Male characters in the Jin Yong novels seem to enjoy being mistreated or even tortured by female characters. Some spoilers below, be warned.
- Linghu Chong was mistreated by Yue Lingshan. Even ended up being despised by her. Yet he bore no grudge against her.
- Yang Guo was mistreated by Guo Fu, to the point of having his arm chopped off. Yet he still helped her.
- Zhou Ziruo stabbed Zhang Wuji but he still had a soft spot for her when she was defeated.
- A'zi tortured You Tanzi but he stuck with her and even gave up his eyes for her.