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28th Nov '16 8:30:16 AM IchigoMontoya
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* John Bender of ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' gets an almost disturbing amount of this from fangirls. They ignore the 95% of the film where he is a Jerkass bully who verbally taunts the others and reduces Claire to tears after she talks about her parents getting divorced. Instead they focus on the 5% of the film where he admits he has an abusive father and apparently he's some tragic JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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* John Bender of ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' gets an almost disturbing amount of this from fangirls. They ignore the 95% of the film where he is he's a Jerkass rude bully who verbally taunts the others and reduces Claire to tears after she talks about her parents getting divorced. Instead Instead, they focus on the 5% of the film where he admits he has an abusive father and apparently he's some tragic JerkWithAHeartOfGold.



** Wanda Maximoff is one of the biggest leather wearings in the MCU fandom. Especially after Captain America: Civil War. Many fans turn to portrayed her as a poor innocent sweet girl, meanwhile doing Ron The Death Eater with Tony Stark, painting him as a horrible dictator. Despise Maximoff willingly joining Hydra and Ultron, unleashing the Hulk in an innocent city and mind raping the Avengers (even the ones who did nothing to her) and never get called out for that in the later movies.



** That's understandable, though. Even those who think of Rorschach as [[AxCrazy he was originally]] [[KnightTemplar intended to be]] have to admit that he is a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds par excellence, and as a character type they're always susceptible to the DracoInLeatherPants treatment. Though a lot of the fangirls who want to "make him better" take it way too far, [[SonOfAWhore given]] [[MommyIssues his]] [[AbusiveParents childhood]], it's no surprise.

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** That's understandable, though. Even those who think of Rorschach as [[AxCrazy he was originally]] [[KnightTemplar intended to be]] have to admit that he is he's a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds par excellence, and as a character type they're always susceptible to the DracoInLeatherPants treatment. Though a lot of the fangirls who want to "make him better" take it way too far, [[SonOfAWhore given]] [[MommyIssues his]] [[AbusiveParents childhood]], it's no surprise.



** [[spoiler: Angel]] is actually an aversion of this trope. [[spoiler: She]] has some of the attributes down, such as good looks, sympathetic motives and [[HellBentForLeather leathery attire]] (seriously, it's almost like the film-makers were trying to deliberately evoke this trope). But [[spoiler: she's]] not very well liked by the fandom though the fact that [[spoiler: she joined Shaw and stayed with him even after he killed Darwin]] could account for that.
** Played completely straight with Magneto himself. He's just more charismatic than Xavier.

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** [[spoiler: Angel]] Angel Salvadore]] is actually an aversion of this trope. [[spoiler: She]] has some of the attributes down, such as good looks, sympathetic motives and [[HellBentForLeather leathery attire]] (seriously, it's almost like the film-makers were trying to deliberately evoke this trope). But [[spoiler: she's]] not very well liked by the fandom though the fact that [[spoiler: she joined Shaw and stayed with him even after he killed Darwin]] could account for that.
** Played completely straight with Magneto himself. He's Certain fans just seem to find him more charismatic than Xavier.
12th Nov '16 3:59:34 PM nombretomado
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* The title character in the film version of ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''. Granted, he does have a very sympathetic backstory. A judge lusted after Sweeney's wife Lucy. The judge fabricated a crime that resulted in Barker being exiled to Australia and then proceeded to drive Lucy to suicide, and then took in Lucy and Sweeney's daughter Johanna as his ward. However, the sympathy factor starts to wane when Todd loses sight of his original goal of avenging his wife and daughter. Instead, he slaughters tons of innocent people, including, [[spoiler:by mistake, his own wife Lucy, who had become an insane beggar from the poison instead of dying. He is so deranged at this point that he cuts her down just because the judge is coming over and he might see this crazy lady running around the barber shop. He doesn't realize exactly what he's done until later]]. Still, fangirls swoon over how hot he is and ignore everything he does because his life is so sad. To be fair, this may mostly come from the fact that JohnnyDepp plays him.

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* The title character in the film version of ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''. Granted, he does have a very sympathetic backstory. A judge lusted after Sweeney's wife Lucy. The judge fabricated a crime that resulted in Barker being exiled to Australia and then proceeded to drive Lucy to suicide, and then took in Lucy and Sweeney's daughter Johanna as his ward. However, the sympathy factor starts to wane when Todd loses sight of his original goal of avenging his wife and daughter. Instead, he slaughters tons of innocent people, including, [[spoiler:by mistake, his own wife Lucy, who had become an insane beggar from the poison instead of dying. He is so deranged at this point that he cuts her down just because the judge is coming over and he might see this crazy lady running around the barber shop. He doesn't realize exactly what he's done until later]]. Still, fangirls swoon over how hot he is and ignore everything he does because his life is so sad. To be fair, this may mostly come from the fact that JohnnyDepp Creator/JohnnyDepp plays him.
6th Nov '16 12:31:48 PM Anddrix
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* Tim Burton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' movie has Stayne, the Knave of Hearts. He's the right hand of the Red Queen and, besides condoning and facilitating her actions, he lies to Bayard about releasing his family, [[spoiler: tries to get our heroine killed]], and generally acts like a despicable creep. Suavest of the suave, right? Yet fandom is already repainting him as a dark, noble and romantically tragic figure.

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* Tim Burton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' movie has Stayne, the Knave of Hearts. He's the right hand of the Red Queen and, besides condoning and facilitating her actions, he lies to Bayard about releasing his family, [[spoiler: tries to get our heroine killed]], and generally acts like a despicable creep. Suavest of the suave, right? Yet fandom is already repainting him as a dark, noble and romantically tragic figure.
14th Oct '16 8:47:44 PM the-green-eyes-futurist
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**Wanda Maximoff is one of the biggest leather wearings in the MCU fandom. Especially after Captain America: Civil War. Many fans turn to portrayed her as a poor innocent sweet girl, meanwhile doing Ron The Death Eater with Tony Stark, painting him as a horrible dictator. Despise Maximoff willingly joining Hydra and Ultron, unleashing the Hulk in an innocent city and mind raping the Avengers (even the ones who did nothing to her) and never get called out for that in the later movies.
14th Oct '16 9:32:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lash, one of the school bullies who joins up with [[BigBad Royal Pain]] in ''Film/SkyHigh'', has a surprising amount of steamy fanfics written about him (usually involving him and Layla Draco-and-Hermione-style).

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* Lash, one of the school bullies who joins up with [[BigBad Royal Pain]] in ''Film/SkyHigh'', ''Film/SkyHigh2005'', has a surprising amount of steamy fanfics written about him (usually involving him and Layla Draco-and-Hermione-style).
9th Oct '16 11:03:16 AM erforce
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** While Captain Jack Sparrow has his noble moments, the movies make it clear that he has done many unsavory things in his life, as well as tending to throw other people over to save his own skin. His snarkiness, attractiveness, and the fact that he is played by Johnny Depp means that there are fan girls aplenty who insist that he's the sweetest guy ever, that Will, Elizabeth, and the British Royal Navy are a bunch of assholes for getting pissed at his double-crossing, and that he'd surely be a faithful lover to the various [[MarySue Mary Sues]] in fanfictions. Keep in mind that even in ''On Stranger Tides'', when Jack is given an official love interest, the movie still ends with [[spoiler:him leaving her stranded an island, looking vaguely horrified when she tries to trick him into staying by lying that she's pregnant with his child.]]
** Amazingly, Davy Jones can get this. Yes he has a tragic backstory, but it's also made clear that he has become heartless in every sense of the word. Yet there are fangirls who have him deciding that [[spoiler:Tia Dalma/Calypso]] is a bitch that he doesn't care about and falling into the arms of the nearest MarySue. Maybe it's because he's played by Bill Nighy...

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** While Captain Jack Sparrow has his noble moments, the movies make it clear that he has done many unsavory things in his life, as well as tending to throw other people over to save his own skin. His snarkiness, attractiveness, and the fact that he is played by Johnny Depp Creator/JohnnyDepp means that there are fan girls aplenty who insist that he's the sweetest guy ever, that Will, Elizabeth, and the British Royal Navy are a bunch of assholes for getting pissed at his double-crossing, and that he'd surely be a faithful lover to the various [[MarySue Mary Sues]] in fanfictions. Keep in mind that even in ''On ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides'', Tides]]'', when Jack is given an official love interest, the movie still ends with [[spoiler:him leaving her stranded an island, looking vaguely horrified when she tries to trick him into staying by lying that she's pregnant with his child.]]
** Amazingly, Davy Jones can get this. Yes he has a tragic backstory, but it's also made clear that he has become heartless in every sense of the word. Yet there are fangirls who have him deciding that [[spoiler:Tia Dalma/Calypso]] is a bitch that he doesn't care about and falling into the arms of the nearest MarySue. Maybe it's because he's played by Bill Nighy...Creator/BillNighy...
16th Sep '16 7:56:13 AM Theriocephalus
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* Colonel Herzog from ''Film/DeadSnow''. Yes, there are people out there who are attracted to a rotting, animated corpse...who's also a Nazi. Just look him up on Website/DeviantArt and you'll see his fair share of fan art.

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* Colonel Herzog from ''Film/DeadSnow''. Yes, there are people out there who are attracted to a rotting, animated corpse... who's also a Nazi. Just look him up on Website/DeviantArt and you'll see his fair share of fan art.
13th Aug '16 9:49:41 AM nombretomado
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* Colonel Herzog from ''Film/DeadSnow''. Yes, there are people out there who are attracted to a rotting, animated corpse...who's also a Nazi. Just look him up on DeviantArt and you'll see his fair share of fan art.

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* Colonel Herzog from ''Film/DeadSnow''. Yes, there are people out there who are attracted to a rotting, animated corpse...who's also a Nazi. Just look him up on DeviantArt Website/DeviantArt and you'll see his fair share of fan art.
5th Aug '16 8:14:43 PM IchigoMontoya
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* Col. Landa from ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' already seems to be developing this sort of following. Obviously intended to be a MagnificentBastard, too many are admiring his politeness and cunning, ignoring the fact that he is a sadistic and sociopathic SS officer shown to even possibly have misogynistic tendencies and is extremely self-serving rather than simply doing what he does out of a manner of duty.

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* Col. Landa from ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' already seems to be developing this sort of following. Obviously intended to be a MagnificentBastard, too many are admiring his politeness and cunning, ignoring the fact that he is he's a sadistic and sociopathic SS officer shown to even possibly have misogynistic tendencies and is extremely self-serving rather than simply doing what he does out of a manner of duty.



** The idea that Landa is a MagnificentBastard actually has shades of this trope; he is more of a SmugSnake because his "plan" has so many flaws in it, and the most obvious one is the one that actually happens [[spoiler: namely, trusting a group of sociopaths who call themselves [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Basterds]]]]. That, and while his plan to [[spoiler: sell out the German leadership]] ''did'' sort-of work, he failed to identify Shoshanna as the Jewish girl whose family he slaughtered, so even if he did [[spoiler: turn the Basterds in]] they all still would have died, maybe himself included, and mostly due to his incompetence, not his scheming.
*** Given the dramatic pause he gave before ordering milk (she had been hiding on a dairy farm) it's likely that he did recognize Shoshanna but was being cruel again by drawing out their encounter and scaring her with hints that he did recognize her.

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** The idea that Landa is a MagnificentBastard actually has shades of this trope; he is he's more of a SmugSnake because his "plan" has so many flaws in it, and the most obvious one is the one that actually happens [[spoiler: namely, trusting a group of sociopaths who call themselves [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Basterds]]]]. That, and while his plan to [[spoiler: sell out the German leadership]] ''did'' sort-of work, he failed to identify Shoshanna as the Jewish girl whose family he slaughtered, so even if he did [[spoiler: turn the Basterds in]] they all still would have died, maybe himself included, and mostly due to his incompetence, not his scheming.
*** Given the dramatic pause he gave before ordering milk (she had been hiding on a dairy farm) farm), it's likely that he did recognize Shoshanna Shoshanna, but was being cruel again by drawing out their encounter and scaring her with hints that he did recognize her.



** Darth Vader does many evil things in the Original Trilogy, but thanks to the Prequel Trilogy he's gained sympathy as a tragic hero. Unfortunately, many fanfic authors seem to forget that he IS evil, especially if it's AU Vader/Padme pairing. They seem to forget he choked his wife in a misguided rage, and the only sorts of evil written in fanfic is usually just him hunting down Jedi. Canonically, he chokes subordinates for the slightest mistakes, tortured his daughter, (granted, he didn't know who she was at the time) and is not above maiming his own son. He's also been shown to torture and slaughter anyone under the Emperor's order in new canon. He ordered the deaths of one hundred repair crews because Rebels disguised themselves to sneak on to his Star Destroyer. Everyone seems to forget he's ''bad''.



** As should have been expected of [[spoiler: Han and Leia's fallen son]], [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/tumblr_inline_o4ysb4jFny1u391o5_500_zpsqwznnw3r.jpg Kylo]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/tumblr_o4hppixcqm1rcvctxo2_1280_zpsrp2wopg4.jpg Ren]] garnered a devoted fanbase within ''days'' of the release of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. It certainly helps that he's a tall, conflicted, handsome young man who [[TroubledButCute rarely conceals his emotions]] and has serious [[FreudianExcuse daddy issues]]. On the flip-side, he's a DarkKnight affiliated with the First Order who [[spoiler: murders his own father]] in a failed attempt to abolish the pull to the light side of the Force within him. Both the film's novelization and commentary in the featurette The Making of The Force Awakens expand on his sympathetic qualities, revealing that Supreme Leader Snoke was watching him from the time he was a young boy.
** Speaking of The Force Awakens, [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/hux_sw_zpsj2p3ro96.jpg General]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/tumblr_o5r6z74zqk1r2q8iio1_1280_zpsbmelvjos.jpg Hux]] is another target of this trope. He's destroyed planets and caused billions of deaths, but he's also gained plenty of fan girls that are willing to ignore that because he's a white guy [[GoodlookingPrivates that looks good in uniform.]]

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** As should have been expected of [[spoiler: Han and Leia's fallen son]], [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/tumblr_inline_o4ysb4jFny1u391o5_500_zpsqwznnw3r.jpg Kylo]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/tumblr_o4hppixcqm1rcvctxo2_1280_zpsrp2wopg4.jpg Ren]] garnered a devoted fanbase within ''days'' of the release of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. It certainly helps that he's a tall, conflicted, handsome young man who [[TroubledButCute rarely conceals his emotions]] and has serious [[FreudianExcuse daddy issues]]. On the flip-side, he's a DarkKnight affiliated with the First Order who [[spoiler: murders his own father]] in a failed attempt to abolish the pull to the light side of the Force within him. Both the film's novelization and commentary in the featurette The Making of The Force Awakens expand on his sympathetic qualities, revealing that [[BigBad Supreme Leader Snoke Snoke]] was watching him from the time he was a young boy.
** Speaking of The Force Awakens, [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/hux_sw_zpsj2p3ro96.jpg General]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/tumblr_o5r6z74zqk1r2q8iio1_1280_zpsbmelvjos.jpg Armitage Hux]] is another target of this trope. He's destroyed planets and caused billions of deaths, but he's also gained plenty of fan girls that are willing to ignore that because he's a white guy he [[GoodlookingPrivates that looks good in uniform.]]
14th Jul '16 11:25:03 AM Anddrix
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** As should have been expected of [[spoiler: Han and Leia's fallen son]], [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/tumblr_inline_o4ysb4jFny1u391o5_500_zpsqwznnw3r.jpg Kylo]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/tumblr_o4hppixcqm1rcvctxo2_1280_zpsrp2wopg4.jpg Ren]] garnered a devoted fanbase within ''days'' of the release of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. It certainly helps that he's a tall, conflicted, handsome young man who [[TroubledButCute rarely conceals his emotions]] and has serious [[FreudianExcuse daddy issues]]. On the flip-side, he's a DarkKnight affiliated with the First Order who [[spoiler: murders his own father]] in a failed attempt to abolish the pull to the light side of the Force within him. Both the film's novelization and commentary in the featurette The Making of The Force Awakens expand on his sympathetic qualities, revealing that Supreme Leader Snoke was watching him from the time he was a young boy. Unsurprisingly he has become quite the BaseBreaker.

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** As should have been expected of [[spoiler: Han and Leia's fallen son]], [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/tumblr_inline_o4ysb4jFny1u391o5_500_zpsqwznnw3r.jpg Kylo]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/tumblr_o4hppixcqm1rcvctxo2_1280_zpsrp2wopg4.jpg Ren]] garnered a devoted fanbase within ''days'' of the release of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. It certainly helps that he's a tall, conflicted, handsome young man who [[TroubledButCute rarely conceals his emotions]] and has serious [[FreudianExcuse daddy issues]]. On the flip-side, he's a DarkKnight affiliated with the First Order who [[spoiler: murders his own father]] in a failed attempt to abolish the pull to the light side of the Force within him. Both the film's novelization and commentary in the featurette The Making of The Force Awakens expand on his sympathetic qualities, revealing that Supreme Leader Snoke was watching him from the time he was a young boy. Unsurprisingly he has become quite the BaseBreaker.
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