In between reminiscing about the good times they've had over the years, Raven did throw a little bit of shade when she said, "Out of all the Cheetah Girls, we survived together as friends, for a long time." Welp.
In the DCOM, Marisol was BFFs with Galleria's fellow Cheetah Girl member, Chanel ( The girls also shared which princess they'd play if Disney were to cast a live-action princess movie.
This adds a degree of tension to the relationship, and as long as you make sure the antagonist is less of a "villain", we're allowed to root for them.
As the name indicates, this tends to be the gender dynamic of a male hero and a female villain (speculation as to why can be found on the Analysis page).
'In this instance we called a vet in and we stitched up the cheetah and took her back to her mother,' Kim explains.
The choice works in his favour as the cheetahs allow him even closer into their pack.
Her work is finally done, and she will leave them to start the cycle all over again when she falls pregnant with more cubs.
He shares in the mother's heartbreak as she loses three of her young.
Two are killed by lions and a third dies from a mystery illness.
Their different senses of morality will conveniently keep things from progressing too quickly and sometimes they won't move at all, since the character won't be as fun if they go straight. Compare Go-Karting with Bowser (when the relationship is platonic rather than romantic or sexual), Loves My Alter Ego (for similar relationships between heroes and bystanders), and Defecting for Love (which happens when the Catwoman decides to go straight after all).
The same concerns about getting rid of the dramatic tension that fuel Will They or Won't They? Easily overlaps with Villainesses Want Heroes and Trickster Girlfriend.