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** Perhaps inevitable, since part of the creators’ intent seems to have been to deconstruct this trope. Creator/PennBadgley is handsome enough, and gives a charismatic enough performance that a worryingly large amount of viewers (including Creator/MillieBobbyBrown) are willing to overlook the whole "misogynistic stalker and murderer" thing. (Badgley himself has expressed his bewilderment about this on social media, pointing out that his character is an absolutely ''loathsome'' human being.) [[spoiler: Having Joe forced into a relationship with a murderer after realising the error of his ways hasn't helped matters.]] To its credit, Victoria Pedretti has dismissed those trying to look deeper into the phenomenon by acknowledging that most viewers are swooning over Penn Badgley, not actually Joe.

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** Perhaps inevitable, since part of the creators’ intent seems to have been to deconstruct this trope. Creator/PennBadgley is handsome enough, and gives a charismatic enough performance that a worryingly large amount of viewers (including Creator/MillieBobbyBrown) are willing to overlook the whole "misogynistic stalker and murderer" thing. (Badgley himself has expressed his bewilderment about this on social media, pointing out that his character is an absolutely ''loathsome'' human being.) [[spoiler: Having Joe forced into a relationship with a murderer after realising the error of his ways hasn't helped matters.]] To its credit, Victoria Pedretti Creator/VictoriaPedretti has dismissed those trying to look deeper into the phenomenon by acknowledging that most viewers are swooning over Penn Badgley, not actually Joe.


* GeniusBonus: In the pilot Joe recommends Don Quixote to Paco as one of his favorite books, saying it's about "a guy who believes in chivalry so he decides to be an old-school knight." Thing is, the titular Don Quixote is an insane old man who sees himself as a hero because his worldview is so distorted, much like Joe.

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* GeniusBonus: In the pilot Joe recommends Don Quixote ''Literature/DonQuixote'' to Paco as one of his favorite books, saying it's about "a guy who believes in chivalry so he decides to be an old-school knight." Thing is, the titular Don Quixote is an insane old man who sees himself as a hero because his worldview is so distorted, much like Joe.



* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/KristenBell voiced Princess Anna in ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'' and provided the narration for the titular blogger in Series/GossipGirl. Elizabeth Lail, who plays Beck, would portray Anna in Series/OnceUponATime and Creator/PennBadgley who plays Joe, previously portrayed Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl, who turned out to be [[spoiler: the man behind the eponymous website.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/KristenBell voiced Princess Anna in ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'' and provided the narration for the titular blogger in Series/GossipGirl. ''Series/GossipGirl''. Elizabeth Lail, who plays Beck, would portray Anna in Series/OnceUponATime ''Series/OnceUponATime'' and Creator/PennBadgley Creator/PennBadgley, who plays Joe, previously portrayed Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl, ''Gossip Girl'', who turned out to be [[spoiler: the man behind the eponymous website.]]


* HarsherInHindsight: Chris D'Elia's role as Henderson became ''massively'' this after [[https://heavy.com/entertainment/2020/06/simone-rossi-chris-delia/ he was accused of preying on underage girls]] in real life.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Stand-up comedian Chris D'Elia's role as Henderson Henderson, a stand-up comedian who preys on underage girls, became ''massively'' this after [[https://heavy.com/entertainment/2020/06/simone-rossi-chris-delia/ he was accused of preying on underage girls]] in real life.


** Creator/DanBrown is viewed as a bit of a hack by both Joe and Beck, to the point where someone buying one of his books grabs another book which they compare to buying a newspaper with a porn magazine.

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** Creator/DanBrown is viewed as a bit of a hack by both Joe and Beck, to the point where someone buying one of his books grabs another book to hide that they bought Brown's book, which they compare to buying a newspaper with a porn magazine.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Joe. If he were sane, he'd be a straight example of this trope.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Chris D'Elia's role as Henderson became ''massively'' this after [[https://heavy.com/entertainment/2020/06/simone-rossi-chris-delia/ he was accused of preying on underage girls]] in real life.


* MagnificentBitch: [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon Love Quinn]] is the daughter of a wealthy socialite couple, whose StartOfDarkness began when she murdered her babysitter after discovering that she raped her brother, Forty, while using her charms and family's wealth to avoid suspicion. Into adulthood, Love becomes [[{{Yandere}} obsessed]] with [[VillainProtagonist Joe Goldberg]] upon learning about his darker nature, and murders people that could expose Joe, including Delilah Alves when she sees her locked up in Joe's cage and Joe's ex-girlfriend, Candace Stone. Keeping Joe trapped in his own cage, Love tells Joe that [[BabyTrap she's pregnant with his child]] to ensure that Joe won't kill her and continue their relationship. When a cop kills Forty for holding Joe at gunpoint, Love pins both their murder on her deceased brother, getting exonerated and allowing herself and Joe to move into the suburbs to start their family.

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* MagnificentBitch: [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon Love Quinn]] is the daughter of a wealthy socialite couple, whose StartOfDarkness began when she murdered her babysitter after discovering that she raped her brother, Forty, while using her charms and family's wealth to avoid suspicion. Into adulthood, Love becomes [[{{Yandere}} obsessed]] with [[VillainProtagonist Joe Goldberg]] upon learning about his darker nature, and murders people that could expose Joe, including Delilah Alves when she sees her locked up in Joe's cage and Joe's ex-girlfriend, Candace Stone. Keeping Joe trapped in his own cage, Love tells Joe that [[BabyTrap she's pregnant with his child]] to ensure that Joe won't kill her and continue their relationship. When a cop kills Forty for holding Joe at gunpoint, Love pins both their murder murders on her deceased brother, getting exonerated and allowing herself and Joe to move into the suburbs to start their family.


* MagnificentBitch: [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon Love Quinn]] is the daughter of a wealthy socialite couple, whose StartOfDarkness began when she murdered her babysitter after discovering that she raped her brother, Forty, while using her charms and family's wealth to avoid suspicion. Into adulthood, Love becomes [[{{Yandere}} obsessed]] with [[VillainProtagonist Joe Goldberg]] upon learning about his darker nature, and murders people that could expose Joe, including Delilah Alves when she sees her locked up in Joe's cage and Joe's ex-girlfriend, Candice Stone. Keeping Joe trapped in his own cage, Love tells Joe that [[BabyTrap she's pregnant with his child]] to ensure that Joe won't kill her and continue their relationship. When a cop kills Forty for holding Joe at gunpoint, Love pins both their murder on her deceased brother, getting exonerated and allowing herself and Joe to move into the suburbs to start their family.

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* MagnificentBitch: [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon Love Quinn]] is the daughter of a wealthy socialite couple, whose StartOfDarkness began when she murdered her babysitter after discovering that she raped her brother, Forty, while using her charms and family's wealth to avoid suspicion. Into adulthood, Love becomes [[{{Yandere}} obsessed]] with [[VillainProtagonist Joe Goldberg]] upon learning about his darker nature, and murders people that could expose Joe, including Delilah Alves when she sees her locked up in Joe's cage and Joe's ex-girlfriend, Candice Candace Stone. Keeping Joe trapped in his own cage, Love tells Joe that [[BabyTrap she's pregnant with his child]] to ensure that Joe won't kill her and continue their relationship. When a cop kills Forty for holding Joe at gunpoint, Love pins both their murder on her deceased brother, getting exonerated and allowing herself and Joe to move into the suburbs to start their family.

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** The real Will Bettelheim (or “OG Will” as Joe calls him). Even though Joe [[spoiler: kidnaps him, holds him captive, and steals his identity]], he’s a genuinely NiceGuy who doesn’t hold it against him, and even [[spoiler: offers up some helpful advice later on, good-naturedly calling Joe “Will” in reference to what happened between them]]. There’s also the fact that, apart from [[spoiler:Joe himself]] he is thus far the only other person to survive [[spoiler:being imprisoned in Joe’s glass box]].


* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/KristenBell voiced Princess Anna in Disney/{{Frozen}} and provided the narration for the titular blogger in Series/GossipGirl. Elizabeth Lail, who plays Beck, would portray Anna in Series/OnceUponATime and Creator/PennBadgley who plays Joe, previously portrayed Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl, who turned out to be [[spoiler: the man behind the eponymous website.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/KristenBell voiced Princess Anna in Disney/{{Frozen}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'' and provided the narration for the titular blogger in Series/GossipGirl. Elizabeth Lail, who plays Beck, would portray Anna in Series/OnceUponATime and Creator/PennBadgley who plays Joe, previously portrayed Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl, who turned out to be [[spoiler: the man behind the eponymous website.]]


* CatharsisFactor: Despite how crazy Joe is, seeking the utterly abusive and cruel Ron get stabbed in the neck by him is nothing but an utter relief.

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* CatharsisFactor: Despite how crazy Joe is, seeking seeing the utterly abusive and cruel Ron get stabbed in the neck by him at the end of Season 1 is nothing but an utter relief.

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* MagnificentBitch: [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon Love Quinn]] is the daughter of a wealthy socialite couple, whose StartOfDarkness began when she murdered her babysitter after discovering that she raped her brother, Forty, while using her charms and family's wealth to avoid suspicion. Into adulthood, Love becomes [[{{Yandere}} obsessed]] with [[VillainProtagonist Joe Goldberg]] upon learning about his darker nature, and murders people that could expose Joe, including Delilah Alves when she sees her locked up in Joe's cage and Joe's ex-girlfriend, Candice Stone. Keeping Joe trapped in his own cage, Love tells Joe that [[BabyTrap she's pregnant with his child]] to ensure that Joe won't kill her and continue their relationship. When a cop kills Forty for holding Joe at gunpoint, Love pins both their murder on her deceased brother, getting exonerated and allowing herself and Joe to move into the suburbs to start their family.

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* CatharsisFactor: Despite how crazy Joe is, seeking the utterly abusive and cruel Ron get stabbed in the neck by him is nothing but an utter relief.


* CompleteMonster: [[{{Ephebophile}} Joshua "Henderson" Bunter]], from season 2, is a SerialRapist who uses his status as a [[VillainWithGoodPublicity famous stand-up comedian]] to gain the trust of [[WouldHurtAChild adolescent]] girls, before taking them to his home, where he would then drug them before [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping]] them while they are unconscious. He would also take photos of his victims, revealing to have claimed many victims through the amount of pictures he had. Henderson had also raped Joe Goldberg's neighbor, Delilah Alves, and attempted to rape Delilah's younger sister, Ellie, after drugging her.

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* CompleteMonster: [[{{Ephebophile}} Joshua "Henderson" Bunter]], from season 2, is a SerialRapist who uses his status as a [[VillainWithGoodPublicity famous stand-up comedian]] to gain the trust of [[WouldHurtAChild adolescent]] girls, before taking them to his home, where he would then drug them before [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping]] them while they are unconscious. He would also take photos of his victims, revealing to have claimed many victims through the amount number of pictures he had. Henderson had also raped Joe Goldberg's neighbor, Delilah Alves, and attempted to rape Delilah's younger sister, Ellie, after drugging her.

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*CompleteMonster: [[{{Ephebophile}} Joshua "Henderson" Bunter]], from season 2, is a SerialRapist who uses his status as a [[VillainWithGoodPublicity famous stand-up comedian]] to gain the trust of [[WouldHurtAChild adolescent]] girls, before taking them to his home, where he would then drug them before [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping]] them while they are unconscious. He would also take photos of his victims, revealing to have claimed many victims through the amount of pictures he had. Henderson had also raped Joe Goldberg's neighbor, Delilah Alves, and attempted to rape Delilah's younger sister, Ellie, after drugging her.

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