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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
"The first is what I like to call "the Spike", or "the Draco Malfoy", or some variation of cute, blond bastard. An arrogant little prick with just a hint of the possibility of redemption. Girls love that because that means they get to fix him, and women love men they can fix.
Feminist women love Eminem"yeah, but he's so cute though"
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"
—Eminem, "The Real Slim Shady"
"Guy’s a big mopey jerk who tries to bully, trick, and blackmail Marian into marrying him while performing such acts as impregnating a servant girl and leaving their baby to die in the forest, then beating her up when she asks him about it. Needless to say, he’s got a devoted female fan base. Actor Richard Armitage has said in interviews that he wanted the audience to feel uncomfortable when Guy is around Marian, with his leering glances and oily, unshaven romance. But fan girls have never let the clear intentions of writers, directors, and actors get in the way of their vision. GUY + MARIAN OTP!!!!"
"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."—J. K. Rowling, expressing her very deep concerns about the pervasiveness of this trope
The more contemptuously Mr. Freeze rejected our sympathies, the more we sentimentalized him. The harder he pushed away his humanity, the tighter we hugged him to our bosoms. By the end he was an inhuman monster, but we insisted he was really just a lambchop, a cutie-pie, an ootchie-kootchie fuzzi-wuzzikins.
Fandom ruins villains. Every single one. Forever and ever, amen. It doesn't matter what they've done, what they'd do, how bad it was, how much they enjoyed it and how much they want to do it again -- you best believe somebody out there reckons Rapist McNazi is Lord Sexory Sexington of Sex Mountain here to sex you.—comment from a Fandom Secrets post
You put on the leather pants, the pants start telling you what to do.—Bono