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Why does the AO3 community like Draco Malfoy so much?

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Utsane, Nov 10, 2019 at 10:17 PM.

  1. Utsane

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    I would've thought they'd converge on Ron as the underappreciated hero, continued to preach Harry's coming as the messiah, or become a broken church of several minor gods like Snape, McGonagall and Flitwick.

    Why Draco? Utsane doesn't understand.

    I get why other communities like Draco. It just seems OOC fro AO3.

    This has been my Sunday shitpost.
     
  2. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Because he looks good in leather obviously.
     
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    He's rich, he's a "bad boy" and he's hot. Or at least they think he is. I don't see how this is some great mystery.
     
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    Utsane First Year

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    In some of the anime fandoms, Naruto and Bleach in particular, they have managed to avoid doing going down the road of hero-worshipping Sasuke, Orochimaru and Urahara, all three of whom are characters that typically fit that vague stereotype too. Why is the HP fandom the exception here?
     
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    Lol - just lol - if you think they've "managed" to "avoid" doing the same to Sasuke. Orochimaru isn't really hot, Urahara is a bit too daddy for the average fangirl. The first fits a similar mold to Draco, the other two don't. Better examples from Bleach would've been Grimmjow or Ulqiuorra or something.
     
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    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I think its, in part, that there's a lot of blank space to work with his character, whilst at the same time he's got a lot of established facets to provide a framework. You don't have to really change things in the story for him to have a moderately central role in things, he's Harry's principle adversary in a school yard, immediate sort of way. He's associated with Harry's actual principle adversary. He's rich, seemingly quite intelligent and capable, he's charismatic (no one enjoys writing a stupid or boring character).

    I can understand why he's the go to 'bad guy' character when an author is looking to redeem someone.
     
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    They're very into financial humiliation.
     
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    Big dick energy.
     
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    Because he's gay.
     
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    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Shitty post Sunday is over with intuitive next Sunday.
     
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    lol.

    Also Orochimaru and Urahara are very different character archtypes to Draco and Sasuke.
     
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