We love anti-heroes. Heroes are kind of cliche and I think the only people who try to be heroes are kind of weird. I’m talking about actions that smell like they’re coming from a dopey white-knight specifically.
Anti-heroes meanwhile, great entertainment. Great model. The badass of one is badass — need I say more?
So what about anti-villains?
If the anti-hero is someone with villainous traits who ultimately ends up being the hero, how do we feel about the converse?
For me, the trade-off is equal. Anti-villains are just as revolting as anti-heroes are attractive.