, Dracula is often transformed into a suave, sophisticated, exotic, and darkly seductive presence. Dracula's vampire wives, however, are attractive even in the original novel.
** In his ''Danse Macabre'', Creator/StephenKing discusses the sexuality within ''Dracula'' at some length, saying that the novel "fairly pants with sexual energy". He points out that Lucy's reaction to being bitten by Dracula--sighing, moaning, and ''writhing''--is Bram Stoker's "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar classy]]" way of telling us that she's having a mind-blowing orgasm.
* ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' series is built on this trope, with vampires. There's even a special term for people who like to have sex with vampires: "fangbangers".
* In fact, there's a whole UrbanFantasy romance sub-genre built around this trope. Literature/MercyThompson, Literature/KittyNorville, etc.
** Kitty Norville [[LampshadedTrope lampshades this concept]] in the second book of her series, suspecting that those who saw her HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee were expecting a [[TheVamp tall and intimidating predatory sexpot]] rather than the rather normal looking blonde she was.
** Mercy is a [[TricksterArchetype coyote]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifter]] herself, whose husband [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent is a werewolf]].
* ''Literature/WickedLovely'' does this for TheFairFolk. It portrays them as dangerous, cruel, and definite users of BlueAndOrangeMorality, if not truly evil. It also portrays faeries of both genders as pretty damn hot.
* J.R. Ward [[AuthorAppeal seems to do this in her body of work]]. Especially evident in the vampire-laden ''Literature/BlackDaggerBrotherhood'' series.
* The half-dog, half-human hybrids in ''Literature/TheDogs'' are meant to be this.
* Invoked and subverted in ''Literature/BloodAndChocolate'', but from the werewolf heroine's point of view (Vivian). After she shows her true nature (transformation into wolf being voluntary) to the Aiden, the man she loves (and who also happens to like the occult and things like this), he becomes scared of her, tell lies at school about her and, eventually, attempts to end her life by shooting her with silver. Later, the pack leader Gabriel reveals he was once in love with a human, [[spoiler: but there were times when they were having sex and he ended up starting to transform because it felt better (to which Vivian recalls wanting Aiden to bite her at times). However, once he went too far and the girl noticed and started screaming. Gabriel tried to hold her to calm her, but with his strength, he killed her by accident. Vivian asks him why they care for humans, if they can't love them back. Gabriel merely state how sometimes they may invoke sympathy and the need to protect them.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/BigWolfOnCampus'', Tommy begins to worry that perhaps Lori is only attracted to the werewolf part of him.
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and its spin-off ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** A group of youngsters were into the whole VampiresAreSexGods thing until the vamps came and started killing everyone.
** Angel, Spike, Darla, and possibly [[spoiler:even Oz]] seem to apply. Not to mention Dracula. And who can forget vampire [[spoiler:Willow and Xander]]?
** The first episode had Jesse become suddenly more confident and charismatic after becoming a vampire. Creator/JossWhedon acknowledges the use of this trope on the DVD commentary.
** Xander considers himself a romantic demon magnet; he's had relationships/attractions with at least three supernatural creatures, not to mention losing his virginity to a vampire slayer.
* ''Series/TrueBlood'' lives and breathes on this trope. Everyone should have sex with a vampire at least once. And you should see the werewolves and shapeshifters.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' (as well as the book series that inspired it), as you might guess from the name, is also built on this trope. By the third season, every surviving member of the main cast has had a relationship (or several) with a vampire, except for one. Who is a witch [[spoiler: whose mother becomes a vampire]].
* As a long-running series dealing with, well, the supernatural, ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has touched on this trope. Sam's girlfriends have included a werewolf and a demon; he's also had romantic friendships with a vampire and a kitsune. Dean has generally avoided relationships with monsters; [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels,]] [[HoYay on the]] [[AngelUnaware other hand...]]
** Invoked in "Live Free Or Twihard" where a group of vampires was shown to be taking advantage of the sudden romanticism of their species due to ''Twilight'' and the like to seduce and kidnap young women.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** ''Series/DoctorWho'' has occasionally dipped into this territory with the Daleks:
*** The new series did a variation of this with its ReBoot of the Daleks in the episode "Dalek", which is [[ImpliedLoveInterest written as a love story]] between the Doctor's trusting, enthralled human companion and the iconic science fiction monster that terrified hundreds of thousands of children in the 60s and 70s. According to the creators, the Daleks were redesigned to look more beautiful in order to facilitate this - but the Dalek certainly does ''not'' get the DracoInLeatherPants treatment, becoming if anything ''more'' genocidal and hateful than ever, even if you do feel a lot more sorry for this one than ever before.
*** The actress playing one of the classic companions did a "Dalek porn" photoshoot for a skin mag, involving her posing naked with her genitals obscured by the plunger, caressing its gunstick, and so on.
*** "The Dalek Book", a tie-in released in the Dalekmania craze, gave "[[IAmNotShazam Dr. Who's]] grand-daughter" Susan a ''Dalek love interest'' in a photo-story using repurposed stills of "The Daleks". The Dalek admires that she isn't scared of them, [[MarsNeedsWomen finds her pretty]], and even leaves its city to follow her back to the TARDIS, begging her to stay.
** The Japanese novelisation of "Spearhead From Space", the serial about Autons (alien, murderous shop window dummies) went with a sexy legless, armless Auton gesturing with the detached arm lying at her side. The Autons in the show were British 1970s shop window dummies, cheap and badly-designed things that inspired horror even before every English child had watched "Spearhead".
** The promo pics showing Susan in the clutches of the Voord (a monster they were hyping up as a new mascot in the vein of the Daleks) are [[http://i.imgur.com/TjvjMgB.jpg obviously supposed to invoke this]].

* Music/SoundHorizon teaches us all a valuable but often overlooked lesson in ''Seisen no Iberia'': Hooking up with a demon is a pretty sweet deal (or at least a much better deal than [[DownerEnding most Sound Horizon albums]]), religious heresy be damned.

* Done with Gill Man (''a.k.a.'' The Creature from the Black Lagoon) in ''Pinball/MonsterBash''.
-->'''Woman:''' "Wrap your flippers around me, fish-boy!"

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Played with in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', specially in Innistrad. Vampires, [[DarkIsNotEvil while not always evil]], are generally selfish creatures with sadistic tendencies and that hunt for sport. However, their aristocratic sophistication and appreciation of art and refined pleasures makes them the target of fascination for many innistradi humans. If the humans end up as vampires, however, they find that the sophistication comes after learning to control their bloodlust. Until then they go crazy at the first whiff of blood. Werewolves, on the other hand, are consistently feared, as they are mindless killing machines.
* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'': The advantage for being part of the Beast seeming is that "animal magnetism" is no longer just an expression - you gain bonuses on social rolls.
** ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'': This earlier game from the same game company has [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization animal attraction]] as a game mechanic for shape-shifters too.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Spoofed in the Fuka & Desko Show (one of the [[DownloadableContent DLCs]] for VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten). Knowing her Big Sis can't resist the lure of a hot guy, Desco ([[spoiler:or her EnemyWithout, rather]]) tries to tempt Fuka into staying in the Netherworld [[spoiler:intead of reincarnating and losing her memory of Desco]] with the Demon Hunk Troop. Unfortunately, [[http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/1898/doingitwrongl.png Desco isn't exactly knowledgeable on what teenage girls find attractive...]]
-->'''Desco:''' L-look at all these handsome devils! This is bad! Like, totally really bad! Big Sis is at just that age... How could they not make Big Sis's heart throb!?
-->'''Fuka:''' Um, no.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has the Tsaesci, a race of supposed "[[SnakePeople snake]] [[VampiresAreSexGods vampires]]" native to [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]], a continent far to the east of Tamriel. They invaded Tamriel late in the 1st Era but were defeated, and the survivors were incorporated into Reman Cyrodiil's fledgling empire. They are said to have left behind [[InterspeciesRomance children with the Tamriellic races]] who are said to be "beautiful, if frightening". (Sources conflict over just how serpentine the Tsaesci really are, though some state that they have fully snake-like lower bodies.)

* The vampire variant is parodied in the ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' {{B Side Comic|s}} "Sampire". Sam tries hitting on a girl, she rejects him for being gross and creepy, and then he tells her he's a ''real'' vampire. She sighs, and suggests they go make out in an alley. Sam in general is a great big {{subver|ted trope}}sion of this trope, as he started off as a regular CasanovaWannabe, then became a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire with a variety of amazing powers but it still didn't help him with the ladies. He can even hypnotize young women to obey him, but if he tries to hypnotize them into thinking he's cool, they immediately snap out of it.
* [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1200/fv01152.htm Invoked by Winston]] in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''... to make [[FunnyAnimal Flo]] '''''[[SubvertedTrope more]]''''' '''{{human|ity ensues}}''' on cellular level.
* The entire lycanthrope cast of ''Webcomic/PeterIsTheWolf''.
* Minerva the Cerberus in ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'', who is admired by the also-appropriate [[CanadaEh Werewolf Of London, Ontario]].
** Much to his chagrin, London himself is admired by a pair of annoying preteen [[VampireWannabe Werewolf Wannabes]] (though technically only the guy wants to be a were''wolf'', the girl would rather be a puma/kitsune mix).
* Taken to ridiculous levels in ''Webcomic/{{Chainsawsuit}}'', which has a parody of ''TheFly'' but everything's OK because his wife is 'a bug furry' and ''prefers'' him that way.
* ''Webcomic/HappleTea'' [[http://www.happletea.com/2013/02/01/monster-history/ pokes fun at this.]]
* In ''Webcomic/BusterWildeWeerwolf'', at first everyone feared Buster because he was a werewolf wandering the streets but when they realized that Buster was harmless and only loved to go clubbing, they became used to his presence and eventually some people [[http://www.furnation.com/BusterWilde/comics/buster025.gif started to find him attractive]] despite him being a werewolf.
* One of the most (in)famous 'yiff' series in UsefulNotes/FurryFandom of this is Creator/JayNaylor's ''The Fall of Red Riding Hood'', which culminates with the Wolfen using a [[LovePotion powerful mind-altering substance]] called Cottonwine to seduce a large part of the human kingdom before being driven back.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* {{Parodied}} in a ''Website/{{Newgrounds}}'' video/song. In the music video, it is arguable, since she is scared, and when she stops being so, she in fact [[spoiler:is a vampire]]. The ''song'', however...
-->[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/406540 Oh oh oh sexy vampire, I'm falling in love, so just bite me baby, and drink all my blood...]]
* Most of the creatures in the Nonhuman section of Website/{{Literotica}} are in some way monstrous, with [[VampiresAreSexGods vampires]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] as perpetual favorites.
** Also frequent at Renderotica[[note]]less worksafe than anything else listed on Wiki/TVTropes -- Website/{{Google}} it if so inclined[[/note]]. Including everything but not limited to the creatures listed in the above article.
* Parodied UpToEleven at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwM6uoQAh50 "Kraken are the New Vampires"]], by adding intentional pathos. ''Entirely'' worksafe as the author, who writes in the genre herself, evidently never heard of [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles Naughty Tentacles]]...
* This is rife in Dave Rapoza's [[https://rapozacomics.carbonmade.com/projects/5313679 "Steve Lichman"]] comic. Dracula lives this up, and [[spoiler:Flay]] really, really wishes it applied to him.
* Needless to say, [[PopularWithFurries common within the]] UsefulNotes/FurryFandom. Their perspective on anthropomorphic characters often means that a piece of media's monster will attract a MisaimedFandom instead of being feared as intended. Although the manner in which some monsters are depicted (either actual appearance or how their character is displayed/developed) can often suggest [[IntendedAudienceReaction a pandering]] [[{{Fanservice}} to such desires]], or that the creator themselves [[AuthorAppeal had some ambivalence]] about the monster in question.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Minerva Mink of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' is usually the target of lustful desire herself, but one day she meets a rather dorky FunnyAnimal named Wilford Wolf. Rejecting him cold, she's later shocked (and quite pleased) to discover that he's a herculean hunk of a werewolf... which leads to her reconsidering his offer after an explanation of how his "[[CursedWithAwesome curse]]" works.
-->'''Minerva:''' Good things are worth waiting for!