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A match made in Hell.

"Some day, they'll go down together
They'll bury them side by side
To a few, it'll be grief
To the law, a relief
But it's death for Bonnie and Clyde."
Bonnie Parker, Bonnie and Clyde

Two lovers who team up to commit crime, usually violent crime and especially robbery, and are usually on the run from the law. Such couples are almost always inspired by Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, "Bonnie & Clyde." Which one is the brains of the outfit tends to vary from couple to couple. Sometimes one is a calm and collected criminal who charms the other into a life of crime. Other times, one is a loose cannon while the other is a cool-headed professional. Many Bonnie and Clyde stories end in tragedy, as did the original couple.

This one is Truth in Television, though it should be noted that most fiction tends to romanticize the life of crime that such characters tend to lead.

Compare/contrast Minion Shipping. See Unholy Matrimony for a more over-the-top, super-powered version of this team-up.

Expect some Back-to-Back Badasses moments, as well as a suicide if one partner dies. May result in sympathetic villains or even Sympathetic Murderers, especially if their affection for each other is given the spotlight.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • The robbers and thieves Isaac and Miria from Baccano! Probably the nicest and the dumbest Outlaw Couple you'll ever find.
  • Hansel and Gretel from Black Lagoon are a truly messed up sibling version of this. Interestingly, Gretel uses the same gun as the real-life Bonnie and Clyde, a BAR.
  • Daiko and Akakabu from New Cutey Honey are a weird case in that they are introduced trying (and failing) to rob a bank, but we then find out they are actually married and have a teenaged son.
  • Dead Leaves: Retro and Pandy wake up together naked and without any memories. The first thing they do is go on a city-wide robbery spree, with extra violence thrown in For the Evulz, culminating in a high-speed chase and shootout with cops, and their subsequent incarceration on the moon. That's just within the first 10 minutes of the OVA.
  • Light and Misa from Death Note. In something of a subversion, Light tricks Misa into believing they are in a Bonnie and Clyde relationship, when in fact he has no feelings for her and would kill her without a second thought if she Outlived Her Usefulness. Misa at least claims to be aware of this from the start, outright stating that she won't mind being used and cast aside if it helps Light's ultimate goal. Emotionally, however, it doesn't seem that she ever accepts that possibility, always trying to get Light to respond to her feelings. There's also the line from her when they first meet, the wording of which boils down to "If you even think about betraying me I'll sic my pet grim reaper on you." Her "feelings" are really more just precisely focused crazy towards the man she sees as God than any real romantic love. But YMMV on this one.
  • In The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Jessie and James have this role due to them being Promoted to Love Interest. Ash does describe the pair as "sort of Bonnie and Clyde," but in this case, it's coming with some other descriptors, meant to illustrate that Jessie and James are incompetent at best, rather than any remark on their actual relationship. At the end of the aforementioned manga, Jessie and James are shown to have retired from crime (along with Meowth) and have a kid on the way.
  • Charles and Ray from Eureka Seven.
  • A young couple in an early episode of GUN×SWORD tries... and fails extravagantly... to be this. They seem to be a direct reference to Pumpkin and Honey Bunny, referenced below (see the "Film — Live-Action" folder). At least in the dub, their real names are Bunny and Klatt, which suggest that they may also be a Shout-Out to the original Bonny and Clyde.
  • There's a Bonnie and Clyde in the first volume of Gunsmith Cats, but they're not in a relationship because they happen to be brother and sister. One wonders if their parents would be proud or horrified of the fact that they indeed went on to be violent criminals.
  • The two teenage vampires at the beginning of Hellsing — they even make reference to themselves as "Bonny and Clyde on the highway" in the bloody graffiti they leave on the walls.
  • Lupin III:
    • Lupin and Fujiko seem to have this type of relation, sometimes. Their relationship is really an on-and-off romance because the manga's portrayal of several women as Fujiko retroactively gave her Chronic Backstabbing Disorder.
    • The crew even met a couple claiming to be the incarnations of Bonnie and Clyde at one point. Fujiko attempted to steal the treasure for herself that time, only to be outwitted by the real Bonnie.
    • In a shakeup of the usual status quo, a major reveal in Part 5 is that Lupin and Fujiko got together in the interim between the previous series and this one, even going as far as to get married. However, the couple renounced their theiving ways and went straight during this time, only to end up divorcing. An entire series of working out relationship issues later, the two manage to reconcile. This renewed relationship actually carries on to Part 6, which sees Fujiko more likely to ally herself with Lupin compared to previous works and more frequently expressing her affection for him; one episode even sees them trying to enjoy a romantic dinner before the latest heist gets underway.
  • Clyde Barrow himself shows up in Me and the Devil Blues as the Ax-Crazy Lancer to legendary blues musician Robert Johnson. Bonnie shows up in a Flash Forward and serves to show Clyde's Hidden Heart of Gold.
  • Pokémon: The Series:
    • Possibly Jessie and James. Takeshi Shudō did call Bonnie and Clyde an inspiration and they do have the occasional Ship Tease. Depending on whom you ask, they're either this trope and haven't yet gotten around to admitting their feeling for each other or extremely close friends.
    • Likewise, the rival Team Rocket duo of Butch and Cassidy have a similarly ambiguous relationship and villainous personalities.
  • Tenchi Universe:
    • In one episode, two teens steal Kiyone's ship in an attempt to become this. Too bad for them, the ship's rightful owners are on the galaxy's Most Wanted List...
    • In the final episode of the first season, Ryoko tries to become this with Tenchi via kidnapping him in an effort to get him to be a bank robber with her (and thus not face Kagato in battle). Tenchi, however, manages to talk her out of it.

    Comic Books 
  • Batman:
    • The parents of the Wrath in the one-shot Batman Special: The Player on the Other Side were two criminals who were shot by James Gordon in front of their son, thereby causing him to swear vengeance on law enforcement. Just to drive home the parallels, this apparently happened on the very night the Waynes were murdered.
    • Isabelle "Belle" Gold and Kevin "Beau" Navarro in Batman: Urban Legends #18 are a couple of non-violent criminals who specialise in Stealing from Thieves, specifically Gotham's most powerful crime families and costumed crooks. This naturally makes them folk heroes, with the radio even calling them Gotham's Bonnie and Clyde.
      Beau: He's right. I'm such a Bonnie.
  • Punch and Jewelee, two Silver Age Captain Atom villains who later became recurring members of the Suicide Squad.
  • The Catwoman "Legends of the Dead Earth" annual had a Future Imperfect account of Selina's story in which she and Bruce were an Outlaw Couple.
    • Not only that, the Joker is a respected police commissioner who received his disfigurement as a result of chasing Catwoman and Batman into the Ace Chemical Plant.
  • In The DCU, the parents of the supervillain Prometheus were like this, before they were gunned down in front of him. As with the Wrath, the point appears to be that an "evil Batman" has almost the same origin.
  • The DCU: The golden age supervillains Huntress and Sportsmaster. Their daughter grew up to be the supervillain Artemis, and she herself became part of such a couple with fellow legacy villain Icicle.
  • As far as Italy is concerned, Diabolik and Eva Kant are the Trope Codifiers.
  • Forever Evil (2013): Johnny Quick and Atomica are explicitly built up to follow this archetype, being described by Geoff Johns as the "Bonnie and Clyde" of the series.
  • Incandescence features Ball and Chain, villain spouses who bicker Like an Old Married Couple. Chain apparently has a wandering eye, much to Ball's dismay.
  • Judge Dredd: Satirized when Judge Death runs into a Bonnie-and-Clyde pair of self-styled "natural born killers" who drive through the Cursed Earth drugged out of their mind and shooting anyone they don't like. After a short acquaintance, he murders both of them, pointing out that he's a natural-born killer.
  • The protagonists of Grant Morrison's graphic novella Kill Your Boyfriend. That said, theirs was the most aimless crime spree imaginable.
  • Bonnie and Clyde from Last Man Standing, although they're not really bad guys. And yes, those are their actual names. Who would have ever suspected this to happen?
  • Bride and Groom from Nightwing. They are a pair of Spree Killers who decide to have a body count competition as their pre-wedding celebration.
  • The indie comic Sex Criminals is about a pair of bank robbers who accomplish their thievery by freezing time — a superpower that only activates when they orgasm, which kind of necessitates this type of relationship.
  • Fiona Fox and Scourge/Anti-Sonic from Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics).
  • Two enemies of Spider-Man, Aura and Override, are super-powered versions of this.
  • In '90s Superman, when superpowered clones with the memories of the original 1930s Intergang took over the present-day version, Ginny "Torcher" McGee and Mike "Machine" Gunn were portrayed as this, both in the old days and currently. (The original "Machine" Gunn briefly appeared as an old man, who said he was expecting to join his late wife soon.)
  • In Ultimate X-Men, Gambit and Rogue do this for a while... at least until the Juggernaut, Rogue's former teammate, comes after them in one of his Unstoppable Rages because he was apparently in love with Rogue too. Poor, poor Gambit ends up crushed under a building... and to add insult to injury, his last request is for Rogue to absorb his powers (and his life) with a kiss, since she is literally Blessed with Suck.
  • One pre-Crisis World's Finest story had Batman and Superman visit an Alternate Universe where Ma and Pa Kent were criminals, raising Clark to be the world's greatest villain.

    Fan Works 
  • Kim and Shego have this relationship in Don't Haze Me. Former Kid Hero Kim turns to the dark side when she goes solo and asks Shego to help her purge the world of terrible people. While Kim might be trying to "fix" the world, their murder sprees and other criminal deeds make them outlaws on-the-run.
  • In Dungeon Keeper Ami, Cathy and Jered go from outlaw mercenaries to working for Keeper Mercury, making them downright wanted criminals.
  • After much convincing, Astrid in Persephone ends up joining Hiccup's raid-based work. She also ends up becoming a wanted woman in the process just like him.
  • What It Takes: When Oliver returns to Starling, is exposed as the Arrow and reunited with Laurel, the news starts describing them as the "Bonnie and Clyde of Vigilantism". Ironically, while they silently acknowledge they still love each other during their first few conversations, they don't actually become a couple again until several chapters later.

    Films — Animation 
  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do America has a white trash version that has originally set the Dimwitted Duo up to kill her. Of course, they don't know what he really means ("You're gonna pay us to do your wife?!"). She had betrayed him by running with their loot without him. They get together again shortly before their capture. Then she betrays him again to cut a deal.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In 68 Kill, Chip goes along with his girlfriend Liza's plan to steal $68,000 from her sugar daddy Ken so they can a start new life. However, the pair become an outlaw couple when Liza murders Ken and his wife. The "couple" is soon strained as Chip begins to realise exactly how Axe-Crazy Liza really is.
  • Aint Them Bodies Saints: Ruth and Bob engage in at least one armed robbery together, though we only see Ruth in the car. She does shoot a police officer during a shoot-out, and Bob takes the fall for it. The bulk of the movie charts the aftermath of Bob going to prison and Ruth being left behind to raise their daughter. Writer/director David Lowery stated that Bonnie and Clyde were an inspiration for the couple.
  • All the Boys Love Mandy Lane: Emmet and Mandy, who planned on killing their classmates, and then themselves, in order to get themselves immortalized in popular culture. However, Mandy backs out at the last minute.
  • Baby Driver has Buddy and Darling, a married couple who commit robberies to support their cocaine habit.
  • Kit and Holly from Badlands kill her father and then murder their way across South Dakota and Montana for a few days. Kit does all the killing, but Holly thinks it's a grand adventure.
  • Subverted in Black Panther. Killmonger's girlfriend wants to be this and is instrumental in helping him and Klaw steal Vibranium artifacts from a London museum, but then it turns out Killmonger thinks nothing of her and when Klaw takes her hostage, Killmonger shoots her himself just to spite Klaw.
  • Stranz and Fairchild van Waldenberg from Blades of Glory. Never mind the fact that they're siblings...
  • The 1967 Bonnie and Clyde film is about one of the most well-known Real Life examples and is quite infamous for indulging in a lot of Hollywood History and glamorizing them as Cool People Rebel Against Authority-types. Here, Clyde robs banks because he blames them for causing the Great Depression, while Bonnie falls in love with the man after he robs a store with her and takes an increasingly active role in his crimes as the film goes on.
  • Another lesbian version is Bound (1996), which features a female ex-con hooking up with a gangster's girlfriend.
  • Basilio and Alisa (Cat and Fox, respectively) from Buratino (the Russian version of Pinocchio). The actors portraying them were husband and wife in real life as well.
  • In The Captain Hates the Sea Danny Crockett is suspected to be absconding with $250,000 in bonds via cruise ship. He isn't too concerned about getting caught—because the bonds are in the possession of his partner-in-crime Janet Grayson, who is posing as an innocent librarian.
  • The Villain Protagonists of The Con is On are Harry (short for Harriet) and Peter: a married pair of con artists and petty criminals.
  • The Big Bad ghost in The Frighteners had an Outlaw Couple relationship with his alleged adolescent girl victim, and they'd continued to work together even after he'd died.
  • Fun with Dick and Jane, though they're hopelessly incompetent at first.
  • Frank and Roxy in God Bless America are a non-romantic, adoptive father/daughter version of this.
  • The Film Noir Gun Crazy had John Dall and Peggy Cummins as a war vet and a circus sharpshooter who fall in love and go on a crime spree.
  • A Haunting at Silver Falls: Anne and Kevin are a loving married couple. They're also a pair of murderers who like to torture their victims.
  • Veronica and J.D. in Heathers: he murders their more unpleasant classmates, she forges suicide notes so they don't get caught. Veronica is mostly only involved because of trickery on J.D.'s part, (though she doesn't seem very bothered at first, except in the stage adaptation), and she eventually takes him down when he goes too far.
  • Real-life Bonnie and Clyde couple Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck—the worst Dating Service Disaster ever, in which Fernandez wrote to and romanced lonely ladies, only for Fernandez and Beck to murder them—inspired the films The Honeymoon Killers, Deep Crimson and Lonely Hearts.
  • How To Blow Up A Pipeline: Logan and Rowan, two of the activists in the group, are a couple. Even before the plot to blow up the pipeline, they had both been involved with illegal sabotage efforts together as part of their radical environmentalism.
  • In Infamous (2020), Arielle and Dean are two young lovers robbing their way across the southland, posting their exploits to social media and gaining fame and followers as a result.
  • Genji and Michiko, the villains of the action film, In the Line of Duty III: Force of the Dragon, are a married couple of Professional Killer and murderers who takes pleasure in shooting at everything they see, with several drawn-out rampage scenes where they killed more than 50 Hong Kong policemen throughout the film.
  • In In Time, Sylvia is at first Will's hostage, but their relationship soon morphs into this when they begin stealing time from her father.
  • Item 47, a short film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has Benny and Claire, who rob banks with a modified alien ray gun.
  • Jimmy and Judy, an indie film starring Edward Furlong and Rachael Bella.
  • The two-part film Mesrine follows infamous French gangster Jacques Mesrine, who goes on a crime spree with his mistress Jeanne Schneider for a while, as is Truth in Television.
  • Monica Proietti and a few of her lovers are represented as such in Monica la Mitraille.
  • Also fanonically, Richard and Justin from Murder by Numbers (2002).
  • Mickey and Mallory Knox from Natural Born Killers provide the page image. They are a young couple who, after murdering Mallory's Abusive Parents, go on a cross-country crime spree murdering dozens of people, their youth and mediagenic beauty turning them into celebrities. The movie was meant as a scathing indictment of media glamorization of murderers and other violent criminals, including this trope.
  • A non-romantic version in Paper Moon: Moze running short cons with Addie who, instead of being his lover, is (probably) his daughter.
  • In Please Stand By, Wendy meets a couple who pretend to help her before stealing most of her money and her iPad.
  • Pumpkin and Honey Bunny from Pulp Fiction. They share a big kiss immediately before they start robbing the place where they've been eating.
  • Rob the Mob: Robbing the Mob Bank: The Movie (Based on a True Story)
  • In The Sadist, Charlie and Judy are a pair of spree killers who have spent the past several days evading arrest and leaving a trail of corpses behind them from Arizona to California. They were based on Real Life spree killers Charles Starkweather and his girlfriend Carol Ann Fugate.
  • In Scarface (1932), Tony Camonte and his sister Cesca become a borderline incestuous case of this by the end. Cesca shows up at Tony's house to kill him because he killed her boyfriend, but when the cops show up and surround them she immediately forgets about it and giddily helps him shoot at the police instead. His will to fight vanishes as soon as she is killed and she dies begging him to hold her.
  • Scream:
  • Maggie and Zachariah in Seven Psychopaths, two Serial Killer Killers in love who indulge in some spectacularly over-the-top violence.
  • Sightseers: Chris takes his new girlfriend Tina on a caravan holiday. She is shocked when she realises that he is a killer with a Hair-Trigger Temper, but she soon joins in the action, and eventually shows herself to be even more callous than him.
  • Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball: Finbar convinces Ariella to team up once he informs her the bar they are in is crawling with Federal Agents. They both die, but Ariella removes her poisoned lips to let Finbar kiss her, suggesting they had fallen for each other.
  • Starkweather is based on the case of Charles Starkweather, who went on a murder spree with his 14-year-old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate killing 11 people in three months and introducing America to spree killing.
  • Lou Jean and Clovis in The Sugarland Express are petty criminals who fall into this by accident when they panic and steal a car after a cop pulls them over, then panic again and kidnap the cop.
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett.
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance features a couple of reformed bank robbers now running an auto-repair shop, with the wife having met and became indebted to the titular character in prison.
  • They Live by Night is considered by many to be the prototype for the "couple on the run" genre and is generally seen as the forerunner to the movie Bonnie and Clyde''.
  • The main characters of Trouble in Paradise (1932) are Gentleman Thief Gaston and his lover/accomplice Lily.
  • Clarence and Alabama in True Romance
  • One of the B-Plots in Yakuza is a pair of kids who decide to become robbers, gradually escalating (from a crime of opportunity to robbing with knives to robbing with guns). It doesn't end well for them.
  • Arguably the first Film Noir picture ever made, almost a decade before the style became prevalent, Fritz Lang's You Only Live Once also has the distinction of being the first Outlaw Couple film. Loosely based on the real-life crime couple of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who had been gunned down by police only three years before You Only Live Once was released, the film is the tragic story of two star-crossed lovers — a career criminal, Eddie Taylor (Henry Fonda), and Joanna (Sylvia Sidney), the girl who loves him.

  • If one stretches a bit to include newspapers as "literature," Bonnie Parker was the Trope Maker in art as in real life. Miss Parker was noted for her creative writing as a high school student, and her poems The Story of Suicide Sal and The Story of Bonnie & Clyde — written during the spree — were widely published both during and immediately after the Barrow Gang's brief run. Arguably, they are more the foundation of the myth; as others have noted, their actual crimes were sordid, sloppy, and semi-successful compared to Dillinger's, but even today the end of the ballad can bring chills:
    Some day they'll go down together;
    And they'll bury them side by side;
    To few it'll be grief
    To the law a relief
    But it's death for Bonnie and Clyde.
  • Kit and Holly from Badlands appear in the Anno Dracula series, where they also go by the names Bonnie and Clyde, Mickey and Mallory, Bart and Laurie, and many others.
  • Agatha Christie used this trope several times, in stories such as Death on the Nile, Evil Under the Sun, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Murder at the Vicarage and The Body in the Library.
  • In The Final Girl Support Group, the villains turn out to be Skye and Stephanie. Skye was a basement-dwelling misogynist who hated his mother and sought to destroy her life by targeting the support group for slasher massacre survivors that she created, while Stephanie regarded said survivors as weaksauce and felt that they didn't deserve their reputations as Action Survivors, especially in an age of mass shootings that upped the ante. Skye groomed and recruited the teenage Stephanie as his accomplice, helping her stage a massacre to "survive" so that she could be seen as a Final Girl and get additional access to his mother's support group.
  • Hank and Shannon take up this profession (briefly) in Stephen King's '1922' from Full Dark, No Stars.
  • The Kevin Garvey short story "The Opposite of Bonnie and Clyde" is about a rich couple (whose surnames are "Bonnie" and "Clyde") plotting an unarmed robbery of the bank of which one of them is a vice president. A guard is unexpectedly killed during the crime, which causes the couple to become "the opposite of Bonnie and Clyde" — instead of dying young together, they grow old in prison separately.
  • Rainbow Six has Hans Furchter and Petra Dortmund.
  • The Stainless Steel Rat: 'Slippery Jim' diGriz and his wife Angelina (ex-criminals turned galactic secret agents) indulge in the occasional holiday/crime spree when not doing missions for the Special Corps, much to the chagrin of their boss Inskip.
  • In the Zeroes series, Coin and Glitch are two lovers who use their superpowers to commit crimes, cause chaos, and have fun while going on a cross-country "honeymoon". The Zeroes explicitly compare them to Bonnie and Clyde.

    Live-Action TV 
  • On The 100, Murphy and Emori briefly have this going on in Season 3 until they try robbing the wrong people.
  • Angel:
    • In the episode Heartthrob the titular hero faces the revenge of a vampire acquaintance after he kills his Bonny.
    • Darla and Drusilla, although the lesbian aspect of their relationship is only implied
  • Another lesbian example. Shell and Denny in Bad Girls.
  • In Better Call Saul, Jimmy McGill and his girlfriend Kim Wexler have some shades of this, as Kim quickly tags along with helping Jimmy con obnoxious stockbroker KEN WINS into paying for an expensive bottle of tequila. And Kim later ropes Jimmy into conning a man who was trying to hit on her at a bar (this while under stress from work at HHM).
  • Jack Rackham and Anne Bonny in Black Sails.
  • Breaking Bad has Spooge and his unnamed lover who are two old and decrepit meth-heads who rob convenience stores and hold up drug dealers. They're also very neglectful Abusive Parents to their toddler son and live in a run-down house. While Jesse attempts to steal back his stolen meth, Spooge is killed by his lover while under the influence. While she's incapacitated, Jesse leaves an anonymous call to the police and tells their son to wait for them at the front porch before escaping the house. We never find out what happened to Spooge's lover or their son but it's safe to assume she was arrested and lost custody of the child.
  • Mars and Starla in the Breakout Kings episode "Fun with Chemistry".
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer has Spike and Drusilla, Angel (or Angelus) and Darla, Spike and Harmony and - in an alternate universe - Xander and Willow.
  • In the second season of Carnivàle a thrill-seeking Bonnie & Clyde team rob a gas station, only to be killed in seconds by professional criminal Varlyn Stroud who is using the men's room. Stroud then shoots dead the attendant (because he's a witness) as he's in the midst of praising Stroud for saving his life.
  • Charmed (1998): In "A Paige from the Past", Phoebe and Cole get possessed by the ghosts of a criminal couple who were killed trying to steal wedding rings from a jeweler. Frankie and Lulu use their new bodies to go on a quick crime spree to pick up a dress and some rings before kidnapping a priest to marry them. Piper and Darryl have to chase them around destroying evidence so Phoebe and Cole don't get arrested for the crimes.
  • An episode of Cracker had a boyfriend and girlfriend who committed crimes together and the girlfriend compared them to Bonnie and Clyde.
  • A few have happened in Criminal Minds:
    • The episode "The Thirteenth Step", where the couple attempted to go through the steps of recovering from alcoholism but show no remorse as they repeatedly shot and kill dozens of innocent civilians who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
    • There were also the Canardos.
    • And the Roycewoods.
  • The Klinefelds from the original CSI.
  • Leo and Sienna from CSI: Miami.
  • Dexter:
    • Dexter targets a Colombian people-smuggler who has been killing his customers and dumping them in the sea if their families couldn't pay an extra fee on arrival. He's also happily married to a pretty young blonde, and Dexter initially figures that, like him, the smuggler is putting on a mask, never letting her see who she's really married to. In the end, however, it turns out that she's actually his partner in the business, so she winds up on Dexter's table next to her hubby. Their anguished declarations of love as they face death at the hands of a glorious madman makes even Dexter pause, briefly... so he can pick up some pointers on how better to fake a relationship with his girlfriend, whom he needs in order to 'blend in'. THEN he gets down to the dismemberment...
    • A B-story through Season 4 involves the vacation murderers, who turn out to be a couple. Things don't end well for them.
    • In season 5 we have Dexter and Lumen. Masuka even references Bonnie and Clyde when referring to the vigilantes. Considering how they ended up, Dexter finds the analogy worrisome.
  • In the Doctor Who story "Dragonfire", the main villain Kane and his Posthumous Character girlfriend Xana were supposedly this in the back-story. She killed herself and he was exiled to Iceworld.
  • Dollhouse: Apparently just before Alpha went crazy, he and Whiskey were imprinted as a Bonnie and Clyde couple.
  • The End of the F***ing World follows the demented Roadtrip Romance of Alyssa (a mouthy, moody teenage girl) James (a pseudo-sociopath who thinks he might want to kill her). As they fall in love, they commit a number of crimes, including theft, breaking and entering, and murder. (In their defense, the "victim" was a monster.)
  • Ray Stussy and Nikki Swango from Season 3 of Fargo have shades of this. Unfortunately, they don't get to go "on the run" together like most outlaw couples due to Ray’s death in Episode 6.
  • Firefly:
    • In the episode "Trash," Saffron tries to trick Mal into this type of relationship with her. She was working the same angle on an old buddy of his until Mal showed up and blew her cover. Of course, her Chronic Backstabbing Disorder complicates the whole thing.
    • In a way, Zoe and Wash could count, since they are married and work on a crew that often engages in criminal activity. Not that being criminals exactly makes them the story’s bad guys.
  • The fugitive couple in the Flashpoint episode "Last Dance" appears to be this at first. The truth is decidedly more complicated.
  • In Heroes when Sylar and Elle become a couple and decide to use their powers to "take what we want". Noah Bennett even calls them "Bonnie and Clyde".
  • Played for Laughs in the Highlander: The Series episode "Money No Object": Flashbacks show how Amanda and fellow Immortal Corey Raines pulled a series of heists across several states during the 1920s. They tended to end up in shootouts with the cops, usually with the same result: both crooks were "killed" and buried, after which Duncan would come along and dig them both up. The flashbacks show this happening several times...
  • Homeland season two ends by subverting this. After al-Qaeda implicates Brody in a terrorist attack using his suicide note from the previous season, he and Carrie seem poised to go on the run together. Instead, Carrie chooses to stay with the CIA so she can try to clear Brody's name for him.
  • Asher and Bonnie (HA) in How to Get Away with Murder start to have shades of this in season 2, him a reluctant Clyde to Bonnie's homicidal (just ask poor Rebecca)... well, Bonnie.
  • Nicole Wallace from Law & Order: Criminal Intent has had several lovers that were also her partners in crime. The episode "Stray" also featured one of these.
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent: In "Love Sick", Nichols and Stevens have to track down a boyfriend/girlfriend pair of serial killers.
  • Lost: In Sawyer's backstory he became one of these with a woman named Cassidy. She worked out that he was a con man and asked him to teach her the trade. Except that Sawyer was actually pulling a long con on her for the money she got from divorcing her husband. They eventually go their separate ways, but Cassidy ends up calling the police on Sawyer after realising she's pregnant by him.
  • Tristan and Isolde are portrayed as smugglers in Merlin.
  • Moll Flanders and her lesbian lover Lucy.
  • NUMB3RS had Crystal Hoyle and Buck Winters. Crystal was the one in charge; she was almost twice Buck's age and his former teacher.
  • In The Outer Limits (1963) episode "The Zanti Misfits," Ben Garth and Lisa Lawrence are "a runaway wife and a three-time loser" who flee into the desert—right into the middle of a First Contact situation featuring insect-like aliens who are also criminals.
  • Reaper had a pair of escaped souls in an Outlaw Couple relationship.
  • Scoundrels (2010): Wolf and Cheryl are a Happily Married couple that have been partners-in-crime since high school. But his arrest causes Cheryl to have a wake-up call that the life they lead will inevitably end up with them behind bars, and she attempts to reform her children.
  • A Series 8 episode of Spooks introduced terrorists Finn Lambert and Nina Gevitsky. They seem genuinely in love, sharing a passionate kiss and embrace; Nina also appears to be his Morality Pet. She has a Heel–Face Turn in the end and survives the episode, but he doesn't.
  • Henricksen refers to Supernatural's Sam and Dean Winchester like this, despite that they are not canonically lovers, though they do have an unusually strong brotherly bond.
    Henricksen: And yes, I know about Sam too, Bonnie to your Clyde.
    Dean: Well, that part's true...
  • Walker, Texas Ranger: Just to name a few:
    • Season 4's "Collision Course" had a guy obsessed with Bonnie and Clyde who kidnapped CD's niece, Dory, to act as his Bonnie. As a matter of fact, he is Dory's ex-boyfriend, and she is already getting married to his ex-best friend who aspires to be a Texas Ranger!
    • Season 9's "Desperate Measures" had not one, not two, but three outlaw couples. The main plot had the principal villain, Garrett Pope, cheating on his wife, Lara with another woman named Caprice, and when she found out about the affair, he killed his business partner, framed her and had her own lawyer testify against her, all for the purpose of hiding his illicit business practices. The episode's subplot had Dag Tisker & Randi Ruiz and Harley Birdwell & Aurora Slaughter, a team of serial bank robbers and murderers. The two women were sentenced to life for a string of bank robberies and murders, but while on their way to the women's prison in Gatesville, their boyfriends ambushed the prison bus and freed them, leaving Lara and her cellmate, Jane "Hitch" Harrelson, who serves as the secondary villain, to fend for themselvesnote . When news of Lara's escape breaks, Garrett will stop at nothing to silence her for good. Meanwhile, one of the banks the two couples were about to knock over were already staked out by Walker and Trivette; Walker kills Tisker and arrests Birdwell after the fact, while Trivette apprehended the women. It is unknown of what happened to Caprice after the Rangers found out what really happened and arrested Garrett.
  • In White Collar, Neal Caffrey and Kate Moreau were this pre-series, though they were a non-violent version of this trope. The couple that kidnaps Peter and Elizabeth at one point also counts. Unusually for this trope, neither couple's life on the run is idealized. While Neal does idealize both his relationship with Kate and the happy ending they are supposedly going to have together, multiple characters point out how short-sighted and unrealistic the idea that they could have a happy ending really is, considering that they will never be able to stop running from the law. Elizabeth also has to persuade her kidnappers that it is not romantic to go out in a hail of bullets. Considering that one of the main themes of the show is about a habitual criminal's struggles to go straight, it's not surprising that this trope is deconstructed.
  • The first season of Wicked City has its main villains in psychopathic murderous couple Betty & Kent.
  • The Wire:
    • Stick-up kid Omar works with his boyfriends. First Brandon until said boyfriend is tortured to death and later Dante, then Renaldo.
    • Omar and Dante also ally with a lesbian robber couple for a few heists.

  • Most male/female hip hop duets come across this way, though directly referencing Bonnie and Clyde is quickly becoming cliche.
    • While not a duet, the Aaliyah song "More Than a Woman," which does reference Bonnie and Clyde directly, falls into this category as well.
  • "Robbers" by The 1975.
  • "A Southern Thing" by Better Than Ezra.
  • Bittersweet's "Dirty Laundry."
  • "Outlaws" by Alessia Cara.
  • "Live or Die" by Lana Del Rey
  • "Lay Me Down" by the Dirty Heads.
  • Eminem has a rap song called "'97 Bonnie and Clyde". Surprisinglynote  it's an imagined fantasy about Eminem and his daughter Hailie carrying her "sleeping" mother Kim to the beach and dumping the body into the ocean.
  • It may just be a metaphor for embracing life, but the George Ezra song "Green, Green Grass" describes a "heist" with a "getaway car for two young lovers".
  • "The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde" by English R&B singer Georgie Fame came out shortly after the 1967 movie. It reached #1 in the UK and #7 in the USA.
    • Note though that the song takes a little artistic license with the story of the real-life Bonnie and Clyde: despite what the lyrics claim and despite their infamy (some might even say popularity) with the American public, Bonnie and Clyde were never "public enemy number one," as the FBI was concentrating its efforts on John Dillinger and assigned the Bonnie and Clyde case to local agents in Texas and Louisiana.
  • "Bonnie & Clyde" by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot.
  • "The Road Goes On Forever" by Robert Earl Keen (and famously recorded by The Highwaymen) is about the start of the relationship of an outlaw couple. However, things go seriously awry on their first job, leaving the guy under arrest and the girl on the run.
  • "Bullets In The Gun" by Toby Keith
  • Averted by Chris Thomas King's "Bonnie And Clyde in D Minor." The singer repeatedly tells a woman named Bonnie that he is not interested in becoming a gunfighter in order to impress her, all the while stressing that his name is not Clyde. There's also a good chance that her "gun" - which is "long and made of steel" - may be a vibrator.
  • Used platonically in LOLO's "Hit and Run". It's about two women causing mischief while on the run.
  • "All the Stars in Texas" by Ludo
  • Marilyn Manson's "Running to the Edge of the World"
  • The Steve Miller song "Take the Money & Run," is about a couple like this.
  • "Me and Dorothy Parker" by Alan Moore is about the singer and Dorothy Parker robbing a gas station together, and then going on a murder, robbery, and literary criticism spree across America. It Makes Just as Much Sense in Context.
  • The Tupac Shakur song "Me And My Girlfriend" sounds like a case of this, but is actually about the protagonist of the song and his gun.
    • The cover of the song by Jay-Z and Beyoncé, on the other hand, plays this trope straight (including the video).
  • The song "Demolition Lovers" by My Chemical Romance.
    Hand in mine, into your icy blues
    And then I'd say to you we could take to the highway
    With this trunk of ammunition too
    I'd end my days with you in a hail of bullets
  • The music video for "Deep" by Nine Inch Nails (though not the song itself), with Trent Reznor and his Love Interest as bank robbers.
  • "Partners In Crime" by Set It Off is about a couple who goes on a crime spree. They both end up being killed near the end.
  • "The Ballad of Grim and Lily" by Bree Sharp, about a couple pulling one last big heist before they go straight.
  • "Me and You Versus The World" by Space about a deeply unsuccessful version of this.
  • Subverted by Richard Thompson's "Shane and Dixie" — the titular couple are a wannabe Bonnie and Clyde, but when their petty crimes fail to gain them the fame he craves, Shane decides that they can be famous in death and decides to stage a murder/suicide at the scene of their latest crime. He dies and is soon forgotten, she survives and marries the newspaperman who comes to cover the incident.
  • The song "Bonnie und Clyde" by the German Punk band Die Toten Hosen directly references the infamous duo. It is also a love song in which the guy entices the girl to live a life like Bonnie and Clyde.
  • "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde" by American Country Music singer Travis Tritt.
  • Tom Waits' song "Lucinda" from Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards is from the perspective of the Clyde ("William the Pleaser") about to be hanged, lamenting that he let the titular Femme Fatale drag him into a life of crime.


  • Thrill Me is based on the Leopold and Loeb murders, and specifically revolves around the relationship of the two murderers—there are never any other characters on stage.

    Video Games 
  • Baldur's Gate II has a short encounter with a young couple upstairs in an inn, where they say goodbye to each other due to pressures of family. However, the player character can encourage them to stick it to their families, stay true to their love and live life as they want to. If the character pays attention to dialogue from some NPCs later in the game, it turns out they weren't, in fact, just a Romeo and Juliet, but a Bonnie And Clyde. ...oops?
  • "John Doe" and Harley Quinn in Batman: The Telltale Series. The game specifically shakes up their relationship so that instead of being a gun moll and henchwoman, Harley is much more of an equal partner in Mr. J's crimes (and she could fairly be called the brains of the outfit, at least at first). Season 2 ends with either you convincing John it's best to turn Harley in for the sake of her mental health, or John gradually becoming more independent of her until he sells her out to make his getaway.
  • In Dragon Age II, you and your love interest (if you have one) will go on the run together in the Mage ending. The trope is particularly strong if you romance pirate queen Isabela or Anders, who triggered the endgame and is now possibly the most wanted man in Thedas.
  • Astrid and Arnbjorn are a Happily Married pair of killers who run the local chapter of the Dark Brotherhood in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. In a variant, Arnbjorn explains that his wife doesn't usually tell people that they're married because as the Matron of the Brotherhood, she doesn't want to give the appearance that she plays favorites. Doesn't in the least stop him from talking about his "beautiful wife."
  • In Fallout: New Vegas, there is a casino that inexplicably immortalizes Bonnie and Clyde expies Vikki and Vance, a pair of petty crooks who went on a "crime spree" of shoplifting, check fraud, and driving off at the gas pumps without paying before dying in a hail of gunfire... when they accidentally stumbled into the crossfire of an unrelated shootout between the police and some bank robbers (possibly even the real Bonnie and Clyde). The casino seems to believe that the pair were quite infamous, and they're quick to point out that they were not copycats of Bonnie and Clyde since their crime spree actually started two months before Bonnie and Clyde's did, making them the copycats. Another duo, Sammy and Pauline Wins, has stolen Vance's gun and are about to set off on being this trope. If you convince them that it's a stupid idea, they'll give you the gun, which is in perfect condition because Vance never fired it (the casino goes on at length about how many people Vance could have killed with it, had he ever gotten around to using it). Note that the casino with the Vikki and Vance display is analogous to the real-life Primm Valley Resort, which has Bonnie and Clyde's "Death Car" on display.
  • Final Fantasy XII fans call Fran and Balthier "Bunny and Clyde," due to Fran's race, the Viera, who are basically people with bunny ears. They're both Sky Pirates, thieving around and not really caring for anything of a higher moral value.
  • In Fire Emblem: Awakening, the Anti-Hero Gaius returns to his Lovable Rogue ways in all of his endings. Some of his prospect wives join in his adventures, some don't; the ones who do so more openly are the Proud Warrior Race Girl Panne, the Badass Adorable Nowi, the Tomboy Princess Lissa, and especially the Lady of Black Magic Tharja.
  • Ghost Trick has Beauty and Dandy, a "couple" from a gang. Subverted in that the attraction is completely one-sided; Dandy is smitten with Beauty, but she treats him like dirt.
  • Grand Theft Auto:
    • Claude and Catalina in Grand Theft Auto III are one such couple, up until Catalina betrays Claude during a bank robbery and gets him arrested, setting his quest for revenge in motion.
    • Nine years prior in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Catalina and CJ have a short affair of this kind, committing robberies across the San Andreas countryside together, after which Catalina dumps CJ and ends up with Claude.
    • The protagonists of Grand Theft Auto VI are two criminal lovers, Lucia and Jason, trying to survive in the criminal underworld of Vice City.
  • League of Legends gives us Graves and Twisted Fate, a pair of con-men that pull dumb and/or elaborate heists across Runeterra. At first it wasn't explicit if the two were a romantic pair, having Homoerotic Subtext but nothing explicit. They were eventually confirmed to be a pair in 2022.
  • Monster Prom: The CRIME Ending. Vera will ascend to become the crime lord of the city, keeping the player as her trusted advisor in her business endeavors, but she will start a romantic relationship with them as well, though she wants it to be very clear that, while partners in love, they are boss and underling in crime.
  • The h3h3 DLC for PAYDAY 2 turns Youtube vloggers Ethan and Hila Klein into bank robbers, with their shared perk deck being titled "Tag Team" and is focused on buffing other players.
  • Vyse and Aika in Skies of Arcadia are air pirates who have been working together since childhood, but Aika has some "implied" feelings for him. They're supposedly honorable pirates who only steal from the Evil Empire's military, but Vyse responds to seeing a train for the first time by remarking that it would be hard to steal. Clara may want to initiate this trope with Guilder.

    Visual Novels 
  • In the ending of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations, Ron and Desiree are implied to become this. Case 3 of Investigations 2 confirms it, as they can be seen plotting a heist.
  • Some of Trapped with Jester's Multiple Endings result in the protagonist and Jester teaming up to cause violence.
    • "Our Vow - Til Death Do Us Part" ends with Jester killing the carriage drivers and proposing that he and the protagonist raze the world together as a marriage vow "until death do us part". The alternate outcome called "My Master" has the same result, but without the marriage vow.
    • Downplayed in the "Blasphemous Partnership" ending, which doesn't have a marriage contract, but results in both the protagonist and Jester going on a killing streak in the name of revenge.
      Together, they leave destruction and suffering in their wake.
      Ah, but what a beautiful symphony of vengeance they create!


    Western Animation 
  • Likewise in The Batman, where they even have a crime-spree montage with the Joker and Harley performing a cover of Hank Williams' "Setting the Woods on Fire"!
  • Batman: The Animated Series:
    • The Joker and Harley Quinn.
    • Another episode of Batman: The Animated Series featured Baby Doll teaming up with Killer Croc. The two are even compared to Bonnie and Clyde at one point. (It didn't last long.)
    • They couldn't come right out and say Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy were a couple, but given subtext and doing a lot of crimes together and you have this trope.
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers: In "Jailhouse Flock", Greedly sets up the team and Captain Planet and gets them thrown in prison. After a while, he "drops charges" against the Planeteers so that he can pretend they broke jail when they leave. While the team is working on a plan to fix things, Wheeler compares Linka and himself to Bonnie and Clyde. She accepts it, though not without poking at him a bit.
  • The Dr. Zitbag's Transylvania Pet Shop episode "Happy Mishmash" had a criminal named Babyface and his wife Lily Vavavoom try to ruin Mishmash by stealing all the presents Dr. Zitbag was tasked with delivering.
  • The Fairly Oddparents episode "Parent Hoods" featured Ma and Pa Turnbaum, also known as the 'Souvenir Bandits,' two dimwitted boobs who look exactly like Timmy's parents. When Timmy's parents are mistaken for them and arrested during a road trip to Canada, Timmy tries to get them to steal a sacred pencil sharpener in the aforementioned country to get them arrested and prove his parents innocent.
  • Gargoyles:
    • David and Fox Xanatos, although they ease up on the illegal stuff after becoming parents.
    • Elisa also did a minor Shout-Out in the Hunter's Moon trilogy when she playfully told her new partner "nice shooting, Clyde." to which he responded something like "Back at you, Bonnie." Considering who he turned out to be in reality, it's Hilarious in Hindsight.
  • Harley Quinn (2019): More than 30 years after when the pairing was first introduced, Harley and Ivy finally become a couple on screen as they go on the run from Commisioner Gordon, complete with The Big Damn Kiss.
  • Lilo & Stitch: The Series had a male and female duo of Experiments designed to steal just about everything. Lilo went so far as to name them after the Trope Namer. It's never actually stated outright that they're romantically involved, but they're extremely devoted to one another to the point where they are actually programmed to be drawn to each other and strike a very cuddly pose for the final shot of the series.
  • Bunny and Claude, another Funny Animal version of the trope, appeared in two late (1968) Western Animation Looney Tunes shorts: Bunny and Claude: We Rob Carrot Patches and The Great Carrot Train Robbery. They even look like the original Bonnie and Clyde, with Claude's expensive suits and Bunny's beret, black dress, and cigar in her mouth.
  • Boris Badinov and Natasha Fatale from the Rocky and Bullwinkle series that premiered in 1959 is possibly the first television example of an animated villainous couple.
  • Used in the Samurai Jack episode "The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful". Zeke and Josephine Clench used to be a husband and wife team of bounty hunters but they divorced sometime before the events of the episode, and seeing as he had a restraining order against her, it was probably her fault. However, they called a truce in order to bring in Jack, and almost managed it. They were beaten when Josephine double-crossed Zeke after thinking Jack was helpless, which let Jack use a maneuver to defeat her as well. (A lot of fans find these two humorous, but to be honest, very few warriors who don't have magical powers were able to last as long against Jack as they did.)
  • Marge and Homer appear as Bonnie and Clyde in The Simpsons episode "Love, Springfieldian Style."
  • The Metallikats from SWAT Kats are a unique combination of this trope, Funny Animal, and Killer Robot.
  • Clyde of the Ant Hill Mob on Wacky Races makes a Bonnie & Clyde reference in the episode "Free Wheeling To Wheeling" when he tells the mob to get out and push the car:
    Ring-A-Ding: Aw gee, Clyde. Do we gotta?
    Clyde: Maybe you'd rather I should tell Bonnie on you?

    Real Life 
  • Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow of historical and cinematic fame are arguably the most iconic and most referenced Trope Codifiers, to the point that they were previously the Trope Namers. Throughout fiction, Bonnie and Clyde tend to be subjected to a Historical Hero Upgrade, something that's helped by photos found of the two goofing around, as seen on the linked Wikipedia page. In reality, the public eventually grew to dislike them due to their deliberate murder of police officers and innocent bystanders. This is in contrast to straightforward bandits like John Dillinger, who weren't interested in unprovoked bloodshed and thus were lionized as cool outlaws at the time. Attempts by law enforcement to confront the two had resulted in them escaping and often killing multiple officers in the process, hence why their deaths at the hands of a shoot-to-kill ambush posse was deemed necessary. Given that kind of motivation, law enforcement types do not fool around. Finally, unlike the otherwise-prophetic poem quoted above, they were not buried side-by-side — Bonnie's mother insisted on this, quoted as saying something to the effect of, "He had her in life, but he won't have her in death."
    • Bonnie and Clyde were accompanied on part of their adventures by Clyde's older brother Buck and his wife Blanche. Buck was shot in the head during one of Bonnie and Clyde's gunfights and died five days later; Blanche was blinded in one eye during the same gunfight but survived, living to the age of 77.
  • John Dillinger's mistress Billie Frechette never participated in any of his bank robberies, but she was present with Dillinger during two police shootouts on other occasions — in Chicago in November 1933, and in St. Paul at the beginning of April 1934.
  • A similar couple, Benny and Stella Dickson, were active at about the same time (the late 1930s).
  • Alton Coleman and Debra Brown, who killed eight people during a summer 1984 crime spree that spanned six U.S. states. Alton was executed by lethal injection; Debra sits in prison today, serving a life sentence without parole.
  • Anne Bonny and "Calico Jack" Rackham were a pair of pirates who started their careers this way. The presence of Mary Reade, who joined the crew disguised as a man and developed a close relationship with Anne Bonny, adds another interesting wrinkle to their story.
  • Canadian Tropers will remember Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, much as they'd rather forget them. They raped and murdered three teenage girls in the early '90s, Leslie Mahaffy, Kristen French, and Karla's own sister Tammy, and while Paul got life in prison, Karla managed a sentence of just twelve years by telling police that Paul had abused her and forced her to go along with his killing spree. By the time that videotapes surfaced revealing that she had in fact been an active participant, it was already too late to sentence her again.
  • And for the Brits:
  • Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate, who served as the inspiration for Kit and Holly in the aforementioned Badlands.
  • Roy Hall and Michael Kitto.
  • Lee Whitely and Deborah Taylor.
  • Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez.
  • Phillip and Nancy Garrido, known for the long-term abduction of Jaycee Dugard in 1991, who was 11 at the time of her kidnapping, having kept her in an isolated camp in their backyard in Antioch, California, until she was eventually rescued in 2009. Both pled guilty in 2011, and as a result, Nancy received 36 years to life, while Phillip, who had a long history of being a Serial Rapist, received 431 years and agreed not to appeal his sentence.
  • Gerald and Charlene Gallego.
  • The Villainous Mother-Son Duo Sante and Kenny Kimes. Even worse, while it was vehemently denied by both of them, the body language and dialogue observed by others indicate that the "lovers" label can apply to them too.
  • In the Czech Republic, the criminal duo Pavel Tauchen and his wife Dagmar were referred to as "the Czech Bonnie and Clyde." Notably, Dagmar managed to liberate her husband from a prison escort. Their escape ended similarly to the real Bonnie and Clyde: with a shoot-out with the police during which Pavel committed suicide and Dagmar was wounded and arrested.
  • A year after the end of Pavel and Dagmar's career, another couple of Czech bank robbers (and "Gentleman Gangsters") made the news. Even more similar to the real Bonnie and Clyde, they were both killed in a shoot-out during their last robbery: he was shot by the police, she committed suicide.
  • Much less romantic are Mr. and Mrs. Stodola, a couple of robbers and serial murderers. After they were both sentenced to life in jail, they got divorced.
  • Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, the basis for the film Heavenly Creatures.
  • Infamous French gangster Jacques Mesrine, whose criminal exploits involved going on a crime spree with his mistress Jeanne Schneider in Canada and America.
  • The whole point of the show Wicked Attraction on the Investigation Discovery network is to profile real-life cases. An interesting example was a lesbian couple who murdered one of their husbands.
    • Also, nearly all of the women here have been featured on another ID series, Deadly Women, with varying degrees as to how much they were influenced by the men.
  • Jerad and Amanda Miller, a husband-and-wife team of Right Wing Militia Fanatics in Las Vegas who tried to start a revolution. They only got as far as shooting up a pizzeria and a Walmart, killing two cops and one bystander who tried to be a hero, before going down in a prolonged shootout with the police. Jerad was gunned down, while Amanda killed herself. They originally planned to continue on to a courthouse but never made it that far.
  • Leo Felton and Erica Chase were even less competent than the aforementioned Millers. A pair of white supremacists who plotted to bomb a museum and at least two Holocaust memorials and assassinate a number of Jewish and African-American leaders, they only made it as far as counterfeiting money and a single bank robbery to fund their plot before they got busted. (Ironically, Felton was half-black himself.)
  • Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik were a Terrorist Couple, launching the 2015 massacre in San Bernadino, California that took the lives of fourteen people (not counting themselves) and wounded twenty-four others.


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