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  • Twilight
    • Edward Cullen is wooing teenage girls everywhere with his Rape Face expression. Face aside, it doesn't help when you're probably over a hundred years old and pick up chicks from a high school cafeteria. And watch them in their sleep. A 117-year-old man dating a teenage girl. Yup, nothing wrong with that...
    • Quil, the werewolf in love with a TWO YEAR OLD! Have you seen the movie posters? He looks 24 and creepy, she looks about 12. With barrettes in her hair.
  • One Sexy Daddy: Despite appearances, and the title, the girl on the cover is not the one who considers Daddy sexy, at least not so far as we know. The Love Interest is an attractive twenty-something gal in the small town to which the titular single father has been exiled... which raises the question: why isn't she on the cover? There's some room for her if she were embracing him from behind while he's holding his five-year-old daughter.
  • Harry Potter
    • Fenrir Greyback's obsession with kids (his tendency to bite them, which turns them into werewolves, and then kidnaps them and raise them to hate normal wizards) has been interpreted by a lot of the fandom as pedophilia. His remark about Hermione — to Ron, when she was about to be tortured, in Deathly Hallows("Reckon Bellatrix'll let me have a bit of the girl when she's finished with her?") only adds to the rapist vibe.
    • Young Tom Riddle seems a heck of a lot like an internet predator. He meets Ginny through a medium (not face to face), gains her trust and eventually starts manipulating her, and then convinces her to meet him in person, leaving her traumatized and drained. Tom also kind of seduced the much older Horace Slughorn. There were also those two younger kids whom he led to a cave while on a field trip. According to the owner of the orphanage they didn't seem to be physically hurt, but they were "never quite the same" after whatever it was that happened in there...
    • On that note, many found Horace Slughorn's fondness for "collecting" children, particularly teenaged boys, a bit suspect.
    • What about Lockhart? A school full of girls drooling over him, and his talent with Memory Charms...
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
    • Mr. Tumnus, who lures a little girl into his cave to kidnap her, and The White Witch, who apparently enjoys invading Edmund's personal space.
    • The White Queen Jadis is just as much a creepy pedo in the books as in the films. She offers Digory (the future Professor Kirk) kingship over Narnia in the first book chronologically—with her as queen, of course. Then she pulls the same stuff with Edmund, and her creepy levels go up to ten because Digory is a better boy to begin with, while Edmund is a surly jerk who doesn't need much tempting—he gets better, of course. Plus The White Queen offers Edmund sweets before giving him a ride in her sleigh. "Want some [candy] little boy?"
  • It: Pennywise The Dancing Clown will eat your children, but only after he terrifies the living daylights out of them since he believes that "you all taste so much better when you're afraid!"
    Pennywise: I'm every nightmare you've ever had! I am your worst dream come true! I'm everything you ever were afraid of!
  • In Stephen King's The Green Mile's William "Billy the Kid" Wharton is this trope. He molests every thing he considers "attractive" and not just that. Unfortunately, this includes jerkasses like Percy, too.
  • Although the novel suggests otherwise, it was heavily implied by fans and movie critics alike that John Rainbird, the main villain in Firestarter has a rather disgusting obsession with 9 year old Charlie McGee. It only further cements it when he talks to or about her. ("She's very beautiful and very young."). However it was not until the less than popular sequel that confirms it.
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: Count Olaf would just like Violet to know that "You may not be my wife, but you are still my daughter, and—" Just to put it out there: Count Olaf was originally planning on marrying and later consummating his relationship with Violet, who is his adopted 14 year old daughter. Count Olaf? Oh, he's about in his mid-forties, and he has the appearance of an ugly old man. In the second book, he actually makes a non-subtle threat in the form of rubbing a knife up and down her thigh. He also frequently makes comments on Violet's beauty. In a later book, Olaf and his gang were talking about which of the children might have survived a fire. His answer? (Paraphrased) "I hope it's Violet. She's so pretty." Yikes!
  • The Wolf from Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, although a loose analogy to a human "predator" always ends up being referred to/played as a child rapist, even though the only thing he wants to do to the "Little Girl" is literally eat her. If you look closely at the PBS broadcast of the play, Mr Wolf's sexual interpretation is very... ummm... evident.
  • Considering that the above example is partly based on Little Red Riding Hood and other fairy tales (with all the creepy baggage and Grimmification that tends to go with the package), can you really blame people for thinking such? The original Big Bad Wolf has not escaped from this either, but considering he stalks a young girl across a forest then impersonates a trusted member of her family to get closer to her, this sort of thing is more than slightly inevitable. The story was essentially An Aesop about how women should be wary of strangers because they might intend to rape and kill them. There isn't anything memetic about it.
  • Discworld: "Greebo could, in fact, commit sexual harassment simply by sitting very quietly in the next room." (Note that that line isn't a meme. It's a quote from one of the books.)
    • Greebo is, however, a cat (even when magic-ed into human shape), so human sexual morality doesn't really apply to him. Not helped by a common description of him being that of a particularly dominant tomcat - the desire to 'fight or rape anything up to and including a four-horse logging wagon.'
  • Ser Gregor Clegane of A Song of Ice and Fire is a sadistic mass murderer and equally active rapist, but because he's such a devastatingly powerful warrior, the Lannister house does everything it can to keep him from paying for his crimes. While he's nicknamed in canon "The Mountain that Rides", some fans have nicknamed him "The Mountain that Rapes" on account of his proclivities. Fan Nickname aside, this one isn't so much memetic as horrifically canon.
    • Littlefinger's reputation as one grows with each book. He seems to have passed his obsession with Catelyn Stark onto her daughter Sansa, who is described as looking very much like her mother.
    • Joffrey is known to have bullied his little brother Tommen, but it is commonly believed by fans that he molested him as well.
    • Euron Greyjoy is also commonly believed to have molested his younger brother Aeron as a child.
    • Both Ramsay Snow/Bolton and his father Roose. Although much like Gregor, not so much memetic since Roose gives us the unforgettable line, "Don't make me regret the day I raped your mother" to his son. Roose starts to get this reputation as early as the first book, as Robb is creeped out by him. Nearly every viewpoint character that interacts with Roose takes notice of his creepy eyes and features and very low, almost whisper-like voice. At one point in Arya's chapters, he makes her attend him while he is naked and being leeched. And as for Ramsay, he rivals Gregor Clegane in the canon rapist department.
    • Viserys, although much like Gregor Clegane, this one is more or less canon as well. In Dany's very first chapter, he is noted as being incredibly invasive of his sister's personal space. In the tv series, when she is about to be bathed, Viserys "examines" her and caresses her nipples. Dany's facial expressions make it seem like this is a common occurrence for her. The fifth book revealed that Viserys was planning on taking her virginity first before Drogo had a chance to, but Illyrio put guards outside Dany's bedchamber to prevent it from happening.
  • Drake Merwin from Gone, although canon seems to be encouraging this now. In Gone and Hunger, it was mostly just a couple lines he says to/about Diana, but by Plague, he's talking about Brianna enjoying nonspecific torture he's pretending she received from him, winking at Astrid while threatening to "come up and play" with her, and fantasizing about what a long time he'll take with Diana when he gets to her. In short, downright creepy.
    • It becomes officially canon in Light: He has sexual fantasies about Gaia, who has the body of a nine year-old girl. Gaia seems to be largely fine with this, presumably since she could just kill him if things went too far, but it's incredibly creepy for the reader.
  • The Star Wars Expanded Universe gives us Jacen Solo and his second Sith apprentice, Tahiri Veila. They love his first Sith apprentice, Ben Skywalker. Really. That Jacen's mentoring of Ben is played for all its worth like pedophilia doesn't help. Tahiri then actually offers Ben sex in exchange for information!