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  • Ai no Kusabi:
    • Guy, Riki's Unlucky Childhood Friend. He is so in love with Riki, not only does he give Riki a penectomy to remove the 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 blows up a fortress in a successful attempt to kill Iason.
    • Iason Mink himself is one of these, and like Guy, he becomes extremely obsessed with Riki. It's not touched upon in the OVA, but the novel and 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 harm Guy.
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  • Toma from Amnesia: Memories doesn't seem like this at first, but in later episodes, he puts The Heroine 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.
  • A BL example in Beyond Eden, with the Edenics' butler Theodore Burton. His childhood promise to 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...
  • In Bionic Heart, Tanya’s feelings towards Luke drift from curiosity to obsession. There’s a point in the story where Tanya ends up in a dispute with Helen over Luke. In one ending, Tanya kills Helen because she is jealous of all the time Luke spends with her.
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  • In Boyfriend To Death there are several downplayed examples in several endings, namely with Strade, Sano, and Lawrence. However, Ren's route is primarily focused on this trope, which is amplified by his Mood-Swinger nature- for example, the player saying that they don't love him in one ending gets them shot and killed.
  • Case 00: The Cannibal Boy
    • Grete is implied to be one for Hans due to the creepy look in her eyes when interacting with him. But she's also crazy about Brucie, to the point where she considers killing Jade when she suspects the latter is in a relationship with him. When she learns that Hans is the one in a relationship with Brucie, she snaps, murders Hans, and tricks Brucie into eating his flesh.
    • When Brucie learns that Grete fed Hans to him, Brucie is at first slightly shocked, but then decides that he enjoys the taste of Hans's flesh and eats Grete because as Han's twin sister, she would probably taste just as good. This is despite having romantic feelings for both of them. Jade implies that Brucie sees eating others as equivalent to having sex with them.
  • Sho of Crimson Rafflesia is a Cute and Psycho psychic power user who has a strange obsession with the the male deuteragonist. Specifically, she wants to be the one who kills him For the Lulz, and heaven forbid anyone who tries to get in her way, even the de facto government.
  • Sakura of Da Capo is very, very dere towards Junichi but as the story continues, psycho personality traits emerge more and more frequently, starting with the implication she dropped a tree branch on someone's head because they mistook her for the lead's younger sister and treated her like a kid. She gets worse, both in back and main story. She can't really help a lot of it as stuff just happens when she thinks about it.
  • Danganronpa:
    • There's Mikan Tsumiki in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. A weepy Shrinking Violet and Extreme Doormat 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 Desperately Craves Affection enough to go straight into the arms of Junko Enoshima, who personally warped her into a Psycho Supporter 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.
    • In Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, there's Maki Harukawa. 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 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. 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, or a death threat. This is best shown in the 5th trial where she went behind everyone's backs in order to assassinate 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. And even after the astronaut's unfortunate end, Maki decides to base her future choices on what Kaito would have wanted her to do.
    • Kokichi Ouma can be considered this to the entire cast, particularly Shuichi Saihara, though to a lesser degree. He's a Loving Bully to pretty much everyone, his favourite targets being Shuichi, Kiibo, Miu and Himiko. Kokichi tells Shuichi that he's "constantly thinking about" him, and praises him often, though that's mostly because Kokichi views himself to be Surrounded by Idiots and Shuichi is one of the few people capable of solving the murders. During his Free Time Events, Kokichi tells Shuichi that he needs to join his secret evil secret organization or else be killed and he also attempts to recruit Kaede to his organisation as well for unspecified reasons. He picks endlessly on Himiko but also forces her to confront her repressed feelings and claims that he loves her at one point, greatly flustering her. Kokichi also tries to separate Shuichi and Kaito and become Shuichi's sidekick instead, but gets rebuffed by Shuichi. Kokichi then says to himself that won't give up that easily; if he grows to like someone, he makes them notice him even if it means choking them. Ironically, this is just what he finished doing to Miu, if indirectly, and he at one point threatens to blow up the cast if they don't agree to side with him. When nobody does, he backtracks and claims it was a Secret Test of Character but it's impossible to know if he was lying.
    • Miu gets in on this trope a bit, though in her case it's Played for Laughs, most notably during her Free Time interactions with Shuichi where she bakes him a pie that has her hair in it. She also baked cookies with her fingernails and chocolates with her blood in it, saying she wants the person she likes to have a piece of herself inside them. When Shuichi politely refuses on hygiene grounds, Miu complies and tells him she'll make him something else once they leave the game, then gives him her panties to seal the deal. In the Love Hotel scenario with Miu, she also outright states she wants Shuichi to get her pregnant so he won't abandon her and it's heavily implied that Miu herself was the result of this.
    • Even the fan games get in on this trope. In Super Danganronpa Another 2, Kanade Otonokoji turns out to be a yandere towards her own twin sister, Hibiki! She's been remorselessly murdering everyone Hibiki loves since childhood, starting with their dog Shiro when she was only a toddler, in an effort to keep Hibiki completely dependent on her. By the time the Deadly Game starts, Kanade has already killed or permanently crippled upwards of 60 people, and her abuse has reached the point where she can traumatize Hibiki into an Empty Shell that does anything she wants. When Setsuka starts getting too friendly with Hibiki, Kanade uses this mind control to have Setsuka viciously dismembered, leading to one of the most convoluted trials in the franchise.
  • In Doppelganger: Dawn of the Inverted Soul, Lee initially appears to be a Nice Guy with an adorable crush on the main protagonist Lucia. Then you find out just how fucked up he is in the head. 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.
  • In Doki Doki Literature Club!, all four of the girls get at least one moment of this:
    • The Big Bad Monika turns out to be one. 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, 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 make herself the only character you can interact with.
    • Yuri develops tendencies of this as a result of the personality exaggeration. It's mentioned that Yuri had an obsessive personality (that drove away people because she "came on too strong") 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, 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 and asking you if you love her back, she stabs herself to death with a deranged expression... regardless of your answer. What makes it worse is that Yuri started the game as a sweet-natured if shy girl whose darker traits were implied through her odd interest in horror novels and knives, but seemed perfectly normal otherwise. The aeformentioned Big Bad actually discusses this trope by name in reference to Yuri. Specifically, 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 Mind Rape in order to get closer to the player.
    • Natsuki is not this normally (usually she is a Tsundere), but if the player chooses to hang out with her twice in Act 2, the second time she shows you her poem written entirely in Base 64 about how she cannot control her love for you, before repeatedly demanding you play with her and her only, then giving a Slasher Smile as her eyes bleed and she snaps her neck, then lunges at you.
    • It's implied Sayori has started to become this if you get the normal ending. After Monika brings the other girls back as part of her Villain's Dying Grace, 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 Childhood Friend 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 Not Quite Dead and post-Heel Realization Monika intervenes, realizing that this is the possible fate of anyone who gains the Club President position. What makes this particularly creepy is that Sayori continues to act exactly like the Sad Clown she was in Act One up until The Reveal.
    "There's actually something else. I wanted to thank you for getting rid of Monika."
  • The Bad Endings of DRAM Atical Murder and its follow-up Re:connect are full of this:
    • Clear, the weird and dorky 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.
    • Mink decapitates Aoba in his Bad End and keeps his head as a keepsake.
    • Ren gradually becomes this after being corrupted by a virus and is unable to resolve his inner turmoil regarding his love for Aoba. In his Bad End, he decides that he wants to become one with Aoba and loses all sense of reason, and proceeds to rape Aoba over and over again while devouring him. Even worse? This is happening in Scrap, so Aoba can't die.
  • Yuka from 11eyes is this for her childhood friend, Kakeru. He is the one to cause her powers to awaken. When one of her friends is killed and another is having is a breakdown, she 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 puts a razor blade into Misuzu's tea, only because Kakeru addresses her on a First-Name Basis instead of Last-Name Basis. She corrects Kakeru at the same time: "It's Kusakabe-sempai, not Misuzu-sempai, OK?"
  • Fragment's Note:
    • Yukitsuki believes she is an Empty Shell 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 Childhood Friend, 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.
    • Shizuku in the 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 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, Zareh from Frozen Essence seals Mina's powers away and keeps her as a virtual prisoner in her bedroom to prevent her from leaving him.
  • Hatoful Boyfriend:
    • In "Bad Boys Love" route, 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 starts muttering that he needs to take Nageki home now....
    • In the sequel Holiday Star, Ryouta himself shows signs of this toward the human girl, and will willingly join The King if he becomes convinced that she likes Nageki more. Sharp contrast with his normal behavior....
  • Kenshin Uesugi in Ikemen Sengoku. 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 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".
  • Kamigami no Asobi: 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, on the surface, is a sweet kind-hearted person, but, on the inside, is lonely, paranoid and desperate for love even to the point of withstanding M!Katsuya's sexual and emotional abuse. But the peak of his yandereness is in his Bad Ending, where he knifes Katsuya in the back so he can't abandon him to go to a new workplace.
  • In one of the endings of Lads In Distress, Princess Charming decides to lock up Prince Mer after learning the truth about his intentions, despite his inability to go through with them.
  • In Lady In Mystery, Yurin's love for Heesoo can take a dark turn, and this is best demonstrated at the end of her route, after Heesoo dies. Yurin ends up tracking down the six people who she deems responsible for Heesoo's death and beheading them.
  • Kara Gentner, of The Last Yandere, is an example that's both Played With and Exaggerated: 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".
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  • Giulio from Lucky Dog 1 is soft-spoken, polite to a fault, and follows Gian around like a puppy dog. He also finds sexual pleasure in killing others and rapes Gian on his path when he becomes consumed by fear that Gian will leave him.
  • In My Harem Heaven is Yandere Hell, all three of the main character's love interests are violently possessive of him. They even come in different flavors like Clingy Jealous Girl and Stalker with a Crush.
  • Mystic Messenger mostly only brings out the guys' yandere sides for the bad endings:
    • Towards the start of Yoosung's route, Seven will warn you jokingly that Yoosung can have some yandere tendencies, so you'll have to be careful. If you go down the bad ending route and encourage him to see you as a new version of Rika, he spirals into being full-blown yandere pretty quickly, telling you about how jealous he gets when he sees you talking to other guys and saying that he wants you all to himself. The bad ending itself is him coming into the apartment to see you, with the knowledge that the bomb will go off if an RFA member enters, and the two of you dying in the ensuing explosion.
    • Saeran/Ray was already unsettling towards the player in the other routes, but it's not until the new Another Story route that he started acting this way. Refuse to play along in the Another Story prologue? 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 him holding the player hostage and starving her on Days 8 and 9 of his route.
  • In Night at the Hospital, if Frank continually ignores 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 change color to Luka's red as he's giving Frank a man-hug. Cue the 'Possessive Ending' credits.
  • Lucan from (P)lanets is easily the nicest guy in the game, and adorably bashful to boot. However, it turns out there's a reason for him being the only love interest Marin can get a bad ending with. Namely, he's so fearful of being alone that he unconsciously brainwashed the girls around him with his Mind Control power into becoming obsessed with him. He didn't intend to do this, but if Marin rejects him when she learns about this, he intentionally uses his power to brainwash her into mindlessly loving him. Beware the Nice Ones, indeed.
  • Kaemon in [redacted] Life 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.
  • Piofiore No Bansho
    • In Nicola Francesca's bad end, he becomes paranoid of losing someone else he cares about after the death of Dante. He worries that the heroine will leave him also, and rapes her to confirm that she will accept anything from him. He also destroys the other mafia families so they can't harm the heroine. However, eliminating the other families are not enough. He starts to gradually increase control over where the heroine can go, ultimately restricting her to only her bedroom suite in the manor and not allowing her to meet with anyone else.
    • In Orlok's bad end, Dante is so upset that his childhood love, the heroine, is in love with the murderer of his father and Nicola that he rapes the heroine in front of Orlok with the implication that she will continue to be raped by him
  • School Days:
    • In many of the Multiple Endings of the H-Game, one or more of the girls goes completely over the edge when the lead picks someone else. This doesn't happen all the time, and there are even some harem endings, but the yandere endings are the most famous, especially one involving a saw.
    • The ending to the anime, though, is a straight example: the pregnant Sekai stabs the lead character Makoto to death, and her rival Kotonoha later kills Sekai and cuts a hole in her body to see if she was pregnant at all, then cuts Makoto's head off and leaves with it on a NICE BOAT.
    • The manga changes it. Sekai kills Kotonoha and Makoto doesn't die.
  • Charlotte "Charlie" Brontë in Shikkoku no Sharnoth. Apparently, she couldn't bear the thought of parting from her best friend Mary Clarissa Christie someday in the future and thus knowingly meddles with Sharnoth, nearly causing absolute catastrophe and Mary's death at numerous points. All so that ‘tomorrow’ would never come and she would never have to be separated from Mary.
  • Nemu Akimoto in Shining Song Starnova 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 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 Downplayed Example, never actually attacking anyone or attempting to interfere with Mr. Producer’s love life. Her own route plays it straight: the pressure of being Starnova’s center and the frustration of Mr. Producer ignoring her romantic overtures causes Nemu to undergo Sanity Slippage, and she becomes increasingly violent toward perceived threats like Kaorinote , Mikanote , and her own mothernote . She deliberately cripples the former, and in her Bad Ending she murders the latter two before killing Mr. Producer in a Murder-Suicide.
  • Saero from Seduce me 2: the demon war kills the main protagonist and brainwashes Diana to love him in the ending "Repent for your sins".
  • In Shall We Date?: Can't Say No, Subaru the security guard turns out to be this. At first, he's open and friendly to Kana. However, after he saves her from Attempted Rape 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 SHUFFLE! visual novel, unlike the anime where she is this. In Asa's route, Asa apologizes to Kaede as soon as it becomes apparent that Asa and Rin are a couple. Kaede is depressed, but says it's okay and lets go of Rin. Her route also has her refusing Rin's love confession and trying her hardest to not end up with him, due to her guilt.
  • At the end of Spirit Hunter: NG, Big Bad Kakuya reveals herself to be violently in love with Akira, to the point that she forcefully traps him in a Pocket Dimension and removes his memories of anyone else that he might care about more than her. Then she changes her form so she can have 'grown-up' fun with him, whether he wants to or not.
  • Fin Euclase in Steam Prison 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.
  • Kimimaro Urabe in Sweet Fuse: At Your Side is a comparatively mild example, but still counts. He's always 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 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.
    • (Note - major spoilers for several routes.) Makoto Mikami is a more straightforward example: choosing the wrong conversation choice with him doesn't just fail to raise affection - it usually results in him immediately shooting you. This is out of character for both Hogsteing (Makoto) who usually fails to make good on his threats (especially noted near the (good) end of Urabe's route, where Urabe simply walks past the gun-wielding Hogstein in the certainty that the Big Bad won't shoot, and the (bad) end of Mitarashi's route, where despite having the perfect opportunity to kill Ryusei, Hogstein just... shoots him in the foot), and for the game itself, where dying is usually the result of failing a puzzle rather than saying the wrong thing. Makoto's bad end is also the only one in which Saki dies.
  • Mita Makoto from 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... 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.
  • Togainu no Chi: Keisuke 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.
  • In Tsukihime, there's a rather chilling example of a less romantically inclined (at first, that can change depending of your choices) Yandere coming completely outta left field the first time you notice it. Spoilered because it will ruin a lot of the Far Side of the Moon stories: The seemingly cute and funny meido Kohaku, who underneath her cheery facade has managed to kill all her emotions (effectively becoming an Emotionless Girl), experiments dangerous drugs on people without losing the smile, and is plotting the extermination of the family she's serving because of the abuse she had to go through as a kid. If you pick her and her to come to grips with herself, your sister Akiha then goes insane. Apparently insanity can not be destroyed, merely transferred.
    • Satsuki "Sacchin" Yumizuka. After she becomes a vampire in the Far Side routes, she sucks the blood of the innocent... mostly to survive, but also so that she can understand Shiki's "scary side" and be with him forever. When he refuses, she attempts to make him one of her brainless minions. Yikes.
    • An odd example is Roa, who'd spent so much time devoted to his research, he failed to recognise his own obsession with the White Princess, even as he tricks her into drinking his blood, bonding them forever, and at the same time sending her Axe-Crazy, causing her to kill her handlers and giving her the freedom to choose her own life.
    • Everyone but Shiki, Hisui and maybe Ciel. Arcueid? She's damn scary in Ciel's route. Ciel? She tries to set up a sort of double murder/suicide plot with Shiki, but ummm that's her own route so lets say she mostly copes. She gives up completely with only mild hints of how she feels/her backstory in Arcueid's route. Akiha? Goes from Clingy Jealous Girl throughout the game to as scary as Arcueid in Kohaku's route. Kohaku? The final straw in her utter craziness is Shiki's failure to recognize her as the girl at the window who gave him the ribbon. Roa? The last 800 years of his history and Arcueid's backstory is actually because he loved her. Satsuki? Isn't it sad?
      • Even Shiki isn't safe from being a Yandere — at least, not his Nanaya mode, which actually got off from murdering in the girl who would become the canon victor of their little Love Dodecahedron. It got so bad that, it's very possible that after slaughtering a whole bunch of Dead who were assaulting her, on the grounds that only he may violate her, he actually rapes her (if you choose). Arcueid rationalizes it as him being accidentally caught by her Mystic Eyes of Enchantment, but in reality it's actually a last minute dialing down from outright murder.
  • In Under the Moon, an 18+ 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 abusively sexy, each falling somewhere on a sliding scale of Bastard Boyfriend Vs. Yandere. All intensely jealous, all afraid that the heroine will leave them, and all prepared to rape and possibly murder to keep her.
  • When They Cry:
    • Higurashi: When They Cry:
      • Shion Sonozaki, whose Start of Darkness involved her old crush, Satoshi, and her feelings of abandonment when he "transferred." While she's more or less normal in several arcs, the ones where she does snap tend to be some of the most disturbing in a series that has a Nightmare Fuel page to itself, and in the last arc, where everyone's sane she gets very, very... intense when she finds out where Satoshi is.
      • Interestingly enough, her yandere traits originally belong to Mion in the short story supposed to be beta version of Higurashi, as in the said beta story Shion does not exist. She is also a Psycho Lesbian with Rika Furude as her love interest.
      • Rena may count as one for her father. She doesn't harbor any "romantic" feelings for him, but she does love him enough to kill his gold digging fiancée. She tends to be falsely labelled as this by fans when she's really more accurately Cute and Psycho.
    • Umineko: When They Cry:
      • Battler's stepmother Kyrie Ushiromiya. Being a huge Yandere actually saved her life in the duel with Leviathan of Envy. When Levi tells her how she envies her sisters for being born faster, Kyrie just says "So you envied your sisters for seven days? Okay, that's fine and dandy. But what about me? I envied some bitch for eighteen years for being the wife of my man! HOW IS THAT?!" and shoots Leviathan dead. In Episode 6, she tells her niece Jessica in that if Battler's mom Asumu didn't die on her own then she would have just killed her, all to be with Rudolf.
      "No, her death was a predetermined fact. If she hadn't died, I would have killed her. The miracle was that I didn't have to stain my own hands."
      Beatrice: "Fufu… you two really are close, are you not?"
      Lambdadelta: "… Yeah I like Bern. I even love her. I would like to gouge out her eyes with a spoon so that they can see no other than me."
      • EP 4 (Kinzo's test) and EP 6 leave hints that George might be such (possessive subtype) towards Shannon.
      • Kinzo is an absolutely horrifying one, going so far as to rape his daughter who he thought of as a reincarnation of his dead love.
  • 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 in less than ten minutes simply for not remembering her name.
  • There's an obscure Japanese Visual Novel that's called Yandere: I Love You So I Want to Kill You, and it's recently received an English patch. The protagonist, Subaru, has three females interested in him: Saki, his Childhood Friend; Yuumi, his teacher; and Maika, a shy 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):
    • Saki can push Subaru out into the street so he can get hit by a car.
    • Saki can trap Subaru permanently in a chair by nailing his friggin' hands to it, so she can take care of Subaru for the rest of his life until he dies.
    • Saki can get hit by a car in the street while chasing Subaru.
    • Yuumi can take a kitchen knife, stab Subaru to death, and then eat his remains, piece by piece, including his friggin' eye.
    • Subaru can kill Yuumi instead with a box cutter, and then Saki comes into his house, sees that a romantic rival has been conveniently taken out of the running, and then Saki can eat Yuumi's remains, including Subaru's semen on those remains from an earlier sex act between Yuumi and Subaru.
    • Maika, who as it turns out is a masochist who loves pain, can stab herself in the stomach with a knife while having sex with Subaru, and then rub her intestinal organs on Subaru...and then, to share the "pleasure" from the pain, she can finally stab Subaru too!
    • Subaru can accidentally strangle Maika to death during sex after finding out Maika likes pain (he only meant to strangle her for a bit, but accidentally held on too long), and then Saki can come into the house and eat Maika's remains a la the Yuumi example above.
    • Saki can break into Subaru's house with a chainsaw while he's sleeping, and then use the chainsaw to kill him (Subaru does wake up in time to notice Saki standing over him with a chainsaw, but not in time to prevent her from killing him).
    • Finally, Subaru can actually get a date with someone else entirely, namely a classical Japanese beauty school idol, but Saki can follow them and step out from behind a tree with a chainsaw to save Subaru from the "wicked woman"....
    • The game also provides a hidden mini-game of Black Jack (by clicking the block in the subtitle where a k should be). True to form, no matter if you win or lose, you get killed anyway.
  • Sora Kasugano from Yosuga no Sora is, in the latter half of her own route, a rare non-evil and non-crazy example. She becomes so obsessed with her twin brother Haruka that she literally ceases to care about anything else, to the point where she walks out on the porch in a sheet while Haruka is nervously conversing with Nao and Kozue, who have dropped in for a surprise visit, and rudely tells them to leave so that she and Haruka can go back to having sex (in so many words, and more)... The reaction this prompts is about as pretty as it'd be in real life.
  • In You and Me and Her, at the end of Aoi's route, it's revealed that 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.
  • Your Boyfriend is a visual novel where the entire premise is being pursued by the titular Boyfriend, and he will stop at absolutely nothing to win your affection. Even if it means killing everyone who stands in his way.

Wait... Why are you hanging out with those Visual Novel skanks instead of yandere?! I didn't know you wanted a torturous bad end, my dear! Tee-hee~♡

Alternative Title(s): Visual Novel


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