Definitions

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  • n. A fictional character who fits the archetype of being genuinely romantic, loving, kind, merciful, sparing, sweet and gentle, but is at the same time brutal, psychotic or deranged in behavior. The psychotic tendency can be both sudden and ever-present. Often used for both comedic and dramatic displays of character.
  • n. Plural form of yandere.

Etymologies

Yandere (ヤンデレ) is a portmanteau of two Japanese words yanderu (病んでる), meaning to be sick, and deredere (デレデレ), which is defined as strongly and deeply exhausted, infatuated, moonstruck, head-over-heels, or lovestruck, but in this case used for "lovestruck." (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Both are pretty insane (hence why they're called yandere), but let's look at it from two different angles: insanity through actions and insanity through thoughts.

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  • Especially those eyes you could call yandere eyes.

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  • However, this plan has been drafted without any knowledge of Nanami's own abilities, and so as their confrontation with her begins so we gain a first-hand demonstration of just what she's capable of - Never mind the sweet and mild-mannered girl we saw back in episode one, Nanami seems to be shooting for the top of the "yandere" league once she's confronted with any sort of hostile danger.

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  • The main girl is a crazy yandere who puts Sekai and Rena to shame.

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  • Nota­bles include the sadis­tic tsun­dere and the mur­der­ous yandere.

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  • An idiot, two girls who like him, a tactical genius, a voyeur, a yandere who likes the tactical genius, a trap and their misadventures in school.

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  • If she had lived, she would be a first-class yandere imouto

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  • Isuzu takes out her yandere gear (she has it too!) and fights the Wolf leader but is quickly defeated.

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  • Unfortunately for you, once a yandere is has locked onto you, the chances of dispelling her are little to none.

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  • We all know a yandere at the wrong time and place can be very deadly.

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