As the name indicates, this tends to be the gender dynamic of a male hero and a female villain (speculation as to why can be found on the Analysis page).
Their different senses of morality will conveniently keep things from progressing too quickly and sometimes they won't move at all, since the character won't be as fun if they go straight. Compare Go-Karting with Bowser (when the relationship is platonic rather than romantic or sexual), Loves My Alter Ego (for similar relationships between heroes and bystanders), and Defecting for Love (which happens when the Catwoman decides to go straight after all).
The one-sided version of this may be a Villainous Crush.
See Foe Romance Subtext for the less explicit version of this, and Fatal Attraction when it's more dangerous.
Relaxing at a Goan Jivamukti yoga retreat this week after telling friends of her desire for ‘new beginnings’, you could be forgiven for thinking that Sadie Frost doesn’t have a care in the world.‘Namaste,’ she wrote on her Twitter account, using a traditional yogic greeting.
‘May not be around so much — Ommm.’But while a New Year holiday for the 45-year-old actress and ex-wife of actor Jude Law may not seem out of the ordinary, its timing has certainly raised several eyebrows.
When the hero of the show and one of the antagonists have a romantic tone right out in the open, as opposed to Foe Romance Subtext.
This adds a degree of tension to the relationship, and as long as you make sure the antagonist is less of a "villain", we're allowed to root for them.
In an interview two years ago, retail expert O’Connor, who is also a former managing director of Oasis, likened life at Frost French to an episode of the Jennifer Saunders sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.
Magazine editors used to fawn over them because they wanted to rub shoulders with their famous friends, but none of that replaces having a design background and making great clothes.’And that, say the brand’s critics, has been one of Frost French’s main problems.
One fashion writer says: ‘The clothes are very girly and most women don’t want to dress like that. They are flogging a dead horse.’There are other signs, too, that there have been turbulent times for the brand.
They began selling mail-order lingerie, vanilla-scented knickers, which French dyed in vats in her North London garden, before they swiftly moved into clothing design.
But the duo soon became more famous for their after-show parties than for their creations.