Villains

Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong) 

Mick Jacobs
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List Rules Vote up the villains who you would let do bad things to you.

People love to live dangerously, which probably leads many of you out there to lust after fictional villains from pop culture. For one reason or another, people crush on villains, often attracted to their powers, their nefarious agendas, or their aptitude for emotional manipulation. *Swoons. That being said, usually people know their crushes on villainous fictional characters get into some awkward territory, especially if you're crushing on some sexy monsters. But in the same way some people can't help but be bad, other people can't help but be compelled by the bad boys and girls out there. Ranker reached out to you, the people reading the articles, to ask ""which villain are you weirdly attracted to, even though you know it's wrong?" Included below are the crushes you told us about on our Facebook page, and why you find their bad sides just so good.

A number of villainous women on this list make sense, as they will sometimes use their charms to get what they want. But villainous males are just as capable of detonating charm bombs, and in some ways much more insidiously. All of them somehow made their way into your affections, an implication that you may not be as good a person as you previously thought. Well, at least you have company!

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Loki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
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Negan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Negan
The Walking Dead

"Something about the ways he smiles. Delicious."

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Queen Akasha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Queen of the Damned

"Because Aaliyah was a hottie may she rest in peace."

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Jareth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Labyrinth

"Ever since I could remember I wanted to marry the Goblin King."

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Joe Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Joe Goldberg
You

"He could bind my books any day."

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Seth Gecko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
From Dusk till Dawn

"Sexy ass arms."

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Xenia Onatopp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
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Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Suicide Squad

"Who doesn't love a bada** guy who's good at using guns and has a soft spot for children, specially his daughter?"

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Deacon Frost is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Marvel Universe
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Lucius Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Harry Potter Universe

" I want to meet him under my invisibility cloak."

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Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal

"He cut off his hand for clarice. Nothing like a man that will kill and eat others but would rather cut off his own hand than hurt you.

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Ramsay Snow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Ramsay Snow
Game of Thrones

"That psychotic a**hole, why did they have to make him so hot?"

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Nicole Wallace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Law & Order

"'Don't think for a second that this is the end of us, Bobby.'"

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Belthazor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Charmed

"Oh those eyes and lips..."

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Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Sleepy Hollow
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Dren is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Splice

"Had me going."

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Freddy Krueger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
A Nightmare on Elm Street

"I know it's wrong and disgusting, but there was just something bout him being so lewd and funny at the same."

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Pinhead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Hellraiser Universe

"I enjoyed scary movies when I was young and Pinhead's words messed my head up in a dangerous but interesting way"

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Predator is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Predator Universe

"The helmet has to stay on though."

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Anton Chigurh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
No Country for Old Men

"I couldn't imagine even knowing someone that mean, much less being in a relationship with them. There's just something weirdly sexy about him."

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Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Godzilla

"I honestly thought Matthew Broderick and Godzilla had this forbidden relationship going on. I thought it was so romantic."

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Aaron Stampler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Primal Fear

"It was totally hot how his qualities of being a villain lay solely within his own intellect and abilities of manipulation."

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Jason Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
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Grand Admiral Thrawn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)
Star Wars Universe

"If it’s wrong to want that hunk of blue Chiss Male then I don’t want to be right."