History DracoInLeatherPants / Film

17th Nov '17 3:24:38 PM NOYB
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** Averted a little in the Avengers film, actually. After it premiered, some fangirls jumped off from the Loki worship because of his... [[MoralEventHorizon actions]]. Namely, the fact that he [[spoiler: kills Agent Coulson, the film-original character who's been present since Iron Man, appeared in all but two of the films previously. and got a bit more fleshing out in this film. And for the fact that he brainwashes multiple SHIELD personnel and Hawkeye, then has them fight their own comrades]]. Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige decided that for the threat against SHIELD to be big enough for them to form the Avengers, it was necessary that Loki TookALevelInBadass. Also, they needed something "to avenge" and had him KickTheDog (and a very well liked one at that). Tom Hiddleston himself still believes Loki can be redeemed, as do many others.

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** Averted a little in the Avengers ''Avengers'' film, actually. After it premiered, some fangirls jumped off from the Loki worship because of his... [[MoralEventHorizon actions]]. Namely, the fact that he [[spoiler: kills Agent Coulson, the film-original character who's been present since Iron Man, appeared in all but two of the films previously. and got a bit more fleshing out in this film. And for the fact that he brainwashes multiple SHIELD personnel and Hawkeye, then has them fight their own comrades]]. Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige decided that for the threat against SHIELD to be big enough for them to form the Avengers, it was necessary that Loki TookALevelInBadass. Also, they needed something "to avenge" and had him KickTheDog (and a very well liked one at that). Tom Hiddleston himself still believes Loki can be redeemed, as do many others.



** Loki's leather-pantsing fans have gotten... weird since The Avengers. Many still try to excuse his actions because of his bad childhood, but now, a lot of fans are seriously trying to tell everyone that he was brainwashed and mind-controlled during The Avengers and wasn't responsible for any of his actions. Or that he only did it because he was threatened, as if that excuses murdering thousands of people.

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** Loki's leather-pantsing fans have gotten... weird since The Avengers.''The Avengers''. Many still try to excuse his actions because of his bad childhood, but now, a lot of fans are seriously trying to tell everyone that he was brainwashed and mind-controlled during The Avengers and wasn't responsible for any of his actions. Or that he only did it because he was threatened, as if that excuses murdering thousands of people.
11th Nov '17 1:24:29 AM DoctorNemesis
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* [[Film/TheDarkKnight The Joker]] and [[Film/BatmanBegins the Scarecrow/Jonathan Crane]] seem to get this a lot in fanfiction for the Nolanverse Batman films. Leave it to crazed fangirls to pick two of the most evil characters in a series that actually has several sympathetic (or in the case of the ordinary mobsters, at least normal) villains to crush on. This is made even more bizarre by their neglect of Ra's al Ghul and Two-Face, the latter of whom is actually a sympathetic villain.

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* [[Film/TheDarkKnight The Joker]] and [[Film/BatmanBegins the Scarecrow/Jonathan Crane]] seem to get this a lot in fanfiction for the Nolanverse Batman films. Leave it to crazed fangirls to pick two of the most evil characters in a series that actually has several sympathetic (or in the case of the ordinary mobsters, at least normal) villains to crush on. This is made even more bizarre by their neglect of Ra's al Ghul and Two-Face, the latter of whom is actually a sympathetic villain. Of course, Two-Face gets half his face burnt off, so it's harder to focus on his good looks.
31st Oct '17 6:19:15 PM PaulA
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* DiaryOfAWimpyKid: Greg, to some extent, but after the movie came out: '''Rodrick'''. Probably because of shots like [[http://summerlvralwys.deviantart.com/art/Rodrick-Heffley-191457073 this one.]]

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* DiaryOfAWimpyKid: ''Film/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'': Greg, to some extent, but after the movie came out: '''Rodrick'''. Probably because of shots like [[http://summerlvralwys.deviantart.com/art/Rodrick-Heffley-191457073 this one.]]
17th Aug '17 9:17:44 PM KizunaTallis
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* Let's not forget Edward Norton became a "gay icon" only after he took a role as a buff Nazi skinhead with a swastika tattoo in ''Film/AmericanHistoryX''

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* Let's not forget Edward Norton The ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' prequel movies ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' and ''Film/AlienCovenant'' has the android David 8 (played by Creator/MichaelFassbender). Although he is ultimately [[spoiler:the GreaterScopeVillain of the series by virtue of creating the xenomorphs through extensive experiments while skipping over the MoralEventHorizon to do so thanks to a massive AGodAmI complex]], it hasn't stopped fans from shipping him with other characters.
* Strangely enough, Creator/EdwardNorton
became a "gay icon" only after he took a role as a buff Nazi skinhead with a swastika tattoo in ''Film/AmericanHistoryX''''Film/AmericanHistoryX''.



* Vincent from ''{{Film/Collateral}}'', if fanfic is believed. For more specific reasons, it's because he manages to be quite [[EvilIsSexy hand]][[WhiteHairBlackHeart some]] and a dangerously badass assassin with [[WickedCultured great taste in music and suits]].

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* Vincent from ''{{Film/Collateral}}'', ''Film/{{Collateral}}'', if fanfic is believed. For more specific reasons, it's because he manages to be quite [[EvilIsSexy hand]][[WhiteHairBlackHeart some]] and a dangerously badass assassin with [[WickedCultured great taste in music and suits]].



* [[Film/TheDarkKnight The Joker]] and [[Film/BatmanBegins the Scarecrow/Jonathan Crane]] seem to get this a lot in Batman fanfiction. Leave it to crazed fangirls to pick two of the most evil characters in a series that actually has several sympathetic (or in the case of the ordinary mobsters, at least normal) villains to crush on. This is made even more bizarre by their neglect of Ra's al Ghul and Two-Face, the latter of whom is actually a sympathetic villain.

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* [[Film/TheDarkKnight The Joker]] and [[Film/BatmanBegins the Scarecrow/Jonathan Crane]] seem to get this a lot in fanfiction for the Nolanverse Batman fanfiction.films. Leave it to crazed fangirls to pick two of the most evil characters in a series that actually has several sympathetic (or in the case of the ordinary mobsters, at least normal) villains to crush on. This is made even more bizarre by their neglect of Ra's al Ghul and Two-Face, the latter of whom is actually a sympathetic villain.



** Similar to what happens in mainstream ''Film/BatmanBegins'' fic. [[BeautyEqualsGoodness Androgynous sexiness must equal goodness, too.]] Cillian's portrayal of Jonathan Crane and Red Eye's Rippner would get along famously if it weren't for Crane's utter insanity. Some of the fans get around it with heavy medication. Some just ignore the portions of the film where Crane acts typically villainous and psychotic - most of his screen time, in fact - and make him a surly, slightly manipulative but otherwise well DeadpanSnarker.
** And people have begun giving ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''-verse Joker this treatment. No, you did not just misread that.
*** Bane gets this treatment now, too, though [[spoiler:his sympathetic backstory]] makes this more understandable.
17th Aug '17 9:17:44 PM KizunaTallis
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29th Jul '17 3:19:30 PM HamburgerTime
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* ''Film/GetOut'':
** [[spoiler:Rose and Jeremy Armitage]] have a lot of fans who sympathize with them, feeling they they aren't fully responsible for their actions due to either [[spoiler:[[TheSvengali their mother]] brainwashing them or simply having been indoctrinated by the cult since childhood]]. This ignores the fact that absolutely none of this is so much as implied in the film, an overwhelming amount of evidence that [[{{Sadist}} they thoroughly enjoy what they do]], and the fact that [[spoiler:stimuli that are known to provoke reactions in the brainwashing victims such as bright lights and the sound of a spoon against a teacup have no effect on them]].
** There are also fans who feel bad for [[spoiler:Jim Hudson, the blind art dealer who wins the right to steal Chris's body, due to his disability and the fact that he's the only cultist not motivated by racism - as if that's the worst part of [[GrandTheftMe forcibly bodyjacking someone]], and also ignores the fact that despite not being racist himself he [[{{Hypocrite}} aids and abets the rest of the cult]] for purely selfish motives]].
30th May '17 7:58:02 PM libertydude
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* An InUniverse example occurs within ''Film/IShotJesseJames'', with the titular outlaw being romanticized by TheWildWest as [[JustLikeRobinHood a Robin hood figure]] that was cruelly murdered by the [[DirtyCoward coward]] Robert Ford. This ignores the fact that Jesse had robbed and killed numerous people in his illegal pursuits, as well as that he never gave any of his money to the impoverished. The odd thing is that this attitude [[TruthInTelevision was actually real]]: Jesse James was considered a [[NobleDemon "noble outlaw"]] long after his death, with numerous [[DimeNovel novels]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcBkQiuK97Q a popular ballad]] helping to paint this image of him.
26th Jan '17 8:02:38 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** TheEmpire in general gets a fair amount of this. It goes beyond RootingForTheEmpire (which is where people root for the bad guys ''while still acknowledging they're the bad guys''), since some political analysts [[http://www.weeklystandard.com/article/2540 have actually interpreted the Empire as the real heroes of the franchise]].

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** TheEmpire in general gets a fair amount of this. It goes beyond RootingForTheEmpire (which is where when people root for the bad guys ''while still acknowledging they're the bad guys''), since some political analysts [[http://www.weeklystandard.com/article/2540 have actually interpreted the Empire as the real heroes of the franchise]].
13th Jan '17 8:38:45 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* The mass-murdering Michael Myers from the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}} series. All of the fanfics have Michael abducting and falling for a girl, or a "childhood friend".

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* The mass-murdering Michael Myers from the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}} ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series. All of the fanfics have Michael abducting and falling for a girl, or a "childhood friend".
9th Jan '17 4:21:04 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Tuco in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', a greedy, selfish, petty, vengeful, opportunistic bandit whose charges have been for things such as armed robbery, murder, rape, kidnapping, extortion and selling stolen goods, gets this treatment from audience members, critics and film scholars, not to mention his sizeable fangirl community. It's because for every one of his bad deeds, he wins his audience over again and again by doing something funny or cute, or reminding us of how lost and somewhat vulnerable he is.

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* Tuco in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', a greedy, selfish, petty, vengeful, opportunistic bandit whose charges have been for things such as armed robbery, murder, rape, kidnapping, extortion and selling stolen goods, gets this treatment from audience members, critics and film scholars, not to mention his sizeable fangirl community. It's because for every one of his bad deeds, he wins his audience over again and again by doing something funny or cute, or reminding us of how lost and somewhat vulnerable he is. The fact that he's firmly established as a fully-fledged JerkassWoobie has caused some people to overlook his more ruthless side.
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