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20th Nov '17 4:34:00 PM TwilightLord
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* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[RosseauWasRight All things truly wicked start with an innocence, after all,]] and fans of a leather pantsed character can end up clinging to a character's sweet kid phase (whether it's canon or merely something possible but at no point confirmed)because of the inherent tragedy of it all.

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[RosseauWasRight [[RousseauWasRight All things truly wicked start with an innocence, after all,]] and fans of a leather pantsed character can end up clinging to a character's sweet kid phase (whether it's canon or merely something possible but at no point confirmed)because of the inherent tragedy of it all.
19th Nov '17 12:47:32 PM MasterN
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* EvilAllAlong[=/=]FaceHeelTurn: If the fans continue to insist that they are a good guy.
19th Nov '17 12:09:29 PM MasterN
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* EvilIsSexy: Fans are too busy [[ADateWithRosyPalms fantasizing]] about them to hate them.

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* EvilIsSexy: Fans are too busy [[ADateWithRosyPalms [[ADateWithRosiePalms fantasizing]] [[PerverseSexualLust about them them]] to hate them.
19th Nov '17 12:08:17 PM MasterN
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While this happens a lot with male villains, female villains are often twice as likely to get this treatment, due to the belief that [[WomenAreDelicate women]] [[FemalesAreMoreInnocent cannot be truly evil]] and so [[TheUnfairSex a man must ultimately be responsible for “turning her evil.”]] It helps is the woman in question is attractive in a [[CuteIsEvil cute]] and/or [[EvilIsSexy sexy]] way.

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While this happens a lot with male villains, female villains are often twice as likely to get this treatment, due to the belief that [[WomenAreDelicate women]] [[FemalesAreMoreInnocent cannot be truly evil]] and so [[TheUnfairSex a man must ultimately be responsible for “turning her evil.”]] It helps is the woman in question is attractive in a [[CuteIsEvil [[CuteAndPsycho cute]] and/or [[EvilIsSexy sexy]] way.
19th Nov '17 12:07:22 PM MasterN
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In fanfiction, they are frequently the love object of the local MarySue, who [[LoveRedeems uses the power of love to redeem the character]]. [[LoveMartyr "I can fix him"]] is a commonly expressed sentiment among fans of Dracos in Leather Pants. In extreme cases, the affection these characters receive from fans can lead them to forget that ''[[MisaimedFandom they're actually still supposed to be villains]]''. Or, on the flip side, even the worst crossings of the MoralEventHorizon can be rationalized, while any insult from the hero towards the villain is cast as deplorably mean. The writer's attempt to make the villain more "sympathetic" will likely cause them to [[BadassDecay remove everything that made the character so cool/well liked in the first place]].

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In fanfiction, they are frequently the love object of the local MarySue, who [[LoveRedeems uses the power of love to redeem the character]]. [[LoveMartyr "I can fix him"]] is a commonly expressed sentiment among fans of Dracos in Leather Pants. In extreme cases, the affection these characters receive from fans can lead them to forget that ''[[MisaimedFandom they're actually still supposed to be villains]]''. Or, on the flip side, even the worst crossings of the MoralEventHorizon can be rationalized, while any insult from the hero towards the villain is cast as deplorably mean. The writer's attempt to make the villain more "sympathetic" will likely cause them to [[BadassDecay remove everything that made the character character]] [[VillainDecay so cool/well liked in the first place]].



Some villain archetypes, such as the SmugSnake (because of their off-puttingly arrogant personality), female villains (because it's mostly {{Fangirl}}s who invoke this trope), and the CompleteMonster (because of the severity of their evil deeds and absence of redeemability) are rarely susceptible to this, but it can still happen.

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While this happens a lot with male villains, female villains are often twice as likely to get this treatment, due to the belief that [[WomenAreDelicate women]] [[FemalesAreMoreInnocent cannot be truly evil]] and so [[TheUnfairSex a man must ultimately be responsible for “turning her evil.”]] It helps is the woman in question is attractive in a [[CuteIsEvil cute]] and/or [[EvilIsSexy sexy]] way.

Some villain archetypes, such as the SmugSnake (because of their off-puttingly arrogant personality), female villains the GenericDoomsdayVillain (because it's mostly {{Fangirl}}s who invoke this trope), of their complete ''[[FlatCharacter lack]]'' of a personality), the HateSink (because they are specifically written to be hated), and the CompleteMonster (because of the severity of their evil deeds and absence of redeemability) are rarely susceptible to this, but it can still happen.



Expect also for fans to make excuses for the character [[KarmaHoudini not getting any comeuppance for their sins]], and, for bonus points, gloat if one of [[TheScrappy their hated]] and/or [[RonTheDeathEater villainized characters]] gets the short stick instead, especially if the latter is the victim of the former. Double with EnsembleDarkhorse if it was a minor vilain who gets this treatment. If the character is a leader of any sort, expect their fans to declare that TheExtremistWasRight.

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Expect also for fans to make excuses for the character [[KarmaHoudini not getting any comeuppance for their sins]], and, for bonus points, gloat if one of [[TheScrappy their hated]] and/or [[RonTheDeathEater villainized characters]] gets the short stick instead, especially if the latter is the victim of the former. Double with EnsembleDarkhorse if it was a minor vilain who gets this treatment. If the character is a leader WellIntentionedExtremist of any sort, expect their fans to declare that TheExtremistWasRight.



* CryForTheDevil or, rather, characters who invoke it, if the fans feel so sorry for them that they forget that they're still supposed to be evil.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[FreudianExcuse because it totally justifies any of their negative attributes.]]

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* CryForTheDevil or, rather, characters who invoke it, CryForTheDevil: if the fans feel so sorry for them that they forget that they're still supposed to be evil.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster
DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Because being a crime boss is glamorous.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[FreudianExcuse because it [[SarcasmMode totally justifies justifies]] any of their negative attributes.]]villainous actions.



* EverybodyLovesZeus: Because the top god has to be a good guy, never mind anything else.

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* EverybodyLovesZeus: Because the top god TopGod [[GodIsGood has to be a good guy, guy,]] never mind anything else.



* EvilIsSexy

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* EvilIsSexyEvilIsSexy: Fans are too busy [[ADateWithRosyPalms fantasizing]] about them to hate them.



* FreudianExcuse: When fans tend to ignore the fact that the excuse doesn't really justify the character's actions and shift the blame to another character for the individual's actions.

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* FemalesAreMoreInnocent: If the fans agree that a woman, no matter [[MoralEventHorizon what she does,]] can’t be evil at heart.
* FreudianExcuse: When fans tend to ignore the fact that the excuse doesn't really justify the character's actions and shift the blame to another character [[GreaterScopeVillain another]] [[RonTheDeathEater character]] for the individual's actions.



* HarmlessVillain: If they are harmless in a funny way.

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* HarmlessVillain: If they are harmless in a funny an endearing way.



* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine

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* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDineNoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Because obviously inviting the hero to dinner, even if it’s against thier will, means [[SarcasmMode you actually like and care about them.]]



* ProgressivelyPrettier

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* ProgressivelyPrettierProgressivelyPrettier: Fans love the BishonenLine.



* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: When this trope crops up in a work, the invoker of EvenEvilHasStandards will often get this treatment.
* RootingForTheEmpire

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: When this trope crops up in a work, the invoker of EvenEvilHasStandards will often get this treatment.
treatment. Or, disturbingly, a handful of fans may feel that “rape is love.”
* RootingForTheEmpireRootingForTheEmpire: If fans know they’re evil but want hem to win anyway.



* UsedToBeASweetKid: All things truly wicked start with an innocence, after all, and fans of a leather pantsed character can end up clinging to a character's sweet kid phase (whether it's canon or merely something possible but at no point confirmed)because of the inherent tragedy of it all.
* VillainousValour

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[RosseauWasRight All things truly wicked start with an innocence, after all, all,]] and fans of a leather pantsed character can end up clinging to a character's sweet kid phase (whether it's canon or merely something possible but at no point confirmed)because of the inherent tragedy of it all.
* VillainousValourVillainousValor: If fans start RootingForTheEmpire.



* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Not all white haired characters are evil, of course, but many evil characters that are targets of this trope have white hair

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* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Not all white haired characters are evil, of course, but many evil characters that are targets of this trope have white hair hair, and are often seen as [[EvilIsSexy attractive]] (for instance, TropeCodifier [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sepiroth]]).



* If the audience seems to have a fairly good reason for preferring the bad guy over the good guy, you may have UnintentionallySympathetic (or UnintentionallyUnsympathetic in the possible case of the hero they're against).
* When the audience embraces or admires a villain more because of his or her [[MagnificentBastard chutzpah]] and/or BreakTheHaughty potential than out of actual admiration, and are still perfectly fine with them receiving their ultimate defeat in the end, then it's LoveToHate.

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* If the audience seems to have a fairly good reason for preferring the bad guy over the good guy, you may have UnintentionallySympathetic (or (and/or UnintentionallyUnsympathetic in the possible case of the hero they're against).
* When the audience embraces or admires a villain more because of his or her [[MagnificentBastard chutzpah]] chutzpah]], [[EvilIsCool badassery]], and/or BreakTheHaughty potential than out of actual admiration, and are still perfectly fine with them receiving their ultimate defeat in the end, then it's LoveToHate.



* LoveableRogue and ByronicHero, characters you're ''supposed'' to admire even if they do nothing remotely admirable, may be the inverse of this trope. MagnificentBastard often applies to both tropes, but this is a lot less certain for Draco in Leather Pants - he may be a character [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas only a mother can love]].

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* LoveableRogue and ByronicHero, characters you're ''supposed'' to admire even if they do nothing remotely admirable, may be the inverse of this trope. MagnificentBastard often applies to both tropes, but this is a lot less certain for Draco in Leather Pants - he they may be a character [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas only a mother can love]].
14th Nov '17 12:03:53 AM rjd1922
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%%% Examples create too much of a natter-magnet for the main article. This article just defines and discusses the term. No examples desired here. -- FastEddie
%%% PLEASE! A Draco In Leather Pants IS NOT JUST ANY GOOD LOOKING VILLAIN. A DILP is a villain that is seen as not evil in the fanbase (e.g. Bowser is not that good-looking (YMMV on that) but he is still a DILP). It's just that good-looking villains are prime magnets for this sort of image.

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%%% Examples create too much of a natter-magnet for the main article. This article just defines and discusses the term. No examples desired here. -- FastEddie
@/FastEddie
%%% PLEASE! A Draco In in Leather Pants IS NOT JUST ANY GOOD LOOKING VILLAIN. A DILP is a villain that is seen as not evil in the fanbase (e.g. Bowser is not that good-looking (YMMV on that) but he is still a DILP). It's just that good-looking villains are prime magnets for this sort of image.
13th Nov '17 7:21:06 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* DracoInLeatherPants/VisualNovels
13th Sep '17 6:28:46 AM MsCC93
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[[noreallife]]



* DracoInLeatherPants/AnimatedFilms



* DracoInLeatherPants/{{Film}}

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* DracoInLeatherPants/{{Film}}[[DracoInLeatherPants/AnimatedFilms Film - Animated]]
* [[DracoInLeatherPants/{{Film}} Film - Live-Action]]
30th Jul '17 9:42:51 AM Theriocephalus
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** DracoInLeatherPants/HarryPotter

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** DracoInLeatherPants/HarryPotter''DracoInLeatherPants/HarryPotter''



** DracoInLeatherPants/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic

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** DracoInLeatherPants/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''DracoInLeatherPants/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
16th Jun '17 2:17:46 PM DreamerCynist2
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* TooFunnyToBeEvil: They make you laugh, they make you cry. Wait-what? They've actually made people?

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* TooFunnyToBeEvil: They make you laugh, they make you cry. Wait-what? They've actually made people?people die?
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