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

Updated May 25, 2020 174.3k votes 16.2k voters 144.8k views25 items

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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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    Harley Quinn
    5,301
    1,626

    Harley Quinn

    Suicide Squad

    Powers & AbilitiesGymnastics

    "My room is Harley, my car is Harley, my keys are Harley, my wardrobe's Harley. She is my soulmate "

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  • 2
    Loki
    9,125
    3,016

    Loki

    Marvel Universe

    Powers & AbilitiesMagic in Harry Potter, Shapeshifting, Telepathy, Healing factor, Clairvoyance

    "God of mischief and sexiness."

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  • 3
    Negan
    7,101
    3,718

    Negan

    The Walking Dead

    "Something about the ways he smiles. Delicious."

  • 4
    Queen Akasha
    5,261
    3,147

    Queen Akasha

    Queen of the Damned

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

  • 5
    Joe Goldberg
    3,671
    3,371

    Joe Goldberg

    You

    "He could bind my books any day."

  • 6
    Seth Gecko
    3,907
    3,633

    Seth Gecko

    From Dusk till Dawn

    "Sexy ass arms."

  • 7
    Jareth
    4,823
    4,740

    Jareth

    Labyrinth

    Powers & AbilitiesShapeshifting

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

  • 8
    Xenia Onatopp
    3,347
    3,293

    Xenia Onatopp

    GoldenEye

    "She could crush me with those thighs anytime."

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  • 9
    Deadshot
    3,553
    4,297

    Deadshot

    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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  • 10
    Deacon Frost
    2,837
    4,020

    Deacon Frost

    Marvel Universe
  • 11
    Lucius Malfoy
    3,245
    5,185

    Lucius Malfoy

    Harry Potter Universe

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

  • 12
    Ramsay Snow
    2,530
    5,571

    Ramsay Snow

    Game of Thrones

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

  • 13
    Hannibal Lecter
    2,195
    5,890

    Hannibal Lecter

    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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  • 14
    Nicole Wallace
    1,111
    4,171

    Nicole Wallace

    Law & Order

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

  • 15
    Belthazor
    1,174
    4,756

    Belthazor

    Charmed

    Powers & AbilitiesSuperhuman strength, Teleportation

    "Oh those eyes and lips..."

  • 16
    Roy Stampler
    802
    3,968

    Roy Stampler

    Primal Fear

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

  • 17
    Godzilla
    869
    4,962

    Godzilla

    Godzilla

    Powers & AbilitiesHealing factor, Superhuman strength, Fire breathing

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

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  • 18
    Headless Horseman
    939
    5,368

    Headless Horseman

    Sleepy Hollow
  • 19
    Dren
    839
    4,847

    Dren

    Splice

    "Had me going."

  • 20
    Pinhead
    861
    5,426

    Pinhead

    Hellraiser Universe

    Powers & AbilitiesTelepathy, Teleportation

    "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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  • 21
    Anton Chigurh
    664
    4,428

    Anton Chigurh

    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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  • 22
    Freddy Krueger
    803
    5,445

    Freddy Krueger

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Powers & AbilitiesShapeshifting, Superhuman strength

    "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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  • 23
    Yautja
    645
    4,407

    Yautja

    Predator Universe

    Powers & AbilitiesInvisibility

    "The helmet has to stay on though."

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  • 24
    Grand Admiral Thrawn
    490
    3,834

    Grand Admiral Thrawn

    Star Wars Universe

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

  • 25
    Jason Voorhees
    451
    4,657

    Jason Voorhees

    Friday the 13th Universe

    Powers & AbilitiesHealing factor, Superhuman strength

    "Don't judge."

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