Likable Villain

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    This is the Super-Trope for the cases where villains have qualities that make them more likable. This kind of thing easily leads into Anti-Villain when more than a smidgen of these tropes is added. See also the Sliding Scale of Antagonist Vileness.

    Evoking Admiration

    For the audience:

    Showing Attachment to Other People

    Bravery

    Friendliness

    Good Intentions

    Having a Sense of Humor

    For the audience:

    Intelligence

    For the audience:

    Morality

    Normalcy

    For the audience:

    Pitifulness

    For the audience:

    Sex Appeal

    For the Audience:

    Understanding His/Her Point of View

    For the audience:

    May or may not be Unintentionally Sympathetic.