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The 13 Best Relationships Involving An Anime Villain

It's surprisingly rare for anime villains to be in romantic relationships. Most of the time, they're too busy with their nefarious plans to bother with love. But it is possible for villains to form relationships.

Sometimes, the love they feel is exactly what makes them redeemable. Without his connection with Komugi, Meruem from Hunter x Hunter wouldn't have found a purpose in his life outside of destruction. But there are other cases where love drives people into villainy in the first place - Gendo Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion is perfectly willing to destroy the world to see his wife again. Some villains are on the same side as their lovers - Ai and Marco from Future Diary are a dangerous team. Others are enemies who love each other anyway - Mavis and Zeref from Fairy Tail are on opposite sides of a war, but that doesn't stop their feelings. 

Which of these anime villain relationships do you actually ship? Be sure to vote up your favorites.