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Fictional villains

When it comes to fictional villains, people are drawn to villains that are similar to them. This is because fictional villains are harmless.

But when watching fictional villains in a social context, people are less likely to identify with the villain, fearing they may be judged harshly for their similarity.

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People feel comfortable exploring perspectives in fiction that would be too disturbing in real life.

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We strive to see ourselves as 'good' and feel, deep down, that we are fundamentally honest and moral. We tend to dismiss the idea that darkness could lie within us.

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