You know what people need to start doing? Appreciate bad characters.
Now I’m not talking like badly written characters who’s only purpose is to let other characters grow. No I’m talking about the characters who are bad just to bad, their character development is just seeing how bad they can get. How fucked up can they go.
Being bad is just as interesting as a character trying to be good. If we didn’t have villains we wouldn’t have heroes, all our favorite heroes would be so boring if they didn’t have an interesting villain.
An example of a good bad guy: Joker
Yeah so many people hate him, so many people can’t stand him. But the thing is if you hate joker with all your might, you don’t want to see him in anything or every time you see him you wanna punch him in the face. Well that’s how you know he’s written well. Because he’s a bad guy you aren’t supposed to like him, he’s supposed to be abusive and do fucked up things. Joker isn’t anywhere near my favorite character list but he’s definitely my favorite villain. He’s just fucked up to be fucked up, maybe to try and get the bats attention but mostly just to be fucked up
So I think people need to start likening the bad characters just because their bad. That character with the addiction that makes them do shitty things, good character. That character who’s just cruel just because, good character. That egocentric character who only looks out for themselves, good character. Can’t we just start liking or even appreciate bad characters?