23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
You hate him. But oh my God he just looks oh-so hot. He makes fun of you, is an absolute jerk and there is no one else on the planet you hate more. But still, he looks gorgeous... doesn't he? But no! You hate him despite all that hotness because he hates you too... or does he? And there you have the Handsome Devil. The guy you love to hate or hate to love. Sometimes, it's even both. The Handsome Devil is often someone the main character hates for his or her own reasons. Every other girl is often in love with him. Symptoms of being a handsome devil include being good-looking, rich and a jerk. Often a playboy. May or may not have a relationship gone wrong with the protagonist's best friend. Similar but not the same with All Girls Want Bad Boys. This one is about the fine line between love and hate. All Girls Want Bad Boys often has main protagonists who just like bad boys. May be The Casanova. Compare with Love at First Punch. A more fetishized and kinky version is the Bastard Boyfriend. Contrast Creepy Good, which is an inversion. Not to be confused with a literally handsome devil or "everybody’s favorite psychedelic-rockabilly-jazz-R&B-blues-surf band" That Handsome Devil. Compare Foe Yay, Magnificent Bastard and Draco in Leather Pants.
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