As children, we're taught to give heroes our unwavering support. Meanwhile, villains must be ridiculed and despised for their acts. But as you get older, you learn everything's not black and white. And as we show you with the ninth in our series of 31 Days of Halloween posts, when it comes to fictional characters, there's a lot of gray.
As much as we love the good guys, villains usually steal the spotlight. They get the best lines and say what most of us are thinking. A lot of times, they're not clear-cut evil. There are layers to these characters that make them complex and interesting. Because of that, we're secretly in awe of these men and women. Yes, they're bad, but most of them weren't born that way. There's a method behind their madness, and we love them for it!
Take a look below at 12 deadly TV psychos we should hate (but secretly love).
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