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The bisexual bad boys that make us shiver

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Nov 15, 2018

There’s a certain sex appeal bad boys have. Maybe it’s the devil-may-care attitude. Maybe it’s the way their hair is oh so carefully disheveled. Maybe it’s the fact that unlike nice guys, you know exactly what you’re getting when you find yourself attracted to a bad boy. Or, maybe it’s just the promise that you’ll wake up in the morning hating yourself a little, but having had one hell of a night.

Now, find yourself a bad boy who is bisexual+ and we’re talking all the sexy goodness without all the heterosexist BS that can make cishet men so annoying in the first place. Being bisexual+ doesn’t make someone morally superior, of course, but that’s not what we’re looking for when it comes to bad boys.

The thirst is real. In honor of that unquenchable desire, here’s a list of the bisexual+ bad boys of genre—the antiheroes, the villains, the morally ambiguous—that make us shiver with delight and desire. To be clear, none of these are people we suggest dating, and if you meet someone like these folks, heed the red flags and run the other way. But we won’t judge you if you engage in a bit of hate banging first.

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John Constantine (Arrowverse and DC)

John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is a delectable crumpet probably best known for either being a smart mouthed blond, or like, a badass master of the dark arts, I guess. He’s an emotional powder keg, a saucy anti-authoritarian, and a hard-drinkin’, hard-smokin’ bisexual sexpot. And, now that he’s aboard the Waverider with the Legends of Tomorrow crew, we’re getting to see him flirt and bone his way through time, all while wearing his signature tie and trench coat.

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Daken Akihiro (Marvel)

Remember that one time Wolverine had a son? Well, it turns out that son grew up to be one sexy, angry, vengeful, bisexual villain. Built of bulging muscles and serious daddy issues, Daken is a drop dead gorgeous mutant slash killing machine. When he rises to the level of kingpin of Madripoor’s criminal underworld, Daken treats friend and foe alike as if they’re a buffet of sex and murder.

But, seriously, don’t date Daken. He’s got a penchant for emotionally torturing and poisoning paramours.

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Captain Jack Harkness (Torchwood)

He was once a time-traveling con-man, but in Torchwood, Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) has become an immortal leader of the British alien taskforce called Torchwood. Luckily, he lost exactly zero of his sex appeal during his transition and the team he assembles is also very sexy. The real winners here, though, are the viewers who get to see the pansexual hero seduce and bang his way through his adventures with his team.

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Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Rocky Horror Picture Show)

For over 40 years, Dr. Frank-N-Furter has been causing people—on and off screen—to experience sexual awakenings. Brad and Janet learn that fact quickly in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Between the corset, the fishnets, that signature Tim Curry smile, and the significant bulge in his lacey underwear, it’s hard to resist Dr. Frank-N-Furter. And, honestly, why would you want to?

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Magnus Bane (Shadowhunters)

Magnus Bane (Harry Shum, Jr.) proves that just because you’re a 400-year-old, superpowered warlock doesn’t mean you can’t also be a fine-as-hell bisexual flirt. Not only does Magnus know how to throw a party, but he also knows how to summon demons, cure magical illnesses, and make one kickass martini. And, boy howdy, does he have a solid seduction game. If “you’ve unlocked something in me” doesn’t do it for you, then what does?

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Captain John Hart (Torchwood)

OK, so maybe he’s a knock-off of Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but Captain John Hart (James Marsters) is also a pansexual, time-traveling rogue Time Agent and former lover of Captain Jack Harkness. In all the ways that Jack has reformed and become a hero, John rejects the path to redemption, for the most part. He’s a bit sociopathic, a lot self-assured, and one sexy villain. Plus, Spike always seemed like he’d enjoy a romp with more than one gender, so it’s nice that Torchwood allows us to live out that fantasy.

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Loki (Marvel)

As the bisexual, genderfluid god of lies and stories, Loki gets around, literally and sexually speaking. No, we’re not talking about the Tom Hiddleston version of our favorite trickster, we’re talking about the Loki we know and love from the comic books. In adventures through the Nine Realms and beyond, Loki kisses, flirts with, and seduces mortal, god, and alien alike. It’s not all that makes Loki sexy, but the horns, fur collar, and the liberal use of green certainly don’t hurt.

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Deadpool (Deadpool, Deadpool 2, and Marvel)

What list of sexy bad boys would be complete without the pansexual Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, aka the Merc with a Mouth? Even when he’s not being played by Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool has a certain swagger paired with a wicked sense of humor and a strong romantic streak that makes him like co-dependent catnip. He’s been married a couple of times, fallen head over heels for Death themself, and is clearly very attracted to superhero types. Sure, his suit is a bit overstated, but don’t worry, so is every single thing about Deadpool, and that’s why we love, and want, him.

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