Hey baby, wanna clap erasers together later? The illicit, forbidden, and most often scandalous nature of these relationships can be mined for angst, and generally doesn't cause real life issues because the actors themselves are generally all above the age of consent thanks to Dawson Casting.
Even if it was not illegal, the scandal that would erupt from this socially unacceptable affair would be so devastating it would basically cost a teacher or professor his or her job forever. There are usually different levels of moral endorsement of the relationship, depending on the genders of the participants. Relationships between male teachers and male students are condemned the most harshly.
When a male teacher and a female student are together it results in the teacher being viewed as a pervert and sometimes the student being slut shamed. When it's the other way around, a female teacher with a male or even a female student is taken far less seriously.
An even more outrageous double standard is that emphasis is often placed on how attractive said female teacher is — the more attractive said teacher, the more acceptable the relationship is. That said, the trope in fiction probably will involve a Hot Teacher , if only for fanservice purposes. An author might attempt to make this relationship less squicky by having the student fulfill the Wise Beyond Their Years trope or by keeping things to Courtly Love only.
The relationship may be initiated by a Fille Fatale. A subtrope of Unequal Pairing. There's a version specific to magic users called Merlin and Nimue , which takes its cue from the Arthurian Mythos where Merlin formed such a pair with several women.
This group of tropes is among The Oldest Ones in the Book. Although generally frowned upon in Real Life today, it's had varying levels of acceptance throughout history. It was most famously acceptable in Ancient Greece , where it took the form of Lover and Beloved. The rub is that Kei is legally 18 due to spending 2 years in a coma so he actually legally marries Mizuho in order to prevent her from getting in trouble after the two of them are caught in a compromising situation.
Kirino Chiba and her kendo instructor Toraji Ishida are strongly implied to have a 'thing' in Bamboo Blade. This was actually Onizuka's original motive for becoming a teacher- he briefly dated a schoolgirl who, after she dumped him, went back to her ex-boyfriend, who was her teacher. So Onizuka resolved to become a teacher himself in order to chase skirt. This was Miyabi's backstory. She had a crush on her teacher. When she found out he was engaged, she pretended he had raped her and ruined his reputation as she spread the rumor over the school.
However, this would backfire on her as one of her classmates would be expelled for assaulting said teacher and the teacher quit rather than explain his innocence. Also in the manga Urumi Kanzaki develops a crush on Onizuka and it gets even stronger after he saves her when she tried to commit suicide. They dated and eventually got married, but she leaves him because she doesn't want to rob him of his teenage years.
Triela replies that even if she was in love with him , it's not that kind of relationship. Say, what did she mean by "Talk about love"? I think she's got the wrong idea about us. We don't have to talk about love. Henrietta and Elsa are younger than Triela and in love with their handlers. They get a few years together before Petrushka dies from leukemia.
The main reason this trope isn't explored is because the 'love' is actually a by-product of their brainwashing. Mentioned in a flashback in Hanamaru Kindergarten. Anzu's mother got pregnant by her art teacher, married him, and dropped out of school. Generation Xerox takes effect, as Anzu has the same idea for Tsuchida, her kindergarten teacher. Sakura, Anzu's mother, approves of this.
It's played off as a tremendous Precocious Crush , which is common with little girls and guy teachers in real life. It's never really stated whether Anzu's mom realizes this and counts the relationship as harmless to encourage Anzu to develop feelings of love and friendship , or if she's actually serious about approving their marriage before she even turns 6. Hayate the Combat Butler had one when one of the Haukou students confessed to Makimura.
In Hell Teacher Nube , although Kyoko's definite love interest is Hiroshi, she still harbors an unrequited crush on the titular teacher coming from the time he saved her from an almost fatal demonic possession. Hirunaka no Ryuusei 's main plot is about high school freshman Suzume developing a crush on Shishio, her homeroom teacher. Junkers Come Here has a variety of this. Twelve-year-old Hiromi has a typical Precocious Crush on her twenty-something stay-in tutor Keisuke. The main story of Seinen manga, Kanojo wa Sore Wo Gaman Dekinai, the main characters are a shy and depressed male high school student who constantly wears a dog suit and a quirky female university teaching assistant that falls in love with his smell.
It progresses from there Kin Kyori Rennai involves Umi's love with her English teacher, who she gets private tutoring from. A quite important subplot in Setona Mizushiro 's Kurobara Alice. Too bad "Alice" finds Kouya later, and sees in horror that he actually crossed the Despair Event Horizon and become a borderline Empty Shell.
In Maison Ikkoku , Godai Yuusaku is pursued by a student from his love interest Otonashi Kyoko's alma mater, Yagami Ibuki, after he did a stint as a substitute teacher there. Kyoko herself married a student-teacher at the school. In the manga storyline Boss was infatuated with his teacher. However his crush was unrequited and it went nowhere. The entire idea is lampshaded and deconstructed on multiple occasions.
Negi constantly worries about maintaining a normal student-teacher relationship. This gets worse after the Genre Shift , where they become his comrades. He has to add their safety to his worries According to the guidebook , Hanabusa of Nabari no Ou was Tobari's teacher in his senior year of high school. This was committed by Shinobu, of all people , when it's revealed she once had an affair with her old instructor, while she was a cadet at the Tsuge Institute.
At the film's conclusion, she turns herself in with him, because she still had feelings for him. A running gag in The Prince of Tennis anime series is Reiji Shinjou's obsessive loyalty to his coach, the busty and gorgeous Aoi Hanamura, which borders on a Stalker with a Crush level. In the Atobe kara no Okurimono mini-movie, Reiji is constantly spouting '' Hanamura-sensei herself practically ogles and fangirls her own pupils when in really high spirits, both in the Jyousei and the Senbatsu arcs.
Played for dark laughs in Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei. The plot revolves around a suicidal teacher who accidentally wins the hearts of nearly all of his students, some more extremely devoted than others. Itoshiki himself rarely returns any of the feelings of his Harem What happened is that he had loved the First Girl, Fuura Kafuka, long ago and saw her die.
Kafuka's organs had gone to the twelve girls and one guy in the class he teaches. Kafuka's able to possess them that way, and eventually, in his eyes, Itoshiki marries Kafuka. To outsiders, though, it looks like he married them all. Euphonium mentions having a crush on her music teacher Taki, who she's known for years. This is given more focus in season 2. Taki doesn't take notice of Reina's crush on him. Interestingly, there's a good deal of focus on their own concerns about the relationship, as opposed to being worried about what others will think.
Subverted in that by the end, she's resigned and is no longer his teacher. It's made pretty clear that Saki is The Vamp , and poor Kou is riddled with uncertainty about what this relationship is really made of. Then he gets a notice of Saki's wedding at the end Makoto and Takatsuki from Wandering Son both have crushes on the same teacher in middle school, though neither know of the others crush. Maho, the protagonists older sister, is implied to have fallen for the same teacher when she was a freshman.
There's also a background character who has a habit of flirting with one of the teachers. In My Monster Secret , Sakurada one of Those Three Guys admits that he's got a crush on their teacher Akari, but doesn't feel he can confess until he can defeat her they're both former delinquents , and Akari's responsible for Sakurada's mellowing out. All of Sakurada's friends become Shippers On Deck , not just because he's the nicest guy you could ever meet but because Akari's been freaking out about being single for a while and they want her to be happy.
Sakurada finally confesses in chapter , making this upgrade to a mutual version. It's still downplayed a bit as she explicitly points out the impropriety of a teacher dating a student and even though she returns his feelings they won't actually be a couple until he graduates. In Tokyo Ghoul , Akira Mado reveals that her parents were such a couple.
Kureo met Kasuka when she was one of his instructors at the Academy, and eventually married her after several failed proposals.
Comic Books The X-Men have a few of these: Emma Frost 's backstory miniseries has a teenage Emma developing a crush on her art teacher — and when her mind-reading powers set in, she learns that he's attracted to her as well. Emma's Magnificent Bastard of a father gets the teacher fired and forbids him from ever seeing Emma again. They later meet again when Emma ends up attending a college where he is teaching. There the teacher, Emma, her telepathic roommate, and Emma's new best friend get involved in a love rectangle where the roommate telepathically manipulates the best friend into accusing the teacher of sexual advances in order to remove the two people standing between her and Emma.
In response to this revelation, Emma mind wipes her roommate, then uses her own psychic power to hijack her best friend's mind and make everyone think she's a lying, crazy stalker.
Afterwords, Emma confesses to the teacher what she did in order to protect him, in the name of being honest with the man she loves in hopes that he would not hold it against her in the event he wanted to begin a relationship with her at last. Unfortunately, finding out that Emma was a mutant AND had used her psychic powers to get her best friend labelled insane causes him to reject Emma, turning her into the cold-blooded villain she would become. It ended pretty badly - Foley's healing powers accidentally re-activated Rahne's lycanthropic abilities, and she accidentally maimed him he got better, of course, being a healer.
Despite this accident, and despite Rahne becoming a teacher at the school, they still kept the affair going for a while afterwards, but then Wither found out and let everyone else know, resulting in Rahne deciding to resign.
Subverted in a classic Supergirl issue. Linda Danvers -the eponymous heroine- saves her Professor Allan Forsyte from drowning. Several of her classmates find her as she is doing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and think they are making out. Multiple stories in Cherry Comics feature Cherry or one of her friends having sex with a teacher. In Gold Digger , Gina's mother reminisces with a friend about their martial arts teacher.