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Synonyms: noncon
Related: dub-con, hurt/comfort, rape, runaway au, torture
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Kidnapping refers to fanfic in which kidnapping is a central element. The genre may include both types of works that are dark, such as child abuse and/or rape, or fluffy, such as something that doesn't deal with any violence - usually dealing with romance (as a way to get two characters together).

Kidnapping is sometimes a trope employed in Enemies to Lovers works. In some works, the antagonist may kidnap a character to perform a particular task, or a villain may kidnap a superhero, but the increased interaction between two characters leads to greater understanding and a sexual/romantic relationship. In some cases, a greater threat can also force kidnapper and hostage to work together.

Hurt/Comfort and Angst are a large component in Kidnapping works. Stockholm Syndrome is often used.

Notable Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.




  • Look To The Stars by Leigh and Amy. Taylor and Zac are kidnapped and forced to work in a secret sex club.
  • Lust by Aimster. Taylor is kidnapped by someone he trusted and kept as a sex slave.
  • The Quiet One. Taylor is kidnapped and has his vocal chords removed.

Marvel Cinematic Universe:

  • I'll Keep You Safe Here With Me. by sara_holmes, Clint/Bukcy, Yes, Clint is avoiding the other Avengers. No, he does not want to go back to New York. But then again, he didn't exactly want to be kidnapped by the Winter Soldier either. Really, he just wants to go back to bed.
  • Irreverance Is My Superpower by Silent_journey, Darcy/Bucky/Steve, Darcy Lewis did not have superpowers. Not unless you counted speed texting, inappropriate commentary, or the ability to find the best iced mocha in town. Unfortunately none of those did you a lot of good during an alien incursion. Now she's in Stark Tower with some of the strongest, bravest, and smartest people on the planet. What happens when she starts to become far too attached to more than one of those same people? (PTSD/Panic Attacks/Depression)