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TV Villains People Were Definitely Attracted To

If loving an evil fictional character is wrong, we don't want to be right!

Besides, being good can get boring. And when you have some fine ladies and gentlemen looking as good as they do in TV shows, the dark side of the force doesn't seem so bad.

Here are 19 TV villains people were definitely attracted to!

Ivar “The Boneless” Lothbrok - 'Vikings'

Ivar “The Boneless” Lothbrok in boat
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One of the sexiest things about the character (besides his good looks, of course) is his potential. You just know that he's going to mature a lot more one day. But for right now, this is clouded by things like anger and arrogance.

Daenerys Targaryen - 'Game of Thrones'

Daenerys Targaryen
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She didn't start out as a villain, which made her easy to fall in love with. She was simply a badass with dragons and a claim to the Iron Throne. So when she slowly descended into madness like her father, the crush couldn't descend with her.

Ramsay Bolton - 'Game of Thrones'

Ramsay Bolton
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Seems like an odd choice, no? But one Redditor wrote that, "he can flay me any day." Um, okay.

Some people find the wickedly deranged villains to be super hot. They have all the power in the world and you never know what they'll do with it.

Princess Azula - 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'

Princess Azula - Avatar: The Last Airbender
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The character is young, so thankfully a lot of people who find her attractive are around the same age.

"I think of a bit of a reformed Azula would be perfect. She’s already got some amazing qualities,( most likely forged by unhealthy obsessions), look how faithful she was to Ozai, she bent over backward to make him happy. I think Azula could make an amazing gf to somebody she really cares about." - u/lawlessspider

Cersei Lannister - 'Game Of Thrones'

Cersei Lannister smiling
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She may have been a merciless queen, but she was driven by her love for her family. You can't fault her entirely for that. You might even find it to be an attractive quality since she values family and loyalty above all else.

Tate Langdon - 'American Horror Story'

Tate with skull painted on face
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"Evan Peters is attractive and charismatic. Tate is also dark and “misunderstood.” He’s very alluring and several young fans saw themselves in Violet. Admirers of his decide to see him how Violet did at one point and ignore the rest." - u/deleted

Edgar Evernever - 'Riverdale'

"You know, I truly did not have this overwhelming attraction to older men until Riverdale kept shoving shirtless Hiram, Tom, and now Edgar in my face... I’m not complaint though, if I can’t enjoy the plot I’ll at least enjoy the view." - u/FiftyOneMarks

Spike from 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'

Spike drinking from a mug
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For many of us, Spike was our first crush. He was the bad boy with bright blonde hair before Draco from Harry Potter was even a thing. He made total sense why Buffy even dated him for a little bit during the show!

Kilgrave - 'Jessica Jones'

Kilgrave in a suit
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With a name like Kilgrave, you just know that he's going to be a villain. But since he's played by David Tennant from the Doctor Who franchise, viewers couldn't help but find the evil character to be mostly charming at times.

Harley Quinn - 'Harley Quinn'

Harley Quinn cartoon
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Just when we thought that Harley Quinn couldn't get any hotter, they had to go and make a cartoon version that features Kaley Cuoco's voice. Viewers get to see this madly gorgeous villain take down a lot of people.

Damon Salvatore - 'The Vampire Diaries'

Damon holding a glass
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"I ADORE 'Evil' Damon Salvatore and wished he was never redeemed. I feel he was a more exciting and better written character during his 'evil' phase." - u/u/anigerianloveszobo. It also helps that he was extremely hot during this phase.

Captain Hook - 'Once Upon a Time'

Captain Hook shooting arrow
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Although Dustin Hoffman played a convincing Captain Hook in Hook opposite Robin Williams, we prefer looking at Once Upon a Time's version. Their Hook had eyeliner, earrings, and all the makings of a gorgeous bad boy.

Madison Montgomery - 'American Horror Story'

Madison wearing sunglasses and holding a cigarette
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"The bitchy attitude does a lot on top of Emma Roberts already stunning appearance!" one Redditor wrote. "Type of woman my dad warned me about," another added. And yet, it's hard to resist the spoiled princess that is Madison Montgomery.

Grant Ward - 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

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"Thought he was your standard pretty boy actor with no depth until he showed me how wrong I was. He was SO hateable and awful, but had layers." -u/stickymaplesyrup. He was the kind of villain who broke hearts.

Lex Luther - 'Smallville'

Lex Luthor posing
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While a bald man isn't every woman's first choice, Lex Luther pulled it off really well. He looked the part of a man who was fully in control and acted that way as well. No wonder some call him Sex Luther.

Paul Spector - 'The Fall'

Paul Spector rolling down hallway
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"Through the show I was rooting for Spector, honestly, and I'm positive it's because of how incredibly attractive the actor is. Had Jamie Dornan been just average looking, the experience would have been completely different." -u/false_athenian

Deputy Shelby - 'Bates Motel'

Deputy Shelby smiling
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At first, you think that he's just a cop with good looks and good intentions. But soon, it's discovered that he's running an underground sex trafficking ring in his basement. Even with all this against him, he's still found guilty of being a stud.

Jaime Lannister - 'Game of Thrones'

Jaime Lannister smiling
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"Jaime went from overly groomed pretty boy prince, to pitiful shaggy defeated man, to humbled and matured sexy beast. His hair and the way he carries himself changed with his character's personal growth." - u/pursnickety

Billy Hargrove 

Billy from Stranger Things
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We were introduced to the quintessential 80’s bad boy in Season Two of Stranger Things. Even Karen, Mike's mom, couldn't resist him!

He majorly redeemed himself in Season Three when (spoilers!) he saved Eleven from being killed by the Mind Flayer.

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