Yandere is a psychopathic character type that is alternately loving and homicidal. Their affection mixes with extreme insecurities to create a type of love that is entirely insane and generally violent. The homicidal feelings differ from character to character. Some direct their attacks to the one whom they desire, while others direct it to anyone who gets too close to the person they love.
Notable examples of both characteristics:
- Katsura Kotonoha (School Days), example of aggression towards lover.
- Gasai Yuno (Mirai Nikki), example of aggression towards anyone getting too close to lover.