9 Pop Culture Villains You’re Secretly Rooting For
You know that feeling when you realize you have a soft spot for the evil guy? For us, it started with The Young Elites heroine Adelina, who, even though she’s descending into darkness, is totally awesome – and we have her back 100%. Sometimes you just have to accept that you’re secretly rooting for the bad guy and THAT’S OK. Read on for 9 we think deserve it!
Cersei from Game of Thrones
Ok yes, you certainly performed some questionable deeds but NO ONE deserves that infamous walk through town…
Getting to witness your old favorite Disney movie from the antagonist’s perspective is actually awesome, and we kinda feel like Malificent’s evilness is justified after getting to know her back story.
When you’ve been mistreated your whole life and it seems like everyone who likes you only likes you because of your dark powers, it TOTALLY makes sense that you’d want a little bit of revenge. Plus Adelina’s powers are out-of-this-world cool and even though we feel like cringing when she wields them, we can’t help but cheer her on.
The Penguin from Gotham
Why is it IMPOSSIBLE to tear our eyes away from someone with such sadistic inclinations masked by perfect politeness?
Tom Riddle/Voldemort from Harry Potter
Yes, Voldemort is the worst, but as the series go on and we get to know the boy who became a monster…feelings get complicated.
Moving asteroids, manipulating chemical structures, teleporting, and becoming invisible barely scrape the surface of your resume. We know where respect is due.
Benjamin Linus from Lost
So eerie, so methodical…you’re quite simply a maniac but for some reason you utterly captivate us.
Moriarty from Sherlock
We can’t help being a little obsessed with the character who completely overhauled our definition of creepy.
The Weeping Angels from Doctor Who
There’s something to be said for one of the most original monsters we’ve ever come across. Feeding off of the potential energy of someone’s life by sending them back in time?? Utterly terrifying, but kinda awesome.