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Because yandere is best dere.


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PhantomGundam wrote:

Because yandere is best dere.




Yandere is love, Yandere is life.

I could honestly go with or without the murder, but I would love a stalker/ obsessive girl. At least they actually care and won'the cheat, which both seem to becoming rarer traits in normal girls anyway. Lol
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You damn well know you would romanticize all over this...



or this...



or even this...



especially this.

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Fantasy.
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The last one is the only one I don't know. Anime?
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dotsforlife wrote:



The last one is the only one I don't know. Anime?


Revy from Black Lagoon. I am disappointed in you... she's even in my avatar!
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Maybe because some people can relate to them. Yagami Light for example, hes definitely one of my favorite characters.
Im not saying I want to kill people by writing their names in a book though, nonono. But the justice aspect is good.


If Light's actions led to anything resembling justice, it was a fluke. He was a megalomaniac that didn't just have the typical god complex but convinced himself his murdering of the worst of the worst, and then the ones left after that, and then people who got in his way, and then those that were useful to kill, etc. would result in a new paradisaical world where he would be worshiped as a god.

In short Light was his own number one fangirl and he liked the crazy ones.

On topic, I can only speak for myself but the attractive (alternatively "cool looking", alternatively "entertaining", etc.) ones end up being appealing in part because you somehow feel less guilty/unworthy of being their love interest/friend/whatever since hey, this character is already messed up how can you make things worse?
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It depends on the character, but I think most are interesting or attractive so fans overlook their mental hysteria in all its forms.

I've got anxiety and depression, and trust me, characters in movies and anime make mental illness seem like a quirk. In reality, people are far less forgiving. Many people in real life get tired of your episodes and leave, no matter how cute one might be. It takes someone special to stick with you [and even they have their limit]

I feel Inside Out really explains things. The first time I watched with people all but myself and my other friend with depression was mad at Sadness, but we kept defending her because she just wanted to help, by the end, all my friends felt bad for getting upset with Sadness. Myself? I was mad a Joy for most of the movie lol. [My other friend wasn't as upset as me, but she didn't like joy at first either] I get they're representing one emotion, but I'll bet most people went on a similar journey as Joy and didn't warm up to Sadness until the middle of the film. That's kind of normal, most people will be annoyed because you don't think like them.
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Lovanth3 wrote:

Maybe because some people can relate to them. Yagami Light for example, hes definitely one of my favorite characters.
Im not saying I want to kill people by writing their names in a book though, nonono. But the justice aspect is good.


If Light's actions led to anything resembling justice, it was a fluke. He was a megalomaniac that didn't just have the typical god complex but convinced himself his murdering of the worst of the worst, and then the ones left after that, and then people who got in his way, and then those that were useful to kill, etc. would result in a new paradisaical world where he would be worshiped as a god.

In short Light was his own number one fangirl and he liked the crazy ones.

On topic, I can only speak for myself but the attractive (alternatively "cool looking", alternatively "entertaining", etc.) ones end up being appealing in part because you somehow feel less guilty/unworthy of being their love interest/friend/whatever since hey, this character is already messed up how can you make things worse?


If killing those who are against you is what the people want then what determines what is right and what is not? Justice in his mind was nothing but getting rid of anything that is doing more danger to the society than good and so going by his perspective he was going to be the god of the new world and was going to rule over it and people were approving it, that influenced his reason for thinking that those who opposed him were wrong.

Light dropped the world crime rate by 70% and had stopped all the wars in the world, thinking about it from this perspective, those who opposed him were wrong because they technically were against this outcome, even if it was unconsciously
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Because it is attractive.

As a mentally ill person myself 9/10 times i don't find a person who is not mentally ill attractive or relate-able.

Mental illness is a terrible thing however i could never see myself with someone without something different with them that makes them abnormal psychologically or neurologically.

Yuno to me was super attractive as i find bipolar / moody girls attractive as hell and have for a long time.

All comes down to what we like as a person but i can definitely say i very rarely take interest in people with no mental illness / differences and that may be a bad thing but it's part of who i am.
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ShittyRestaurant wrote:


KamisamanoOtaku wrote:


Lovanth3 wrote:

Maybe because some people can relate to them. Yagami Light for example, hes definitely one of my favorite characters.
Im not saying I want to kill people by writing their names in a book though, nonono. But the justice aspect is good.


If Light's actions led to anything resembling justice, it was a fluke. He was a megalomaniac that didn't just have the typical god complex but convinced himself his murdering of the worst of the worst, and then the ones left after that, and then people who got in his way, and then those that were useful to kill, etc. would result in a new paradisaical world where he would be worshiped as a god.

In short Light was his own number one fangirl and he liked the crazy ones.

On topic, I can only speak for myself but the attractive (alternatively "cool looking", alternatively "entertaining", etc.) ones end up being appealing in part because you somehow feel less guilty/unworthy of being their love interest/friend/whatever since hey, this character is already messed up how can you make things worse?


If killing those who are against you is what the people want then what determines what is right and what is not? Justice in his mind was nothing but getting rid of anything that is doing more danger to the society than good and so going by his perspective he was going to be the god of the new world and was going to rule over it and people were approving it, that influenced his reason for thinking that those who opposed him were wrong.

Light dropped the world crime rate by 70% and had stopped all the wars in the world, thinking about it from this perspective, those who opposed him were wrong because they technically were against this outcome, even if it was unconsciously



Psst... some of us are adults with an informed opinion on what "justice" actually is.

Think about your logic: Light dropped the world crime rate by 70% through mass murder. By that logic if I wipe out the entire human race, I will lower all human crime by 100%. Clearly I will be the savior of the world!

Nope. Not how it works. You have to respect human rights if you want to appeal to things like justice. If you don't, you'll just find yourself awash in a sea of relativism, at which point the good news is you won't have done anything wrong. The bad news is you won't have done anything right, and the same will apply to everyone.

Regardless, I firmly stand by my final point that Light's number one fangirl was... himself.
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dotsforlife wrote:

Revy from Black Lagoon. I am disappointed in you... she's even in my avatar!

Shh, that's on my list that is piling ever so much.

I was actually going to start watching it with a friend once, but at the last second he decided he wasn't in an anime mood, so never got around to it. :p
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For me their characters are more relatable and human like.






If it makes you feel better my reason for liking them is probably not healthy either hahahaha
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People like attractive anime characters no matter what their personality is like usually. But there are all sorts of different stereotypes people like that wouldn't be at all attractive in real life. Yandere being an obvious example you wouldn't really want someone going around killing people for you. People also like tsundere characters but they tend to be violent, and a girl constantly kicking you in the face in real life wouldn't be good at all.

I think the reason people like the idea of a yandere character is because they're so madly in love with you they would never leave. Stalking and killing anyone who comes near you is of course bad, but there's something oddly appealing about someone that devoted to you...especially in this modern digital age where everyone just hooks up for quick sex and romance seems 100% dead in the real world.
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