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Bad boys are fine to admire from afar. Especially when they're fictional. But let's face it, the rebels we 'ship and swear we'd be with in a heartbeat if they jumped off the screen wouldn't really be that fun to hang out with.
There's the dangerous rebel, who will never show up where he's suppose to be. The charming quipper, who's actually just obsessed with building himself up and putting other people down. And then of course, there are flat out criminals and sociopaths. But, often, criminals and sociopaths with really great smiles and British accents. Maybe it's time to shift your affection to a more stable fantasy guy?
Ahead, some of our favourite bad boys and IRL nightmares.
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Ferris from Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
On screen, it's fun to watch Mr. Bueller crash a parade and possibly give his BFF long lasting phycological damage. In real life, he'd grow up to be the kind of guy who doesn't tip, then explains why his lack of tip is actually better for the waiter.
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Jess from Gilmore Girls (2000 — 2007)
Reading poetry does not a nice guy make.
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Logan from Veronica Mars (2004 — 2007)
She wants you to change because YOU ARE AWFUL. Remember when he staged fights between homeless people for sport? Logan's one redeeming quality is his love for Veronica (don't let the uniform sway you).
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Mark from Love Actually (2003)
If you were a friend of poor Keira Knightley's husband and he told you this story, you would not think it was sweet.
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Patrick Verona from 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
If he hadn't fallen for Kat, he would have tricked a girl into a series of romantic encounters for money.