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Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« on: December 30, 2014, 05:05:59 AM »
We all have at least one movie or show where we cheered for the baddie and with me, it's rare. Most of the time, I cheer for the baddies in slasher films because let's face it, the protagonists are just dumb and annoying. However, in Disney's Hercules, I rooted for Hades because, well, the good guys were just terribly written. James Woods was the only funny or even good thing about that movie IMO. But the only villain I ideologically agreed with somewhat was Zaheer. I'm not an anarchist, I'm mostly libertarian, but I agreed with his desire to overthrow corrupt, autocratic governments even using violent means to do so. 

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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2015, 11:10:02 PM »
Oh, good grief, it just figures you'd bring libertarianism into Hercules, Lion.  XD

I do cheer for the bad guy sometimes, depending on how annoying the good guy is or how much I feel for the bad guy.  Case in point: Wile E. Coyote.  Sisyphus with fur, that guy.

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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2015, 11:27:05 PM »
Not really sure, usually don't see the point to most of the time since they rarely ever win. Sometimes I may sorta agree with them to a point or feel sympathetic at least.

I will admit that sometimes I root for Dr. Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb, but come on it's Doof, how could I not? It's always different with that guy, at times I feel bad for him, while others I actually kinda agree with things he wants to get rid of, and lastly I just wanna see where his inators might take the town.


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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2015, 07:18:36 PM »
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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2015, 07:56:53 PM »
Oh, good grief, it just figures you'd bring libertarianism into Hercules, Lion.  XD

I do cheer for the bad guy sometimes, depending on how annoying the good guy is or how much I feel for the bad guy.  Case in point: Wile E. Coyote.  Sisyphus with fur, that guy.

Oh gosh! Poor Wile E. Coyote! I'd always root for him. XD And that Sisyphys with fur analogy is an appropriate one too!

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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2015, 09:33:55 PM »
Sometimes I root for Tom because Jerry can be a jerk at times. XD

I'll admit I rooted for some KND villains at times.


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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2015, 09:51:15 PM »
I don't root for Bugs Bunny's antagonists, but I really just feel sorry for them most of the time because of how pathetic they are. But they brought Bugs' wrath on themselves. Don't mess with that rabbit, or he'll hand you your ass on a silver platter. When he says "Dis mean war", that means some poor dumbass signed his own death warrant >:)
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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2015, 10:04:25 PM »
I dunno about rooting for but probably the villain that deserves the woobie title the most would be Ice King from Adventure. I mean the guy is creepy, there's no debating that. Sometimes you really want to hate him, but then you get to his backstory and why he's so messed up and you just feel incredibly bad for the guy.


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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2015, 12:00:05 AM »
I dunno about rooting for but probably the villain that deserves the woobie title the most would be Ice King from Adventure. I mean the guy is creepy, there's no debating that. Sometimes you really want to hate him, but then you get to his backstory and why he's so messed up and you just feel incredibly bad for the guy.
This, honestly. He's really just an old man with Alzheimer's and it's seriously depressing.
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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2015, 12:06:25 AM »
I dunno about rooting for but probably the villain that deserves the woobie title the most would be Ice King from Adventure. I mean the guy is creepy, there's no debating that. Sometimes you really want to hate him, but then you get to his backstory and why he's so messed up and you just feel incredibly bad for the guy.
This, honestly. He's really just an old man with Alzheimer's and it's seriously depressing.

That's it truly. And then you learn about his relationship with Marceline and it just gets worse.  He was such a good guy that had the unfortunate fate of discovering a crown that ruined his life. I don't remember, did he contribute to apocalypse or was he just caught up in it because the crown made him immortal?


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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2015, 12:29:08 AM »
I dunno about rooting for but probably the villain that deserves the woobie title the most would be Ice King from Adventure. I mean the guy is creepy, there's no debating that. Sometimes you really want to hate him, but then you get to his backstory and why he's so messed up and you just feel incredibly bad for the guy.
This, honestly. He's really just an old man with Alzheimer's and it's seriously depressing.

That's it truly. And then you learn about his relationship with Marceline and it just gets worse.  He was such a good guy that had the unfortunate fate of discovering a crown that ruined his life. I don't remember, did he contribute to apocalypse or was he just caught up in it because the crown made him immortal?
It's speculation. I personally think he was innocent and caught in the crossfire. All I know for certain is he only kept putting it on because he thought it could help protect Marcy.

It's just really sad.
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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2015, 03:29:45 AM »
I dunno about rooting for but probably the villain that deserves the woobie title the most would be Ice King from Adventure. I mean the guy is creepy, there's no debating that. Sometimes you really want to hate him, but then you get to his backstory and why he's so messed up and you just feel incredibly bad for the guy.
This, honestly. He's really just an old man with Alzheimer's and it's seriously depressing.

That's it truly. And then you learn about his relationship with Marceline and it just gets worse.  He was such a good guy that had the unfortunate fate of discovering a crown that ruined his life. I don't remember, did he contribute to apocalypse or was he just caught up in it because the crown made him immortal?
It's speculation. I personally think he was innocent and caught in the crossfire. All I know for certain is he only kept putting it on because he thought it could help protect Marcy.

It's just really sad.

That's my thought as well. I know there was some big nuclear war but he was probably becoming too unstable to really act out on it. Plus he was only really a specialist on ancient artifacts. He basically had to watch the world burn and could do nothing about it.


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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2015, 09:48:45 PM »
The Wrath of Khan - I rooted for Khan like whoa. He kind of had a point.

And, being an opera fan, I root for the baritone or bass on principle - they are always more badass than the tenor, even though they are the bad guy like 80% of the time (the rest being Wise Old Masters or someone's dad).

And on Doctor Who, I rooted for the Master a lot - he's just too cool not to like.

Then there's Magneto.

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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2015, 12:19:08 AM »
I kinda rooted for the phantom from Phantom of the Opera. I really don't like Raoul.


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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2015, 02:24:46 AM »
I think the better villains are more than a guy wearing a black cape saying mwhahaha.  Their back story and such makes them than 1-D.  I can't say that I've rooted for a villain but I find myself thinking I hope things turn out better for them on occasion.  Actually in Mirai Nikki I was rooting for Uryuu Minene, but then again in that series every character is a villain so I guess it wasn't that weird. 
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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2015, 03:41:16 PM »
I kinda rooted for the phantom from Phantom of the Opera. I really don't like Raoul.


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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2015, 07:14:13 PM »
In OUAT, there has almost never been a time where I didn't want Regina Mills/The Evil Queen to get her way (sort of subverted as she becomes more of a good guy, but even when she's definitely a villain)

In GoT, I don't know if there's a set 'villain' character(s), but it's arguably the Lannisters, and I tend to be on their side as well.
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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2015, 07:27:02 PM »
Sometimes I root for Tom because Jerry can be a jerk at times. XD

I'll admit I rooted for some KND villains at times.

I agree with this about "Tom & Jerry".  :D  Jerry was sadistic sometimes.

I think the better villains are more than a guy wearing a black cape saying mwhahaha.  Their back story and such makes them than 1-D.  I can't say that I've rooted for a villain but I find myself thinking I hope things turn out better for them on occasion.  Actually in Mirai Nikki I was rooting for Uryuu Minene, but then again in that series every character is a villain so I guess it wasn't that weird. 

And I definitely agree with this.  Heath Ledger's Joker was very interesting; in some ways, he was better than Jack Nicholson's version.

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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2015, 07:43:57 PM »
In OUAT, there has almost never been a time where I didn't want Regina Mills/The Evil Queen to get her way (sort of subverted as she becomes more of a good guy, but even when she's definitely a villain)

In GoT, I don't know if there's a set 'villain' character(s), but it's arguably the Lannisters, and I tend to be on their side as well.

Forgot about OUAT. Yeah I rooted for Regina and Rumple a lot, but more so for them to be the be the good I know they can be rather then their evil selves. Plus you just feel for both with all the crap they've gone through.


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Re: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2015, 03:07:30 PM »
Oh gosh, yes! I didn't even think of OUAT, but I've rooted for Regina too! And Rumple too!  Especially after all they were put through, like Fenix said.

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