Enemies to lovers
|Trope · Genre|
|Synonyms:||Enemies to Friends to Lovers|
|See Also:||Enemy Slash Hatesex|
|Tropes · Slash Tropes · Tropes by Fandom|
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Enemies to Lovers is a common trope in erotic literature and it regularly appears in fan fiction.
The two characters often have a long history of conflict with each other. They may be on opposite sides of a struggle, or may have just met under unfortunate circumstances and their personalities clashed. There is often a lot of bickering and UST.
Works using this trope differ from Enemy Slash and Hatesex fics, in that these characters don't actively hate each other or want to harm one another. These relationships are rarely violent or non-con.
Enemies may be forced to work together to achieve a common goal and come to respect one another, building slowly to a sexual relationship. Their relationship may change as a result of circumstances and fic authors have used Forced Marriage, Sex Pollen, Amnesia or Soulmates AU to get their pairing together.
- Harry Potter
- Voltron: Legendary Defender
- Fics pairing Lance McClain/Keith
- The 100
- Teen Wolf
- Coldflash fics