ByChloe Bradshaw-Coulson, writer at
Just your average nerdy nutter who is only seventeen years of age.
Chloe Bradshaw-Coulson

As much as people today croon and babble about heroes, handsome princes and damsels in distress, I can't help feeling differently... I don't want to be the damsel in distress, and I most certainly don't need a hero. I want to be the Harley Quinn to the Mistah Jay, and the Mr Smee to the Captain Hook. I just can't help it. I am completely and utterly in love with villains...

As much as heroes are great and all, most of the time they make me sick with how sweet they are. In fact, one of the only heroes I have taken a liking to is Batman. Probably because behind that bat-gear, he is a person with feelings and emotions. Something fuelled his need to be a hero. He wanted to protect Gotham so people wouldn't meet the same fate as his parents. A lot of people give me a death glare when I say that villains are my people, and a lot of the time people ask me, "Oh my god, are you like a psychopath or something?" And the truth is, no, I am not. I just love them.

A villain always has a reason for their villainy, even if it may be kept well hidden in some stories. For example, in Disney's Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent is portrayed as a wrathful fairy with no motive as to why she is a villain, but then when we watch Maleficent, we discover that she was betrayed. We see her heart break, and her wings taken. Suddenly, we begin to love this character again. Granted, she becomes a hero at the end of the story, but she was a villain first, and a mighty fine one too! She proved that villains do have motives, emotions and most of all, that they can be helped to become heroes.

Other villains, such as the Joker, have no backstory, but you can still see that there is a reason for his madness. I love the Joker most of all, purely because I feel for him. Yes, he is manipulative, rude and he even throws Harley out of windows... but psychology shows that this man has a reason.

I suppose that the reason why I love villains so much is down to three things. They are exciting. They have their reasons. I can relate to them so much more than I can a hero. This is why I would much rather be a villain myself, or even a villain's sidekick.
So no, ladies and gents, I am not a psychopath. I am not even a sociopath. I am just a hopeless romantic who is hopelessly in love with the bad guys.


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