We've talked about crushes here before and it got lots of attention as well as quite a few responses. From my experience, developing crush on a character from fiction in any medium is almost a right of passage in the 'Geek World.' But as my last list about crushes proved, we cannot always choose who we develop feelings for both in real life or in our own heads. In fact, even sexuality doesn't seem to factor in.
Can you categorize this type of sexuality??
Before I introduce the list I'd like to make myself perfectly clear: I'm not gay. I identify as straight and have confidently done so my entire life. However, that doesn't mean I can't be attracted to a fine 'specimen' of a woman. I'm not blind after all! My friends have told me that I have 'Bi tendencies' but I prefer to think that I simply appreciate sexiness in all of its forms, even if I only look but never touch.
Me and my VERY bisexual friend Margaret have had quite lengthy discussions on the sexiest and most kick-ass women we've found ourselves pining for and found both or our choices to be eye-opening and unexpected. Therefore we must share the women that made it into our Top 10!
(Caution: The following contains OPINIONS that you yourself may or may not agree with! If you find yourself with an opinion differing from ours please comment below stating your own in a CIVIL manner! That is all.) (BTW, some spoilers ahead)
10) Esmeralda from Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame
I've never been one for Disney princesses myself. Yes, lately they've been marginally better but they still don't quite cut it for me. It's been the forgotten Disney 'Princesses' that always caught my attention. Megara from Hercules has wit and spirit enough to make a Greek God fall for her, Princess Eilonwy from The Black Cauldron is already escaping from The Horned Kings' dungeons when we meet her and proves to be a useful and headstrong ally, while Kida from Atlantis is a fricking warrior who becomes Queen of a lost and magical empire by the end of the film. But my favorite was always Esmerelda, not just for her ability to defend herself both physically and vocally, but for her heart and how much she cares for her people and the outcasts in her city. Her music solo always gets me right in the feels and I fall in love all over again. And, man, can that girl dance!
Now that's a limber lady.
9) Saffron (etc.) from Firefly played by Christina Hendricks
Let's get this out of the way, Miss Hendricks is very well endowed. I'd be lying if I said that my eyes didn't travel south when she showed Malcolm her 'wares'. But beyond her physique, her character ended up being one of the most intriguing of the short-lived series and I don't doubt that she would have shown up a few more times had there been more seasons (*sobs*). At first she seems to be just a confused and naive women, but ends up scamming the crew of the Firefly showing her true colors as a very crafty con artist. Later on in the season we see even more facets of her personality that are unexpected, but if you don't know about that already then I implore you to go watch the series. Right now. Do it.
8) Kaylee Frye from Firefly played by Jewel Staite
Okay, I couldn't pick just one girl from the Firefly series. But I feel as though it would be a huge disservice NOT to include my favorite character from one of my favorite shows of all time. The thing is Kaylee is adorable, almost unbearably so. Despite being an exceptional engineer and having the appearance of a tomboy with her pants and dirty face she's also sunny, warm, a bit naive, and extremely supportive of everyone on her ship. It's a brilliant contrast that makes her nothing short of lovable and I just want to hug and cuddle her across the galaxy! Her character is the very definition of 'Shiny'.
7) Ros from Game of Thrones played by Esme Bianco
No she was never in the books, but dammit she did something to me whenever she appeared onscreen. She's certainly not bad to look at (and we get to see EVERYTHING as she's a prostitute) and I must admit that I've noticed that I have a thing for redheads. I know full well that her only purpose was to reveal things about characters that actually 'mattered' in the grand scheme of things, but Esme breathed such charm and life into a role that could have ended up being cliché or dull that I couldn't help but develop a soft spot for Ros. When she started spying for Varys I had a sinking feeling that her days were numbered. In fact, the biggest reason why I don't like Littlefinger to this day is because he gave her up to Joffrey.
6) 7 of 9 from Star Trek: Voyager played by Jeri Ryan
For quite a while, Star Trek kept it's male viewers happy by introducing a new sexy alien chick each episode, but with Next Gen we started seeing a multitude of women who not only stayed over the course of many seasons but had big roles to play on the Enterprise. There's lots of women to choose from in the 'verse of Trek, but for me, none even came close to Seven. Forgetting that she wears a form flattering uniform and is gorgeous, she was by far the most interesting addition to the Voyager crew. She added a new element that made the show as a whole far more entertaining than it had been before her appearance. Yeah, she clashed with pretty much everyone on the USS Voyager but she made us all think about what humanity really is (the good, the bad, and the confusing) and I'll always love her for it.
5) Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer played by Alyson Hannigan
I'm probably going to get a bunch of hate for choosing Willow over Buffy or the countless other amazing female characters from the Buffy-verse, but I'll do my best to explain my decision. I got Willow, I understood her to a 'T' because she was pretty much who I would be in that universe. She's unsure of each new weird foe that her and her friends have to fight but she'll be there to do research and help in any way she can. Later on she'd have pretty powerful witch powers to contribute as well which I, unfortunately, can't relate to but the powers helped develop her into a compelling multi-faceted character that I admired and looked up to despite the fact that she made major mistakes as the show progressed. Also, she's a lesbian so I'd have a fighting chance with her.
4) Lady Loki from the Marvel Universe
Loki is my fictional boyfriend. It's true. He was a favorite of mine back when he was just in comics, but after he appeared in the films? Pffft, forget about it! Whether he intended to or not, Hiddleston made Loki a Sex God that I would gladly worship. So when I went back to catch up on the comics and found out he took a female form, my libido didn't know which way was up. The same personality and power but in a female body that can only be described as scrumptious? I was wrong. I CAN love Loki more.
3) Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in Hunger Games and Mystique in the Lastest X-Men Films
This choice is far from unique seeing as everyone loves this woman already. If you dislike Jennifer Laurence than you need to re-evaluate yourself as a human being. She's not perfect, no one is, but she is so real and genuine despite her fame that watching her is like taking a breath of fresh air after being cooped up in Jabba the Hutts' throne room all day. She's the perfect choice for Katniss (IMO) and brought a great vulnerability to Mystique that I don't think I've seen in any of her past onscreen personifications. Keep being you, JLaw!
2) Harley Quinn from the Batman Universe
She's crazy, can be an airhead, and has a high-pitched Brooklyn accent. You'd think she'd be annoying as hell, right? Wrong! By all accounts she should be one of the most hated villains of the Batman universe but I've yet to meet any fan who doesn't at least love to hate her. When introduced in BTAS, she was pretty much a Looney Tunes cartoon. She was funny because she was so outlandish in the violence she dished out and received (except from the Joker, that violence wasn't cool) and always rode that line between dark and hilarious, all while being incredibly entertaining. You can't watch a ditzy blonde dressed as a harlequin clown treat killer hyenas like puppies and not be instantly bewitched. If I had to choose one person to show me a fun night in Gotham, Harley would be the only person I'd call!
1) Wonder Woman from the DC Universe
Do I even need to explain this one? I've crushed on Wonder Woman since I first started reading comics in which she starred. She's a pioneer for every female superhero that exists today for Pete's sake! She is literally an Amazonian Goddess and looks the part, strong AND sexy. Her weapons were avant garde for sure, but she still managed to be a force to be reckoned with when using them! And you can't forget that she's held her own against Batman AND Superman, two of the most famous and powerful heroes in comics. You may as well just put the ring on my finger now, Diana.
Haters gonna hate.
What are your girl crushes? Do you think I missed anyone important? Leave your comments below.
I had planned on avoiding the multiplex this weekend in an attempt to steer clear of the wine-drunk moms (including my own, Jackie) that were being roped-in [wink, wink] by let's face it, sub-par "Twilight" fan fiction.
Woooo! I love wine!
But after missing the bus, due to working a bit later than expected, I decided to kill some time on President's Day afternoon by taking in Hollywood's counter programing "Kingsmen: The Secret Service." Based on the trailer, I thought I'd give it a shot, as it advertised many things I like: proper English gentlemen, spies, and Colin Firth. Also, pugs.
I'm gonna need pugs... lots of pugs.
I never got around to reading the comic on which this film was based, nor am I fan of comic super scribe Mark Millar's other adaptations "Wanted" and "Kick Ass," or his actual comics for that matter. Truthfully, I find his non-Marvel Ultimate stuff to be a bit too crass for crass sake, much like the writing of Garth Ennis. For the record, Millar's work on "Ultimate Spiderman" and "Ultimate Fantastic Four" is great though, and I highly recommend it if you haven't read any of it. Anyway, armed with a stack of theater gift cards from this past Christmas, I figured I had nothing to lose so I bought a ticket for "Kingsmen."
If you're not familiar with this film, here's a synopsis:
Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton), whose late father secretly worked for a spy organization, lives in a South London housing estate and seems headed for a life behind bars. However, dapper agent Harry Hart (Colin Firth) recognizes potential in the youth and recruits him to be a trainee in the secret service. Meanwhile, villainous Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) launches a diabolical plan to solve the problem of climate change via a worldwide killing spree. Eggsy.
Now I really won't spoil it for you as it's still fresh, but I found this film to be really good entry in the realm of comic book adaptations. It was still vulgar and bloody violent, but it was smoothed out by the lead character Eggsy's attempt to transform from a street rat into a proper gentleman ala "My Fair Lady." Plus all the well-dressed man candy helped me overlook the giant story flaws. There are also a few fun cameos, including a Jedi other than Mr. Samuel L. Windu. The action is solid, the dialogue is witty and funny, and the world felt like it had a rich history, including a connection to King Arthur and his knights of the round table. If anything, I think director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) stuck a little too close to the source material as the film felt a little too comic booky.
Honestly, I was surprised to find that I enjoyed this film and recommend it, but the quality of the film wasn't the only thing I was surprised by. On the silver screen sea of good looking, Savile Row suited, well-groomed British men, I was awestruck by the film's deadly damsel, Gazelle as played by Sofia Boutella.
Sofia Boutella as Gazelle. Cheers.
In the film, Gazelle is the evil henchman of billionaire bad boy Valentine as played by Samuel L. Jackson. She's a fierce, fast-moving, assassin with legs made of blades. As cool as this film femme fatale was at giving our heroes a run for their money, I was more entranced by the actress playing her. She just had a presence on screen that captured my attention. I was trying to think in my head if I had ever seen her before in another film, but I was stumped
Insert: Mother F &%!
After the movie, I went home and looked her up online. It turns out that "Kingsmen" is her first Hollywood film and most of her previous work is French Cinema. I think she did really well in the role and pulled off the action scenes with grace and authenticity. I think she would have made an excellent Wonder Woman and I hope she gets a chance to play another comic book character again soon.
With the slew of super hero movies set from all studios until 2099, and the call for more women in tights, I'm sure she'll get a chance to suit up again soon.
Anyone thinking what I'm thinking?
If not, maybe once my friend Tiffany sees the film, she can write me some quality Gazelle fan fiction.
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Valentine's Day sucks. It does for me anyway. If like me, you too find yourself hopelessly single year-after-year, you know that even the promise of half-priced chocolate the day after doesn't make up for an excessive amount of pink & red everywhere, along with the silent judgment the restaurant hostess gives you when you ask for a table for one. That being said, I won't let it get me down this time around. Yes, this year looks like it'll be more lonely than usual. Margaret is going out with her newest beau, Jamie, for the day (whoever he/she is), Lisa was asked to pick up an extra shift at the movie theater because of “you-know-what” playing, and Tiffany has officially started dating this 'Zach' guy I've been hearing about for ages.
I may be home alone on Valentine’s Day, but I won't spend it crying into a pint of chocolate ice cream while watching Nicholas Sparks movies (I prefer butter pecan and Period Romance/Dramas). No! Not a single tear will be shed I tell you! Though there may be some drooling...
Can't resist a man with a cravat. Double HP when paired with fabulous top hats!
Yes, despite the rampant sexism of the times, I can't help but enjoy watching love stories from a bygone era. They have all the elements of a chauvinistic fairy tale romance, yet many of the female protagonists are not necessarily helpless. Sure they may need help after hurting themselves or putting themselves in harms way, but they are all fiercely intelligent and loyal to their family and to themselves. These girls know who they love, but will reject their love if he doesn't prove to be worthy of it first. Then the films seal the deal by making all of their male protagonists gorgeous, British men who know how to turn on the smolder.
Don't give me that look!
C'mon, Pheebs don't give in! You can do this!
...Oh, sweet Jesus...
Cue all the straight girls swooning, begrudgingly or not.
Despite the amazing qualities these stories have, I can't overlook the fact that these strong women have to live in a world where they 'belong' to these men they fall in love with. It's pretty sad to realize that if I were to live in that society my chances of ending up with a Mr. Darcy or Mr. Rochester would be incredibly slim, as I know for a fact, that I wouldn't be able to pull off that quiet yet tenacious attitude with men like the ones pictured above, staring at me. And even if I did win their heart, I'd have no choice but to be the lady of the house for the rest of my days.
Then in my rabbit trail of a mind, an idea came to me. What would these stories be like if the roles were reversed? What if the woman held control over their lives and the men they could go after? Stranger questions have been asked about history.
And stupider questions have been asked, too.
Hear me out on this one! Just once I'd like an alternate Period Romance where things are a bit different... Get your internal ‘movie trailer narrator’ voice ready. Now, imagine:
Though the son of a wealthy businesswoman, Charles Wright has no claim to the inheritance his mother left behind in her passing. His step-sister, true heir to the family fortune made it clear that he would receive no financial help from her, therefore Charles and his ailing father had no choice but to leave the life of luxury behind and move to the countryside to find work. The two men move in with a cousin of his father’s and though it's far smaller than what they are accustomed to, Charles makes the most of it, focusing all of his efforts on providing for his father.
He befriends a young man who is privy to all of the local rumors and gossip. When Charles notices a grand mansion sitting on a hill in the distant forest surrounding the village, he's told about Ms. Glover, the heiress of the Hillside Mansion and estate. She's rumored to be very rich and beautiful, but has never married because of her apparent cold and brooding behavior. Living with her is Kate Glover, Ms. Glover's niece and heir of the entire Hillside Estate. Kate is rumored to be a floozy and treat men poorly, but nothing has ever been brought to the public eye.
Not long after, Charles walks home from an odd job not far from Hillside. Rain pours down as he struggles to trudge through the muddy path on the road and despite his efforts he trips and falls, injuring his foot. Suddenly, a carriage races towards Charles down the road and the driver appears to not be able to see him through the torrents of rain. He desperately tries to get off the road but is only able to move at a snails pace through the mud. Then right in the nick of time, a woman with boots and a staff comes out from the trees and stops the rider, scolding them for their careless driving.
She goes to Charles and upon finding him injured, asks to help him the rest of the way home, which he accepts. The woman turns out to be Ms. Glover and the rumors about her aren't entirely incorrect as she answers his attempts at conversation with curt responses and often doesn't speak at all. Once they arrive at his cousin's cottage, Ms. Glover takes note of the state of Charles' father and the small space in which they live. She unexpectedly offers Charles a job caring for the grounds on her estate once his foot recovers. Surprised but grateful, he accepts.
Caring for the gardens and grounds of Hillside proves to be a challenge, but Charles revels in it as he enjoys the outdoors and has always shown a proclivity for gardening. He begins to see a different and warmer side to Ms. Glover, as she begins to slowly open up to him and he to her. The two slowly but surely begin to fall for one another. Kate Glover returns to Hillside after a trip to the city and is immediately attracted to Charles, as such she accosts him on the grounds in an attempt to seduce him which he vehemently refuses. This and the revelation that her aunt 'Emily' Glover and Charles may become betrothed, thereby making their progeny be the heir to Hillside instead of her, makes her hate Charles. So she lies to Charles and tells him that Ms. Glover has been engaged to marry another wealthy heir in the village that he's frequently seen visit Hillside; she's been stringing him along, making false promises of love and affection the whole time.
Heartbroken and betrayed, Charles makes to confront Ms. Glover but hears that his father is very close to death. So he decides to leave Hillside without a word instead. He makes it home to be by his father’s side as he dies. Seeing as there is nothing tying him to the village any longer, he makes to go back to the city, where his friend has gotten him a job tending the gardens of a university. Days after starting, Ms. Glover surprises him with a visit. Here he learns that one of Kate's 'endeavors' became very public and resulted in her being shamed out of the Hillside inheritance. Ms. Glover demands to know why he left in the first place and Kate’s lie is revealed for what it truly was, a lie. Here is where Ms. Glover proposes to the overjoyed Charles, who accepts.
That's my pitch for all of you aspiring novelists and Hollywood producers out there! Make romance even better by letting women feel empowered! Let them know that their love story can happen at any time or in any way AND be on their terms. Something new and different needs to happen to the romance genre these days.
And this sure as hell isn't it.
If you like historical romance as much as I do, check out "Lord Blackburn's Treasure" written by my friend Kelly Lynn Peters. You can get the Kindle edition for only $2.99!
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So I hosted a game night with the usual suspects the other day and like most of our events, we ended up abandoning what we originally planned to do in exchange for talking endlessly and way too seriously about topics concerning fandom.
Sorry, "Settlers of Catan," but we really needed to get into a heated debate about which hairstyle suited Sikozu from "Farscape" best.
Eventually, the conversation turned to our hopeless crushes on fictional characters. This type of discussion is nothing new, mind you, until someone (who will remain nameless) mentioned that they've had a crush on Abe Sapien for years. You can imagine our confused/slightly grossed out reaction to this piece of information. Especially when this person showed us that they were not alone by producing fan-fiction from a slew of different writers all over the Internet.
There are some things... you shouldn't make someone picture.
Ewww. Just ew.
Then it was confession time. We became our own psychiatrists and went down a deep, dark rabbit hole of misplaced affection that we normally try to repress or ignore altogether. Turns out that we'd all experienced some kind of attraction to characters that most of us would consider less than savory if they actually existed, usually in more ways than one. So without further ado, here are but a few of the crushes we revealed to each other, and don't worry girls, the crushees will remain nameless.
10) Victor Von Doom from: "Fantastic Four" (2005) portrayed by Julian McMahonI bet you'll blink first.
I tried to be as open minded with everyone's taste in fictional men, but even after accepting Abe Sapien as a possible babe magnet, Doom was hard to swallow. Yes, he's not bad on the eyes, good bone structure and all that. But he's a villain in a pretty hard to watch superhero movie. And not the intriguing or complex kind of villain, but the mustache twirling, cat stroking, pun spewing, "I expect you to die, Mr. Bond" type of villain. The only way a crush on him would make any sense to me is in the over the top way in which McMahon played him. Like everything else in those movies, it was covered in cheese (usually not the good kind) and even I have to admit that Doom's intense glare felt less threatening and more like an eye "you-know-what-ing." The more evil Doom became the more vaguely sexual all of his growled lines seemed to become. To me, this made him unintentionally hilarious, but some women might have felt differently.
My hair is so 80s. Jel?
This one I can understand a bit. He's got a nearly perfect face with a classic Anime aesthetic to it, simply glorious hair, and a theme song that you can find in the dictionary under 'epic'. Personally, I've always found him a little too creepy and a thing or 'force' rather than a person, which makes sense in the grand scheme of the story (No I won't say this is a spoiler, the game came out almost 20 years ago for Christ's sake!). Even after he gets some development in Crisis Core, I couldn't get on board the Sephiroth Train. I do have to say that I admire the tenacity of anyone who can still say they like a character who is responsible for one of the most heinous murders in video gaming history, though. Oh, and there's the whole taking over the Planet thing too (Over a decade old, people. Get over it).
This is perhaps the most confusing. The normal physical attractions don't really apply here, except for him having good bone structure. See what I did there? If you're into tall, skinny guys than he may do something for you. He's also a good singer, and hey, all men look good in a suit. Personally, I think this one can be attributed to his love interest, Sally. If you're not familiar with the film, Sally has a thing for Jack, but he is oblivious to her feelings for him as he plans his takeover of Christmas. Every girl can relate to this, especially the teenaged Tim Burton lovers. Perhaps they relate so much with Sally that they develop a crush on Jack through association.
7) Sylar from: "Heroes" portrayed by Zachary QuintoCan you hear me now?
Now here's a psychotic killer who could give you one hell of a smolder. Sylar has a few things going for him: he's conventionally attractive, has an intensity that can absolutely be sexual, and is essentially trying to find his place in the world (something everyone can empathize with). Plus, dem eyebrows, *swooon*... Of course, none of this makes up for the fact that he cuts open peoples heads to absorb their powers. He also has major mommy issues, a red flag for lots of women, this one included. It's a real shame that the series didn't continue, because the creators were shaping up Sylar to be a sort of anti-hero who might possibly try to make up for the mistakes of his past (even though you can't really make up for being a serial killer who cuts people's heads open).
Stay thirsty my friends.
Let me start off by saying that many different anime or manga characters could have ended up on this list. A good quarter of our conversation was spent discussing all of the horrible characters we've fallen for in that medium, but Ayoto was not only a crush we all shared, he was one we all seemed to want to admit the least. He's certainly good looking and he's a vampire, which has somehow become a Kryptonite for women these days. He's sure of himself and really seems to care for the protagonist, Yui, but these things come with some big “buts." He cares about Yui, but is extremely possessive of her and jealous of most interactions she has with others. He is sure himself to such an extreme that he calls himself the Japanese equivalent of "Yours Truly." He can also be flat out mean calling Yui 'Pancake' (in Japanese, it means: breastless) throughout the series. And did I mention the first thing he did when meeting her was sexually assault her? Yes, he has some backstory that makes his behavior more tragic than anything, but that's no excuse for loads of women to daydream of being a toy for him to play around with.
5) Draco Malfoy from: "Harry Potter" portrayed by Tom FeltonBoo.
This is a crush that I'm against mostly out of principle rather than anything else. I can see that he's attractive, he's rich, and as the series progressed he became a character women probably thought they could 'fix.' This is all fine except for the fact that he's a giant d-bag. He's a spoiled brat who whines and complains when things don't go his way. He brags about how rich he is and how many people his father knows. Let's not forget that he makes fun of people for being poor, their bloodline status, and for having dead parents. Who does that? He does finally show some empathy by feeling bad about killing Dumbledore (Oh yeah, spoilers and stuff) but slinks away afterwards, deciding to not take action against Voldemort even though it's clear that he wants to. How I can still find OC fan-fiction of him after all these years is beyond my understanding.
4) Jamie Lannister from: "Game of Thrones" portrayed by Nikolaj Coster-WaldauHold my sword?
I can't fault most of Jaime's fans for this one. He's introduced in the show as being witty, charming, and having a slight bad boy streak. He's a freaking knight in shining armor, for pete's sake! He may have killed the last king, but he sounded like an a-hole so who cares. Then BOOM! Incest. And shortly afterwards, BOOM! Attempted Child Murder. But we had already accepted him as our newest obsession! You can't just do that, "Game of Thrones!" He has sort of redeemed himself as the series has progressed, but then he keeps backsliding by sleeping with his sister, Cersei. This is especially frustrating as she becomes more and more psychotic and evil with each episode. Why do guys always go for the crazy ones? Especially when it's your crazy sister.
Popin' my collar.
Here's a simple truth: If you are a heterosexual female geek/nerd then you are obligated to crush on EVERY character Benedict portrays without question. Sorry, I don't make the rules. Besides the strangely inherent likeability that BC seems to bring to most of his roles, Khan has a lot going for him on his own. He's extremely intelligent, a natural leader, and if you're in his crew he will do everything in his power to keep you safe. But all of this means wreaking vengeance on Starfleet, most of whom are innocent people trying to make the universe a better place. Don't forget that getting what he wants for his crew apparently means, breaking helpless women's legs and crushing a man's skull with his bare hands. We also can't forget that he's responsible for the death of Spo-- I mean Kirk, albeit only for a short time.
2) Loki from: Marvel's "The Avengers" & "Thor" portrayed by Tom HiddlestonI'm reading fan-fiction about YOU!
Where should I start with this one? If you're privy to the events that occurred at San Diego Comic Con 2013, then you have an inkling of just how popular this guy is with the ladies. Personally, I do see the physical attractiveness here and having an affinity for leather outfits can subconsciously say a lot. He's a character that you can see becoming good again, but he never makes the decision to be. He'll ride the line forever and string you along for each and every moment of it. Despite all of the times that we've seen his sensitive side, we can't forget that he's done some messed up stuff. He almost got Thor killed many times and nearly destroyed New York City, probably killing hundreds, if not thousands, of people in the process. He's the God Of Mischief, if that's any indication that he's not trustworthy then I don't know what is.
Bad at every age.
You'll want a thorough explanation, I'm sure. Hannibal is one of the most intriguing and disturbing characters of popular culture. He's a cannibalistic serial killer that shows absolutely no remorse for his actions. He plays and toys with people well beyond the point of too far for his own gain and sometimes amusement. Even the most recent actor to play him (Mikkelsen) , said that he plays him as a 'satanic figure.' Yet, despite all of this, we can't help but like him. He's sophisticated, refined in his interests, and he's stuck it to many people we definitely think deserved it (the original Dexter). If we were to meet him in person we would want him to like us, want him to think we're worthy of his time and attention. He's somehow both repulsive and alluring at the same time, definitely reminiscent of the Devil. Yeah, saying you have a thing for a character that is basically Satan makes him Number One on this list.
Well, can you guys top Hannibal freaking Lecter? What are some of the crushes you know you shouldn't have? Leave your comments below.