|Trope · Genre|
|Related:||Partner Rape, Perceived Partner Betrayal|
|See Also:||darkfic, angst|
|Tropes · Slash Tropes · Tropes by Fandom|
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Partner Betrayal is a label for fanfic in which one of a partnership, either a pairing or a working partnership in fandoms such as buddy cop shows, betrays the other. This can take the form of cheating, or the betrayer selling their partner out to their enemies, or otherwise abusing their trust. It is a common squick and thus is often included in the lists of required/recommended warnings on archives, communities and mailing lists, especially in OTP dominated fandoms.