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Feminist women love Eminem
(Chicka chicka chicka Slim Shady)
"I'm sick of him, look it him, walkin around, grabbin his you know what, flippin' to you know who"
"Yeah, but he's so cute though"
Eminem, "The Real Slim Shady"

Ann: Describe your ideal man.
Leslie: He's dark and mysterious, and he can sing. And he plays the organ.
Ann: I think you just described the Phantom of the Opera.
Leslie: (pleased) Mmmm...
— Dating advice conversation from Parks and Recreation.

"No matter what I may do... whether I kick a kitten, tear off your ears, even slaughter innocent people... the world will never cease to forgive my actions. Why, you ask? Why, it is because I am beautiful!!!"
Boa Hancock explains a startlingly high percentage of this page.

"It's weird, no matter how many people [Thog] kills, the audience still thinks he's lovable."
— Tarquin from The Order of the Stick, in what is also a case of Oblivious to His Own Description and Take That, Audience!.

No relationship was perfect.
Harry Dresden in this fic, brushing off the fact that his boyfriend made a shrine to him

Blake: The White Fang is hardly a bunch of psychopaths. They're a collection of misguided Faunus.
Weiss: Misguided? They want to wipe humanity off the face of the planet!
Blake: So then they're very misguided!
RWBY

"It's cool, being a murderer won't make the ladies stop loving me."
Mercury, RWBY Recaps

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"People aren't very bright, you know. They say they want freedom, but when they get the chance, they pass up Nietzsche and choose Hitler, because he would march into a room and music and lights would come on at strategic moments. It was rather like a rock 'n' roll concert."
David Bowie as The Thin White Duke.

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Henry Kissinger, 56th United States Secretary of State.

"The audience was mesmerized by Brando and so found Blanche—his foil—somewhat ridiculous. At the time even Tennessee agreed that Brando's appearance in the theater was unique and there was no way that Jessica Tandy could compete with him. She seemed all tics and mannerisms while he was the male principle writ large. Tennessee, who loved glory almost as much as his inventions, made no fuss then or later."
Gore Vidal on A Streetcar Named Desire, Point to Point Navigation

"I'm trying to clearly distinguish between Tom Felton, who is a good looking young boy, and Draco, who, whatever he looks like, is not a nice man. It’s a romantic, but unhealthy, and unfortunately all too common delusion of girls...it actually worried me a little bit, to see young girls swearing undying devotion to this really imperfect character...I mean, I understand the psychology of it, but it is pretty unhealthy."

"Of course I like Jane. I like Tony Soprano and Hannibal Lecter, too. But liking someone doesn't change what they are. The key to dispelling the glamor of evil is to not confuse charisma with virtue."
Matt Ruff, discussing his Villain Protagonist

    real life 
"Pretty decent guy if you got to know him, dude would give you the shirt off his back (well as long as you weren't Jewish). Adolf loved his dogs and wife, often times he around the holidays the family could be seen caroling and preforming other festive activities around Auschwitz day camp for the Jewish, unfortunately his plans for renovations to turn the camp to a water park were canceled due to his death too bad there would have been some sweet rides there."

"The guy who hates me for lulz. Guy who nearly ruined my life. But somehow, even I had started to buy into his PR. That’s just how good the spin was. Even I mistook the sociopath for a misunderstood outcast...the side-effect of so many good people supporting his case was that more and more people in tech came to also like him. And they all seemed to think that it was All Good as long as they punctuated each article with the obligatory 'sure, he’s an ass' or 'and yes, he’s a troll' or 'he’s known for offending people' (which are, for most men, compliments). In other words, they took the Worst Possible Person, as one headline read, and still managed to reposition him as merely a prankster, a trickster, a rascal. And who doesn’t like a 'lovable scoundrel'?"
Kathy Sierra, "Why the Trolls Will Always Win"

"The guy at #10 was considered hotter than all of these — with no leading from me. Only you. The viewer. (beat) I'm a little worried about you guys."
The Nostalgia Chick on Judge Frollo, "Top 10 Hottest Animated Guys"

David: Wolverine comes across the scar from where he stabbed her in the previous movie, and she point-blank tells him she’s into guys who hurt her.
Chris: And yet, the Harley Quinn fan community didn’t immediately jump on making Steampunk Mystique costumes for Comic-Con ’04.
Chris Sims and Matt Wilson on X-2: X-Men United

"Almost any Bill Murray role fits on this list, but Ghostbusters is one of the most lovable movies ever made, and 90 percent of that is Bill Murray's fault. If you actually look at the character of Pete Venkman, he's a borderline sex offender who uses electrical torture as a punchline. He tells presumably-dicked representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency that they have no dicks. He mocks the spirits of the dead in a world where he knows they can hear him. If Bill Murray wasn't a comic genius we'd probably be asking why someone made a movie out of some script they found on death row."

malamorous [mal-uhm-er-uhs]
adjective
Of a villain in a work, being appealing to fans despite being the antagonist of the work, often because of handsome appearance or justifiable motivation

"[Mulder] meets up with this lovely Englishman who is part of the Conspiracy, but he's not all slimy and ugly like the rest of them. He's actually very nice and well-spoken. He may have sold the human race down the river, but I would still kind of like him as my grandpa."
BeekillerPhile, X-Files Recaps — Fight The Future, Part 2, commentary on the Well-manicured Man

"While I’m not a huge Randall fan or anything, I have been in more than one fandom where I was focused on the villain. (Duh, I’m writing this from a Turbo RP account.) Inevitably with the popular baddies, you see people writing off the really terrible things that they’d done either with 'poor tortured baby!' or 'the good guys MADE them do it!' or 'they’re way cooler than the good guys so they deserve to win and be happy!' or, worst of all, 'who cares if he murdered someone omg he’s totally hot' (this happens more often with male villains)."
Turbo the Ghost Boy, while discussing the line between this trope and Alternative Character Interpretation (full post can be found here)

At the same time, she needs to be kept in line with her canon appearance. That means no sob stories about her abusive parents, dead parents, evil step moms, or sudden changes of heart. Lightning Dust is an unapologetic, justifiably arrogant jerk, and that's how you need to write her.
— A Rainbow Dash/Lightning Dust ship manifesto

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