Todd Awful, a mutual friend of Elliott and Lilith, introduces the two in the hopes that they'll hit it off. What Todd gains from this is not clear, but Elliott and Lilith are too busy getting ready to paint the town red to question his motives.
Exploited: The heroes are aware of their love for each other, and kidnaps Evil Elliot, telling Lillith Badgirl to drop their evil plans if she wants to save him.
Defied: Elliott tries to win Lilith over to his side, but she refuses to be with him.
Discussed: "Ah, villains in love..."
Conversed: "Yes, but will they really work out, or are their own goals going to get in the way?"
Deconstructed: Elliott and Lilith have their own goals, and they both have strong personalities and ambitiously pursue those goals. They may clash, or one may merely be using the other to achieve their own ends.
Reconstructed: Elliott and Lilith learn to work together and cooperate, and become practically unstoppable. And both achieve their goals. They have the occasional quarrel, but what couple doesn't?
Elliot and Lilith have disagreements because their own goals and personalities conflict. Can they work through this and live up to their potential both as villains and as a couple? Or will they break up, no doubt in the most horrible way possible?
Elliot love for his wife, and cruel atrocities are show us that Elliot has major Moral Myopia.