Rei had died at the young age of 17, but as he was about to move on, he was summoned back to the realm of the living as a teddy bear by his witch girlfriend, who seeks to be together with him forever and ever.Similar to the Western idea of dorodere, they will think and fantasy about things a stereotypical yandere would do, but they will never really act on those thoughts. They can still look threatening around others if they can’t control their expressions during these meditative moments, surrendering them in an aura of negativity that can still scare other characters and take the audience by surprise.
Although they are seen by many as creepy, baring that they have other problems, they just want to be in as glorious a relationship as possible. Given the choice between stalking and their love interest sharing more, they’ll chose sharing as it’s more personal than watching from a few meters away.
If they are in the worst of situations, the delusion yandere will change the imperfect conditions in their head and act like they are both in their most happy and perfect moments of their life. This can even get the love interest and yandere in danger due to the yandere acting like everything is okay when this is not, doing certain actions of a normal routine that in this situation can lead to the death of either of them.With their entire world revolving around their love interest, these yandere characters won’t believe they can go on without the love interest if something happened to them. Everything has no value without their love interest as the one with whom they eat, drink, move, work, and live their lives. Without their love interest, they enter a deep depression and then the thoughts of suicide start to creep into their minds. Their last thought will be of their love interest.
They can even want their love interest’s dead rotting corpse, turn them into a doll, or even want a vital part of their body, like their heart or head, which they will kill them to obtain.
However, they will also discreetly show disappointment and rejection to the love interest when they do something they don’t see as correct. Maybe they do it by ignoring more the love interest that day or even by guilt tripping them. This way, the love interest can understand that what they did is wrong and that this action will only bring negative emotions to all, so they souldn’t do it again in the future.Yandere characters take what one would call love to an extreme in an attempt at building a stronger, closer, and permanent bond with their love interest. The idea may have originated exaggerating the behaviors of the “Yamato Nadeshiko”, the personification of an idealized Japanese woman. However, there are also several male yandere characters.
If their love interest actually wants to spend more time feeling than thinking in the relationship, then such a yandere could be ideal for the love interest, as they will spur them on to feel more and more.
Although they are seen by many as overprotective, they genuinely care about their love interest, and just want the best for them. They just want the love interest to be safe of any harm, physical or psychological. Although they are seen by many as divisive, they really just want their love interest to trust and be open and vulnerable around them and them only. If those around the love interest support the relationship, they may decide that loneliness isn’t really necessary for their blossoming love. They think that their love interest will never care for them or that the love interest will be happier without the yandere in their life. They don’t think they’re enough for their love interest, so they decide to run far away where they can’t be found.This type of yandere cares deeply for the wellbeing and happiness of their love interest, and they fear what other, crueler people with bad intentions can do to their love interest. They will be on the lookout for anything that can cause any kind of discomfort to the love interest before taking action to get rid of it.Unwilling to see their mistake as one, they seek to fulfill their misunderstood love interest’s every wish. Even difficult tasks are nothing for them to fulfill for the sake of their love interest.They can also get lost in their own mind and fictional world. The love trope usually knows at first that this world they created is not actually real, but they prefer experiencing this with their perfect version of love interest than the actual imperfect reality.
But it is never the intent of self-harm yandere characters to hurt themselves. They’re interested in love, not harming themselves. It is the lack of devotion, whether circumstantial or intentional, from their love interest, and the subsequent emotional pain, that leads them to harming themselves.
These types of yandere characters see the competition as a serious and intentional threat to their relationship. By removing those around their love interest, their love interest bonds with them by relying on them and only them. Without attachment to others, their love interest is free to pursue them, even moving to another country to be with their yandere.A harmless shock yandere character may have the same amount of obsessiveness as other yandere types would, though won’t do anything violent towards those that also like their love interest, and will leave them alone.
If they’re capable and have such abilities, they can even use mind manipulation or brainwashing so the love interest would “love” them in return, even if these feelings are fabricated by the yandere. They don’t care if the feelings of the love interest are genuine or if this changes the personality of the love interest in the process and leave them as just blank husks. Their only objective is for the love interest to love and be loyal to them in any form possible.
Others might do it in the open with a training program that they propose to the love interest. They lead them, like a dog, from biscuit to biscuit, making even the densest love interest a devoted spouse.Although they are seen by many as, well, manipulative, they just want to be 100% certain that their love interest is totally devoted to them and only them. They would rather their love interest cut off their right arm than leave them.
They remove everyone, oftentimes with threats or directly through killing them, so that they can have their love interest. They may do this in secret or in the open so that their love interest is persuaded that they must pay attention to, and be with the shock trope yandere character.Knowing that some of those around their love interest would separate them, these yandere characters seek to drive them away by either threatening, hurting, or killing them outright. Unsatisfied with the excuses of “whores” and having marked their territory, these yandere characters defeat their competition outright by any means necessary. In shocking narratives, the behavior of a yandere would result in the great trauma, injury and death of innocent characters, included the love interest and even the same yandere in some cases. In romance media and tropes, the strong emotions a yandere feels and their strange behavior will usually just be added the right amount to provide some drama to the narrative or to show to the audience how far love can go and how in love is the yandere to reach such lengths. It pleases yandere characters to chose a variety of methods to cause their relationships with their love interests to excel. These methods intertwine with, and build off of, each other, ensuring the success of their relationship, and subsequent marriage. They follow their love interest around constantly, even if their love interest really doesn’t want them to. They tend to be rather creepy and may go to great lengths to ensure that they can continue to stalk their love interest. Their stalking will affect greatly the daily life of the love interest, messing with their head. Their only goal is for their love interest to do everything they want and for the love interest to stay and be loyal to them, and they will use manipulation, gaslighting and even direct threats against the love interest to accomplish so, using the own morals and weaknesses of the love interest against them so they are forced to choose what the yandere really wants of them.It’s also possible that after a fit of rage or confusion, the yandere kills their love interest and then regrets it. Not having their love interest by their side anymore, they then kill themselves, either to be reunited again with them or as a self-punishment. In this case, this would actually count as a murder-suicide instead of a double suicide.
With almost any physical contact being seen in our day as suspicious, if not grounds for social banishment, domestic violence yandere characters are seen as brutes and abusers. Unlike actually abusive spouses, domestic violence (again love type) yandere characters understand that they can’t force their love interest to love them or force their love interest to change for the better for them. They chose to be violent to make the severity of the problem more apparent and to boost their love interests motivation in hopes of affecting change in their love interest. Failing this, they no longer have any motivation to be violent towards their love interest — even if they continue the undesired behavior. There’s nothing more that the domestic violence yandere can do. Their love interest either doesn’t care about them, or needs help beyond their yandere’s current capabilities.
Some can even modify the physical appearance of their love interest so that they look exactly like their ideal lover. They can do it simply by changing the love interest’s clothes and hairstyles, while others will be more destructive and will try to modify body parts.
Seeking to have their love interest all to themselves, these type of yandere characters work from the opposite end compared to the removal type. They don’t target their love interest’s friends or other relations but rather their love interest. They sow mistrust and put other blocks in the way between their love interest and the rest of the world. They wait until their love interest is in need of someone and become that someone for their love interest. Overtime, as a result of having no one else to trust or rely on, the love interest devotes themselves fully to their yandere.
“Yandere” could be roughly translated as “lovesick”. However, another Japanese word for “lovesick” already exist called “koiyamai” (恋病), written with the kanji for “love” (koi (恋)) and “sickness” (yamai (病)).
The obsession type is pretty common in yandere characters. In and of themselves, they aren’t really all that shocking, it’s when you add in the other types on top of their obsessive behavior that a shocking narrative unfolds. Here is when the potential dangerous nature of a yandere is revealed or noticed by the other characters and escalates further as the story progress or when the evidence and strange past occurrences begin to make more sense.
Their self-harm behavior will be used to prove to their love interest that they would do anything for their love interest. They don’t care if they themselves get hurt or end up dead, so they show this in front of the love interest inflicting that damage on themselves directly by their own hands.
Yandere characters are typically depicted as having suffered some form of trauma growing up. Almost always, this is related to loosing someone who is close to the yandere, like a family member. The person, or persons, might not actually have died, they could just have rejected the yandere, and thus they are dead to the yandere, although very much alive in the story line. Or, they may suffer an impending death, or be too ill to interact with anyone. This may partially explain the overzealous love of the yandere. Instead of trying to not hurt the love interest like with the love trope, they don’t care if they permanently injure or even kill them in the process to obtain these parts; whole fingernails, teeth, fingers, eyes, and other body parts that will cause immense pain and irreversible disfiguration and changes to the body of the love interest. In the shock trope, the “suicide” of the love interest is usually a false suicide, as their death is forced or provoked by the yandere without the love interest’s consent. To be a real double suicide, both characters in the relationship must be a double suicide yandere or the love interest must be first manipulated by the yandere to think the same way as them. The yandere can also purposely lead their love interest to commit suicide before doing the same themselves right after.They believe that they will be with their love interest after death, or that by killing each other they will not be able to pursue or be pursued by other love interests. They then kill themselves.Unlike in the above yandere love trope description, these yandere characters treat the love interest as a dog or other animal. They mercilessly train and treat their love interest like an animal at all times. Their love interest isn’t even human to them.
They will punish and torture their love interest if they think they did something they shouldn’t or when they don’t act like wanted to give them a lesson. The methods are usually pretty morbid and painful, some could even leave permanent damage to the love interest. They will then “reward” the love interest when they finally do something wanted of them.
Desiring their love interest to be with them literally always, these yandere characters make sure the love interest won’t leave their side now or in the future. They can use promises, deals, contracts or just simply make sure the love interest is content where they are so they won’t ever think about leaving. Thus their love interest can’t see the bonds, but they’re still tightly bound to their yandere. Having an aggrandized opinion of their love interest, these yandere characters see themselves as insignificant compared to their love interest. They may even compare themselves to inanimate objects, such as tools for their love interests use. Sacrificing one’s self for love is undoubtedly, the biggest sacrifice someone can make. This type of shock trope yandere character takes it a step further by sacrificing themselves for their love interest even though the love interest doesn’t need it at all. This often comes at the expense of the yandere’s life or well-being. Unlike an actual hero, the shock trope version ends up badly injured without reason or dies a pointless death.They are willing to push away people who might be a bad influence or cause any kind of harm to the love interest, usually with threats or violence behind the scenes, without the love interest knowing about it, so they don’t need to be bothered by it or fear the yandere because of their unorthodox methods.Their own mind transforms or tries to forget the unsatisfactory or cruel reality to what they want to believe in terms of their real relationship, as well as the feelings and state of their love interest. Unable to accept the rejection, absence or death of a loved one, they will deny it completely, which leads to the delusion yandere to rebuilding a new perfect reality in their head, sometimes even thinking that they can achieve something impossible to fix this, trying to replicate or obtain this ideal life of theirs.
These are the most common type of yandere characters used in media and they are also the type closest to megadere if seen in isolation of other yandere types. This type is almost always present in a yandere character.
This shock trope comprises all the worst things a yandere that targets their love interest can do. They can force their love interest to do things like a manipulative type. They will punish and hurt their love interest when they don’t follow the wishes of the yandere so they can learn the hard way, like a training type. They will make the love interest think that no one else loves them and that they only need the yandere in their life, like a loneliness induction type. They won’t let their love interest go out from the house or have any contact with the outside world, not even friends and family, like a restraints type. With such devotion, a love interest may start to take advantage of their generosity or became complacent, leaving the yandere to do
everything that the love interest finds distasteful. Therefore, a love interest must be careful to ensure that their self-sacrifice yandere doesn’t give too much of themselves or devote themselves too heavily. Wishing to know everything possible about their love interest, they pursue their love interest learning what they like, where they go, what they do, and who they associate with.
Although they are seen by many as power-hungry, they just want their love interest to be totally prepared for marriage and the difficulties that they’ll face in marriage; both internal and external.
Seeking to get their love interest to react positively to their presence and to care about them, they manipulate their love interest’s feelings and world perception. Some might see their love interest as incapable of caring about them. Others might think that their love interest wants to feel “in love” or “happy” around them so they try to address their emotional state so that they frequently feel “in love” or “happy.”In knowing all that their love interest likes, they can better align their likes with that of their love interest. In knowing where their love interest goes, they can surprise their love interest, they can locate destinations for dating and other activities nearby, etc. In knowing what they do, a stalker yandere can chose activities that they and their love interest would like and be able to do together. In knowing who they associate with, a stalker yandere will know who’s important to their love interest in their lives and who the stalker yandere’s competition is.
They will provide everything their love interest needs or wants so they stay beside the yandere: A place to live close by or even make sure they live in the same place together. A work position that’s not far and that pays well, maybe even in the same place the yandere works at so they can be together during working hours. Give them everything they need or make it easily accessible so the love interest doesn’t have to go anywhere else to find these things and go search for them.If they see that they are not enough for their love interest or they see themselves having any physical “defects,” they are also willing to modify their own body in order to become the ideal partner for the love interest, even if this heavily damages them forever.Although they are seen by many as being “on the edge of a cliff,” they just want to give their love interest opportunities to devote themselves with the expectation of having their hopes and dreams of wedded bliss fulfilled.Some can even kill the love interest just because they think killing them equals love or even eat their love interest so they can be fully united as one.
Feeling that the love interest is fragile, pure or vulnerable, and that everyone else can taint or hurt them, they finally decide to take care of it themselves and protect the love interest, getting rid of all “bad people” near them for the sake of their love interest and at any cost.
Similar to the loneliness induction or restraints type, they won’t let the love interest go near anyone or anywhere after they see that the “danger” is too great or if they need to make sure the love interest is safe of harm ways before leaving them alone to destroy this danger. However, this is usually temporary until the threat is eradicated from their life. Yandere is a Japanese archetype used to define a character whose love, admiration, and devotion is so strong that it is expressed as an excessive obsession and possessiveness. They are often seen as characters that are crazily in love with someone. Although they are seen by many as insanely clingy, they just don’t want to lose their love interest from their life. They’re just never satisfied with the amount of time they spend with their love interest and/or they want their bond to be more intense opting for a psychical method to achieve it. By broadening their possibilities for bonding, a love interest can enable them to express themselves in a more complete manner.They are differentiated from the protective type because of their motivation. The removal type yandere gets rid of everything that gets in the way of their relationship, caring mostly about their own feelings, while the protective type will only do so to protect the love interest, caring about the feelings and wellbeing of their love interest more genuinely instead. Any games that they play with their love interests head are not to harm them, and never would be. Rather, they are always designed to have both themselves and their love interest come out as wedded winners. A single yandere character can perfectly be used for both trope types in media, acting differently or more aggressively under specific circumstances. A yandere that appears in romance media will usually have a more strong “deredere” (lovey-dovey) side, while one shown in horror and drama will have a more strong “yanderu” (mentally unstable) side, but they can perfectly change the balance of every side at specific times and scenarios. Generally, a yandere will show more love tropes at first before these developing to more strong shock tropes, but not always.
They never really want to commit suicide or hurt themselves, for love can never be equal to death or pointless injury. Rather, they just want to be in a position to care about their love interest and be cared for by their love interest.
Contrary to sadodere, they don’t do this because they like harming their love interest, but because they believe this will successfully acquire what they want of the love interest, force them to love them like wanted and be loyal to the yandere.
It could be possible that the love interest has been injured or even killed by someone or a group of people. The yandere’s new objective in life will be to bring justice to their love interest and pursue and end any person or organization related to this calamity to prevent more in the future and for revenge.
They become so attached to their love interests so that it’s impossible to let go. They entrust themselves to their love interest, trusting in their love interest’s kindness. They probe the deepest recesses of their love interest’s heart so as to more perfectly form their greatest self within their love interest. Some will go so far as to behave in immoral and troubling ways. They will not care about the negative effect that their behaviors can have to others, including their love interest, because they only care about their own feelings.
Although they may seem like they’ll never amount to anything because of their level of single minded devotion, once they’re happily married, they’ll need to assist their love interest with other things and so their horizons will broaden a bit.
They focus on their love interest to the detriment of the rest of their life. They stick out from love trope yandere characters because of their inability to even see in front of their noses the consequences of their obsessive actions.Some might not actually use ropes or chains, some can also find a way for their love interest to be always bound to them, using unusual methods like magic or a curse to accomplish so. They misunderstand, or believe without evidence that their love interest wants something and then they act on that belief. They go to great lengths to obtain or accomplish what they misperceive their love interest desiring. They will directly lock up the love interest, tie up or even kidnap and drug their love interest to keep them around and compliant. Unlike sadodere, restraints type yandere characters don’t tie up their love interest for reasons of domination/submission. Rather, they want their love interest to never wander from their side. Many will even tie their love interest to themselves.
They get in the way of their love interest to the extent that the love interest can’t carry on in their daily life. They don’t give their love interest a moments peace and follow them around almost at all times.Love trope yandere characters usually don’t have an on/off switch to their nature, nor are they simply lonely or have too many hormones in their bodies. Rather, they are yandere at all times, but can only express themselves fully some of the time. That is why they appear to be normal until their take on a love interest. Their behavior is more romantic than practical. That is to say, just as a ninja treats their blade as an extension of their body, so do yandere characters, treating their mind and body as an extension of their soul. Thus they are amorous, highly expressive in their features, and driven to care deeply — for all time.
If they are in the same location, they will secretly observe the love interest from afar. They will prefer to look at their love interest and take more attention to what the love interest is doing than anything else in the room, listening closely to what the love interest is saying to other people and what others answer in return.
If the love interest explains their plans of ending their own life, the yandere will try to stop them. If they can’t, they will then accept their decision only if they do it together.Extreme cases can even break or amputate their love interest’s legs or feet so that they can’t go anywhere else for the rest of their life and so they would need the yandere to survive entirely.They project their ideal lover onto their love interest and expect their love interest to act just like their ideal lover, even forcing these notions onto them. They become upset if their love interest doesn’t act or behave like their ideal love interest.Unwilling to entertain the possibility that anything else is more worthy of their attention than their love interest, they always want to know what their love interest is doing, how they’re doing, what they’re thinking, what they need or want, and so on.
They can also provoke the love interest to be the one people don’t want to approach, rather than the other way around. They will be the ones responsible of the people around the love interest starting to fear or be disgusted by the love interest, spreading rumors or false evidence that make the love interest look horrible so no one else will want to be around them, not even family and friends, leaving the yandere to be the only person the love interest can rely on and feel accepted and loved by. By doing this, the people close to the love interest will eventually disappear from their lives by their own volition, and the only one around to show their “understanding” and “compassion” to the love interest will be the yandere, without anyone else getting in the way.
Similar to the love trope, they don’t believe in love anymore, but they also decide that no one else around them should or is allowed to experience love whatsoever. They will sabotage relationships or event directly kill anyone displaying any form of love. The only person who could possibly stop them is gone now, and so their slaughter continues.Wanting their love interest to devote themselves, ideally from the beginning, these yandere characters train their love interest to care about them, and how to care about them.If they can’t find out these things, they may daydream about their love interest or plan their future together. They will almost always think, ask and talk about their love interest. Everything they do and see will also remind them of their love interest. They will wonder if the love interest has done the same things as they do, if their love interest will agree or disagree with their actions, if they are okay or if their love interest would like or dislike something.They induce mental trauma into their love interest’s head in order to push them away from others. They make themselves out to be their love interest’s best option, making the love interest believe that all the others will betray them and that the yandere is the only one who can be trusted, but they actually just want to isolate their love interest. They destroy relationships and ruin families to get their love interest as isolated and vulnerable as possible. Believing that if words don’t work, stronger methods must be employed, they don’t fear to smack their love interest or even hit or kick them a few times just like a tsundere would. But unlike a tsundere, they don’t hit their love interest out of a lack of emotional self-control, or because they don’t know what else to do, or to conceal their true feelings. Domestic Violence yandere characters do so, having employed other methods, out of a belief that their relationship can be significantly improved as a result of that smack or a few punches or kicks, similar to a kiredere. A real difficulty for these yandere characters is balancing being overt, to help their love interest to intentionally care more about them, while also being suitably covert to work on their subconscious. They prey on their love interest’s weaknesses while simultaneously building (in a non-manipulative way) on their strengths. They also protect their love interest’s weaknesses, as their love interest’s feelings are theirs and theirs alone.
Although they are seen by many as dramatic, with some other outlet and/or a distraction from their troubles, a disappearance yandere can wait out the time before they are reunited again with their love interest. And then, having achieved greater emotional control and the support of their spouse, they can live out their lives without deciding to leave ever again.
This can be caused because of the disappearance or death of someone they really loved in the past, which results in them seeking someone who looks or acts similar to them, and will become obsessed with their new love interest for this reason alone.They, along with the “harmless” yandere character type, may allow their love interest to marry someone else, for they see themselves as unworthy of their love interest’s attentions and affections. If they actively seek the love interest, stalking will give them the thrill of being near their love interest all the time and of knowing if their love interest is being honest with them or if they are okay. Even if harmless, this yandere can be used in media centered in shock tropes at first to later lead to a future shocking reaction more typical of the other yandere types. They are not aggressive or dangerous during the story or much of it, but in hypothetical scenarios and under certain circumstances, they would become this way, they just didn’t have the chance to do so.Desiring to save their love interest from bullets, or even just their children’s dirty diapers, these yandere characters will give of their time, their desires, and work for whatever their love interest wants. They are willing to do almost anything for the good of their love interest and the relationship. They see self giving and self sacrifice as essential to a relationship and they, better than any other dere type, push themselves to do it more and better. They didn’t have much luck when it comes to love for one reason or another. Love is now dead to them and something that only brings them great emotional harm. They won’t feel love again unless their status with their original love interest can be fixed and improved in some way. Yandere characters are typically depicted with a favorite weapon, such as an axe or knife. They are also typically depicted without their pupils or eye highlights drawn, or single color eyes, and possibly swirling lines in them when they are going “crazy” for their love interest. They may also have hearts or stars in their eyes, like megadere characters, when they are focused on their love interest. This is because in some depictions, yandere characters are an even more extreme form of megadere. Yandere characters also tend to quickly chose (kekkondere), or already have, a love interest when they are introduced to the audience. Most yandere characters in anime are female, although there are some males.
Those who want to make their presence known to the love interest will leave clues or little messages so the love interest can know that they are being observed by the stalker yandere non-stop.
They will forget about their own hobbies and will instead partake in activities the love interest is interested in to feel and appreciate the same joy this action brings to the love interest. They will try to learn how to do everything the love interest likes or needs in their life, like in cooking. They might even change their own way of doing things, their speech, their physical appearance and personality to what the love interest prefers, because they don’t mind changing just for them.
They attempt to control their love interest through violence. They want power over the love interest and force them to act and be just like they want, forcing loyalty and love on them with fear.
Even if they want to gather everything they can of their love interest or something unusual, they still will try to not bring harm or discomfort to the love interest while doing so, contrary to the shock trope.
A yandere introduced in media centered in love tropes is conceived to bring love to its maximal and utmost potential, which results on driving the yandere character to act in ways that are seen as unstable and unorthodox. This is caused due to the great amount of candid love they feel towards someone that goes beyond what is seen as normal in society. Instead, a yandere present in shock tropes is created to use love just as a tool in a narrative to give a motivation to the wrongdoings of characters and justify the causes of their dangerous mindset.
Some can have an entire room full of things related to their love interest, like photos of them, drawings of them, writings about them, have their favorite things and even obtain some belongings stolen from the love interest. They can even have a doll, statue or some other object that represents their love interest in their possession. They can even dress up like their love interest and try to act like them with obsessive fanaticism.
Believing that they are all their love interest needs, these yandere characters seek to remove other people from their love interest’s life. To do this, a removal yandere character will destroy messages, both physical and virtual. They will interrupt conversations and lead their love interest away from the group. they will dissuade friendships and pull their love interest away from having time with their friends. A yandere character will probably not stop with just people though, phones, pets, and any other distractions are fair game for the yandere character to go after. They might do this secretly or allow their love interest to know.Stalking their love interest will be their favorite hobby. They can even take photos of the love interest without them knowing, and even observe them in moments of privacy, like when the love interest sleeps, undress or shower, just for their own amusement.
Often times depicted as having their kindnesses and devotion being taken advantage of, they really just need their love interest to look out for their best interests in order to form a great relationship.
Desiring to believe what is their ideal outcome is what their love interest wants, they will mistake what is wanted or requested, substituting it with their own desires for their love interest.Normally, the love interest will not know that the yandere is the culprit of their recent misfortune, many can even begin to hate themselves due to all the hate they receive from others, until the yandere comes to their aid to give them the love and support they need. Whether the love interest knows or discovers who their true enemy is, that being the yandere, they will have only the yandere in their life now, and therefore no choice other than to accept their love.
Seeking to bring joy and fulfillment to the lives of their love interests, they take care of all of their love interest’s needs and see to the perfection of their education, emotions, and soul with the greatest care. They might even give up marrying their love interest, so that their love interest can peruse whomever they wish to.
A utsudere love interest has commited suicide, the yandere then decides that they will follow on the steps of their love interest to be reunited by them or because they don’t have anything else to live for now.
Yandere characters that are the “shock trope” are very similar to their love trope brethren, with the exception that they have a differing motivation, and subsequently, differing results. Most of their behaviors can be attributed to insecurity in their feelings for their love interest or insecurity with their relationship. Other motivations can include, selfishness, loneliness, wanting to feel a certain way, having major mental problems, being insanely jealous, etc.
They can also try to get their love interest’s attention by harming themselves. They will hurt themselves to gain something from the love interest. They manipulate them by threatening more harm to themselves if their love interest doesn’t do what they want their love interest to do.
They will hurt themselves to show their true devotion to their love interest or to make it clear to anyone that they belong to their love interest alone. Their self-inflicted wounds and scars will represent their infinite and loyal love for their love interest, treating their own body like a canvas created just for the admiration of the love interest and a representation of their love towards them.
If they had a past love interest, they will mistake the love interest with their past love interest and would get angry and dangerous when someone points out that they are not the same.Seeing other people displaying love will also make them feel great discomfort and sorrow. They will avoid it as much as possible. They don’t want to see love anywhere and in any kind of way unless the yandere is allowed to have it with their love interest as well.
The shock manipulative yandere type don’t usually just stop with preying on their love interest’s weaknesses, they pry apart their love interest’s psyche from within. They think love is manipulation, and so they manipulate more and more. Soon, love no longer exists in the hearts of either one.
Wishing for their love interest to be able to know that they make a difference in the lives of their dependence yandere partner/spouse, they seek to be vulnerable around their love interest by depending on them. This can range from stupidly simple things, like constantly dropping or forgetting something, behaving like an idiot — often times subconsciously so, to claiming that they’d die without their love interest (although that’s obviously false).It could be that the yandere believes that many, or most, if not all, of people are corrupt and untrustworthy, or it could just be that they wish to strengthen the bonds between themselves and their love interest to a disturbing degree.They can still perform the same actions a shock trope would do but only if their love interest is already dead. After this tragic event, they will then collect the body of their love interest or a part of them to have them with them forever.
A love trope yandere character needs no romantic beach, nor music. Their love interest is romance itself, and the love interest’s voice is music to their ears. They don’t need a sports car or large house. Their love interest’s smile takes them to the moon, and their love interest’s heart is their home.
They take their dissapearance a step further by deciding to leave this world altogether. If they decide to commit suicide and their love interest is still alive, they can even request or provoke the love interest to be the one to end their life, as this will bring the most happiness to the disappearance yandere in their final moments.
In extreme cases, if their love interest died, they will still talk and live with their “spirit” or even their corpse like they were still alive. This is a more extreme representation that the delusional yandere will still love and be loyal to the love interest even after their death.A love interest who goes along with this may end up behaving like a yandere because they are very isolated. Although this might appear as a good thing to the yandere character, or an other dere type they’re in love with, it’s only a temporary change. It doesn’t reflect their true love type.