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Liking a morally skewed character, right or wrong?
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Posted 9/6/15 , edited 9/6/15
Oooh, another morality thread, woooooooo spooky. Nah, this is serious.

Do you think it's wrong for someone to genuinely enjoy the presence of a character who is either:

a. implied to be morally inept or at least morally askew, an offender of some kind; a felon, a criminal, a deviant, a psychopath, etc ?

or b. revealed to be one of the above ?

In other words, do you think that it is odd for people to enjoy the depravity that a certain character has, or rather, do you think it's wrong if they find them and their ... .issues to be interesting, even though they still KNOW that the character in question IS DOING SOMETHING WRONG?

In another question, do you find people who like these kinds of characters to be weird, odd, or like the characters in question themselves? Do you think something is mentally wrong with someone who enjoys a psychopathic character, or an offender character, or do you think that even a perfectly sane person can like them?

I'm just interested in seeing if people are as accepting as I think they are or aren't here.

Let's see, I like the guy the rest of the DRRR fandom hates, but for a while , I roleplayed him and people began to see him as a little less of a nuisance. Do you think these people can add to a fandom, take away, do you think they're weird or not? I am veryyyyyy interested here.
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I see nothing wrong with someone with an odd moral compass.
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I think it's okay to like a morally skewed character as long as it's a FICTIONAL character. I tend to find morally skewed characters to be more interesting than "goody two-shoes" characters. Heck, there are plenty of characters that like (or at least find interesting) in fiction, that I wouldn't like in real life.
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23 / M / Tennessee
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I don't know how "extreme" this person has to be when it comes to their skewed morality, but I
like several characters from various media who I don't exactly consider of sound moral conscience.

It's also important to remember though that I tend to like most characters
in a story I like. A character is a character, and they have their role to play.
I can enjoy a good villain or anti-hero just as well as I can a good hero.

I don't necessarily like them 'more' than I do more typically
heroic characters... I view each character individually.

I do have limits, though.
If an author tries a little too hard to make their
villain a villain, or if the character happens to embody
certain extremely uncomfortable concepts, I kinda get thrown
out of the narrative.
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Nope as long as they're are fictional. Now it gets annoying when people admire people like Pablo Escobar. That's a real person that's done horrible things and is nothing but scum.
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In fiction, those characters have the potential to make things more interesting. So enjoying the presence of someone like that wouldn't be considered wrong. In real life, however, admiring or enjoying a psychopath or sociopath makes you one too.
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Posted 9/6/15 , edited 9/6/15
Well Baccano! is my favorite show, soo....

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No.
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Ladd Russo is a favorite, so is Stan Claire and the grease monkey from the Baccano. The Joker tops them tho.


It is fine as long as their fictional and you understand that. The joker would really win if he could skew a real persons moral perspective.
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Morals?LOL!
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No.
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24 / M / San Diego, CA
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Posted 9/6/15 , edited 9/6/15
No. (Not surprising considering my icon) plenty of great villains or antiheroes in fiction are either likable or have qualities about them we can admire. As long as people can tell the difference between fiction and reality then I don't see a problem.
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Posted 9/6/15 , edited 9/6/15
The morale questionable characters are always more interesting and have the best powers or uniforms makes anime stories more interesting for sure I get curious especially if a female.
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F / New York
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Posted 9/6/15
Nope i dont think it's wrong
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Posted 9/6/15 , edited 9/6/15
I actually prefer morally skewed and/or ambiguous characters. They are usually more interesting to me than the goody two-shoes types.
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