Yandere / Video Games
Let's play together, my darling troper. Heh...heh...heh...
"You're not allowed to have any other lovers, Ragna... I'm the only one who can have you..."note
- Most of the games Charon makes has at least one Yandere.
- Yanderella revolves around the main character and two yandere girls. In both True Ends, the girl he doesn't choose will kill the girl he chose and, depending on which girl is the yandere, she may or may not kill him.
- Mikoto Nikki has a more tame yandere. She doesn't kill anyone that Matarou gets close to nor does she stalk him like other yanderes. However, she is mentally unstable and, if the player doesn't choose to hug her, will either kill him or keep him locked up for the rest of his life.
- Mix Ore presents Nagisa. Prior to the game, she stalked Kantarou for a quite some time and even "confessed" to him. When she peeked into his house one night, she saw him kissing his girlfriend. She suffered from a Sanity Slippage as she tried to process what she just saw. Her broken mind formulated a story about how she is Kantarou's girlfriend and Sanae is the Stalker with a Crush. She decides to kill Sanae and make Kantarou hers. However, Kantarou shielded her and was hit instead, resulting in him getting amnesia. On the fourth day, Nagisa finds Sanae and successfully kills her.
- Makoto Mobius implies that Mikio is this for Makoto. Think about it. She sends Watarou to save Makoto using the Mobius curse and he can't escape it unless he dies. In one bad end, when Watarou stabs Makoto, Mikio hits him over the head and declares that she won't live in a world without Makoto. She even goes as far as saying that she doesn't care who dies in Makoto's place. All that matters to her is Makoto living.
- Shihori Escape gives us a unique twist. Unlike her other games, the protagonist is the yandere this time. He was dating Shihori for a while, but one day, she decided to break up with him. It's never explained why she broke up with him, but this was enough to make Kitarou strangle her in rage.
- Both Mika and Tamora from Mica: Apoptosis are arguably Yandere for Dynasty, meaning that the latter is most likely stuck in a Yandere Love Triangle.
- AkaSeka: Fujiwara no Michinaga, in all his smiling glory. When we first see him in the main storyline, he's a decent guy, but it isn't until you romance him does he show his creepy and possessive side. If he wants to give you a fancy gift which you have explicitly refused, he will make you take it whether you like it or not. He also repeatedly claims that the heroine is his personal possession to her as well as to others, and even says that "no one else is allowed to hurt her but him". His later actions are toned down and become more "lovey-dovey", but that still doesn't excuse his creepy nature.
- Alois Racini from Amnesia: The Dark Descent expansion Justine, he is one of the suitors who, after getting tortured and blinded by "beautiful" Justine, keeps creeping around looking for her, wanting to kill her and keep her dead body with him forever.
- Scharlachrot from Arcana Heart 3 is completely obsessed with Weiß. When you reach her in story mode, there are two possible scenarios what can happen: either Weiß doesn't show up, at which point Scharlachrot thinks that a world without her should be obliterated. If Weiß does show up, she gets mad for her not coming for her and wants to kill her and herself so that the two of them can be together in dead. This seems to be partly out of her brainwashing and partly of her fear of ending alone without Weiß, as she drops this mindset once she returns to normal.
- Adele from Arc Rise Fantasia does not take the discovery that she was the hero's Unlucky Childhood Friend very well. She goes from a soft-spoken, shy, loyal White Magician Girl to the brash, sultry, manipulative high priestess of a Religion of Evil (a religion the hero was opposing, naturally) so fast, her neural pathways almost certainly have skid marks.
- In the social simulator H-Game Artificial Academy and its sequel, characters with the Evil trait will kill their partner rather than break up, or murder anyone they catch having sex with their beloved. A full list of their kill scenes is here (SFW link.) Character types 'Dark', 'Aloof' and 'Empress' have shades of yandere even in non-Evil comments.
- Surprisingly averted with Sadone from Battle Girl High School. Despite having many of the classic yandere trait such as her speech, Empty Eyes to her weapon of choice being a giant scissors and even look like one◊. She isn't a yandere but actually a girl who just want someone to be with.
- Bioshock Infinite has the Songbird, whose sole purpose is to hunt down your partner Elizabeth and drag her back to imprisonment, out of programmed possessiveness. It's thirty-feet tall, and there's no way for you to kill it. Until you get to an ocean.
- In Black Closet, if you romance Vonne but then act like a Jerkass Master of the Mixed Message towards her, she becomes so crazed with paranoia and jealousy that she expels Mallory and Rowan from the student council to make sure that you don't get any ideas about turning to other girls. The achievement for causing this is even called "The Yandere Principle."
- Jin Kisaragi from Blazblue is another male example, and dangerously skirt with Cute and Psycho. Any moment he's mentioned about his brother Ragna the Bloodedge, he drops all his cool exterior and goes Ho Yay to the max 'Oh brother...~' and expresses his 'love' by trying to kill him. Then there's the final boss Nu-13, who is usually robotic with everyone else, but if she meets Ragna, she also becomes a crazed lovestruck and tried to have him and when Ragna refused, she attempts to kill him. Then you realize that Nu is based on Ragna and Jin's sister. God, it sucks to be Ragna!
- And when Nu and Jin meet, and Nu loses, well...
- There's this one bit in Central Fiction where Nu bumps into Naoto Kurogane, who bears a similarity to Ragna. Nu's been expecting Ragna and at first is her typical psycho Yandere self... until she realises that the boy in front of her isn't Ragna. She begins hysterically ranting and screaming at him in between trying to slice him to ribbons. Naoto was probably very thankful for his Healing Factor.
- And you think he's bad, wait until you see Jin's female Love Interest Tsubaki Yayoi. She's crazy about him, and not in a good way. She tries to kill her best friend Noel and Jin himself because she is led to believe that Noel stole away her chance to be with Jin. This case of Love Makes You Crazy eventually becomes a case of Love Makes You Evil, prompting her Face–Heel Turn after Hazama gets a "proper" hold of her. Also, in the Wheel Of Fortune story, when she sees Saya happily playing with a younger Jin, she goes batshit insane, screaming at her to get away from Jin. The thing is, she was presented as a fairly sane and level-headed person in Calamity Trigger.
- In Yoshine's route in Brass Restoration, Koutarou verges on this.
- Yoshine herself has some slight tendencies, doing things such as putting a threatening note in the front seat of the taxi to make sure her Ryo sits with her in the back, strapping him down in the nurse's office and undressing him while he asks her to stop, and attempting to drug and kidnapped him near the end of her route.
- Both Catherine and Katherine are in love with Vincent, and Catherine outright states that she'll kill him or any girl he may be involved with. And all of this is before the scene where Katherine and Catherine get in a knife fight over Vincent.
- Kasumi Alpha, as she's depicted in Dead or Alive Dimensions. She's Kasumi if her kindness was put into the negatives while her love for her brother was jacked up to the maximum, a trait Alpha gleefully displays when she frees the original Kasumi from her cell for the sole purpose of personally killing her so she could have her brother Hayate all to herself.
- The protagonist from Dear Mariko is one, and possibly the real Mariko herself.
- Desperate Love Feast revolves around Takuma being held captive by Chihiro, a boy he befriended. Takuma was his Only Friend and the only person who thought his red eye was cool. They made plans to meet up at the park every now and then until one day, Takuma had to take care of his little sister. Enraged, Chihiro killed Takuma's family and kidnapped him. The endings also influence how much a yandere he is, ranging from Chihiro eating Takuma or him forcing Takuma to eat him.
- It's implied that Chihiro had a yandere little sister who hated seeing her brother with his beloved dog. She even made up a lie to their parents so that they could kill the dog. In her doll form, she's more insane than she was in real life.
- Dragon Quest VII has Kaya, a cheerful maid who's fallen in love with her rich employer's son, Iwan. Unfortunately, they're also caught up in a complex Love Dodecahedron... While Kaya initially comes off as the only one who isn't Wangsting and/or being an unhelpful Jerkass, instead working towards a solution, towards the end, she cracks a joke about poisoning everyone in town. While everyone is eating at a feast she prepared. Later on, you find out she wasn't joking about poisoning people, though she's narrowed her focus to a single target: her husband.
- Mia Touma in her route of Duel Savior Destiny goes absolutely off the deep end starting with raping someone with drugs, attempting to petrify an ally, leaving that ally to die and finally outright switching sides to an Omnicidal Maniac faction out of jealousy.
- In Fatal Frame 2 there's Sae Kurosawa, who's obsessed with her sister, and becoming one with her, to the point of Incest Subtext. She wanted to be one with Yae so bad she deliberately fell to try to get her sister to stop and help her, getting them both captured by the villagers they were running away from. It didn't work. Her possessing Mayu seems to have rubbed off of Mayu, as she started showing more Yandere tendencies toward her own sister, Mio... however, the "Frozen Butterfly" ending implies that Mayu was Yandere all along, and Sae just exacerbated it. Mayu decides if she couldn't become one with Mio by getting strangled, she'll become one with Mio by doing the strangling herself.
- Final Fantasy VII has some quite disturbing examples.
- Sephiroth and the Remnants are this toward their "mother" Jenova. They are ready to kill in order to be reunited with her. Since Jenova is not human, and looks like a shattered corpse, that is very disturbing.
- Sephiroth could be viewed as one toward Cloud, if you care for Foe Yay subtexts.
- Nero the sable may be one too, toward his brother Weiss, seeing how emotionally dependent he is toward him, and how worried he is for his safety. If it is in a brotherly or romantic way, that's all up to you.
- Edda from Final Fantasy XIV starts out as an innocent, if somewhat ineffectual, NPC conjurer. Early in the story, her lack of healing skills and gladiator fiance's bullheadedness lead to her losing him. In later cutscenes, she seems determined to do something with her life (despite still carrying around his decapitated head). She eventually decides that the best way to use her life is to summon demons and use the souls of the damned (and the player's party) to create a new body for her deceased partner in the place where he died - Tam-Tara Deepcroft. All while giggling and sobbing uncontrollably.
- Tharja from Fire Emblem Awakening epitomizes this. She follows the Avatar around everywhere (regardless of the Avatar's gender), counts how many times s/he turns over in their sleep and how many pieces of fruit they eat, and has a lock of their hair in her bag, among others. You can also have the Avatar (if male) marry her if you so wish, which gets you this line from her Confession scene:
Tharja: I can't believe you made me love you! ...Course, if you back out, I'll murder you in your sleep.
[in his English love confession to a girl!Avatar]: "I'll love you with every ounce of my blood, till I die. Ooh... when do you think that'll be?"
[in his Japanese love confession to a girl!Avatar]: "(...) My love for you, it's VERY heavy!" ("Heavy love" is a Japanese stock phrase often said by yandere characters)
- From Fire Emblem Fates, the Avatar's eldest sister on the Nohr side, Princess Camilla, is willing to kill anyone who tries to hurt or kill her siblings and specially the Avatar. Choosing the Hoshido path will cause her to become so desperate and broken that she becomes murderous towards the Hoshidan family, since "if I kill them all, he/she will come back to me." Though compared to Tharja she's quite downplayed, as her support chains all but state that she became like this over time thanks to a horrific childhood, as an illegitimate daughter and part of Nohr's Deadly Decadent Court. And in the Golden Path this is also downplayed since she's sent by Garon to kill the Avatar and his/her group, but once she's defeated and spared, she's easily recruited and becomes a valuable ally.
- Of all possible children to be mothered by Camilla, only four will inherit this trait from her and interpret it in their own ways: Shiro note , Kiraginote , Soleil note , and Velouria note . It is worth mentioning that Camilla is supportive for their inheritance of her Yandere traits... save for Kiragi, whose form of Yandere makes Camilla wonder "Do I Really Sound Like That?". note
- The second generation DLC gives Hayato a daughter, Rhajat, who is a dead ringer for Tharja from Awakening, and is implied to be either a previous or future incarnation of Tharja's. However, Rhajat subverts the trope: she's clingy but not half as yandere as Tharja was, since there's quite the focus on her No Social Skills and desire to make friends as well.
- Subverted with Queen Mikoto in the Golden Path and the Heirs of Fate DLC stages, as she shows up wanting all of her children (or her potential grandchildren the Kanas, in the second case) killed so they can be Together in Death... but only because she both Came Back Wrong and was Brainwashed and Crazy by Anankos. The real Mikoto would've never done that, and once she's defeated, she returns to her normal self before dying again, apologizing to her children.
- A possible interpretation for Arvis of Velthomer, then Emperor Arvis of Grandbell from the Fire Emblem Jugdral games. Granted, he was already pretty fucked up from childhood due to being abandoned by his mother Cigyun when he was seven years old, but the scene towards the end of the first part in which he shows off his new wife Deirdre, whom he had hypnotized into thinking he was her husband, to her original husband Sigurd before pinning the crime of high treason on him and burning him to death with his Valflame magical tome is pretty easy to interpret as him being Yandere for her.
- In the second part of the game there's Prince Julius of Velthomer who happens to be Arvis and Deirdre's son. The only person he shows affection to is his girlfriend, the local Dark Magical Girl Ishtar, and when he finds out that her bodyguard Reinhardt seems to be a liiiiiiittle too close to her for his comfort, Julius forces Ishtar to fire him under the threat of killing him the next time he sees them together. To be fair, Julius has been the Soul Jar for the evil god Lopto for a while already when that happens, therefore it's unclear if he's a Yandere per se or because of Lopto.
- Valter the Moonstone from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones is already Ax-Crazy, but his obsession with Princess Eirika places him squarely into this trope as well.
- Alma from the First Encounter Assault Recon games is this toward Beckett to the point that she repeatedly attempts to rape him, and at the end of the game, finally succeeds. What makes this worse is that she cannot understand why Beckett fights her off.
- Camos O. Laphroaig of the Hell Hounds in Galaxy Angel is a Yandere toward Milfeulle, he always calls her honey and somehow hopes his actions (including trying to shoot her down) will win her over. He finally croses over to true Yandere territory when he's taken over by the black moon.
- One sidequest from The Godfather 2 involves the questgiver asking Dominic to help snap his Yandere girlfriend out of it by force.
- Vira from Granblue Fantasy towards Katalina. Refreshingly, her character arc (spread across three versions of her) shows a natural progression of her becoming more crazy, then hitting a breaking point and eventually dealing with it in a realistic and healthy manner while still acknowledging it's a bad thing.
- Grand Theft Auto:
- Catalina of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, particularly as she starts getting closer to C.J. As if she weren't already crazy enough.
- Vlad Glebov of Grand Theft Auto IV also counts, as he sleeps with Mallorie, and was seen antagonizing Roman and calls Niko a "yokel" or any insults.
- Keyla in Grand Theft Auto V. She's a woman who's engaged to a doctor, and rambles about their relationship the entire time Franklin drives her in a taxi. The more she talks, the more apparent her insanity becomes as she recounts stories about the time she threatened suicide to get his email password or the time she sold his dog so he would only pay attention to her. She has Franklin follow her fiancee's car in the taxi, thinking he's cheating on her, and when Franklin catches up to him Keyla shoots and kills the woman he was with (who he says was just a patient) before killing him. Franklin can shoot her at any time during all this, or even call the cops, or just sit back and watch the show.
- Halo 5: Guardians: Cortana Came Back Wrong and when Master Chief expresses his understandable opposition to her plan to take over the universe as a benevolent dictator, she just knows John will understand everything after she kidnaps him to keep him all to herself for the next 10,000 years while she does her dirty work, and that John's insistence they're Just Friends is just because he just doesn't understand what she's doing.
- Gil from Harvest Moon: Animal Parade (Japanese version) seems like this when you get him to a certain heart level.
"I want to lock you up in my basement and keep you all to myself."
- Cia from Hyrule Warriors was originally motivated by love for Link and envy towards Zelda having his heart, but her garden and attacks firmly cement her as this. Aforementioned garden has statues of Link's various incarnations (yes, even the wolf), and some of her attacks allow her to summon Dark Link to assist her. And considering the events of the game were a result of her envy, it's safe to say she is too far gone for any therapy save a sword through the rack.
- In Ib, Mary is obsessed with forming a friendship with Ib, displaying jealousy towards Garry and trying to ditch him a couple times, even at a point where it's clear he's in trouble and needs help. She tries to attack Ib when she thinks Ib will leave her. She chases after Ib and Garry with a palette knife. When she catches up to them she locks them in her toy box. If you anger her enough over the course of the game, she murders Garry. And in the ending "Welcome to the World of Guertena," Ib collapses in despair at seeing Garry go incurably insane and Mary decides the best solution is to keep Ib and Garry trapped in her world forever.
- Mayu Sakuma from the THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls mobile card game. She stalks the Producer with religious zeal and catalogs his every move with GPS and camera photots. She also keeps track of the other 180+ idols... just in case...
- Sasha of inFAMOUS, the leader of the Reapers and the first Supervillain you fight is obsessed with Cole, whispering maniacal pleads for his love into his mind when he comes into contact with the sludge she controls. It might have something to do with the fact that she was Kessler's former lover and Cole is actually an Alternate Universe version of Kessler.
Why, Kessler? Why do you love her? I'll kill her, I swear it! I'll wear her skin like a robe!
- Regime Superman has shades of this in Injustice: Gods Among Us as in the final battle, he wants to kill the mainstream Superman and kidnap that version of Lois to make her love him.
- Irisu Syndrome!: Irisu Kyouko won't let anyone get in the way between her and her soulmate Ujishima. Especially not dirty thief cats.
- Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories: Riku Replica goes absolutely apeshit if he thinks you'll get between him and Namine. Also, Marluxia's plan was to brainwash Sora into one of these for Namine, hereby turning him into a pawn to take over the Organization. It almost works, and after Sora and Riku Replica learn they were brainwashed, this doesn't affect their feelings much. (Namine ended up having to wipe Sora's memories of her to get him to recover.)
- Rachel, in the Sci-Fi Chapter of Live A Live. She snaps after Kirk, her boyfriend, dies and she carries his body to her room and acts as if he is sleeping. It's easily one of the creepiest scenes in that chapter, let alone the game itself.
- Mad Father has two different brands: one romantic and the other parental.
- Aya's mother, who died before the game, made a Deal with the Devil to have her husband killed and be with her for all eternity. The real end reveals that this was a lie.
- Alfred, Aya's father, has this nature, especially in the real end. He planned to turn his daughter into a doll when she reached the right age. However, in order to achieve this, he killed his wife who wanted to save her daughter from such a fate. Once Aya finds out the truth, she's rightfully terrified of him and spends the rest of the game running from her Ax-Crazy father.
- K-Sha of Megadimension Neptunia VII has her Hero-Worshipper feelings towards Noire corrupted into this. At one point, she tries to murder Noire's sister Uni, just so Noire will pay attention to her.
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War: If there was ever a Foe Yay version of this, any captain with the title of "the Obsessed" qualifies. They love you to death, rather literally, praise your beauty, tell you how they long to meet you again, and even get mad about you "paying attention" to other orcs. None of this will make them any less murderous towards you, of course, it'll just make any meetings you have hilariously uncomfortable.
- Happens in Mitadake High. Like one time where the Yandere turned out to be the killer. "If I can't have you no-one can" does not begin to describe what happened.
- Mileena's pre-fight dialogue in Mortal Kombat X suggests that she has a thing for Liu Kang, who is Star-Crossed Lovers with her "twin sister" Kitana. She's also a very violent and Psychopathic Womanchild, and quite jealous of Kitana.
Liu Kang: You stay away from Kitana.
Mileena: Yes, let's keep this between us~!
- The game's iteration of Leatherface also shows him to be this, towards Cassie. He wants her to notice him so badly that in his (non-canon) ending, he kills Shinnok and just about the entire Special Forces team including her friends. When she declines, well...
- In the Nancy Drew game Stay Tuned For Danger, the culprit is the rare male variety in the form of Dwayne Powers, whose motive for sending death threats to, and trying to kill, Rick Arlen comes directly from Rick dating the actress Dwayne is secretly in love with.
- Similarly, the culprit of The Captive Curse is motivated by her greedy spite. When Anja's relationship ended badly, she decided to ruin her ex's life. Starting by kidnapping and murdering the customers of his business.
"I don't want him back. I want him ruined!"
- Kimmy Howell in No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. She's a bit more upfront than most Yandere, though; she's a Fangirl of the main character, and cheerfully explains in a love letter that she's going to make sure he never dates another woman by killing him and taking his head as a trophy.
- Mimmy is also this towards Henry, not allowing him to wake up so she can stay with him forever, even threatening to kill him when he suggests that they can live together in the real world. Since she is mostly a creation of Henry's mind, however, and technically not real, it is kind of obvious.
- The Whistleblower DLC for Outlast has Eddie Gluskin, also known as the Groom. Having been sexually abused by his uncle and father as a child, he became obsessed with sexuality and marriage, and was already a serial killer before coming to the asylum. The experiments conducted on him there only made him worse. When you finally meet him, he has already mutilated and killed dozens of other (male) inmates, turning them into his 'brides' - and he attempts to do the same to you. He fluctuates from using creepily loving terms ("Darling!") to crazily misogynistic ones ("Filthy sluts. You're like all the others.") to outright death threats ("You don't deserve my children. You don't even deserve to live."). Gluskin is quite an unusual example as he isn't obsessed with one individual in particular; anyone he sees as being a candidate for becoming his 'bride' can fall prey to his desire, usually fatally. Although it is possible that since Waylon has survived the longest and would have been his last victim, Gluskin was "attached" to him the most, especially since he held his hand before he died.
- Persona 2 has Jun Kurosu. While it's not particularly touched upon in the main game, the drama CD turns him into an absolute psychopath over Tatsuya, to the point where even a friend having slightly better compatibility with him via horoscope is enough to send him into a meltdown. ...The creepy voice acting throughout the track (plus the humming and laughing) is enough to scare anyone for weeks.
- Persona 3: Mitsuru has a particular Stalker with a Crush with overt Yandere tendencies. This girl stands outside the assembly room for the Student Council (of which Mitsuru is president) all day, is obsessed with everything Mitsuru does, threatens to kill you if you don't cough up swimsuit pictures of her after the Beach Episode, and innocently asks if members of the Student Council would be replaced if... something were to happen to one of them. Oh, and upon learning Mitsuru rides a motorcycle, she says she would be thrilled to be run over by those "burning wheels of LOVE!"
- In Persona 4, there's an NPC outside the library who has a crush on an upperclassman. When she suspects that he has a girlfriend, she snaps at him and drives him away. Towards the end of the game, she places all the blame on the other girl and tries to kill her through indirect poisoning.
- In Persona 4 Golden, the unseen upperclassman's gender is changed to female and the NPC now suspects that she has a boyfriend. The NPC herself however remains female...
- In Persona 5 a girl named Mogami can be seen stalking a boy at school. It becomes a side mission to change her heart after she decides the Phantom Thieves are after her "boyfriend" and starts making crazy threats on their fan site.
- Planescape: Torment has one in Ravel Puzzlewell, who refuses to let her love leave her a second time when he comes to visit...
Ravel Puzzlewell: "I shall NOT let you leave — I have the power to KEEP you here, and I shall USE it. My black-barbed maze shall NOT allow you to travel beyond it while I LIVE, my precious, precious man..."
- GLaDOS from Portal is an unusual case in that her primary goal is to chase Chell through a death maze and gets rather upset when she manages to escape. At the same time, she seems to have an unhealthy obsession with her captive.
- Wheatley from Portal 2 might count, especially in the Final Battle. All his ranting is him being angry about Chell apparently choosing GLaDOS over him.
- Another male example is Anton Herzen from Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. He waited years in a mansion for the return of his fiancée and when he finally sees someone who looks exactly like her (for good reason), he goes completely mad and tries to kill Layton because he thinks his long-awaited fiancée has been cheating on him. He got better, thankfully.
- Onmyōji has Kijo Momiji who is so obsessed with Seimei she doesn't hesitate to hurl insults at Shuten-dōji and threaten to devour Kagura for knowing Seimei personally, even though the Seimei she developed a romance for in the past and the one she's fawning over in the present aren't even the same person. Adding to that Shuten-dōji himself whose animosity toward Seimei is because of Momiji, and Seimei has on hand a Psychotic Love Triangle.
- Shuten-dōji's masochistic friend Ibaraki-dōji is in danger of becoming one. He loathes Momiji for causing Shuten-dōji's misery and, in chapter 22, threatens to beat up Seimei for agreeing to a rematch with Shuten-dōji despite having always been nice to Seimei before and that it is Shuten-dōji who requested the rematch.
- While many characters in Rule of Rose fit the bill, no one suits the trope better than Wendy, who kills Jennifer's dog Brown because she thinks that she likes him more than her, and when Jennifer reacts badly, she trains the neighborhood psycho to murder everybody.
- The Boss from Saints Row: The Third can be one to Pierce, if you choose the Eastern European Female voice set; on top of being the par-for-the-course sociopath the game's protagonist is regardless of voice set, she frequently makes it clear she has a thing for him, ranging from wondering if she can get cameras installed in his room, considering sending him a sex machine from "a secret admirer," offering to be his dominatrix, and finally admitting to wanting to make love to him in front of a live studio audience. This being the same woman who drove a tank out of the back of a crashing plane, parachuted into a penthouse party and immediately proceeded to kill everyone in sight, and has a murder record on her that runs into the thousands, it would most likely not be a good idea to even kindly ask his...admirer to back off.
- Shin Megami Tensei has Yuriko. She goes so far as to not just hunt down the supporting cast, but everyone else with her name, just so she can be with the Main Character. It does not work.
- As if that weren't creepy enough, Yuriko is also revealed to be Lilith, the Mother of Demons. She wants The Hero to sire a new race of demons with her.
- Say hello to Alice. Actually, she's not the real Alice. Her adoptive parents, the Count in Red and the Baron in Black, are actually Belial and Nebiros. Funny thing is, she's still mentally a young girl who wants to do normal things like go to school and get lots of friends. The problem is her "revival" gave her magic. Lots and lots of dark magic. Along with eroding her sense of why it's not a particularly good idea to torture, kill and eat your friends for fun.
- Depending on the ending you get, Maria/Mary in Silent Hill 2. It doesn't get much more Yandere than going One-Winged Angel and becoming the Final Boss because the target of your obsession rejects you.
- James himself is most definitely overcome with love and more than a little unhinged.
- Clara from Skies of Arcadia toward Gilder, though she is a very benign, Played for Laughs example.
- Penelope Mouse becomes this in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. She's obsessed with money, and comes to believe that her boyfriend Bentley Turtle is not at his full potential because of his True Companions Sly Cooper and Murray Hippo, and plots to murder them both to have Bentley (and his skills) to herself. She betrays the Cooper Gang to Le Paradox, tries to have Sly's ancestors erased from history, and when Bentley find out, he goes into a Heroic B.S.O.D.. But when he catches her trying to crush Sly's skull, he has enough, berates her for her idiocy and insanity, and dumps her. Penelope then tries to kill Bentley as well.
- Amy Rose from Sonic the Hedgehog was originally just a Clingy Jealous Girl to Sonic, but she is suffering Flanderization into this as of late, with Amy willing to Drop the Hammer if he doesn't reciprocate her advances. She seems to be back to normal in Sonic Lost World, though.
- Tira from SoulCalibur, Nightmare's very perky Dragon. She is a Psycho Supporter of his who explicitly wants to become one with Soul Edge, the Evil Weapon that the entire story revolves around. This gets a lampshade hung over it in the Gauntlet (a humorous, non-canon story from Broken Destiny, the PSP port of IV), where she functions as Nightmare's unwanted Stalker with a Crush and wants him to eat her and destroy the world, saying that she'll kill anyone who gets in the way of her love.
- Soul Edge itself (and by association its wicked manifestation Inferno) is either this or Foe Yay to its Enemy Without Siegfried Schtauffen. Siegfried wielded the Evil Weapon during Soulcalibur and its sequel as Nightmare before giving it up for good in III after a stint where he rejected the blade during Soulcalibur. Starting with III, Inferno became disembodied from the sword so was forced to be bound to the Azure Knight armor, becoming the new Nightmare. Since this point, Nightmare/Inferno's focus has been on either destroying Siegfried or reassimilating him as the host of the sword.
- The StarCraft novel series The Dark Templar Saga suggests a similar relationship with the protoss being Yandere towards the xel'naga. After the xel'naga abandoned them, the tribes engaged in the biggest civil war the galaxy had ever known, killing each other because each held the others responsible for driving the xel'naga away. Many also hated the xel'naga for abandoning them... No surprise these became the Scary Dogmatic Aliens of the setting.
- Dark!Jaesa in the Sith Warrior class story in Star Wars: The Old Republic, if romanced, makes a hobby out of hunting down and murdering anyone the player character sleeps with.
- Holiday in the Consular path will shock Tharan's bed until he breaks up with the Consular.
- Bowser from the Super Mario Bros. series games may or may not actually be this to Peach note , which may or may not explain why he always kidnaps her in the first place.
- Tales Series:
- Mithos of Tales of Symphonia probably counts- his love for his sister Martel drove him to attempt to eradicate the entirety of the human, elven, and half-elven races by turning them into sterile, immortal, and emotionless zombies because his sister was killed because of Fantastic Racism. He snaps when Martel is briefly revived and tells him that this isn't what she wanted, and tells him her last wish is for him to stop it- he misinterprets it as she and he are Too Good for This Sinful Earth and both worlds should be flat-out destroyed. If anybody tries to tell him he's wrong, or says anything that could even be severely twisted around as being bad about his sister, he will kill you. Damn.
- In Tales of the Abyss, Dist the Reaper is in the aftermath stage of this trope. As a child, he was clingy and obsessive over Jade, always wanting to remain at his side - when Jade finally rejected him once and for all, he became the raging, narcissistic person we see in the game, now obsessed with taking revenge on Jade instead. Taking this up a notch, he's also obsessed with Nebilim and his whole goal is to bring her back from the dead and he resolutely believes anything he does is fine in pursuit of that goal.
- Tales of Legendia has a tragic example with Shirley, who for so long is actually a Love Martyr trying NOT to be a Yandere, and even after she's subjected to a spectacular Break Thecutie process (including the disappearance of her sister, the reapparition and definitive death of said sister, the Heroic Sacrifice of her best friend Fenimore, etc.), Senel rejects her love and she becomes Brainwashed and Crazy, she tries to hold on. But then, Maurits reveals a devastating truth about Senel, causing poor Shirley to snap and give into Nerifes' full control as means of revenge against Senel. She gets better, fortunately, when Senel apologizes and frees her from Nerifes later.
- Sodia in Tales of Vesperia can come across this way, if one believes her incredibly Lawful Stupid attitude towards good-hearted vigilante Yuri is a front for wanting to Murder the Hypotenuse for Flynn's attention.
- Ludger of Tales of Xillia 2, who kills the entire party to spare his brother in the bad ending. This seems like a complete Heel–Face Turn unless you were paying attention to the subtext.
- A non-romantic example (that combines this with My Beloved Smother) is Mama Tattletail, the Big Bad from the game Tattletail. Despite being part of a line of Furby-like toys, she still manages to be overprotective of the other products. It's implied that she was programmed partly as a way to keep Tattletail out of trouble. However, it worked too well, and she's been recalled. Attacking innocent children for playing with Tattletail probably had something to do with it, as she's been rumored to eat out a child's eye. She's also seen in the VHS standing over what appears to be a suffocating body. When your main Tattletail realizes that she's in the house, it visibly makes a horrified expression as it realizes what's about to happen. Her first proper introduction on the third night gives a good idea of how far she's willing to go to "protect" her children:
- The RED Soldier from Team Fortress 2, who used to be the former roommate of the luckless magician Merasmus. After being thrown out of Meramus' apartment for being a lazy bum, trashing Merasmus' castle and getting the magician ejected from said castle by the authorities, and burning Merasmus' physical body after the angry magician transformed into a ghost form to attack the teams of mercenaries, the obsessive relationship turns into creepy homicidal stalker territory in "Ring of Fired", the first issue of Valve's latest six-part TF2 comic, when Soldier casually wanders into Merasmus' new apartment and snaps the neck of Tom Jones, Merasmus' new roommate.
Soldier: "The heart makes its own rules, Merasmus."
- Occasionally, the fandom of Touhou portrays Alice as this, going beyond the usual Tsundere portrayal into seriously creepy territory. Highlights include attempting to put Marisa's soul into a doll to keep her forver.
- Then there's Flandre, who loves to "play" with Marisa. And Meiling. And Remilia. And anyone else she "likes", really.
- Yuka Kazami is often portrayed as Yandere for flowers.
- Debatably the backstory for Parsee. The bridge princess youkai is the eternally-jealous spirit of a noblewoman who had a rather dire response to her husband's philandering, and was cursed into a demon for it.
- Bloody Mary from Twisted Metal: Black. What's interesting is she doesn't have a specific love, but desperately wants a husband. And by desperate, I mean she stabbed her friend in the stomach on her friend's wedding day, then put on her wedding dress and kept it on for two years, bloodstains and all. She's in the contest to get her dream husband, but when he tells her he'll never love her (despite being lobotomized by Calypso), she goes Ax-Crazy on him, then drives into the sunset to look for her Mr. Right, "even if she has to go through each and every man, one at a time."
- Really Ryez from Twinkle Star Sprites is yandere for Arthur Schmitt. Her favorite word is onore.
- Undertale: A platonic example exists in Flowey during the neutral and pacifist runs, towards Frisk. His villainous actions towards them are all to keep them underground so that they'll continue to play with him, with him mistaking Frisk for his old friend the Fallen Child all the while.
Flowey: "If you leave the underground satisfied, you'll "win" the game. If you "win," you won't want to "play" with me anymore."
- Nuwangi in Utawarerumono. Sure, he is also an arrogant jerkass, but most of what he does is out of either desire for Eruruw or wanting to destroy Hakuoro. It's hinted from time to time that if the situation weren't what it was he wouldn't be as much of an ass. He's definitely not happy about what happens to Tuskuru.
- Wadanohara features Sal. He was a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing as well as Samekichi's Evil Twin. Towards the end, he reveals his true intentions and confesses to Wadanohara. When she fails to understand what he's planning, he offers to help her "understand". She tries running away from him, but he catches her and plans to rape her. She starts calling out for Samekichi to save her, which angers Sal and he threatens to kill him so that he can have Wadanohara all to himself. In certain endings, he pulls an If I Can't Have You... if Wadanohara refuses him.
- The whole premise of When Yanderes Cry involves Nishiki being chased by four of these girls.
- The notes he picks up indicate that a woman named Umi Nishimoto worked for this type of woman who was jealous of her husband possibly flirting with the maids.
- A sidequest in The Witcher 3 has Geralt attempting to lift a curse from a child in Skellige. After doing some investigating, he discovers that the cause of the curse was the local herbalist, who apparently thought that slowly killing a young boy would be the best way to get his father to continue cheating on his wife with her. And it works if Geralt convinces the man to go back to her, rather than just killing her.
- Yandere Simulator, a Hitman-style game currently under development, is an exploration of this trope:
- The plot puts the player in the role of Ayano "Yandere-chan" Aishi, an Emotionless Girl whose goal is to win her Senpai's heart by eliminating all competition - through peaceful means, manipulation or direct violence.note
- The main character's mother, Ryoba, is/was one. During her own school years she has killed at least one person - a girl who is now a ghost haunting one of the school's bathrooms. The Basement Tapes reveal that her mother was also one. In fact, every Aishi woman is one, in some way or another. A proposed '1980s Mode' would center around her attempts to win her Senpai.
- The Journalist's tapes scattered around the school grounds, aside from detailing his encounters with Ryoba, also imply that his wife was one prior to her Death by Childbirth. She was caring and supported him during a time of need, but was also clingy and aggressive towards any other women who expressed interest. Unlike Ryoba and Ayano (depending on how you play her), she's more sympathetic.
- A popular piece of YS Fanon is Yandere-kun, a Spear Counterpart of Yandere-chan. Depending on who you talk to, he's either pretty much the same as Yandere-chan, only male, or even worse, an outright Sadist who kills his rivals for Senpai's affections because it's all a game to him. YandereDev has considered including him in the game as a reward for meeting stretch goals, and he's been included in the Profiles page on the official website, so time will tell if he makes it into the game or not.
- The Updated Re-release of Yggdra Union has #367, a Shrinking Violet Extreme Doormat test subject, who's Cute and Psycho rather than a yandere. She's meek, submissive, shy, and uncertain... until the High Servant jacks her synchronization with her synthetic Diviner, putting her body and mind under intense stress. Instant Ax-Crazy. Truly, With Great Power Comes Great Insanity.
- In the mobile app ZombieBoy, you play as a female researcher who kills zombies and feeds their brains to her zombified boyfriend in the hopes of making him human again. This initially doesn't really seem to fit this trope, but then you get to the endings... In the first two endings, the humanized zombie turns out to not be her boyfriend after all and she responds by drowning them in a well (note that they are harmless, confused humans at this stage whose only faults are not being her boyfriend) and getting another zombie from her dungeon to start the process all over again. And then in the third and final ending, she finally succeeds in getting her boyfriend back... only for it to be revealed that she never truly had a boyfriend to start with; the man she obsessed over knew her as only a coworker and she imprisoned him and experimented on zombies until she figured out how to make one look exactly like him. With a perfect, completely devoted boyfriend finally by her side, the hapless prisoner who dared not love her back gets an axe to the head.
- Theresia: Dear Emile reveals the character of Doctor Maylee to be one. She deeply loved her co-worker, another doctor and the player character of Dear Martel. However, his attention was devoted to his sister, the titular Martel, whom he felt guilty for abandoning so many years ago. Because of this, Maylee allowed a virus known as Epicari to be cultivated in a medicine she was creating with the hopes that it would infect and kill Martel.
- Staya from TinkerQuarry is a non-romantic variation. He forces everyone to stay in the Dollhouse because he wants everything to be perfect for when Adeline, who he sees as his beloved owner, comes there. When she beats him in a fight, he realizes that she doesn't want to stay, but simply believes that she is mistaken. When Adeline meets Staya again later on, he drops all the formalities and goes all-out and attacks her. Word of God states that he's trying to destroy her friends and capture her, even if it means Impairing her, so he can keep her forever.
- 9S subtly develops a few shades of this towards 2B over NieR: Automata. It's implied by Adam that his feelings towards 2B are tinged with a desire to kill her over her role in killing him every time he learns too much about Project YoRHa. 2B's Final Death at A2's hands drives him completely over the edge, and when the machine network taunts him by sending 2B models to fight him, he goes Laughing Mad and begins gleefully hacking them apart.
9S: 2B...2B! Don't worry! I'm going to kill you now!