Because an invincible, infallible love interest is boring.
Please feel free to add Pot Holes to the description as needed.
"Frollo might be the most overtly sexual Disney character period, and yet he's even more squeamish about sex than even girls are taught to be. So, he's kind of relatable. He's tortured by his physical desires... We like tortured, I guess. Even if it's attached to a decrepit old man with a gaunt French nose. Also, he kills people. He's a bad boy."In this trope, a character finds another character attractive because they have vulnerabilities, or the same topic is discussed elsewhere. Vulnerabilities are attractive. And not to just a single gender or sexuality. Many times, people enjoy a "project"; they like a guy who seems like he has something good just under the surface and just requires that special someone to draw it outside, or they like a girl who depends upon them and makes them feel Rated M For Manly by acting as her protector and provider. Part of the appeal is trying to change them, part of it is the desire to feel needed and part of it is being drawn by the mystery. After all, if the other person seems like they'd do just as well (or even better) without you, what's the fun in that? Another term for this is "accessibility". Where can you fit into that person's life? A person who is completely withdrawn, self-absorbed and way 'out of your league' is a turn-off, but a person with even a small crack in those defenses? Well...now you've got something. Keep in mind, however, that it is possible to go too far in the other direction and seem too needy, too dependent and too immature. A person may want to feel needed, but they want you be strong when they need you as well. Even more, developing a co-dependency (where each party feels completely worthless without the other) is dangerous because it tends to quickly evolve into a mutually-abusive relationship. While this trope can be in effect for many reasons, and can be very subjective, examples should explicitly point this out or discuss the trope. This needs to be either a) about characters that find vulnerability in other characters attractive b) an analysis of attractive vulnerability (like the NC post above) or c) other in-universe or invoked examples of the trope. Zig-zagged Sub Trope of All Women Are Delicate. Super Trope of All Girls Want Bad Boys, Tall Dark And Handsome, Ugly Guy Hot Wife, Hot Guy Ugly Wife, Ill Girl, Distressed Damsel, No Guy Wants An Amazon, Weakness Turns Her On, Dating Catwoman, Defrosting Ice Queen, Moe and I Can Change My Beloved.
The Nostalgia Chick, on why Frollo managed to qualify for her democratically-elected "Top Ten 'Hottest' Animated Guys" list.