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A love triangle where at least two of the members are Yanderes. Leads to a massive amount of drama and generally lots of violence and attempts to Murder the Hypotenuse, only now it's working both ways, and if the third member of the trio is not mentally unstable and violent, expect them to suffer quite a bit. Sometimes though, the third member of the trio can be as crazy, if not more so, than the aforementioned crazies. And if they aren't, they may be soon enough thanks to the other two.

Examples of Psychotic Love Triangle include:


Anime and Manga

  • The Yuno-Yukiteru-Akise triangle, with Yukiteru being stuck between the uber-Yandere Yuno and the more subtle, but still violently obsessive Akise.
  • School Days has Makoto in the middle of a Love Triangle with two Yanderes, Kotonoha and Sekai. But then he starts sleeping around and things go to hell. The Anime/Manga/Visual Novel Trope Codifier.
  • Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei- although replace drama with comedy. Though, here, it's more like a Yandere Love Dodecahedron. They tried to make it more like a "Love Sphere"...but you can guess what happened to most of the people.
  • Durarara has Namie and Mika towards Seiji. Though its later subverted when its revealed that Seiji is not only as crazy as them, he's also in love with Celty's head.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia has the Belarus/Russia/Lithuania love triangle. Belarus likes Russia, Russia likes Lithuania, Lithuania likes Belarus, and it goes downhill from there.
  • Hitagi of Bakemonogatari shows some Yandere tendencies towards boyfriend Koyomi at times. And Suruga is Yandere for Hitagi. Also: Black Hanekawa.
  • Girls Bravo has two Yandere love triangles in the anime. Namely, Lisa and Yukina are both Yandere for Yukinari and Kosame and Hijiri are both Yandere for Kirie. Played for laughs.
  • Sakura Gari had two of them:
    • There is initially a love triangle between Souma, Masataka, and Sakurako. With Souma rather obsessively pining (to a Yandere-like degree) after Masataka, who has a huge crush on Sakurako, who is a Yandere for her brother Souma.
    • When Souma mellows out and stops being Yandere, Depraved Bisexual Dr. Katsuragi comes into view, making both him and Sakurako Yandere for Souma. Katsuragi loved Souma since they were children, and is upset that Souma loves Masataka so he rapes and tortures Masataka with the intent to drive him away from Souma. Masataka escapes, but is left scarred and traumatised. Souma finds out, confronts Katsuragi on his bullshit and deals him a brutal Humiliation Conga... that Katsuragi's wife transforms into Karmic Death. As for Sakurako, she eventually snaps so badly that she tries to kill Souma and Masataka, then is Driven to Suicide.
  • Bleach: Loly and Menolly both think they have a love rival in Orihime because they believe Aizen has an interest in her. So they beat her up and attempt to kill her. However, Aizen has no interest in any of them. Loly also seemed to have quite a bit of Foe Yay towards Orihime.
  • Wolf Guy Wolfen Crest has an interesting (and Nightmare Fuel-riffic) example in that both Ryuuko and Haguro are Yandere for Inugami's more violent side, and lust after him. They are also in a sexual relationship with each other and think about Inugami while having sex.
  • Ai no Kusabi has Riki being in a Love Triangle with Iason and Guy, who are both dangerously obsessive of him. It Got Worse.
  • The yaoi manga Under Grand Hotel has Swordfish being a Yandere for Sen who loves Swordfish back. There's also Norman who's in love with Swordfish but pretended to be in love with Sen so he could get closer to Swordfish. He tried to persuade Swordfish to kill Sen but that didn't work. So, on one occasion when there was a scuffle going on he tried to get Sen out of the way by stabbing him with a pencil but accidentally ends up stabbing his inmate Walter instead who was trying to protect Sen in the hope of getting protection from Swordfish. When he finds this out, Norman holds a knife to Walter's neck telling him, "If you don't want to die, don't butt in again Walter!"
  • In Haru To Natsu Makoto finds himself stuck between the two twins Haruna and Natsumi who viciously fight over who will win him, to the point of tying him up, threatening him with a knife, and attempting to rape him.
  • Hot Gimmick has the Azusa, Ryoki, and Hatsumi love triangle. Between Ryoki and Azusa, Hatsumi is like some kind of Yandere-magnet.
  • Sailor Moon has Prince Diamond acting like a Yandere towards her when she's already in love with Mamoru/Darien and Emerald acting like a Yandere towards Prince Diamond. Another yandere love triangle consists of Ali having a crush on Usagi and Ann having a crush on Mamoru, when Usagi and Mamoru already love each other.
  • Death Note features one, in which both Kiyomi Takada and Misa Amane vie for the affections of Light Yagami, who of course is not in love with anyone. Both women qualify as complete yanderes, but it should be noted that Light is just as crazy, if not more so, than either of them.
  • Gravitation: Both Shuichi and Tohma are yandere for Yuki who is in a relationship with Shuichi.
  • Okane ga Nai has both Tokigawa and Kanou acting like yandere to Ayase.
  • In the manga Desire Climax both Hina and Shoei demonstrate some Yandere tendencies towards Mio.
  • In Ergo Proxy both Daedalus and Iggy are yandere for Re-I.
  • In Neon Genesis Evangelion, Naoko and Ritsuko are yandere for Gendo, albeit at different times, but Gendo is more interested in Yui hence his always being around her clone, Rei.

Comic Books

  • During Superman's Red and Blue period, the split Supermen had to contend with both Maxima and Obsession showing up at the Fortress of Solitude at the same time. While Maxima was horrified by Superman's situation, Obsession's reaction was that they now had one each.

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