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Bart: "This stinks! We'll miss the Itchy and Scratchy where they finally kiss."
The Simpsons, "Skinner's Sense of Snow"
Examples of Foe Yay/Western Animation include:


  • In Teen Titans, Slade's obsession with Robin is rather predatory. Hot-blooded Robin, of course, swiftly becomes just as obsessed with Slade. (Of course, Slade treats all his victims that way. Just ask Raven. Or Terra. Slade is, essentially, the Amber Alert from hell.)
    • There's a scene in "Apprentice Part II" where Slade watches a video of Robin beating up the rest of the Titans and says that it's "thrilling." He even rewinds the tape a couple times.
    • Hell, pretty much all of the Apprentice episodes. One part of the episodes features Slade holding Robin's arms behind his back while saying "I monitored your vital signs during the mission. Elevated heart rate, adrenaline, endorphins. You won't admit it, but at some level...you enjoyed stealing for me. It was a thrill, wasn't it?" And later on he pretty much manhandles Robin to the ground, getting really close to his face, angry that the only thing he cares about are his "worthless, little friends!" He then goes on to say "If the Titans are so distracting, maybe I should just get rid of them." Robin admits defeat with "Don't. I'll do whatever you say." And Slade's reply? "Good boy. And from now on, I'd like you to call me master."
    • And in "Haunted" we get Slade beating Robin to a pulp, telling him "Alone again Robin? As long as I'm around. You're never alone" and during the climax it sounds like he's raping Robin who begs him to stop and pulls his face close to his own while telling him "I am the thing that keeps you up at night. The evil that haunts every dark corner of your mind."
    • Given that Slade slept with Terra in the original comics, this is almost certainly intentional.
      • While it probably wasn't quite as intentional with Robin, their rivalry also mirrors the comics, with both Slade and Robin being far more successful in scoring intensely personal hits on each other than anyone else (Dick manages to convince Slade's daughter Rose to leave Slade's side and join his, Slade pushes the button to bomb Dick--now Nightwing's--town Bludhaven, Dick nearly kills Slade by overriding his senses when Slade tries to manipulate Damian into killing Dick, and so on and so forth).
    • Also, Robin and Red X, Robin's Shadow Archetype (and The Real Remington Steele).
      • Robin and Red X notably save each other every time they meet. Red X even prevents Robin from falling to his doom by showing up out of nowhere swinging on a rope, and catching him. Damsel in Distress much?
    • Rare heterosexual (presumably) example: Red X flirts with Starfire at one point. Cue the squealing fangirls.
    • Can't forget Raven falling in love with Malchior who lived in a book in the episode "Spellbound". However he turned out to be a Mailer Daemon, who then proceeded to trick her into releasing him from the book. While Raven was heartbroken, she did get revenge during a final fight and put him back in the book using the techniques that he taught her.
    • Also, Jinx and Kid Flash end up together after an entire episode of fighting each other.
    • The beginning of the episode "The Beast Within" where the team is fighting a arrogant buffed up character named Adonis has Raven attempting to hold him in place with her powers but he easily breaks her hold, and tackles her to the ground where he pins her for a moment; complete with him purring "You're feisty" and grinning at her in a perverted manner while she struggles against his hold.
    • Who could forget Terra and Raven? Their mud wrestling fight in Aftershock pt1 anyone?
      • Not to mention the parts where they're covered in mud and Terra knocks Raven under the mud and pulls her back up by her hair before Raven slaps her away. Or when Raven rushes at Terra but Terra uses her earth powers to form hands out of the mud that pull Raven down and restrain her. Terra makes non subtle jabs at Raven for the trouble she has with controlling her temper, before crouching down in front of a kneeling, mud-covered Raven and mocks her for "actually believing I was your friend deep down inside" the last statement interestingly is what pisses Raven off the most, indicating that she really liked Terra.
    • There's also Jinx's fights with Raven and her flirtatious remarks to Beast Boy: "Here kitty kitty. What's the matter? Afraid of a little bad luck?"
    • Brother Blood and Cyborg, as displayed by his obsession over defeating and bending Cyborg's will to resist his mind control.
      • Speaking of Cyborg, he flirted with Jinx to the point of taking her out during his time undercover.
  • Mr. Krabs and Plankton on SpongeBob SquarePants... really.
    • And to a lesser extent, Squidward/Squilliam. Come on, the former was "voted most likely to suck eggs in high school" according to his rival.

 Squidward: Don't be intimidated Squidward. Try to imagine him in his underwear. * imagines Squilliam in his underwear with a muscular body and boxers* Oh no, he's hot!

    • SpongeBob/Squidward surely? Given the amount of Ho Yay he has towards Squidward and how Squidward never fails to remind SpongeBob how much he hates him...
  • The fact that Irkens don't even reproduce sexually hasn't stopped Invader Zim fandom from pairing Zim with his archenemy Dib (the pairing dubbed ZADR). Most likely attributable to this line, in which we never do find out what step five is:

 Dib: You see, Gaz? To defeat my enemy, first I must study my enemy, then become my enemy, then move in with my enemy, then wear my enemy's clothes, then --

Gaz: You're in my light.

    • In "Vindicated" it's revealed that Dib goes through Zim's trash once a week or so. Also in "Bolognius Maximus":

 Dib: Y'know, anyone who watches you obsessively every day would notice that you never actually eat any of the food.

    • Helped by the fact that they are forced into reluctant alliances several times, like to glare at each other, have No Sense of Personal Space around each other at times, and have an odd co-dependence in "Mopiness of Doom" and are both generally hated by their peoples.
    • There's also Tak, who is technically a foe to both Dib and Zim. Naturally, she frequently gets paired up with both.
    • Actually, that one kinda makes sense. Zim had the whole "Tak is my research girlfriend!" thing and Dib clearly had a crush.
    • Invader Zim is full of Foe Yay, considering everyone hates Zim. He gets paired up with Dib, Gaz, Tak, Red, Purple... everyone.
    • In the first episode, having just met Zim, Dib decides the most appropriate course of action is to handcuff him. With handcuffs that, in his words, render aliens "completely helpless". Handcuffs that he was carrying with him for the slight possibility that he might encounter an alien. He then chases him around with the handcuffs.
  • Transformers: Megatron/Starscream. Tons of it. Also, Megatron/Optimus. Megatron/Sky Byte. Megatron/Dinobot. Galvatron/Cyclonus. Really, Megatron was Azula when being hot meant being a 35-foot-tall silver gun.

 Airachnid: That's the one. That's my Jack.

 Joker: Do you really think I'd send a flunkie to eliminate my favourite sparring partner? I reserve that pleasure for me alone.

Batman: Then why-

Joker: BECAUSE I MISS YOUR COMPANY, BATMAN!

 Joker (after drinking Batman's blood): Batsy... you complete me.

    • Also Joker awaiting Batman to show up and break his little midnight jewelry store robbery in The Man Who Killed Batman, looking frustrated as if his date hadn't shown up.

 Joker: There's a certain rhythm to these things. I cause trouble, Batman shows up. We have some laughs and the whole thing starts all over again!

    • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm seems to finally drop any pretensions of "subtext" regarding Joker's interests in Batman, saying the Phantasm isn't "nowhere near as cute as Batboy," calling him "toots," etc. Actually, in the DCAU, Everyone Can See It.
    • One of the ways Terry really gets under the Joker's skin in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is by calling him on his "fixation" with Batman and making him laugh. Harley blames Batman for keeping her Pudd'n's attention away from her (after the infamous scene where he ignored all her attempts to seduce him, seen here, because he'd rather plan Batman's next kinky overly-elaborate Death Trap). Yet, she didn't call him on his plan to brainwash Tim Drake into being their son instead of just, ya know, having one of their own, meaning the Joker wants Batman's kid more than Harley's.
      • True, but notice the look on her face when she mentions she wanted to be 'spared the joyz of childbirth'. She didn't want to carry around the extra weight for 9 months.
    • Even Batman the Brave And The Bold gets a dig in (episode "Game Over for Owlman!"):

 Joker: Oh, an entire wing [of the Batcave] pour moi? I knew you cared!

    • In "The Return Of The Joker" The Joker corners Batman in his batcave and throws him into a chair while getting really close to his face with a Slasher Smile.
    • Batman also got some villainesses after him, kissing him when they get the chance. Catwoman for one. And Talia, daughter of Ra's al Ghul. Poison Ivy, though her kiss was to use her Drugged Lipstick and part seduction. Another villainness Cheetah (though Batman was purposely seducing her and the power of Kevin Conroy's voice probably did its work). In Justice League Crisis On Two Earths, Superwoman kisses Batman and even bites the bottom of his lip to show her dominance over him. Harley Quinn by far is the luckiest, getting to snag two kisses from the much stunned Dark Knight.
  • In the non-DCAU animated movie Superman: Doomsday, Lex Luthor does, for once, lay on some subtext that you don't have to be a slasher reading things that aren't there into everything to find some decidedly homoerotic sadomasochism in. Having cloned Superman after his death, Lex expresses his rage and villain grief at having been denied the chance to kill Superman himself by routinely beating the crap out of the clone with kryptonite gauntlets in a red-sun lit room, whilst bare-chested, sweaty, and very agitated. Screeching about how Superman had no right to "leave me", he straddles the pummeled clone and asks "Who's your daddy?", and even pats him on the cheek and offers some words of encouragement to the clone before he leaves. Also, in his opening monologue, he notes that Superman is so "beautiful".
    • Lex Luthor had a similar, if less extreme, reaction to Superman's death in the comics, going so far as to rant over Superman's coffin. (To say nothing of Superboy turning out to be a clone of both Superman and Luthor.)
    • More Lex Luthor in Superman: The Animated Series: In episode five he's having a 'join me' moment from at least a meter closer than necessary, not to mention his sadistic smirk makes him look quite aware they're about two centimeters apart from kissing.
  • A particularly squicktastic example in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: He-Man/Skeletor. Seriously.
  • Cartman and Kyle, and Cartman and Butters in South Park.
    • Both parodied in some of the later episodes. Cartman/Butters twice.
    • Both Cartman and Kyle spend a large amount of time thinking up ways to get back at each other. Usually due to Cartman doing something morally questionable and Kyle trying to stop him. Although the subplot of a three-part-special consisted of Cartman trying to force Kyle into sucking his balls. To a point where he travelled across the country to get him to do it. At one point he even wanted to film it.
      • Don't forget that the episode ended with Cartman actually imagining him doing it, complete with calling him a 'dirty girl'. It doesn't get any gayer than that.
      • Though to be fair, he said (in the expanded version at least) he did it to humiliate Kyle, not for any actual sexual pleasure. Of course, whether or not he can be believed, especially given his other borderline-homosexual tendencies.
    • There are many episodes involving Cartman/Kyle Foe Yay, but there are two that really stick out, aside from the Imaginationland trilogy; "Tonsil Trouble", where Cartman gets HIV from a mishap while taking his tonsils out, and in turn infects Kyle as revenge for laughing at the irony; the two must travel crosscountry together to find the cure, and Kyle will frequently tell people that it was Cartman's fault that he has HIV only to be met with many, many gay jokes (they're even called "Lovers" near the end of the episode). In "Le Petit Tourette" Cartman begins faking Tourettes and Kyle does everything in his power to stop Cartman from appearing on Dateline NBC, but initially and unknowingly ends up saving Cartman, whom had actually lost control over what he says. The episode ends with a relieved Cartman hugging Kyle and exclaiming "You DO care!" before skipping off.
    • Of course, let's not forget how Cartman risked life and limb to save his best enemy Kyle from the center of the Smug Storm, just so he could continue to spar with him.
    • Kyle returns the favor in "It's a Jersey Thing" and Cartman notes, "Deep down inside, you're a monster. But you're my little monster!"
    • Cartman's life is empty without Kyle to rip on, while, in Cartmanland, Cartman's misery is what gives Kyle reason to live and believe in God.
    • It's assumed during the events of Cartman Finds Love, that Cartman/Kyle became canon in-universe, at least as far as Cartman (who himself started the rumor of their being together)/the rest of the school is concerned. Kyle himself is more distressed/enraged that Cartman started the rumor in the first place.
    • Not to mention Craig and Tweek in "Tweek vs. Craig", where they beat each other to a pulp. Almost naked. In winter.
      • Now Creek is the most popular crack pairing and the most popular pairing after Style and Kyman.
        • Strangely, despite the Foe Yay circumstances that caused a pairing in the first place, the Creek pairing is typically written more similarly to Style than Kyman.
          • But most fangirls don't know which choose between Kyman or Style. In Creek's case, you simply like it or not.
    • Remember that one episode, back in Season 4, when Wendy and Cartman, who are usually enemies, pair up for a debate and subsequently fall so hard in Foe Yay that Wendy dreams about Cartman riding into a mountain meadow, shirtless, on a white horse?
  • Danny and Vlad in Danny Phantom. Vlad's first appearance alone has him creeping into Danny's room just watching the boy struggle in his sleep, then there's Danny's foot massage request in "Torrent of Terror", not to mention the multiple attempts Vlad has done to try and lure Danny into the dark side which when taken in a different context, it sounds almost seductive. And of course "Eye for an Eye" which is a treasure trove of subtext quotes ("I'm rubbing your nose in this mess you made, Daniel, doesn't it smell yummy?" and "You forgot to take your supplements, have a dose of vitamin-ME!" for example). That episode also has them seeing each other naked. Then there's the fact Vlad made a prepubescent female clone of him... whom he only planned to use to perfect a male clone. The Slade-Robin similarities don't exactly help, either. Given Vlad's obsession with Danny's mother and desire to make Danny his son, Freud Was Right would definitely have something Oedipal related to say about it.
    • Dark Danny and Danny have one-sided Foe-Yay, with Dark Danny being the one generating it. At one point, he forces a Time Medallion inside Danny's body while Danny screams in pain.
    • Valerie and Danny in their secret identities also get a bit of Foe-Yay, which is especially egregrious considering they dated for a while as their normal selves.
  • Ben and his Evil Counterpart Kevin in Ben 10... which makes as little sense as physically possible, since after his first episode, Kevin gets trapped in the form of a hideous amalgam of various aliens.
    • In the Time Skipped sequel, Ben 10 Alien Force, the writers seem to be having a lot of fun writing Ben/Kevin subtext to complete the triangle with Gwen. In the episode "Voided" for example, Kevin offers Ben some expensive-looking alien technology for his journey into the Null Void. To which Ben replies with, "Aw, you really do care about me." Cue the screams of fangirls.
    • Then there's "Alone Together" where Ben and a Highbreed are trapped on a desert planet and forced to team up if they want to survive. In the end, "Riney" (the Highbreed; guess who gave him the nickname?) decides to stay behind after declaring he has been "contaminated" by "Ben-Ben" and thus, does not want to spread the contamination for the rest of his species.
    • And from the live action movie, Eon has a persistent and disturbing tendency to grab Ben by the arms and shove him against a nearby wall while muttering some at times very suspect dialogue.
    • Gwen and her own Evil Counterpart, Charmcaster, also have this. When Charmcaster first sees Gwen in her debut appearance in Alien Force, she has this to say: "I've waited five years to say this... I love what you've done with your hair."
      • It probably all started back in Charmcaster's very first appearance in Ben10, in which she had to hug Gwen as part of her scheme. And then they switched bodies...
        • Charmcaster and Gwen hug again in Ultimate Alien, but this time sincerely. Then they hold hands......
    • In a recent episode Tetrax (an alien made of living diamonds) grabs Ben demanding "Give me Chromostone." another crystal alien. Once Ben becomes Chromostone Tetrax stabs him with a crystal shard.
  • Trevor Goodchild in Aeon Flux is explicitly depicted as Aeon's lover and submissive as well as being her nemesis. He's so obsessed with her that, in one episode, he's shown with a whole harem of women who look similar to her
    • They also have a tendency to have sex in the middle of battle.
  • Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd from Looney Tunes. Heck, the two end up running off to get married at the end of the cartoon "Bugs Bonnets", thanks to the influence of a set of personality-altering hats.
    • Not to mention Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. In this Kids' WB! promo, Jeff Bennett describes them as "two big stars who just LOVE each other", and the cartoon "Beanstalk Bunny" has Daffy actually kiss Bugs when he reveals his escape plan.
  • Basil and his Arch Enemy Ratigan of Disney's The Great Mouse Detective may have escaped this trope if their obsessions with each other weren't so closely intertwined with music. In his first scene, after Basil learns his lead on Ratigan is a dead end, he plays a depressing tune on the violin like a guy who's just been dumped. Ratigan laments all the times Basil has ruined his Evil Plans while playing the harp. And Ratigan's Death Trap is triggered by a human-sized record player playing "a sprightly tune I recorded especially for you" that sounds almost mournful that their relationship rivalry has come to an end: "You followed me, I followed you./ We were like each other's shadows for awhile./ But, as you see, this game is through./ So although it hurts..."
    • This is not helped by that fact that Basil is based on the character of Sherlock Holmes, and people have been debating the nature of his sexuality for over a century.
    • And Ratigan's played by Vincent Price being a Large Ham, to boot. It's sort of amazing.
    • Even without all the music, there's the fact that Ratigan does not stop touching him. He cups Basil's face, strokes his fingers up his chest to lightly flick his chin...it's very blatant.
    • Not to mention that Basil has a portrait of Ratigan above his fireplace and Ratigan has a little Basil doll (just because it's voodoo doll doesn't mean the Foe Yay isn't there. He still took the time to make it in loving detail, at least.)
    • And if anyone STILL has any doubts on the matter, this officially licensed merchandise should resolve them.
  • The Monarch's obsession with Dr. Venture in The Venture Brothers is dripping with one-sided Foe Yay. Anyone who doesn't see this should watch "Mid-Life Chrysalis" again.
    • This was made even more blatant when the Monarch was caught screwing GUARDO, a robot with Dr. Venture's face.
    • Before this he waxed ecstatic about how sweet his loathing for Venture was and how it lent purpose to his life, and how hollow his existence seems now that he's forced to stay away from his One True Hate. And let's not forget his enraged accusations of abandonment before murdering Dr. Dugong and his fantasy conversation with Venture while flipping through the Guild facebook.
  • Merlin and Madame Mim from Disney's The Sword in the Stone. The way they bicker.
  • It was probably an accident, but a lot of X-Men Evolution fans see Toad and Kurt's interactions as major Foe Yay. What's that you say? Toad is Wanda's Stalker with a Crush? Kurt has a girlfriend? The Yaoi Fangirls don't care. Especially when they have screenshots like these to work with...
    • Evan and Pietro are even more obvious.
    • Scott and Lance probably top everyone with their Foe Yay. Lance just seemed to always get under Scott's skin and make him nuts. Lance's big Heel Face Turn episode, "Joyride", felt more like a Lance/Scott episode than a Lance/Kitty one thanks to their tension. And screenshots like this just speak for itself.
    • Even before Evo, look at the previous cartoon. There were a significant number of these moments, occasionally bordering on regular Ho Yay, between Magneto and Xavier, especially in the series finale - somewhat Hilarious in Hindsight seeing as several years on, Magneto would be played in the live-action films by Ian McKellen, who is both gay and quite open about it.
  • The Fairly Oddparents episode "Snow Bound" had Timmy and Vicky Locked in a Freezer (well, a cave, but the effect is the same), leading to a surprisingly touching bonding moment, a near-complete mental breakdown on Vicky's part, and hugging. The Negative Continuity of the series resulted in an inevitable Snap Back, but the shippers have not forgotten.
    • And early in that episode, Timmy's dad explains that women often say the opposite of what they mean - for instance, Wanda calls Cosmo a moron when she means "I love you." A simple joke, or the writer implying/foreshadowing that Vicky is Tsundere?
    • In another episode, Timmy wishes to have the body of a sixteen-year-old, and Vicky instantly becomes massively infatuated with the "Norwegian supermodel", enough to want to marry him. Foe-Yay-tastic!
    • Let's not forget how Vicky seems fond of putting Timmy in dresses. Who can forget that maid's dress from "Homewrecker"?
    • The fan subtext that Vicky's meanness is a metaphor for pedophilia does not help.
    • In one episode Timmy tells Vicky that he can't sleep because he has dreams about her giant butt. Sure, he was just provoking her to test new wish, but still...
    • How about the time Timmy's attempt to serenade Tootie, in order to get her back to loving him instead of his brother (It Makes Sense in Context), got heard by Vicky instead?
  • Ruby-Spears' Mega Man: Suspicious dialogue aside, there's not much to suggest this between Megaman and Protoman--until "Bro Bots". Protoman pretends to "go straight" (* snicker* ) and join his little brother--nothing wrong with that. Until the park scene, anyway--blatant hand-holding on Mega's part, plus his confession that "I've always wanted a real brother relationship with you." The last fight in the episode has the two brothers fighting on a ridiculously small space over a gigantic pool of acid. This would be perfectly innocent if Protoman wasn't very obviously straddling Megaman, and if Mega didn't wrap his legs around his older brother's waist--and if their almost falling into the acid didn't bring their bodies even closer together. "Real brother relationship", indeed.
  • Parodied in Freakazoid! with the Lobe's obsession with the titular character.
  • Aladdin and Mozenrath in the animated series. as you can see here.
    • It's hard to believe this wasn't at least partially intentional. It's hard to think of a Mozenrath episode that doesn't either turn Aladdin into James Bondage or have the two of them end up wrestling on the floor at some point.
      • The Grand Theft Me episode reeeealy didn't help matters...
        • Mozenrath: I'm going to put my essence...into your body.
      • Then there's the time Mozenrath transformed himself into Jasmine and said "Why don't we go for a walk in the garden?" in a slightly suggestive tone. And then Genie comments that he "doesn't have anything better to do than kidnap Aladdin".
      • Heck, it started as early as Mozenrath's very first episode.

  Mozenrath: Look, the important thing is, we found each other.

    • Mozenrath has this with Jasmine, too. He seems to act rather fond of her, and he strokes her chin when the gang gets captured sneaking into his city. She also has a very impish smile on her lips when she tries to use her whip on him a bit earlier.
    • To either cancel out or further this trope, keep in mind Aladdin and Mozenrath were going to be brothers in the third movie.
    • In the first Aladdin movie Jafar tries to make Jasmine fall in love with him, dresses her in a harem girl outfit and calls her "pussycat" and "my dear". Jasmine even kisses him to distract him. Also, in the sequel Return of Jafar, Jafar tells a captured Jasmine who's face he has grabbed: "Mmmm such spirit."
  • Perry the Platypus and Dr. Doofenshmirtz of Phineas and Ferb practically embody this trope. At the very least they're the epitome of the Friendly Enemy, treating their adversity as a job more than any actual effort to harm one another. Then there's the episode where Doofenshmirtz acquires a new nemesis which is presented as him having an affair, culminating with them on a relationship talk show together. As a final note, see these two songs. My nema-nema, oooooh my nema-nema-nema...
    • Have you listened to the extended version?!? My Nemesis
    • Here's an interesting fact. One of the songs from that episode was made to resemble the 1960's folk-rock group, "The Lovin' Spoonful". Make of that of what you will...
    • Doofenshmirtz: "Your weiner is no match for my bratwurst!"
    • Doofenshmirtz owns a pair of boxers with Agent P's face on them, so make of that what you will...
      • In another episode Doofenshmirtz is shown ordering home nemesis dolls (resembling blow up dolls) and recieving "yet another platypus"
    • It has gotten to the point where Doofenshmirtz has even asked Perry to exercise with him.
    • In the AU episode "Doof Dynasty" Doofus Khan is controlling a giant wind-up robotic dragon. He says "I hid [the key] in a place only an ancient warrior would go!" Perry shows up and dives straight into the dragon's mouth and under its tongue, and finds the key. Um … are they even pretending this isn't canon anymore?
  • Kim Possible and her Evil Counterpart Shego. Two women who jump at each other for close combat whenever they meet, stopping only to exchange witty banter and fashion snark? Make of it what you will, just for the love of gods don't mention your conclusions where a Kim/Ron shipper can hear you. When the show returned for a fourth season with Kim and Ron as the Official Couple, the producers ramped up the Foe Yay by having Shego save Kim from an alien Amazon because "I am not going have this she-thing defeat Kimmie! That's my job!" and even turn good and immediately become close friends with her for a while.
    • She even has a picture of Shego in her locker. why? You choose.
    • She also has a picture of Drakken under it. What for? The mind wonders.
    • Drakken's hurt feelings regarding Kim's father: The result of a simple college falling-out, or a bad breakup?
  • In one episode of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr. Robotnik marries Sonic.
    • You've got to contextualize it: One of Robotnik's captives was rescued by Sonic in order to find his High School Sweetheart. However, this girl was also Robotnik's unrequited crush at the time, and Robotnik's motivation in locking him up was to prevent them from reuniting. Eventually, they do, and to distract Robotnik, Sonic dresses in drag as the crush and weds him. (This would be potholed to Attractive Bent Gender, but that doesn't even cover it). Still, it doesn't excuse his kissing Robotnik five times, not to mention licking him after splattering him with cake...
    • Sonic seduces Robotnik again in "Sonic is Running". He slips on a dress and says to presidential candidate Robotnik, "Oh, Robotnik. You men in power are so...powerful! Isn't there somewhere we could be alone?" Robotnik is all too willing to comply, simply because his "wife" for the election is a robot.
    • There's also the business of Scratch trying to seduce Sonic's ancestor in "Robotnik's Pyramid Scheme".
    • Wes Weasley's debut episode has Robotnik making his point about who he's trying to catch by pointing to a photo of Sonic, which for some reason is signed "To Robotnik. Love, Sonic."
  • The Implacable Man Magica de Spell's pursuit of Scrooge's Number One Dime on DuckTales. Keep in mind she believes Scrooge gives it any power she believes it has, not the other way around, meaning she only wants it because it belongs to "Scroogie dahling."
  • The lesbian subtext in Storm Hawks is hilariously obvious.
    • Cosign that, and got even more so as Piper got more in touch with her Dark Magical Girl side.
    • Also, there was Aerrow's famous "But I don't want to see the Dark Ace!" line.
  • Numerous James Bondage situations aside, Darkwing Duck had its brush with this when bad aim with a Love Potion led to predictable disastrous results... namely, Darkwing falling in love with Negaduck instead of Morgana:

 Negaduck: Go jump off a cliff!

Darkwing: The only thing I'm going to jump is you!

  • Tom and Jerry... what? Don't tell me you didn't see it. Because you did.
    • Indeed. There's even one episode in which Jerry actually kisses Tom. On the mouth.
    • In one of the earliest episodes of Tom And Jerry, which was of course a Christmas one, Jerry stops Tom from chasing him by holding up a mistletoe and making a cute smoochy face at him. Tom then blushes and turns away shyly, only to have Jerry kick him in the rear.
    • Not to mention that whenever one of them (usually Tom) finds a girl, the other seems to get really jealous that they stop paying attention to them (most blatant when Jerry sees Tom with a new girl after failing to get a reaction out of Tom, and his evil angel appears saying "You and him got a sweet thing going on! You gonna let some dame get in the way of that?" before helping Jerry to break them up).
    • And then there's the end of Heavenly Puss when Tom (happy that he's still alive and he just had a bad dream) hugs and kisses a confused Jerry.
  • In Hulk Vs Wolverine, Sabretooth and Lady Deathstrike seemed to have this for Wolverine. During a fight, Sabretooth actually licked Wolverine's face (or possibly his sideburns), and Deathstrike looked like she was practically having an orgasm when she sunk her claws into Wolverine's back.
  • If you want enemies who "because of their defined roles, the two characters must fight, but (at least one of them) would subconsciously rather be doing something else," look no further than David Xanatos and Goliath of Gargoyles. It's clear from the get-go that Xanatos wanted the gargoyle clan leader to be his friend, not his enemy. Xanatos seemed genuinely disappointed when he realized Goliath couldn't be convinced to work peacefully with him, doesn't even try to hide how much he enjoys fighting either with him or against him in combat, and then there's this thing involving them both being "fathers" of this clone who shares the best and worst traits of both of them...
    • Thailog could be seen as the ultimate nadir of a spiral of obsession. Xanatos' every move screams Stalker with a Crush...from moving an entire castle across the Atlantic, to building his Steel Clan robots in Goliath's likeness at the end of the Five Episode Pilot, to modelling his Powered Armor after him...Even the (male) mutates are all built like crosses between Goliath and furries. Indeed, it's hard not to get buckets of Foe Yay out of Xanatos' actions throughout his villainous career...and when Goliath agrees to move back in with him, the cloning, robot-building, etc. all stops...like a Stalker who's finally got the object of his desire?
    • What? No Goliath/Demona, Brooklyn/Demona, and Macbeth/Demona? And all of them were canon, by the way.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars gives us Asajj Ventress and Obi-Wan, with dialogue like this...

 Obi-Wan: (Deadpan) And I thought that this mission was going to be unpleasant.

Ventress: (Sensuously) The pleasure is all mine, my dear Obi-Wan. I've missed you.

    • This is almost certainly a reference to the comic portrayals of Ventress, which had her obsessed with Obi-Wan to the point of imprisoning him in her fortress and keeping him in a gimp mask.
    • Up to Eleven in the Season4 finale, compelete with Enemy Mine

 Obi-Wan: What a lovely sight to wake up to!

Ventress: Don't flatter yourself Kenobi, you've never been much to look at.

  • Robot Chicken suggests Boba Fett has a bit of a... personal... obsession with Han.
  • Samurai Jack needs to be mentioned... Aku has turned into a woman and tries to seduce Jack. Slowly, developing a full relationship with him. Repeatedly.
  • Re Boot has Bob and Hexadecimal. It isn't exactly one-sided either, as Hex is able to make even Bob's canon love interest jealous, and he's never as hard on her as he is with Megabyte. Their relationship almost becomes canon after her Heel Face Turn, and she kisses him before her Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Possibly parodied in Futurama where, in "Normal Combat", LizardMan and Purple Ninja kiss in the Normal Combat equivalent of a fatality.
  • Charlotte and Vendetta, from Making Fiends, are a bit too into each other, aren't they?
  • The Incredibles: Most of Syndrome's dialogue with Mr. Incredible makes him sound like either a disgruntled ex or a Stalker with a Crush.

 "Sure, it was difficult, but you are worth it."

"I am your biggest fan."

"Am I good enough now?!"

"I was right to idolize you. [proceeds to Nerdgasm] I'm still geeking out about it!"

"I've outgrown you."

  • In one episode of Legion of Super-Heroes, Superman is fighting a villain his age, Drax, who comes from the Phantom Zone. Toward the end of the episode, as the fight draws to its close, Drax literally pins Superman to the ground and leans down, smiling, just inches away from Superman's face. It looks very... suggestive, to say the least.
  • Fanon will go there occasionally in Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers in the form of a one-way admiration of the Queen for Zach. Depending on the Writer if it's because he's a Worthy Opponent, but often justified by the fact that she's pretty much absorbed the Life Energy of Zach's wife. Not to say it can't go really twisted directions.
    • Chris Rowley didn't help matters, either by posting his speculations about Her Majesty's "private" life on the fan list, or by commenting her Evil Gloating over his unconscious body in "Psychocrypt" had "S&M vibes."
  • The Simpsons has Homer and Ned Flanders, come on! It's the Trope Namer for Stupid Sexy Flanders, for God's sake! Homer has also kissed and hugged Ned, flimed him naked in the shower, and Ned puts up with every Jerkass thing Homer does.
    • In the comics, it's shown in the future that grown-up Maggie is married to her grown-up arch-enemy the mono-browed baby, who always talks over and for her, much to her annoyance.
    • Also, Bart and Sideshow Bob to an extent.
  • As Told by Ginger: Blake Gripling towards Carl Foutley. Deep down he wants to be Carl's best friend, but as Carl turns him down time after time, he tries to best the youngest Foutley whenever he can. Blake also has a dislike for Hoodsey, Carl's best friend. To a lesser extent, there's also Miranda and Ginger.
  • Jimmy and Cindy from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, though they're rivals, not enemies.
  • The Powerpuff Girls: Blossom and Mojo Jojo. Sure, he is a Card-Carrying Villain and she's The Cape, but when one digs deeper, they're Not So Different. In fact the only real difference seems to be that Blossom wants to be admired and Mojo feared. They can be ruthless, they like to lord it over others, and they are at the same page intellectually. Mojo is the person Blossom goes running to for help when confronted by an alien menace the girls can't defeat in "Forced Kin", suggesting that she respects him; and Mojo considers the girls as his only real obstacle to world domination, also suggesting a considerable deal of respect. Mojo is obsessed with the girls, and Blossom has outright stated she prefers brains over looks - while being dressed up as Mojo Jojo in a costume party! That last one goes beyond subtext into outright Getting Crap Past the Radar category...
    • On a similar note there's Buttercup and Ace and Bubbles and Him. Yes, Bubbles and Satan.
    • Aren't you forgetting the Powerpuff/Rowdyruff pairings? They're practically the most popular in the fandom!
    • Lets not forget that one time Him licked Professor Utonium's face and got all touchy feely with him.
  • Gorillaz: Murdoc has hints with both his male bandmates, though it's stronger with 2D, who actually once announced "Awww, I love you, Murdoc!" in an interview and puts up with everything Murdoc does to him (which has included stealing both his girlfriends and his internal organs).
    • This could be due to 2D's naivety, who always falls in Murdoc's traps, because he still obeys him, in spite of the fact that Murdoc has kidnapped him, keeps him locked and constantly abuses him, especially in Phase 3. Even in the early years, Murdoc was beating him and treated him like a Butt Monkey.
  • The Mighty Ducks sees Dragaunus grabbing and manhandling Wildwing while cloaked, along with all the rolling and grabing that goes on during their fights, trying to convince Wildwing his friend is never coming back. Extra points for Dragaunus being voiced by Tim Curry.

 "You're mine now".

 Oogie: And now with your permission, I'm going to do my stuff.

Santa: What are you going to do?

Oogie: I'm going to do the best I can . . .

    • Then there's the final battle in the video game, Oogie's Revenge. "Let's dance!" indeed.
    • The Show Some Leg scene. Seriously, that's probably the reason for the Oogie/Sally ship!
  • One episode of Donkey Kong Country had King K. Rool stealing a love potion and using it to turn Candy and later DK into his willing slaves. It's exactly what it sounds like.
  • Generator Rex: Rex is very committed to taking Van Kleiss down, while Van Kleiss generally acts quite friendly towards him and says things like "you're very important to me." Van Kleiss claims this is because Rex is important to his master plan. Uh huh. Sure.
    • There's also Rex and Breach. One episode had Breach kidnap Rex to put in her dollhouse while refering to Rex as her "new favorite" and "shiny thing." It's decidedly one-sided on Breach's part, as Rex finds the whole situation rather creepy. It's also a rather unique case in that the episode with most of the Foe Yay never showed the two directly interacting.
  • Total Drama:
    • Duncan and Heather.
    • Duncan and Noah. Seriously, who grabs someone's lip as a threat?
    • Alejandro and Noah, previously just regular Ho Yay.
    • Alejandro and Heather. It's actually a main plot point.

 Alejandro: Heather has a way of making my focus slip, like a too small Speedo. This race is my redemption. As long as I travel alone, she can't distract me with her clever words, or her distrustful eyes, or the way she tucks her hair behind those cute little earlobes. (slaps himself) Focus!

  • Clone High has Scudsworth totally fixated on John Stamos.
  • Near the end of The Princess and the Frog, Dr. Facilier offers to make Tiana's dreams come true in exchange for his talisman. He shows her illusions of her restaurant while circling her and making his offer in a VERY seductive tone.
    • The fact that he's voiced by Keith David certainly helps.
    • What, no love for Facilier/Naveen? Facilier practically seduced Naveen into making the deal!
  • There's some squicky subtext between Coraline and the Other Mother, from a strictly Freudian sense. Something fan fiction and fan art have been quick to pick up on.
  • Heloise and Beezy on Jimmy Two-Shoes. Normally, they are engaged in a Friend Versus Lover battle over Jimmy's attention. But whenever we see them alone, they seem to have a very S&M relationship with each other, helped by Beezy being Too Kinky to Torture.
  • Osmosis Jones: Anyone who is not a Yaoi Fangirl of the darkest kind should never search "thrax osmosis jones" on Google. Thrax is one of the most swooned-over villains within his movie's fandom in Western Animation, even topping Disney. And poor Ozzy is... well, the foe.
    • This cannot be helped by the fact that Thrax is a virus and Osmosis is an immune cell, so an attempt to tell the story with slightly better biological analogy would have had Thrax making mindslaves, or something. Or, you know, raping his way through the police department. And having thousands of offspring. Fridge Logic demands more Foe Yay!
  • Word Girl and... well, basically any villain at all. Especially Tobey, who explicitly has a crush on her.
    • From the short, "Play Date":

 Tobey: "Mischievous?! Are you trying to impress me with your vocabulary?"

WordGirl: "I'm not trying to impress anyone."

Tobey: "Why didn't you just say I'm a naughty boy, hmm?"

  • Challenge of the Go Bots: Leader-1 and Crasher were revealed to have been romantically involved at some point in the past, although whether Crasher was actually a Renegade at the time is unclear.
  • Doug and Roger, dear God. Many fans who revisit the series as adults have come away with the interpretation that Roger was harboring a massive crush on Doug all throughout the series and dealt with it by being a jerkass. Except for the times they got along, of course.
  • Kyle and Sigmund from Fanboy and Chum Chum. To summarize, the two used to attend the same school for wizards, before Kyle was kicked out for turning one of his teachers into... er... raspberry flan, and was moved to a regular school. In "Sigmund the Sorcerer", Sigmund visits the town he now lives in to give a magic show, and is invited (or, more truthfully, invites himself) to Kyle's house for dinner. Kyle is acting extremely soft and non-snarky throughout the entire episode, and he is evidently envious of Sigmund's more advanced skills in wizardry. Sigmund, on the other hand, refers to Kyle with pure mockery and arrogance. When Sigmund says "You know, Kyle, I must say, that I am very impressed with you", Kyle chokes on his drink slightly and asks hopefully "Really?", clearly indicating his respect for Sigmund and concern in his opinion. Blatant Foe Yay aside, at one point Kyle even submissively offers to spoon-feed Sigmund after he expresses his discontent at the cutlery being non-self-moving.
  • Skipper and Julien in The Penguins of Madagascar:

 "And after this is over, I'll have four sweet, sweet words for you."

"Ohh, 'I love King Julien'?"

"Ye-NO! 'I told you so'!"

  • This is a really odd example, especially for the age it was aimed at, but in the Care Bears II movie, Dark Heart and the human Christie seem to have feelings for each other. At least it seems like he hits on her a lot. Him being an evil...magician? demon? hateful thing with no origin? and her being a human who makes a deal with him, the foe part comes in when she helps the care bears escape and is (nearly) killed in the process and he begs the care bears to save her. And then he turns into a boy with blue eyes. And then they're all friends at the end and go swimming together.

 Dark Heart: (after Christie saved his life) You saved me. Why?

Christie: Good or bad, you're still a person... or whatever you are.

Dark Heart: If you knew what was good for you...you would have left me.

  • Among the My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic fandom, one of the more popular ships seems to be Twilight Sparkle and The Great and Powerful Trixie, with fanfics involving the two ranging from romantic comedy to sappy hurt-comfort to everything in between.
    • Particularly popular is Trixie having a one-sided crush on Twilight, including semi-erotic dreams involving Twilight wearing Trixie's robe and wizard hat. For added hilarity, Trixie will sometimes mumble "Stupid sexy Twilight..."
    • And then there's Discord, who takes particular interest in Twilight, has his hands on her a lot, beeps her on the nose and even picks her up and hugs her at one point. Given his status as a Faux Affably Evil Complete Monster, and her own social awkwardness, this touchiness is probably just another way of messing with her.
    • Discord also gets shipped with Pinkie Pie, given they both have a penchant for randomness. And she absolutely loves his Chocolate Rain.
    • The Princess Trollestia meme had also led to Celestia being shipped with Discord, what with both of them being god-like beings that love to mess with others. In fact, a common fan theory to why Discord does...what he does is that he was rejected by Celestia in the past. It also doesn't hurt that his teasing of her upon his return to power sounds a bit like how a bitter ex might.
    • Also in A Canterlot Wedding Part 2, did anyone else get I Have You Now, My Pretty vibes when Chrysalis captures Twilight Sparkle a second time and mockingly grabs her face?
  • For some, Courage the Cowardly Dog and Katz. In a few episodes he gives Courage a fighting chance and often plays sports with him. In his words, he says, "Care for a sport of game before dying old chap?" And he often tries to strangle him. In a few cases of rape, a rapist would try to strangle the victim. Pretty Darker and Edgier for a children's show isn't it?
  • The Red Guy and Super Cow (a.k.a Cow) in Cow and Chicken. He tried to play with her in an episode called "Can Cow Come Out to Play?"
  • Francis and Cladanus from Felidae or Francis and Kong. Him calling Francis "Sweet cheeks" doesn't help either.
  • Rattlesnake Jake behaves in a somewhat molester-ish manner towards Rango, coiling around him and getting right up in his face, and later they develop a mutual respect. A potent combination for the shippers.
  • Marceline and Princess Bubble Gum from Adventure Time, well at least on Marceline's side, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAZ 8 Ei 88 PSU&feature=related <-- that says it all
    • Bubblegum does have some moments in the same episode. In fact, the episode has been said by many to contain the most blatant use of shipping thes two characters thus far in the series.
    • Before the crack pairing of Bubbleline, there was easily Finn King. Entire episodes have been created just so everyone can confirm once more that Ice King is a stalker, sexual predator and enjoys the company of his most hated enemy far too much.
      • Let's not forget the genderbent episode, which turned out to be a fanfiction by the Ice King about a girl version of Finn being in love with him.
  • Cheshire and Red Arrow from Young Justice have flirted; in Teen Titans Go! they fell in love in a Valentine's Day comic. It's a Mythology Gag, because in the comics they did have a relationship and a daughter.
    • As of "Salvage," said relationship and daughter are officially canon
  • Totally Spies: Sometimes is directed towards Clover and Alex with all the I Have You Now, My Pretty situations they get into. Also, in the episode "Wild Style" after Clover gets turned into a Catgirl the villainess of the episode calls her a "pretty kitty".
  • Vexus and Jenny on My Life as a Teenage Robot. Also, Ms. Wakeman and Vexus.
  • Peter Griffin and Carter. Peter tries to please him, and you can interpret Carter's actions as being Tsundere in nature. While trying to get him wealthy again, they potray characters from a television series. Peter played the girl, and he tried to kiss Carter. While Carter grudgingly tries to hold him back.
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 has a brief bit of one-sided Foe Yay between Lord Shen and Tigress. Towards the end, when the Furious Five are tied up and helpless before Po rescues them, Shen leans in very close to her and whispers in her ear. If they were humans rather than anthropomorphic animals, this would probably be as much I Have You Now, My Pretty as you could get away with in a children's film. Being voiced by Gary Oldman and Angelina Jolie respectively only amplifies it.
  • Frollo to Esmerelda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I Have You Now, My Pretty, anyone?
  • Duck Dodgers: Dodgers and the Martian Commander. The episode Enemy Yours goes out of its way to make them act like disgruntled lovers, what with Dodgers panicking when he finds out that Marvin has other archenemies and Marvin making excuses to his current archenemy as if Dodgers is some Psycho Ex-Girlfriend who is trying to sabotage their current relationship.
    • Canon example: Dodgers and the Martian Queen. Seriously, the woman veers between wanting to destroy him and wanting to marry him. However, it seems a bit one-sided, as when confronted with the Queen's feelings, Dodgers usually either exploits them to his own advantage, or outright rebuffs them. If he manages to remember that they were ever engaged in the first place.
    • When they really did get married, he had no problem with it, until Marvin tricked him into leaving her. When Dodgers found out he was duped, he seemed pretty mad.
    • Even after I.Q. High reveals to her that Dodgers is an idiot she still finds herself strangely attracted to him.
  • Spider-Man: The Animated Series: Venom and Spiderman, most notably in episode 9.
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man has this between rival villains Hammerhead and Silver Sable.
    • They apparently dated before the series started.
  • Taken to its logical conclusion in The Critic when Jay Sherman is seduced by a beautiful woman at his sister's debutante ball. Jay eventually learns that the woman plays Humphrey the Hippo on television, an Expy of Barney the Dinosaur that Jay hates. She explains that she became attracted to him after he criticized her while she was making a public appearance as Humphrey.
  • One sided in Beauty and the Beast from Gaston to Belle.
  • Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes: Hinted in "Prisoner of War" between Captain America and Madame Viper.
  • The Mask had this moment with Pretorius in The Bride of Pretorius: "Mask, your powers are bizarre, unpredictable and beyond the realms of science ... and if you were a woman I would marry you." The Mask is suitably squicked.
  • In "Religious Studies 101: A Handful of Thorns", the creator-produced-but-non-canonical "radio play" crossover between Gargoyles and The Spectacular Spider-Man, Demona gloats over exactly what she plans to do to Elisa with the power she's attained. While it reads like a horrific threat (which it is, no question), the subtext only got worse when her actress took part in the radio play before an audience.
  • In Wander Over Yonder, this sentiment is a standby of Wander's relationship with Lord Hater, but -- approximately coinciding with the introduction of an actual ongoing story -- the episode "The Big Day" kind of has to be seen be to believed. It starts with "When I pictured you destroying me, it wasn't all quick and cheap in some cramped hallway. It was special!" and ends with Hater's Dragon, Commander Peepers racing Lancelot-style to stop the destruction before it can take place.
    • At the end of the season in question: At the end of the first act of "The End of the Galaxy", Lord Dominator's look of sheer, unbelieving delight when, hoping for one more hopeful sap to crush, she sees Wander wander across her viewcreen.
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