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Is anyone aware of a technical term for a person who consistently abuses others and then steps in and "saves" the abused?

e.g. Mr. X calls Ms. Y a worthless bitch, breaks down her self-esteem, and then proceeds to comfort her, buy her presents, and force her to rely on him, which functions to give him power and elevate his sense of usefulness.

Also, is anyone aware of any literature or movies that display this dynamic?
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