I was thinking the male anti-villain/right hand of the Big Bad could have it in his character arc. (I'll try to put all relevant info in the first post. (And I'm in Eastern Standard Time, so I'm not likely to reply right after I post this because it's 10:37 here.) His rapist would be introduced as his dominatrix girlfriend (not banging BSDM- this situation just isn't Safe, Sane and Consensual), and it would be revealed as the story progresses that he hates her and that she forced him into it via Leonine Contract. She threatens to turn over his (good) brother to their (evil) dad, and he's forced into it. He breaks it off (and kills her- anti-villain) when his brother finds his True Companions, and anything she does or tells others to do is null when facing more than one or two people. (Like, 10+ a school of magic kids) Probably Important Stuff The brothers are demons, their dad is Satan, and the rapist would be a succubus. He eventually tricks her into thinking that he loves her by acting the part- she has looser morals though, and would pull out the blackmail (is that what it's called?) anyway if she needed. He represents the sin of greed, but by the story's close he should be just within the borders of sin/virtue. It's treated as horrible as it should be. He becomes leader of the demons after the main arc ends, and he later has prejudice against the lust based demons. This'll lead to complications. She's a dominatrix and forces bondage. He's actually ok with bondage. (gf after main plot is actually kinda sub and they end up getting a bit confused because neither is dom when it comes to it) The character needs to function as the "relationship" is happening. Said "relationship" lasts for ~400 years. (Magic!) The story is about subverting expectations and first impressions and also is a Deconstructor Fleet. Wanna keep the story PG-13. Few questions: Is this too dark for a side arc? This would, probably be the darkest thing in the story by a long shot. Should I even bother, or would it be too controversial? How would he react? All I have is the character taking blows to his pride but I don't know the actual protocol for what would actually happen in a scenario like this (minus the magic stuff because irl isn't magic of course).