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Basic Trope: A person who falls in love, prompting a Face–Heel Turn.

  • Straight: Bob falls in love with Alice. However, due to Sanity Slippage, Bob becomes a Yandere.
  • Exaggerated: Bob becomes an Omnicidal Maniac as a result of having a slight crush on Alice.
  • Downplayed: Bob falls in love with Alice, thus becoming a cold Jerkass to drive others away from her.
  • Justified:
    • Bob has Blue and Orange Morality. He doesn't even know good and evil and he thinks this is completely normal behavior.
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    • Bob has some sort of personality disorder, this is his "love language".
    • Bob and Alice live in a Crapsack World, his behavior is due to him becoming a Well-Intentioned Extremist or Knight Templar.
  • Inverted:
    • Bob is a villain, but falling in love with Alice prompts a Heel–Face Turn.
    • Bob was always a villain. He just happened to have fallen for Alice.
    • Bob's apathy and/or resentment towards his friends and family allow him to act for the greater good, once they become obstacles or are taken hostage by the villain.
  • Subverted: Bob was never really in love with Alice, he just used her as a pedestal so he can commit all sorts of atrocities.
  • Double Subverted: ...At least that's what he wants people to think.
  • Parodied: Mere seconds after falling in love with Alice, Bob turns into a Dastardly Whiplash Card-Carrying Villain who steals candy from babies and jaywalks "for" Alice.
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  • Zig Zagged: Bob is in love with Alice...but not anymore. But wait, he fell in love with Veronica. Hold on, Veronica's a lesbian, so he falls back in love with Alice.
  • Averted: Bob does not become evil due to falling in love with Alice.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "For my love, I will do anything. Anything."
  • Invoked: Alice is a vamp. She's trying to make Bob evil.
  • Exploited: Alice uses Bob's newfound bloodlust for her for her own personal gain.
  • Defied: As hard as it is for him, Bob never lets his emotions get in the way of what's right.
  • Discussed: "Bob! You can't do this! Being in love is not an excuse for these heinous crimes!"
  • Conversed: "Wow. Bob's Face–Heel Turn was prompted by being in love. How original."
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