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** First is [[SerialKiller Genocider Syo]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc''. As the SHSL Serial Killer who wields extra sharp geno-scissors, Genocider's targets have always been teenage boys whom she madly fell in love with but ended up killing after they rejected her. In her class, she has her eyes set on [[TheRival Byakuya Togami]] and openly gushes about her love for the heir; not to mention how she's all too willing to harm anyone who threatens him. And if that wasn't enough, [[spoiler: she's actually an alternate personality of [[LonersAreFreaks Touko Fukawa]]]] who shares the same level of love and idolization for Byakuya, her romantic fantasies for the guy borderline on disturbing, and [[ExtremeDoormat is all too eager to accept his abuse and insults]].

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** First is [[SerialKiller Genocider Syo]] Syo/Genocide Jack]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc''. As the SHSL Serial Killer who wields extra sharp geno-scissors, Genocider's targets have always been teenage boys whom she Syo/Jack madly fell in love with but ended up killing after they rejected her. In her being rejected. Withint the class, she [[spoiler:[[SamusIsAGirl she]] has her eyes set on [[TheRival Byakuya Togami]] and openly gushes about her love for the heir; not to mention how she's all too willing to harm anyone who threatens him. him]]. And if that wasn't enough, [[spoiler: she's actually an alternate personality of [[LonersAreFreaks Touko Fukawa]]]] Fukawa]] who shares the same level of love and idolization for Byakuya, her romantic fantasies for the guy borderline on disturbing, and [[ExtremeDoormat is all too eager to accept his abuse and insults]].insults]]]].



* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'':
** [[spoiler:Monika]] turns out to be one. [[spoiler:It's clear that she was originally programmed to be the cool, calm, and caring President of the Literature Club, and she does give off that vibe when you first start the game. However, as the game goes on, it becomes apparent that she not only knows she's a side character in a dating sim, but wants the player (as in, [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou you]]) all to herself. She gets so frustrated with you hanging out with the other girls more (as the game doesn't have her programmed as a love interest) that she gradually exaggerates their worst traits to extremes in the hope that you'll grow to hate them and spend more time with her instead. Then when that fails, she deletes them from the game outright to [[HostileShowTakeover make herself the only character you can interact with]].]]
** [[spoiler:Yuri]] develops tendencies of this as a result of [[spoiler:the personality exaggeration. It's mentioned that she had an obsessive, unstable personality to begin with, but Monika amplified this part of her to make her unappealing. In the second playthrough she becomes increasingly clingy and unstable, demanding that the player character spend time with her and only her. After confessing her love, she stabs herself to death with a deranged expression... regardless of your answer]]. What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:Yuri started the game as a sweet-natured if [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] girl whose darker traits were implied through her [[NightmareFetishist odd interest in horror novels and knives]], but seemed perfectly normal otherwise.]]
** It's implied [[spoiler:Sayori]] has started to become this if you get one ending. [[spoiler:After Monika brings the other girls back as part of her VillainsDyingGrace, Sayori gains Monika's position as the Club President in Act 4. The game lets you believe that everything would be fine if your airheaded ChildhoodFriend was in charge of the club instead of Monika, until she reveals that she too gained meta-awareness as a result of her new position. In the default ending, she starts rambling about how she'll make sure that you'll be with her forever, even going up to the screen and changing the background to Monika's room in Act 3. It's heavily implied that she's about to try something similar. Fortunately, a NotQuiteDead and post-HeelRealization Monika intervenes, realizing that this is the possible fate of anyone who gains the Club President position.]] What makes this particularly creepy is that: [[spoiler:Sayori continues to act exactly like the SadClown she was in Act One up until TheReveal.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'':
In ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'', [[spoiler:[[PsychoticLoveTriangle all four of the girls]] get at least one moment of this]]:
** The BigBad [[spoiler:Monika]] turns out to be one. [[spoiler:It's clear that she was originally programmed to be the cool, calm, and caring President of the Literature Club, and she does give off that vibe when you first start the game. However, as the game goes on, it becomes apparent that she not only [[MediumAwareness knows she's a side character in a dating sim, sim]], but wants the player (as in, [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou you]]) all to herself. She gets so frustrated with you hanging out with the other girls more (as the game doesn't have her programmed as a love interest) that she gradually exaggerates their worst traits to extremes in the hope that you'll grow to hate them and spend more time with her instead. Then when that fails, she deletes them from the game outright to [[HostileShowTakeover make herself the only character you can interact with]].]]
** [[spoiler:Yuri]] develops tendencies of this as a result of [[spoiler:the personality exaggeration. exaggeration]]. It's mentioned that she [[spoiler:Yuri]] had an obsessive, unstable personality to begin with, but Monika [[spoiler:Monika amplified this part of her to make her unappealing. In the second playthrough she becomes increasingly clingy and unstable, demanding that the player character spend time with her and only her. her, and at one point gives the player a poem filled with unreadable letters and covered in her blood and what is implied to be her urine, while she gushes over how the poem in covered in her scent. After confessing her love, love and asking you if you love her back, she stabs herself to death with a deranged expression... [[MortonsFork regardless of your answer]]. answer]]]]. What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:Yuri started the game as a sweet-natured if [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] girl whose darker traits were implied through her [[NightmareFetishist odd interest in horror novels and knives]], but seemed perfectly normal otherwise.]]
otherwise]]. The aeformentioned BigBad actually discusses this trope by name in reference to [[spoiler:Yuri]]. Specifically, [[spoiler:during Act 3, Monika will talk about various subjects with the player. At one point, she brings up the "yandere" trope, and how it applies to Yuri. She admits to being creeped out by how obsessive she got after a while, and that she doesn't get the appeal. It seems Monika doesn't get the irony of her being the person who drove Yuri to that state through MindRape in order to get closer to the player]].
** [[spoiler:Natsuki]] is not this normally ([[spoiler:usually she is a {{Tsundere}}]]), but [[spoiler:if the player chooses to hang out with her twice in Act 2, the second time she shows you her poem written entirely in Base64 about how she cannot control her love for you, before repeatedly demanding you play with her and her only, then giving a SlasherSmile as her eyes bleed and she snaps her neck, then [[JumpScare lunges at you]]]].
** It's implied [[spoiler:Sayori]] has started to become this if you get one the normal ending. [[spoiler:After Monika brings the other girls back as part of her VillainsDyingGrace, Sayori gains Monika's position as the Club President in Act 4. The game lets you believe that everything would be fine if your airheaded ChildhoodFriend was in charge of the club instead of Monika, until she reveals that she too gained meta-awareness as a result of her new position. In the default ending, she starts rambling about how she'll make sure that you'll be with her forever, even going up to the screen and changing the background to Monika's room in Act 3. It's heavily implied that she's about to try something similar. Fortunately, a NotQuiteDead and post-HeelRealization Monika intervenes, realizing that this is the possible fate of anyone who gains the Club President position.]] What makes this particularly creepy is that: that [[spoiler:Sayori continues to act exactly like the SadClown she was in Act One up until TheReveal.]]TheReveal]].



** Discussed by name. [[spoiler: During Act 3, Monika will talk about various subjects with the player. At one point, she brings up the "yandere" trope, and how it applies to Yuri. She admits to being creeped out by how obsessive she got after a while, and that she doesn't get the appeal. It seems Monika doesn't get the irony of her being the person who drove Yuri to that state through MindRape in order to get closer to the player.]]

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** Discussed by name. [[spoiler: During Act 3, Monika will talk ''Sayori Date'', a fan mod, expands on the above [[spoiler:Sayori]] example. [[spoiler:Intially appearing to be about various subjects a normal date with Sayori, the player. At one point, she brings up mod pulls a similar BaitAndSwitch as the "yandere" trope, and how it applies to Yuri. She admits to being creeped normal end when the game glitches out by how obsessive she got after a while, and like crazy. In the ending, Sayori reveals that she doesn't get the appeal. It seems Monika doesn't get the irony of her being the person who drove Yuri to that state through MindRape in order to get closer she, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity having acquired Monika's position and powers, has become possibly even more deranged than Monika]], to the player.point of [[AGodAmI declaring herself a god]], and plans to torment the player for letting her kill herself instead of saving her. She still proclaims love for you, in a twisted sense.]]


* In ''Doppelganger: Dawn of the Inverted Soul'', Lee initially appears to be a NiceGuy with an adorable crush on the main protagonist Lucia. Then you find out just how fucked up he is in the head. [[spoiler:Like how he drove his last girlfriend insane by murdering a couple of men who were just escorting her home in front of her. And how he orders Raphael, the guy Lucia has a crush on, to break her heart and/or commit suicide in many paths to get him out of the way]].



** First is [[SerialKiller Genocider Syo]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc''. As the SHSL Serial Killer who wields extra sharp geno-scissors, Genocider's targets have always been teenage boys whom she madly fell in love with but ended up killing after they rejected her. In her class, she has her eyes set on [[TheRival Byakuya Togami]] and openly gushes about her love for the heir. And if that wasn't enough, [[spoiler: she's actually an alternate personality of [[LonersAreFreaks Touko Fukawa]]]] who shares the same level of love and idolization for Byakuya and [[ExtremeDoormat is all too eager to accept his abuse and insults]].

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** First is [[SerialKiller Genocider Syo]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc''. As the SHSL Serial Killer who wields extra sharp geno-scissors, Genocider's targets have always been teenage boys whom she madly fell in love with but ended up killing after they rejected her. In her class, she has her eyes set on [[TheRival Byakuya Togami]] and openly gushes about her love for the heir. heir; not to mention how she's all too willing to harm anyone who threatens him. And if that wasn't enough, [[spoiler: she's actually an alternate personality of [[LonersAreFreaks Touko Fukawa]]]] who shares the same level of love and idolization for Byakuya Byakuya, her romantic fantasies for the guy borderline on disturbing, and [[ExtremeDoormat is all too eager to accept his abuse and insults]].



** And lastly there's [[DarkAndTroubledPast Maki Harukawa]] in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3''. Unlike her predecessors, Maki doesn't start out as a total yandere but shows shades of this archetype as the story progresses. This comes from [[spoiler: [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Kaito Momota]] who decided to reach out to Maki after her true talent as the SHSL Assassin was revealed; Kaito vowed to help her so she can make her life the way ''she'' wants to. [[BecauseOfYouWereNiceToMe Touched by his kindness]], Maki's character and role begin to revolve solely around Kaito; anyone who wasn't Kaito was given the cold shoulder, an insult, [[BreadEggsSquick or a death threat]]. This is best shown in the 5th trial where she went behind everyone's backs in order to assassinate [[TheGadfly Kokichi Ouma]] who was holding Kaito prisoner. After her assassination attempt was botched, she decided to settle things in the class trial where she purposefully misled everyone with fake testimonies in the hopes of killing Kokichi to avenge Kaito. [[InSpiteOfANail And even after the astronaut's unfortunate end,]] Maki decides to base her future choices on what Kaito would have wanted her to do]].

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** And lastly there's [[DarkAndTroubledPast Maki Harukawa]] in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3''. Unlike her predecessors, Maki doesn't start out as a total yandere but shows shades of this archetype as the story progresses. This comes from [[spoiler: [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Kaito Momota]] who decided to reach out to Maki after her true talent as the SHSL Assassin was revealed; Kaito vowed to help her so she can make her life the way ''she'' wants to. [[BecauseOfYouWereNiceToMe Touched by his kindness]], Maki's character and role begin to revolve solely around Kaito; anyone who wasn't Kaito was given the cold shoulder, an insult, [[BreadEggsSquick or a death threat]]. This is best shown in the 5th trial where she went behind everyone's backs in order to assassinate [[TheGadfly [[BigBadWannabe Kokichi Ouma]] who was holding Kaito prisoner. After her assassination attempt was botched, she decided to settle things in the class trial where she purposefully misled everyone with fake testimonies in the hopes of killing Kokichi to avenge Kaito. [[InSpiteOfANail And even after the astronaut's unfortunate end,]] Maki decides to base her future choices on what Kaito would have wanted her to do]].
* In ''Doppelganger: Dawn of the Inverted Soul'', Lee initially appears to be a NiceGuy with an adorable crush on the main protagonist Lucia. Then you find out just how fucked up he is in the head. [[spoiler:Like how he drove his last girlfriend insane by murdering a couple of men who were just escorting her home in front of her. And how he orders Raphael, the guy Lucia has a crush on, to break her heart and/or commit suicide in many paths to get him out of the way]].


* ''[[{{Franchise/DanganRonpa}} Dangan Ronpa]] features at least one yandere among their cast.

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* ''[[{{Franchise/DanganRonpa}} Dangan Ronpa]] Ronpa]]'' features at least one yandere among in each of their cast.games.



** And lastly there's [[DarkAndTroubledPast Maki Harukawa]] in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3''. Unlike her predecessors, Maki doesn't start out as a total yandere but shows shades of this archetype as the story progresses. This comes from [[spoiler: how she began spending time with [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Kaito Momota]] who decided to reach out to Maki after her true talent as the SHSL Assassin was revealed; Kaito vowed to help her so she can make her life the way ''she'' wants to. [[BecauseOfYouWereNiceToMe Touched by his kindness]], Maki's character and role begins to revolve solely around Kaito, even going as far as to hurt anyone that can be seen as a threat to him. This is best shown in the 5th trial where she went behind everyone's backs in order to assassinate [[TheGadfly Kokichi Ouma]] who was holding Kaito prisoner. After her assassination attempt was botched, she decided to settle things in the class trial where she purposefully misled everyone with fake testimonies in the hopes of killing Kokichi to avenge Kaito. [[InSpiteOfANail And even after the astronaut's unfortunate end,]] Maki decides to base her future choices on what Kaito would have wanted her to do]].

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** And lastly there's [[DarkAndTroubledPast Maki Harukawa]] in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3''. Unlike her predecessors, Maki doesn't start out as a total yandere but shows shades of this archetype as the story progresses. This comes from [[spoiler: how she began spending time with [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Kaito Momota]] who decided to reach out to Maki after her true talent as the SHSL Assassin was revealed; Kaito vowed to help her so she can make her life the way ''she'' wants to. [[BecauseOfYouWereNiceToMe Touched by his kindness]], Maki's character and role begins begin to revolve solely around Kaito, even going as far as to hurt Kaito; anyone that can be seen as who wasn't Kaito was given the cold shoulder, an insult, [[BreadEggsSquick or a threat to him.death threat]]. This is best shown in the 5th trial where she went behind everyone's backs in order to assassinate [[TheGadfly Kokichi Ouma]] who was holding Kaito prisoner. After her assassination attempt was botched, she decided to settle things in the class trial where she purposefully misled everyone with fake testimonies in the hopes of killing Kokichi to avenge Kaito. [[InSpiteOfANail And even after the astronaut's unfortunate end,]] Maki decides to base her future choices on what Kaito would have wanted her to do]].


* ''[[{{Franchise/DanganRonpa}} Dangan Ronpa]] features at least one yandere among their cast.
** First is [[SerialKiller Genocider Syo]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc''. As the SHSL Serial Killer who wields extra sharp geno-scissors, Genocider's targets have always been teenage boys whom she madly fell in love with but ended up killing after they rejected her. In her class, she has her eyes set on [[TheRival Byakuya Togami]] and openly gushes about her love for the heir. And if that wasn't enough, [[spoiler: she's actually an alternate personality of [[LonersAreFreaks Touko Fukawa]]]] who shares the same level of love and idolization for Byakuya and [[ExtremeDoormat is all too eager to accept his abuse and insults]].
** Then there's [[spoiler:Mikan Tsumiki]] in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2''. A [[spoiler:weepy ShrinkingViolet and ExtremeDoormat]] at first glance, uncovering more about her personality reveals a much darker spin on both tropes. [[spoiler:Having no self confidence of her own, she became a nurse to have power over sick people, and DesperatelyCravesAffection enough to go straight into the arms of [[BigBad Junko Enoshima]], who personally warped her into a PsychoSupporter of the Ultimate Despair faction. Come Chapter 3, and Mikan kills two fellow students in Junko's name.]] This also applies to the ending of her Dangan Island route, where she considers crippling Hinata for life so he'll be dependent on her forever.
** And lastly there's [[DarkAndTroubledPast Maki Harukawa]] in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3''. Unlike her predecessors, Maki doesn't start out as a total yandere but shows shades of this archetype as the story progresses. This comes from [[spoiler: how she began spending time with [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Kaito Momota]] who decided to reach out to Maki after her true talent as the SHSL Assassin was revealed; Kaito vowed to help her so she can make her life the way ''she'' wants to. [[BecauseOfYouWereNiceToMe Touched by his kindness]], Maki's character and role begins to revolve solely around Kaito, even going as far as to hurt anyone that can be seen as a threat to him. This is best shown in the 5th trial where she went behind everyone's backs in order to assassinate [[TheGadfly Kokichi Ouma]] who was holding Kaito prisoner. After her assassination attempt was botched, she decided to settle things in the class trial where she purposefully misled everyone with fake testimonies in the hopes of killing Kokichi to avenge Kaito. [[InSpiteOfANail And even after the astronaut's unfortunate end,]] Maki decides to base her future choices on what Kaito would have wanted her to do]].



* [[spoiler:Mikan Tsumiki]] in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2''. A [[spoiler:weepy ShrinkingViolet and ExtremeDoormat]] at first glance, uncovering more about her personality reveals a much darker spin on both tropes. [[spoiler:Having no self confidence of her own, she became a nurse to have power over sick people, and DesperatelyCravesAffection enough to go straight into the arms of [[BigBad Junko Enoshima]], who personally warped her into a PsychoSupporter of the Ultimate Despair faction. Come Chapter 3, and Mikan kills two fellow students in Junko's name.]] This also applies to the ending of her Dangan Island route, where she considers crippling Hinata for life so he'll be dependent on her forever.

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* A BL example in ''VisualNovel/BeyondEden'', with the Edenics' [[TheJeeves butler]] Theodore Burton. His childhood promise to [[VillainProtagonist Alex Wake]] has grown into obsessive devotion by the time Alex returns to take revenge on the Edenics, and though he can control himself as long as Alex shows him zero interest, the moment Alex seems to reciprocate his attention he takes it on himself to try to murder the Edenics "to support Alex". Of course, given Theodore's prone to snapping the moment Alex seems insufficiently appreciative of his efforts...


* The Visual Novel Crimson Gray is focused entirely around the Yandere trope



* [[spoiler:Miou]] in ''VisualNovel/AProfile'', though it's played for sympathy more than scary. It also appears to be part of a ZeroApprovalGambit out of self loathing.
* In the visual novel "Seduce me 2: the demon war" Saero, Diana's loyal guard becomes this for her in the ending "Repent for your sins" in which he [[MurderTheHypotenuse kills the main protagonist]] and brainwashes Diana to love him.
* In the VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/BionicHeart'', Tanya’s feelings towards Luke drift from curiosity to obsession. There’s a point in the story where Tanya [[CatFight ends up in a dispute with Helen]] over Luke. In one ending, Tanya [[spoiler:[[MurderTheHypotenuse kills Helen]] [[GreenEyedMonster because she is jealous of all the time Luke spends with her]]]].

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* The Visual Novel Crimson Gray ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'':
** Guy, Riki's UnluckyChildhoodFriend. He
is focused entirely around so in love with Riki, [[spoiler:not only does he give Riki a penectomy to remove the Yandere trope



* [[spoiler:Miou]] in ''VisualNovel/AProfile'', though it's played for sympathy more than scary. It
pet ring that was on his penis upon being told that as long as Riki wears Iason's pet ring he'll never be free of him, but he also appears blows up a fortress in a successful attempt to be part kill Iason]].
** Iason Mink himself [[BastardBoyfriend is one
of a ZeroApprovalGambit out of self loathing.
* In the visual novel "Seduce me 2: the demon war" Saero, Diana's loyal guard
these]], and like Guy, he becomes this for her extremely obsessed with Riki. It's not touched upon in the ending "Repent for your sins" in which he [[MurderTheHypotenuse kills OVA, but the main protagonist]] novel and brainwashes Diana audio drama have scenes where Riki slept with a female pet and he was subsequently brutally tortured by Iason. Plus all the times Iason forces Riki into having sex with him and blackmailing Riki into coming back by threatening to love him.
harm Guy.
* Toma from ''VisualNovel/AmnesiaMemories'' doesn't seem like this at first, but in later episodes, he [[spoiler:puts TheHeroine in a cage so she will be safe. He gets exceptionally creepier when he threatens to break her if it means making her listen to him]].
* In the VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/BionicHeart'', Tanya’s feelings towards Luke drift from curiosity to obsession. There’s a point in the story where Tanya [[CatFight ends up in a dispute with Helen]] over Luke. In one ending, Tanya [[spoiler:[[MurderTheHypotenuse kills Helen]] [[GreenEyedMonster because she is jealous of all the time Luke spends with her]]]].her]]]].
* In ''Visualnovel/BoyfriendToDeath'' there are several downplayed examples in several endings, namely with Strade, Sano, and Lawrence. However, [[spoiler:Ren]]'s route is primarily focused on this trope, which is amplified by his MoodSwinger nature- for example, [[spoiler: the player saying that they don't love him in one ending gets them ''[[DisproportionateRetribution shot and killed.]]'']]
%%* ''VisualNovel/CrimsonGray'' is focused entirely around the Yandere trope



* A [[GenderInvertedTrope rare male example]] with [[spoiler: Kaemon]] in ''VisualNovel/RedactedLife''. He starts off as a comedic {{Tsundere}}, but his overprotective, obsessive, and aggressive attitude changes him into a crazed yandere who is willing to kill anyone he thinks is interested in Hana.
* In ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'':

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* A [[GenderInvertedTrope rare male example]] In ''Doppelganger: Dawn of the Inverted Soul'', Lee initially appears to be a NiceGuy with [[spoiler: Kaemon]] an adorable crush on the main protagonist Lucia. Then you find out just how fucked up he is in ''VisualNovel/RedactedLife''. He starts off as a comedic {{Tsundere}}, but the head. [[spoiler:Like how he drove his overprotective, obsessive, and aggressive attitude changes last girlfriend insane by murdering a couple of men who were just escorting her home in front of her. And how he orders Raphael, the guy Lucia has a crush on, to break her heart and/or commit suicide in many paths to get him into a crazed yandere who is willing to kill anyone he thinks is interested in Hana.
out of the way]].
* In ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'':



** [[spoiler:Yuri]] develops tendencies of this as a result of [[spoiler:the aforementioned personality exaggeration. It's mentioned that she had an obsessive, unstable personality to begin with, but Monika amplified this part of her to make her unappealing. In the second playthrough she becomes increasingly clingy and unstable, demanding that the player character spend time with her and only her. After confessing her love, she stabs herself to death with a deranged expression... regardless of your answer]]. What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:Yuri started the game as a sweet-natured if [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] girl whose darker traits were implied through her [[NightmareFetishist odd interest in horror novels and knives]], but seemed perfectly normal otherwise.]]

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** [[spoiler:Yuri]] develops tendencies of this as a result of [[spoiler:the aforementioned personality exaggeration. It's mentioned that she had an obsessive, unstable personality to begin with, but Monika amplified this part of her to make her unappealing. In the second playthrough she becomes increasingly clingy and unstable, demanding that the player character spend time with her and only her. After confessing her love, she stabs herself to death with a deranged expression... regardless of your answer]]. What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:Yuri started the game as a sweet-natured if [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] girl whose darker traits were implied through her [[NightmareFetishist odd interest in horror novels and knives]], but seemed perfectly normal otherwise.]]



** Interestingly, this trope is also discussed by name. [[spoiler: During Act 3, Monika will talk about various subjects with the player. At one point, she brings up the "yandere" trope, and how it applies to Yuri. She admits to being creeped out by how obsessive she got after a while, and that she doesn't get the appeal. It seems Monika doesn't get the irony of her being the person who drove Yuri to that state through MindRape in order to get closer to the player.]]
* In ''Doppelganger: Dawn of the Inverted Soul'', Lee initially appears to be a NiceGuy with an adorable crush on the main protagonist Lucia. Then you find out just how fucked up he is in the head. [[spoiler:Like how he drove his last girlfriend insane by murdering a couple of men who were just escorting her home in front of her. And how he orders Raphael, the guy Lucia has a crush on, to break her heart and/or commit suicide in many paths to get him out of the way]].
* The Bad Endings of ''VisualNovel/{{DRAMAtical Murder}}'' and its follow-up ''Re:connect'' are full of this along with pure NightmareFuel.
** Special mention goes to Clear, the CloudCuckooLander, {{Adorkable}} android. In his Bad Ending, not only is his programming changed to become just as murderous as his Alpha brothers, but he also removes Aoba's eyes and limbs in order to get rid of his free will and turn him into a doll, and it's highly implied that he removes his vocal chords at the end of ''Re:connect''.
** There's also Mink, who decapitates Aoba in his Bad End and keeps his head as a keepsake.

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** Interestingly, this trope is also discussed Discussed by name. [[spoiler: During Act 3, Monika will talk about various subjects with the player. At one point, she brings up the "yandere" trope, and how it applies to Yuri. She admits to being creeped out by how obsessive she got after a while, and that she doesn't get the appeal. It seems Monika doesn't get the irony of her being the person who drove Yuri to that state through MindRape in order to get closer to the player.]]
* In ''Doppelganger: Dawn of the Inverted Soul'', Lee initially appears to be a NiceGuy with an adorable crush on the main protagonist Lucia. Then you find out just how fucked up he is in the head. [[spoiler:Like how he drove his last girlfriend insane by murdering a couple of men who were just escorting her home in front of her. And how he orders Raphael, the guy Lucia has a crush on, to break her heart and/or commit suicide in many paths to get him out of the way]].
* The Bad Endings of ''VisualNovel/{{DRAMAtical Murder}}'' ''VisualNovel/DRAMAticalMurder'' and its follow-up ''Re:connect'' are full of this along with pure NightmareFuel.
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** Special mention goes to Clear, the CloudCuckooLander, {{Adorkable}} android. In his Bad Ending, not only is his programming changed to become just as murderous as his Alpha brothers, but he also removes Aoba's eyes and limbs in order to get rid of his free will and turn him into a doll, and it's highly implied that he removes his vocal chords at the end of ''Re:connect''.
** There's also Mink, who Mink decapitates Aoba in his Bad End and keeps his head as a keepsake.



* Yukitsuki of ''VisualNovel/FragmentsNote''. She believes she is an EmptyShell with no personality, and as such seeks for meaning in her life from her love interests. After knocking her current boyfriend into a coma, she sets her eyes on her ChildhoodFriend Yukiha. When he resists, she tries to rape him, arguing that he wouldn't be able to "deny it if it's after the fact".
** In the original timeline, Yukitsuki tries to stab her ''adopted daughter'' Miu because she's afraid Yukiha is paying more attention to Miu than her.
** Similarly, Shizuku is this in the sequel. She has a vaguely similar story to Yukitsuki; thanks to the trauma of losing her parents in a plane crash, Shizuku's only source of meaning in her life is her adopted brother Kyoichi. In the Yukitsuki route, she can't accept that he falls in love with someone else and [[spoiler: ends up grievously wounding Yukitsuki with a scalpel.]] Interestingly enough, Shizuku is a bit of a lesser example in that she is completely unwilling to harm Kyoichi in any way, mainly due to her own psychological reliance on him.
* [[spoiler:Zareh]] from ''VisualNovel/FrozenEssence'' becomes this if you reject him on his path. [[spoiler:More specifically, he seals Mina's powers away and keeps her as a virtual prisoner in her bedroom to prevent her from leaving him]].
* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' has this in the "[[FromBadToWorse Bad Boys Love]]" route. [[spoiler:Kazuaki turns out to be a foster-brother of Nageki, who had committed suicide some five years before. Upon learning that parts of Nageki were transplanted into Ryouta, Kazuaki borrows a scalpel and [[MadnessMantra starts muttering]] that he needs to [[DeadlyEuphemism take Nageki home now...]]]].
** In the sequel ''Holiday Star'', [[spoiler: ''Ryouta himself'' shows signs of this toward the human girl, and will willingly join [[BigBad The King]] if he becomes convinced that she likes Nageki more. Sharp contrast with his [[ChildhoodFriend normal behavior]]...]].
* Kenshin Uesugi in ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku''. In his route, he tries to keep his darker impulses in check out of fear that he'll hurt the female main character, but he still cannot resist locking her up in his dungeon for a while because he cannot think of any other way to keep her close to him. Even after he frees her from her cell and admits that he was wrong in trying to cage her and wants to get better so that they can have a healthy future together, he still struggles with his overwhelming fear of losing her to death or another man (a fear born from his deep-seated trauma over [[spoiler:losing his first love to suicide when he was just fourteen years old]]) and desire to make sure that ''nothing'', not even flowers, can ever harm her.
** He's even a platonic version of this trope towards his friend and ninja assistant Sasuke, with Hideyoshi's route showing him imprisoning and threatening to kill Sasuke for trying to leave his service. Shingen, his ally, confirms in the same route that he has a twisted definition of love and that "he'd rather kill something than let it go".
* In ''Kichiku Megane'', there are a few characters that fit the bill of Yandere. Two of them are Taichi Igarashi, who has two split personalities, and Minoru Katagiri, who on the surface he a sweet kindhearted person, but on the inside is lonely, paranoid and desperate for love [[spoiler:even to the point of withstanding M!Katsuya's sexual and emotional abuse. But the peak of his yandereness is in his BadEnding, where he knifes Katsuya in the back so he can't abandon him to go to a new workplace.]]
* In ''Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi'', at the end of Aoi's route it's revealed that [[spoiler:Miyuki Sone is a yandere... who is very much medium-aware, lacks a fourth wall, has ripple effect-proof memory, and has fallen in love not with the protagonist but ''with the person playing the game''. She murders Aoi and mutilates Shinichi out of rage at the player going back on their declaration of love to her at the end of her route, and hacks the player's game to prevent them from saving or loading a previous file]].
* In one of the endings of ''VisualNovel/LadsInDistress'' Princess Charming [[spoiler: decides to lock up Prince Mer after learning the truth about his intentions, despite his inability to go through with them.]]

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* Yuka from ''VisualNovel/ElevenEyes'' is this for her childhood friend, Kakeru. He is the one to [[spoiler:cause her powers to awaken]]. When [[spoiler:one of her friends is killed and another is having is a breakdown]], she [[spoiler:acts completely uncaring about it and explicitly tells Shiori that she doesn't care what happens to anyone, as long as she and Kakeru will be together forever]]. She also [[spoiler:puts a razor blade into Misuzu's tea, only because Kakeru addresses her on a FirstNameBasis instead of LastNameBasis. She corrects Kakeru at the same time: "It's Kusakabe-sempai, not Misuzu-sempai, OK?"]]
* ''VisualNovel/FragmentsNote'':
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Yukitsuki of ''VisualNovel/FragmentsNote''. She believes she is an EmptyShell with no personality, and as such seeks for meaning in her life from her love interests. After knocking her current boyfriend into a coma, she sets her eyes on her ChildhoodFriend ChildhoodFriend, Yukiha. When he resists, she tries to rape him, arguing that he wouldn't be able to "deny it if it's after the fact".
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fact". In the original timeline, Yukitsuki tries to stab her ''adopted daughter'' Miu daughter'', Miu, because she's afraid Yukiha is paying more attention to Miu than her.
** Similarly, Shizuku is this in the sequel. She sequel has a vaguely similar story to Yukitsuki; thanks to the trauma of losing her parents in a plane crash, Shizuku's only source of meaning in her life is her adopted brother Kyoichi. In the Yukitsuki route, she can't accept that he falls in love with someone else and [[spoiler: ends [[spoiler:ends up grievously wounding Yukitsuki with a scalpel.]] Interestingly enough, Shizuku is a bit of a lesser example in that she is completely unwilling to harm Kyoichi in any way, mainly due to her own psychological reliance on him.
* If you reject him on his path, [[spoiler:Zareh]] from ''VisualNovel/FrozenEssence'' becomes this if you reject him on his path. [[spoiler:More specifically, he seals [[spoiler:seals Mina's powers away and keeps her as a virtual prisoner in her bedroom to prevent her from leaving him]].
* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' has this in the ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'':
** In
"[[FromBadToWorse Bad Boys Love]]" route. route, [[spoiler:Kazuaki turns out to be a foster-brother foster brother of Nageki, who had committed suicide some five years before. Upon learning that parts of Nageki were transplanted into Ryouta, Kazuaki borrows a scalpel and [[MadnessMantra starts muttering]] that he needs to [[DeadlyEuphemism take Nageki home now...]]]].
** In the sequel ''Holiday Star'', [[spoiler: ''Ryouta [[spoiler:''Ryouta himself'' shows signs of this toward the human girl, and will willingly join [[BigBad The King]] if he becomes convinced that she likes Nageki more. Sharp contrast with his [[ChildhoodFriend normal behavior]]...]].
* Kenshin Uesugi in ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku''. In his route, he tries to keep his darker impulses in check out of fear that he'll hurt the female main character, but he still cannot resist locking her up in his dungeon for a while because he cannot think of any other way to keep her close to him. Even after he frees her from her cell and admits that he was wrong in trying to cage her and wants to get better so that they can have a healthy future together, he still struggles with his overwhelming fear of losing her to death or another man (a fear born from his deep-seated trauma over [[spoiler:losing his first love to suicide when he was just fourteen years old]]) and desire to make sure that ''nothing'', not even flowers, can ever harm her.
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her. He's even a platonic version of this trope towards his friend and ninja assistant assistant, Sasuke, with Hideyoshi's route showing him imprisoning and threatening to kill Sasuke for trying to leave his service. Shingen, his ally, confirms in the same route that he has a twisted definition of love and that "he'd rather kill something than let it go".
* ''VisualNovel/KamigamiNoAsobi'': Balder is possessive of Yui and jealous of the other's attraction towards her. He explicitly states to Loki that if he has to see her with somebody else, he'd rather see her dead.
* In ''Kichiku Megane'', there are a few characters that fit the bill of Yandere. Two of them are Taichi Igarashi, who has two split personalities, and Minoru Katagiri, who who, on the surface he surface, is a sweet kindhearted kind-hearted person, but but, on the inside inside, is lonely, paranoid and desperate for love [[spoiler:even to the point of withstanding M!Katsuya's sexual and emotional abuse. But the peak of his yandereness is in his BadEnding, where he knifes Katsuya in the back so he can't abandon him to go to a new workplace.]]
* In ''Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi'', at the end of Aoi's route route, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Miyuki Sone is a yandere... who is very much medium-aware, lacks a fourth wall, has ripple effect-proof memory, and has fallen in love not with the protagonist but ''with the person playing the game''. She murders Aoi and mutilates Shinichi out of rage at the player going back on their declaration of love to her at the end of her route, and hacks the player's game to prevent them from saving or loading a previous file]].
* In one of the endings of ''VisualNovel/LadsInDistress'' ''VisualNovel/LadsInDistress'', Princess Charming [[spoiler: decides [[spoiler:decides to lock up Prince Mer after learning the truth about his intentions, despite his inability to go through with them.]]



* ''VisualNovel/LimitPanic'', a [[GirlsLove yuri]] visual novel where both of the potential girls are this.
* Giulio from ''VisualNovel/LuckyDog1'' who's soft-spoken, polite to a fault, and follows Gian around like a puppy dog. He also finds [[NightmareFetishist sexual pleasure]] in killing others and rapes Gian on his path when he becomes [[PleaseDontLeaveMe consumed by fear that Gian will leave him]].

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* %%* ''VisualNovel/LimitPanic'', a [[GirlsLove yuri]] visual novel where both of the potential girls are this.
* Giulio from ''VisualNovel/LuckyDog1'' who's is soft-spoken, polite to a fault, and follows Gian around like a puppy dog. He also finds [[NightmareFetishist sexual pleasure]] in killing others and rapes Gian on his path when he becomes [[PleaseDontLeaveMe consumed by fear that Gian will leave him]].him]].
* In ''VisualNovel/MyHaremHeavenIsYandereHell'', all three of the main character's love interests are violently possessive of him. They even come in different flavors like ClingyJealousGirl and StalkerWithACrush.



* In ''Night at the Hospital'', if Frank continually ignores [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Luka]] in favor of finding his friend Steve more quickly, Luka eventually leaves in a huff but Frank still manages to find Steve in the end. Except that Steve's eyes [[EyeColourChange change color]] to [[RedEyesTakeWarning Luka's red]] as he's giving Frank a man-hug. Cue the '[[DemonicPossession Possessive Ending]]' credits.
* Yandere girls take center stage in ''[[Creator/NipponIchi Nippon Ichi's]]'' rather appropriately named visual novel ''VisualNovel/MyHaremHeavenIsYandereHell'', where all three of the main character's love interests are violently possessive of him. They even come in different flavors like ClingyJealousGirl and StalkerWithACrush.

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* In ''Night at the Hospital'', if Frank continually ignores [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Luka]] in favor of finding his friend Steve friend, Steve, more quickly, Luka eventually leaves in a huff but Frank still manages to find Steve in the end. Except that Steve's eyes [[EyeColourChange change color]] to [[RedEyesTakeWarning Luka's red]] as he's giving Frank a man-hug. Cue the '[[DemonicPossession Possessive Ending]]' credits.
* Yandere girls take center stage in ''[[Creator/NipponIchi Nippon Ichi's]]'' rather appropriately named visual novel ''VisualNovel/MyHaremHeavenIsYandereHell'', where all three of the main character's love interests are violently possessive of him. They even come in different flavors like ClingyJealousGirl and StalkerWithACrush.
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%%* [[spoiler:Miou]] in ''VisualNovel/AProfile'', though it's played for sympathy more than scary. It also appears to be part of a ZeroApprovalGambit out of self loathing.
* [[spoiler: Kaemon]] in ''VisualNovel/RedactedLife'' starts off as a comedic {{Tsundere}}, but his overprotective, obsessive, and aggressive attitude changes him into a crazed yandere who is willing to kill anyone he thinks is interested in Hana.



* In ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateCantSayNo'', Subaru the security guard turns out to be this. At first, he's open and friendly to Kana. However, after he saves her from AttemptedRape in the park, he starts acting differently. He can't stand the attention that she receives at her work place (from her boss Akira and another coworker), forces himself on her in the stairwell, and even kidnaps her after she and Kaoru get back together. It's also implied that he killed the man that jumped her in the park.



* The love interests in ''VisualNovel/StarstruckLove'' are this. The level of yandere will vary for each as well as the fate of the player.
* Cosette Cosmos from ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}''.

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* Saero from ''Seduce me 2: the demon war'' [[MurderTheHypotenuse kills the main protagonist]] and brainwashes Diana to love him in the ending "Repent for your sins".
* In ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateCantSayNo'', Subaru the security guard turns out to be this. At first, he's open and friendly to Kana. However, after he saves her from AttemptedRape in the park, he starts acting differently. He can't stand the attention that she receives at her work place (from her boss, Akira, and another coworker), forces himself on her in the stairwell, and even kidnaps her after she and Kaoru get back together. It's also implied that he killed the man that jumped her in the park.
* Averted with Kaede Fuyou in the ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'' visual novel. In [[spoiler:Asa's route, Asa apologizes to Kaede as soon as it becomes apparent that Asa and Rin are a couple. Kaede is depressed, but [[GracefulLoser says it's okay]] and lets go of Rin]].
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The love interests in ''VisualNovel/StarstruckLove'' are this. The level of yandere will vary for each as well as the fate of the player.
* [[spoiler:Fin Euclase]] in ''VisualNovel/SteamPrison'' is a kind and gentle young man whose sanity is brutally shattered by his experiences after the beginning of the story. He fixates on the heroine as the only light remaining for him in the darkness; he reacts violently to any real or perceived threat to her well-being, and he takes seeing her together with any of the game's love interests very, ''very'' badly, leading to several possible bad endings.
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Cosette Cosmos from ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}''.



* Kimimaro Urabe in ''VisualNovel/SweetFuseAtYourSide'' is a comparatively mild example, but still counts. He's always softspoken, gentle, and polite - and by the end of the third day, he's made up his mind to do ''whatever it takes'' to keep Saki safe, no matter how she might feel about it. This includes making a deal with [[BigBad Count Hogstein]], manipulating and deceiving Saki in order to get them both captured and locked up for the remainder of the game, planting a tracking device on Saki by concealing it in his prayer beads and giving them to her as a protective charm, and ultimately planning to sacrifice himself by making the rest of their friends kill him as his part of the deal with Hogstein to keep Saki out of harm's way. In his bad end, he succeeds in going through with it, and it's implied that the reveal shook the rest of the team so badly that they failed the last game and they and the hostages, including Saki's uncle, were all killed by Hogstein as a result.

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* Kimimaro Urabe in ''VisualNovel/SweetFuseAtYourSide'' is a comparatively mild example, but still counts. He's always softspoken, soft-spoken, gentle, and polite - and by the end of the third day, he's made up his mind to do ''whatever it takes'' to keep Saki safe, no matter how she might feel about it. This includes making a deal with [[BigBad Count Hogstein]], manipulating and deceiving Saki in order to get them both captured and locked up for the remainder of the game, planting a tracking device on Saki by concealing it in his prayer beads and giving them to her as a protective charm, and ultimately planning to sacrifice himself by making the rest of their friends kill him as his part of the deal with Hogstein to keep Saki out of harm's way. In his bad end, he succeeds in going through with it, and it's implied that the reveal shook the rest of the team so badly that they failed the last game and they and the hostages, including Saki's uncle, were all killed by Hogstein as a result.



* Mita Makoto from ''VisualNovel/{{Sweet Pool}}'', ''dear God''. He appears as a popular, friendly high school kid trying to make friends with Sakiyama Youji, who is slowly becoming closer to Shironuma Tetsuo because of... [[MindScrew circumstances, so to speak.]] Not only does Makoto follow Youji home and shout at him, but he also traps Youji in the chemistry lab, threatening to cut him if he doesn't answer right. He goes full-on Yandere in his Bad End, in which he not only rapes Youji but ''eats his corpse after killing him''. And if that weren't messed up enough, Makoto becomes tormented by never-ending hunger and starts ''cannibalizing his own flesh.''
* The ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' {{Dating Sim}}s used to be Yandere-free... until ''TM 4'' brought us [[spoiler: the "childhood friend" and SecretCharacter of the game, Miyako Okura]]. [[http://blog.livedoor.jp/insidears/archives/52092712.html See some images here]].

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* Mita Makoto from ''VisualNovel/{{Sweet Pool}}'', ''VisualNovel/SweetPool'', ''dear God''. He appears as a popular, friendly high school kid trying to make friends with Sakiyama Youji, who is slowly becoming closer to Shironuma Tetsuo because of... [[MindScrew circumstances, so to speak.]] Not only does Makoto follow Youji home and shout at him, but he also traps Youji in the chemistry lab, threatening to cut him if he doesn't answer right. He goes full-on Yandere in his Bad End, in which he not only rapes Youji but ''eats his corpse after killing him''. And if that weren't messed up enough, Makoto becomes tormented by never-ending hunger and starts ''cannibalizing his own flesh.''
* ''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi'': Keisuke [[spoiler:as a result of not having his feelings toward Akira being acknowledged as well as the effects of Line making him insane]]. One of the endings has Keisuke ripping out Akira's guts while proclaiming that he loves Akira. He's also sporting a look that seems similar to an orgasm.
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The ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' {{Dating Sim}}s used to be Yandere-free... until ''TM 4'' brought us [[spoiler: the "childhood friend" and SecretCharacter of the game, Miyako Okura]]. [[http://blog.livedoor.jp/insidears/archives/52092712.html See some images here]].



* In ''VisualNovel/UnderTheMoon'', an [[{{eroge}} 18+]] [[RomanceGame Otome Game]], there's two routes for each potential love interest. One is called the "pure love" route, which is typical romance novel fare with fluffy sex scenes. The other is called the "love/hate" route, where the boys become [[RomanticisedAbuse abusively sexy]], each falling somewhere on a sliding scale of BastardBoyfriend Vs. Yandere. All intensely jealous, all afraid that the heroine will leave them, and all prepared to rape and possibly murder to keep her.

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* In ''VisualNovel/UnderTheMoon'', an [[{{eroge}} 18+]] [[RomanceGame Otome Game]], there's two routes for each potential love interest. One is called the "pure love" route, which is a typical romance novel fare with fluffy sex scenes. The other is called the "love/hate" route, where the boys become [[RomanticisedAbuse abusively sexy]], each falling somewhere on a sliding scale of BastardBoyfriend Vs. Yandere. All intensely jealous, all afraid that the heroine will leave them, and all prepared to rape and possibly murder to keep her.



*** Kinzo is an absolutely horrifying one, going so far as to [[spoiler: rape his daughter who he thought of as a reincarnation of his dead love]].
* There's an obscure Japanese VisualNovel that's called ''VisualNovel/YandereILoveYouSoIWantToKillYou'', and it's recently received an [[FanTranslation English patch]]. The protagonist, Subaru, has three females interested in him: Saki, his [[ChildhoodFriend childhood friend]]; Yuumi, his [[HotTeacher teacher]]; and Maika, a [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] [[SempaiKohai underclassman]]. The game is called "Yandere" because the females are all in love with him at once, and they strongly dislike each other, and to compound the problem ''all three possible love interests'' are psychotic! They ''start'' the game with normal personalities, but as you continue to play, Saki starts breaking the chain lock on the front door to come into Subaru's house whenever she wants, Yuumi actually visits the house in the middle of the night to ring the doorbell repeatedly and then repeatedly pound on the door and windows, and Maika keeps visiting the house to move things around while Subaru isn't there. And the endings of this game are ''all'' terrible. Here's a list (warning, don't highlight these spoilers if you can't stand really gory horror):

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*** Kinzo is an absolutely horrifying one, going so far as to [[spoiler: rape [[spoiler:rape his daughter who he thought of as a reincarnation of his dead love]].
* ''[[http://higurashiparodyfandub.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/yandere-chan-visual-novel-now-available.html Yandere-Chan]]'' involves dealing with one. You can get a good ending, but expect a lot of getting killed for wrong choices. You can get bumped off less than ten minutes in simply for not remembering her name.
* There's an obscure Japanese VisualNovel that's called ''VisualNovel/YandereILoveYouSoIWantToKillYou'', and it's recently received an [[FanTranslation English patch]]. The protagonist, Subaru, has three females interested in him: Saki, his [[ChildhoodFriend childhood friend]]; ChildhoodFriend; Yuumi, his [[HotTeacher teacher]]; and Maika, a [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] [[SempaiKohai underclassman]]. The game is called "Yandere" because the females are all in love with him at once, and they strongly dislike each other, and to compound the problem ''all three possible love interests'' are psychotic! They ''start'' the game with normal personalities, but as you continue to play, Saki starts breaking the chain lock on the front door to come into Subaru's house whenever she wants, Yuumi actually visits the house in the middle of the night to ring the doorbell repeatedly and then repeatedly pound on the door and windows, and Maika keeps visiting the house to move things around while Subaru isn't there. And the endings of this game are ''all'' terrible. Here's a list (warning, don't highlight these spoilers if you can't stand really gory horror):



* Similar to the above example, one freeware visual novel is indeed called ''[[http://higurashiparodyfandub.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/yandere-chan-visual-novel-now-available.html Yandere-Chan]]'' and involves dealing with one. You can get a good ending, but expect a lot of getting killed for wrong choices. You can get bumped off less than ten minutes in simply for not remembering her name.



* In ''Visualnovel/BoyfriendToDeath'' there are several downplayed examples in several endings, namely with Strade, Sano, and Lawrence. However, [[spoiler: Ren]]'s route is primarily focused on this trope, which is amplified by his MoodSwinger nature- for example, [[spoiler: the player saying that they don't love him in one ending gets them ''[[DisproportionateRetribution shot and killed.]]'']]
* [[spoiler:Fin Euclase]] in ''VisualNovel/SteamPrison'' is a kind and gentle young man whose sanity is brutally shattered by his experiences after the beginning of the story. He fixates on the heroine as the only light remaining for him in the darkness; he reacts violently to any real or perceived threat to her well-being, and he takes seeing her together with any of the game's love interests very, ''very'' badly, leading to several possible bad endings.

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* In ''Visualnovel/BoyfriendToDeath'' there are several downplayed examples in several endings, namely with Strade, Sano, and Lawrence. However, [[spoiler: Ren]]'s route is primarily focused on this trope, which is amplified by his MoodSwinger nature- for example, [[spoiler: the player saying that they don't love him in one ending gets them ''[[DisproportionateRetribution shot and killed.]]'']]
* [[spoiler:Fin Euclase]] in ''VisualNovel/SteamPrison'' is a kind and gentle young man whose sanity is brutally shattered by his experiences after the beginning of the story. He fixates on the heroine as the only light remaining for him in the darkness; he reacts violently to any real or perceived threat to her well-being, and he takes seeing her together with any of the game's love interests very, ''very'' badly, leading to several possible bad endings.


* Mikan Tsumiki in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2''. A weepy ShrinkingViolet and ExtremeDoormat at first glance, uncovering more about her personality reveals a much darker spin on both tropes. Having no self confidence of her own, she became a nurse to have power over sick people, and DesperatelyCravesAffection enough to [[spoiler:go straight into the arms of [[BigBad Junko Enoshima]], who personally warped her into a PsychoSupporter of the Ultimate Despair faction. Come Chapter 3, and Mikan kills two fellow students in Junko's name.]] This also applies to the ending of her Dangan Island route, where she considers crippling Hinata for life so he'll be dependent on her forever.

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* Mikan Tsumiki [[spoiler:Mikan Tsumiki]] in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2''. A weepy [[spoiler:weepy ShrinkingViolet and ExtremeDoormat ExtremeDoormat]] at first glance, uncovering more about her personality reveals a much darker spin on both tropes. Having [[spoiler:Having no self confidence of her own, she became a nurse to have power over sick people, and DesperatelyCravesAffection enough to [[spoiler:go go straight into the arms of [[BigBad Junko Enoshima]], who personally warped her into a PsychoSupporter of the Ultimate Despair faction. Come Chapter 3, and Mikan kills two fellow students in Junko's name.]] This also applies to the ending of her Dangan Island route, where she considers crippling Hinata for life so he'll be dependent on her forever.

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* [[spoiler:Fin Euclase]] in ''VisualNovel/SteamPrison'' is a kind and gentle young man whose sanity is brutally shattered by his experiences after the beginning of the story. He fixates on the heroine as the only light remaining for him in the darkness; he reacts violently to any real or perceived threat to her well-being, and he takes seeing her together with any of the game's love interests very, ''very'' badly, leading to several possible bad endings.

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*The Visual Novel Crimson Gray is focused entirely around the Yandere trope





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* In ''Visualnovel/BoyfriendToDeath'' there are several downplayed examples in several endings, namely with Strade, Sano, and Lawrence. However, [[spoiler: Ren]]'s route is primarily focused on this trope, which is amplified by his MoodSwinger nature- for example, [[spoiler: the player saying that they don't love him in one ending gets them ''[[DisproportionateRetribution shot and killed.]]'']]


* Nemu Akimoto in ''VisualNovel/ShiningSongStarnova'' is explicitly called a Yandere in-universe. She’s normally a polite, refined, and sane young woman, but whenever someone threatens the Starnova idol group, or makes eyes at her producer, she lapses into [[KnifeNut knife-waving]] fits of maniacal giggling. The other members of Starnova are terrified of her whenever she slips into this state, but in most routes she’s a DownplayedExample, never actually attacking anyone or attempting to interfere with Mr. Producer’s love life. Her own route plays it straight: [[spoiler: the pressure of being Starnova’s center and the frustration of Mr. Producer ignoring her romantic overtures causes Nemu to undergo SanitySlippage, and she becomes increasingly violent toward perceived threats like Kaori[[note]]a new recruit whose inclusion would force Nemu to share the spotlight with somebody else[[/note]], Mika[[note]]who Nemu thinks is trying to come between her and Mr. Producer[[/note]], and her own mother[[note]]who Nemu thinks is trying to ruin Starnova’s reputation[[/note]]. She deliberately cripples the former, and murders the latter two in her Bad Ending]].

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* Nemu Akimoto in ''VisualNovel/ShiningSongStarnova'' is explicitly called a Yandere in-universe. She’s normally a polite, refined, and sane young woman, but whenever someone threatens the Starnova idol group, or makes eyes at her producer, she lapses into [[KnifeNut knife-waving]] fits of maniacal giggling. The other members of Starnova are terrified of her whenever she slips into this state, but in most routes she’s a DownplayedExample, never actually attacking anyone or attempting to interfere with Mr. Producer’s love life. Her own route plays it straight: [[spoiler: the pressure of being Starnova’s center and the frustration of Mr. Producer ignoring her romantic overtures causes Nemu to undergo SanitySlippage, and she becomes increasingly violent toward perceived threats like Kaori[[note]]a new recruit whose inclusion would force Nemu to share the spotlight with somebody else[[/note]], Mika[[note]]who Nemu thinks is trying to come between her and Mr. Producer[[/note]], and her own mother[[note]]who Nemu thinks is trying to ruin Starnova’s reputation[[/note]]. She deliberately [[CripplingTheCompetition cripples the former, former]], and in her Bad Ending she [[MurderTheHypotenuse murders the latter two latter]] [[{{Matricide}} two]] before killing Mr. Producer in her Bad Ending]].a MurderSuicide]].

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* Nemu Akimoto in ''VisualNovel/ShiningSongStarnova'' is explicitly called a Yandere in-universe. She’s normally a polite, refined, and sane young woman, but whenever someone threatens the Starnova idol group, or makes eyes at her producer, she lapses into [[KnifeNut knife-waving]] fits of maniacal giggling. The other members of Starnova are terrified of her whenever she slips into this state, but in most routes she’s a DownplayedExample, never actually attacking anyone or attempting to interfere with Mr. Producer’s love life. Her own route plays it straight: [[spoiler: the pressure of being Starnova’s center and the frustration of Mr. Producer ignoring her romantic overtures causes Nemu to undergo SanitySlippage, and she becomes increasingly violent toward perceived threats like Kaori[[note]]a new recruit whose inclusion would force Nemu to share the spotlight with somebody else[[/note]], Mika[[note]]who Nemu thinks is trying to come between her and Mr. Producer[[/note]], and her own mother[[note]]who Nemu thinks is trying to ruin Starnova’s reputation[[/note]]. She deliberately cripples the former, and murders the latter two in her Bad Ending]].

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* Kara Gentner, of ''[[[[VideoGame/DereDotExe The Last Yandere]]'', is an example that's both Played With and Exaggerated: [[spoiler:she was genetically engineered and mentally programmed to be the perfect Yandere, and act as the ultimate protector to whoever the people behind her creation chose as her "Sempai"]].


* Kenshin in ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku''. While his route isn't out yet in the English game, Hideyoshi's route shows that he already acts as a platonic version of this trope toward his friend and ninja assistant Sasuke, imprisoning and threatening to kill him for trying to leave him. Shingen, his ally, confirms that he has a twisted definition of love and that "he'd rather kill something than let it go".

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* Kenshin Uesugi in ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku''. While In his route isn't route, he tries to keep his darker impulses in check out yet in of fear that he'll hurt the English game, Hideyoshi's route shows female main character, but he still cannot resist locking her up in his dungeon for a while because he cannot think of any other way to keep her close to him. Even after he frees her from her cell and admits that he already acts as was wrong in trying to cage her and wants to get better so that they can have a healthy future together, he still struggles with his overwhelming fear of losing her to death or another man (a fear born from his deep-seated trauma over [[spoiler:losing his first love to suicide when he was just fourteen years old]]) and desire to make sure that ''nothing'', not even flowers, can ever harm her.
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a platonic version of this trope toward towards his friend and ninja assistant Sasuke, with Hideyoshi's route showing him imprisoning and threatening to kill him Sasuke for trying to leave him. his service. Shingen, his ally, confirms in the same route that he has a twisted definition of love and that "he'd rather kill something than let it go".


** [[spoiler:Saeran/Ray]] was already unsettling towards the player in the other routes, but it's not until the new Another Story route that [[Spoiler:Saeran/Ray]] started acting this way. Refuse to play along in the Another Story prologue? [[Spoiler:He'll start calling obsessively and won't leave the player alone, eventually kidnapping them and taking them back to Mint Eye to serve as his assistant.]] Then there's his behaviour in the route proper, and it's not exclusive to the bad ends, with [[Spoiler:him holding the player hostage and starving her on Days 8 and 9 of his route.]]

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** [[spoiler:Saeran/Ray]] was already unsettling towards the player in the other routes, but it's not until the new Another Story route that [[Spoiler:Saeran/Ray]] he started acting this way. Refuse to play along in the Another Story prologue? [[Spoiler:He'll [[spoiler:He'll start calling obsessively and won't leave the player alone, eventually kidnapping them and taking them back to Mint Eye to serve as his assistant.]] assistant]]. Then there's his behaviour in the route proper, and it's not exclusive to the bad ends, with [[Spoiler:him [[spoiler:him holding the player hostage and starving her on Days 8 and 9 of his route.]]route]].

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