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  • Esdeath of Akame ga Kill! sees the main protagonist Tatsumi as her perfect ideal man and is blindly in love with him. The problem is she is a sadistic Social Darwinist who massacres and tortures people with glee and Tatsumi is a member of a group trying to topple the country she is a leader of.
  • Berserk: By God, nobody goes though this series without being assaulted. Warning: this is Dark Fantasy.
    • Griffith, the main antagonist has strong feelings for both Casca and Guts to the point where he puts their own lives above all the rest of his men and makes their safety his personal top priority. Griffith even throws away all rational thinking and plans to keep Guts especially safe. So when Guts desires to leave Griffith's shadow, he cannot take it, dueling Guts and losing, sending Griffith down a spiraling path. Griffith, immediately after Guts' departure, goes and sleeps with the princess of Midland, desperate to fill the void in his life and thinking of nothing but Guts during sex. Unsurprisingly, Griffith is captured and tortured for a year, during which from his imprisonment, his "love" for Guts and Casca becomes Yandere-level violent, and Griffith himself is silently furious upon seeing Guts and Casca's newly formed romance. This is why, when he sacrifices the Band to ascend to the God Hand during the Eclipse, the very first thing he does with this new power is rape Casca in front of a trapped Guts, all the while staring Guts dead in the eyes the whole time. After the Eclipse, Griffith claims he no longer feels anything and is confused when he still has emotions for them.
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    • Slan of the God Hand is also obsessed with Guts, and as a sadomasochistic demon goddess, she delights in seeing Guts' pain. Despite being a entire dimension away, she creates a pocket-dimension to ensnare Guts, with the full intention of making him her personal boy-toy. Slan is annoyed when the Skull Knight interrupts her shoving Guts' head between her legs, but is unconcerned when Guts fights back against her i.e blowing a hole though her and stabbing her, Slan just takes pleasure out of the pain and thanks him with a kiss. Slan hopes he will join her side at the God Hand, tempting him to give into the darkness.
    • Bug girl Apostle Rosine desires her friend Jill and believes she can save her from the world of Adults, though that means turning her into a terrifying insect creature like her and the "elves" she creates. Rosine is jealous of Jill's affection towards Guts (more as a father figure than crush) and sees him as a threat bent on snatching Jill away, though she is slightly attracted to Guts herself and remarks upon it before trying to kill him.
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    • The Beast of Darkness within Guts' mind desires to ravage Casca and eat her, this is a more metaphysical example as the Beast only lusts for Casca due to Guts' own attraction to her and frustration that he cannot love her like he did before the Eclipse. So it's more the darkness in Guts urging him to use Casca and throw her away as she keeps him to the light side.
  • Black Butler
    • Aleister Chamber engages in black magic and sells girls as sex slaves. When Ciel was Disguised in Drag Aleister demonstrated attraction towards him. And when Ciel was dressed as usual Aleister still hit on him.
    • In addition to Aleister, another person who rates high on Ciel's No Yay scale is Baron Kelvin, a fat old ugly psycho who fell for Ciel when he was just a child.
  • Creed from Black Cat owns this trope. His crazy rampaging crush on Train is so obvious that everyone notices it... except Train.
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  • Alphard of Canaan seems to have a tendency to invade her foe's personal space every chance she gets. Some may view the situation as a twisted form of seduction.
  • This is what Neil Regan actually feels for Candy White Andree in Candy Candy. Near the end of the series we're briefly fooled into thinking this will lead to Love Redeems... but he tries to pull a Scarpia Ultimatum instead.
    • Also, Neil's sister Elisa has a brief one on Candy's second love interest Terry during the Boarding School arc. He couldn't care less and humiliates her for being mean to Candy.
  • Deltora Quest
    • Dain's attitude and previous interactions towards Jasmine becomes suspect after he reveals his true colors, and overly enjoys rubbing it in her face afterwards. Much to Jasmine's disgust and anger, who legitimately had some feelings for him, but throws away the necklace he gave her after his betrayal. In the books this is implied with Dain watching Jasmine, which Lief dislikes and becomes jealous.
    • Thaegan (in the anime) has something for Lief calling him cute and his efforts to protect his friend adorably pathetic. This affection causes her other monster children to become jealous of Lief, who on his part claims he thought Thaegan was beautiful but all the more hideous for her nature.
  • Devilman: Satan/Ryo Asuka has feelings for protagonist Akira Fudo. This is played tragically as Satan kills him in the final battle and mourns him as the world is destroyed. It's also revealed in the Amon: The Darkside of the Devilman manga and in DEVILMAN crybaby that the events, especially Akira's death, are on repeat as God's way of punishing Satan.
  • Digimon Tamers: Vajramon is heavily implied to have a crush on Renamon since the first time he saw her. He's fascinated by her beauty and he tries to get her to the side of the Devas, telling her that a beautiful Digimon like her is worthy to live under their deity's service. When she evolves into Kyuubimon, he fawns about her being even more beautiful than before and he actually refuses to fight her. Then she evolves into Taomon, becoming even more humanoid than Renamon and appears even masculine on top of that, which pisses Vajramon off.
  • Dragon Ball
    • Dragon Ball:
      • Early on in the series, poor Bulma is sought after by everyone, from Oolong to Pilaf and most of the Red Ribbon Army (with two soldiers even trying to rape her) with the exception of General Blue, who is the only man of the Red Ribbon Army not interested in her and that's due to him being homosexual.
      • In Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle, she is kidnapped by Lucifer (no, seriously) and is gonna be drunk dry for the Demon's Feast.
      • In Dragon Ball Z, Bulma luckily manages to avoid most villains, but in Dragon Ball GT, Tuffle parasite Baby turns her into an Evil Matriarch, but since Baby has taken control of Vegeta's (Bulma's husband) body, it's likely that this is actually just Vegeta's mind influencing Baby's actions, like how Baby doesn't hurt Bulma and only fights Goku.
      • Crane Hermit had less than pure thoughts about Bulma and Launch, and subtlety perverted on them while mocking them. This even extends to his youth when he had kidnapped a beautiful village girl named Fanfan after she had rejected him and nearly killed her until he was stopped by a young Master Roshi and a time traveling Goku.
    • Dragon Ball Z:
      • Snake Princess in filler becomes attracted to Goku and is not disheartened when she looks inside his mind and sees he is a Family Man, saying pure-hearts are far more tasty. As she intends to eat him whole, forcing Goku to fly out of her stomach before he is digested.
      • Semi-Perfect Cell is way too zealous in absorbing Android 18 though somewhat justified he needs to absorb 18 to reach his perfect form, but it's very creepy how much he fawns over 18. This is largely the reason why Krillin doesn't hit her kill switch when he had the chance, as he couldn't stand the idea of her being immobilized and helpless to Cell.
      • Zangya in Movie 9 is flirtatious with Krillin (before kicking his ass). This has been expanded to the video game adaptations where she calls Krillin "cute", and 18 calls her "skank".
      • Jerk Jock Sharpner in filler has a crush on Videl and becomes antagonistic towards Gohan, when she chooses the "egg head" over him.
      • Barry Kahn also becomes attracted to Videl (despite her being married to Gohan) and is also jealous of Gohan's fame as his stuntman in the Great Saiyanman movie. So much so she tries to black mail Gohan with a photo of another woman kissing him, Gohan tries to explain to Videl and Barry is smug, but Videl is calm and doesn't believe it. Gohan is overjoyed and Barry storms off furiously and then is infected by an alien parasite named Watagash.
    • Dragon Ball GT:
      • A more creepy and disturbing case of this trope shows up when Master Dolltaki falls in love with Pan and unexpectedly transforms her into a doll while planning to keep it that way, trying to change her clothes and kissing her at certain moments.
  • During the Final Battle in Fushigi Yuugi, Nakago admits to having one of these on Tamahome.
  • In GoLion, Prince Sincline is obsessed with Princess Fala from the first time he sees her. This carries over to Voltron, where they are Prince Lotor and Princess Allura.
  • Inuyasha:
    • The ENTIRE story wouldn't even exist if the thief Onigumo didn't fall in love with Kikyou, then made a Deal with the Devil that transformed him into none other than Naraku so he could have her...
    • Jakotsu towards InuYasha himself, and Mukotsu towards Kagome.
  • Jewelpet (2009): The Big Bad Dian develops a crush on the heroine Rinko after posing as a prince to seduce her. It's messed up in more than one way because Dian is a tiny cat who's Really 700 Years Old and Rinko is a teenage girl.
  • Lupin III: As the series' resident Ms. Fanservice and Femme Fatale, Fujiko's used to people wanting her; including villains.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ: Haman Karn seems to have one of these on Judau Ashta while Glemy Toto has one on Roux Louka. In each case, the "relationship" is deeply messed up and the heroic individual ends up being responsible in some way for their admirer's death.
  • Naruto: The Big Bad of the canon movie The Last: Naruto the Movie, Toneri Otsutsuki, falls in love with Hinata, to the point where he plans to take her away before the world is destroyed and forces her into marriage, using Hinata's younger sister Hanabi as leverage. He is also violently jealous of Naruto, to the point where he spitefully destroys the red scarf Hinata was going to give him and then brainwashes Hinata so that she'd betray Naruto and choose him instead. Long story short, his plan fails spectacularly.
  • In Nurse Angel Ririka SOS, Dewey often teases Ririka about her looks and apparently has a crush on her. It becomes more obvious once he takes a Heel–Face Turn.
  • One Piece: Poor Nami is unfortunate enough to become to obsession of multiple villains across the series, who either sees her skills as a tool of destruction as navigator or even worse as a Lust Object. Most of these villains are brutally defeated by Sanji if they're henchman or Luffy is they're the main villain and sometimes Nami herself. Here's the main examples, not counting random ginger-seeking pirate goons.
    • Arlong: It's not exactly a crush, but when he discovers Nami is a excellent cartographer, Arlong kidnaps her and has her draw maps to Take Over the World. Nami is the only human Arlong doesn't loathe, saying she's invaluable and even breaking his promise to free the village when she gets enough money to escape from him. The disturbing part is, Arlong caused of all Nami's misery, enslaving her town and shooting her adoptive mother Bell-Mère infront of Nami. Nami hates Arlong deeply, so the fact Arlong cares for her is even more disturbing, he even forgives Nami trying to kill him. Luffy especially became furious when Arlong said Luffy couldn't use Nami's skills like he could.
    • The Bear King from the 2nd movie becomes attracted to Nami when she was wearing a wedding dress (as all her other clothes were taken) and the Bear King decides he wants marry her. Nami smartly claims she hates hairy men, at which he says he'll shave, but Nami says she hates weak men even more throwing him for a loop. The Bear King also becomes a bit of a Yandere when Sanji (whose captured alongside Nami) gloats to the king that Nami lets him rub lotion into her back, causing him to beat a tied up Sanji around the room.
    • Enel spares Nami's life in Skypeia and was even gonna take her to "Fairy Vearth" before she refused him. Though this a good thing since Fairy Vearth is actually the Moon and Nami would've died.
    • Like Arlong, Shiki's interest in Nami is strictly platonic, as he's so impressed by her navigational skills that he kidnaps her and holds her prisoner until she agrees to join his crew.
  • Outlaw Star: Ron had only ordered Harry to kidnap Melfina, since she's the navigation system of the XGP. Instead, he fell in love with her — by which we mean, went full-blown stalker/yandere; especially when she rejected him. Harry spends the remainder of the series shifting from trying to coax her with heartfelt pleas, to trying to murder Gene for being too close to her.
  • Everybody's got a crush on Elie in Rave Master — even the psycho Lucia, who stole her first kiss, leaving her in tears.
  • In Sailor Moon, Usagi and Mamoru are practically magnets for this.
    • Usagi attracts the attention of Prince Diamond and Ail/Seijuuro. And because Ail was part of an anime-only filler arc written for S2, both crushes happened in the same season.
    • Queen Beryl, An/Natsumi, Dark Lady (manga only), Fish Eye (anime only), and Nehelenia (manga only although she did kidnap Mamoru in order to screw with Usagi) all develop crushes on Mamoru.
  • Ferid of Seraph of the End is a equal opportunity vampire with a tendency to prey on humans that take his liking. In particular, he has a peculiar fixation carrying serious Foe Yay undertones of this nature on Yuu and Mika. Ferid once patted Mika on the butt, caressed his face, bit him and sucked his blood after saying his looks were to his liking, and a dream of Yuu's shows Ferid revealing Mika's shoulder, holding him close, and biting him suggestively.
    • In chapter 13 Ferid seems to be hitting on Yuu, calling him a precious princess, and saying he is adorable while blushing when seeing Yuu's Cry Cute expression. He mentions in this chapter and a drama cd about wanting to suck Yuu's blood.
    • In chapter 46 Ferid drives up in his car and holds out his hand to Mika and Yuu, with a flirtatious look and teasingly saying "I heard you two were being attacked by a dangerous vampire so I came to your rescue. Come take a ride with me. I'll save you." He plays mind games with Yuu and Mika throughout the chapter, and when Yuu turns into a demon to attack Ferid for showing them Akane's head Ferid tells Mika he's "worried for the poor guy (Yuu)" because he's says Yuu could turn into a full demon. He states he has an antidote to cure Yuu and tells Shinoa "Let us go rescue dear Yuu." Mika is adamant to keep Ferid from getting near Yuu and says "I won't let you have your way with him!" Ferid smiles and says he just wants to help Yuu. Mika says he's not going to let Ferid touch him. Crowley engages Mika in a fight while Ferid states cheerfully "Now precious Yuu is all mine." Ferid approaches Yuu and blushes while looking at him in a almost gentle manner before saying "Wow! Haven't you grown into the cute one!! Your demon is on the verge of rampage yet you still have such clear and beautiful eyes. No wonder you are the extra special guinea pig." He then lifts Yuu's face by his chin, rubs his mouth with his fingers, and gets close saying "Perhaps before I heal you I'll take a little sip of your blood." Yuu asks if there's something in it for him if he allows Ferid to suck his blood. Ferid says he got the curse suppressant from Guren and it's the same one he takes. Yuu demands Ferid tells him everything he knows and Ferid smiles, covers Yuu's mouth with his hand, says "Oh, you are cute" and bites him while gripping his shoulder and hand. He then "cures" Yuu of his advancing demon curse while holding him close and leaning his head on Yuu's shoulder.
  • In episode 4 of Sherlock Hound, Professor Moriarty kidnaps Mrs. Hudson to get to Holmes, but she's so kind that he soon develops a serious crush on her himself. When the plan eventually fails, he releases her and promises never to involve her in one of his schemes again.
  • In To Your Eternity, Hayase, the first villain who appeared in the manga, developed an unhealthy obsession with Fushi. She killed two of his friends because she thought they were her love rivals. To make it worse, she was fond of licking him while he's asleep and almost raped him. Even after the incident, she attempted to seduce Fushi albeit unsuccessfully.
  • Tokyo Ghoul
    • Tsukiyama has something for Kaneki that toes the line between romantic and murderous intentions. He wants to eat Kaneki, seeing as how he's a cannibal gourmet ghoul and Kaneki is a rare one eyed ghoul. Eventually, it develops into full-blown romantic feelings with Tsukiyama undergoing a genuine Heel–Face Turn. When he believes Kaneki to be dead, he falls into an Angst Coma and spends nearly three years as The Ophelia before being snapped back to his senses by the news that Kaneki is alive.
    • Rize hunts men she finds attractive, and when she first saw Kaneki she released heart marks and blushed at his good looks. She later took him on a date, and got close to whisper seductively in his ear "I'm interested in you" before taking a bite from his shoulder.
    • Roma Hoito wants to kill Sasaki because she wants him to become the tragic and beautiful Kaneki she adores once again.
    • Kaneki collects another villainous admirer when Eto declares her affection for him....and licks his eye.
    • And another in the form of Kou a.k.a. Hajime Hazuki, who is a major Fan Boy of Kaneki to the point of incredible (or rather, unhealthy) attachment, and obediently idolized him when being personally interrogated by Kaneki. Similarly to Roma, this is due to being left in awe regarding Kaneki's achievements as a one-eyed ghoul, except that he is more attracted to the strength Kaneki acquired throughout his life, instead of relishing in Kaneki enduring his Trauma Conga Line. He goes so far as to say that Kaneki is 'a miracle human'. The way he rubs his body against his side of the door of the room he is confined in (while Kaneki is on the other side of the door, directly speaking to him through the window and nothing but the door and the clothes they are wearing separates the two) doesn't help at all. And he’s only twelve.
    • There's also Depraved Homosexual Nico's attraction to Kaneki and flirting with Yomo and Nishiki.
    • Torso develops feelings for Mutsuki in the sequel stemming from the latter being biologically female and having scars which is Torso's fetish fuel. This is to the point of abducting him and dressing him in a white dress. He puts a wedding ring on his finger and cuts off his arms and legs to keep him from leaving while saying they are going to get married. He also is implied to have raped him.
      • Ishida Sui (the creator of Tokyo Ghoul) also briefly wrote another comic called The Penisman (about a muscular hero with a penis for a head) who attracted a sexual crush from a Sissy Villain named Carnivoreman.
    • Matsuri Washuu is anything but heroic and is antagonist towards Marude, plotting to kill him for discovering the Washuu family secret that they are ghouls and his hand in his fathers death. When he learns of his fathers death he dissolves into crying hysterically and using effeminate speech typically associated with gay men. He has interesting inclinations towards the much more heroic Urie which culminates when he strips naked in his office and declares how he loves Urie. Later scenes show him stripping naked to climb naked into Urie's bed while he's sleeping.
    • Mutsuki becomes a lot less heroic and exhibits violence through his Sanity Slippage. He fights Uta who takes on Sasaki's face in the hopes of Mutsuki letting him go but Mutsuki immediately stabs Sasaki/Uta in the neck and face repeatedly while declaring his love for Sasaki and demanding that he never leave him again. He ends up stripping from the waist up and straddles Uta/Sasaki in what is implied to be a sex scene or at least a moment of twisted intimacy before Mutsuki clings close to Uta/Sasaki after stabbing him. He also wants to kill Touka because she's in the way of Kaneki coming back to him.
  • Tokyo Mew Mew: Straight with Kishu towards Ichigo (to the point of him displaying a severe case of yandere, despite dying for her in the end). Implied with Pai towards Lettuce and Taruto towards Purin (though the later case is from both sides and more innocent, since they're both children and Purin expresses how she sees Taruto as a friend).
  • In Tomica Hyper Rescue Drive Head Kidou Kyuukyuu Keisatsu, Dr. Karigari develops a crush on Sasagawa, a TV announcer who is a huge supporter and Fangirl of the Drive Heads. Unlike many other cases, this is more sweet than creepy, as she has a sort of humbling effect on him (he's too shy to confess) and becomes a Morality Pet to him.
  • Vampire Hunter D. Vampire lord Count Magnus Lee desires the human girl Doris Lang, but she only has eyes for the title hero.
  • Rido from Vampire Knight was obsessed with his sister Juri and then subsequently with her daughter, Yuuki.
  • Marube from Yuureitou has a sinister attraction to multiple characters, including the protagonists Tetsuo and Taichi. The former is actually his long-lost son, and he knows this.
  • Himiko Toga from My Hero Academia is Yandere for both Izuku Midorya and Ochaco Uraraka, fawning over how lovely both of them are and how much she wants to chop them up and drink their blood.


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