"Victim Falls For Rapist" is something I've always seen referred to as Rape Romance, at least in fanfic circles (I learned in fact very quickly what it meant, because it's NOT something I'm into, generally). I'd also like to note that there is a bit of a difference between "bodice-rippers" and some of the fanfic I've seen labeled "Rape Romance" or (on occasion)"Romance Rape", as classic bodice-rippers seem to be more of a submission/dominance thing, whereas some of the fics I've seen... um, are a little more brutal.
But then, I don't actively read them, so maybe I'm wrong and the genre is more wide-ranging; I've also heard the term "Non-Con" for "Non-censensual" thrown around, but again, "not consensual" has never been something I'm interested in, so I'm not clear on whether there's a difference (though I would assume "Rape Romance"/"Romance Rape" would obviously feature romance elements whereas "non-con" could easily include flat-out porn content).
Yeaaaaah probably better to keep that variant of the trope as Victim Falls For Rapist. More clear, and moreover, I like the fact that it isn't jokey; normally I like jokey titles a bit, but NOT when it's something as serious as rape
Seems to be that when the rapist assaults a victim and then claims it was because they're in love with said victim, that that would be covered under other tropes articles... I'd have to poke around, but there's gotta be something like I Did It Because I Love You
(though that may not be specific enough and may in fact have creepier overtones depending) or... I don't know if Love Makes You Crazy
would work, maybe Love Makes You Evil
might, I don't know. It seems like a subset of something
... it may depend on context. I would definitely consider other tropes' full range of coverage before making a new page though.
ETA: Love Makes You Evil
seems to cover this possibility... in fact, it even references
the old name for the page! At least, it would seem to cover it when it's not just a excuse and really is Stalker with a Crush
taken to dangerous levels.
edited 9th May '12 4:25:18 PM by snickersnack