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Related tropes/genresAbuse, Possessive Behaviour, Tsundere, DFP, Darkfic, Jealousy, Kuudere, Dandere, Atticwife
See alsoYandere Simulator, Horror, Thriller
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A yandere is a character archetype describing a fictional character whose behavior is both highly affectionate and violently possessive toward a love interest.[1][2][3]

"The term is a portmanteau of the words yanderu (病んでる), meaning (mentally or emotionally) ill, and deredere (でれでれ, "lovey dovey"), meaning to show strong romantic affection."[1]


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Fandom-specific instances

  • Yuno Gasai from Mirai Nikki - a breakout character from the series itself as well as a popular example of the archetype.

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