Well, I saw this in a recent thread, sort of, and it made me wonder. Okay, Stockholm Syndrome is a powerful force, judging by how it affects people at times. However, there are numerous questions I have with this. 1. Why does it happen? Is it some sort of defense mechanism to reduce harm to one's self, or is it desperation for affection from the other? Sorry if this is a google question but... I'm rather curious about this. 2. Okay, I know this has been written before many times, but are there instances that worked particularly well to you? With that in mind, I'm toying with a story that involves a LOT of Stockholm Syndrome. A kid gets abducted by an anti-villain(long story involving Communism, damage done by superheroes, and Nazi rapists,) that wants to destroy the US government, and leave the former country on the level of Somalia. The boy will never get to see his family or friends again, in his lifetime. If she succeeds, he'll be tagging along with her for the rest of time. If she fails, he'll die. He should hate her deeply, yet later on... things change.