From Voldemort to Vader, science says we prefer fictional villains who remind us of ourselves — Neuroscience News

Study reports we tend to prefer fictional villains who are darker versions of ourselves.

We Are Not Born With Bigotry

Jane Elliott was ironing a teepee for a classroom activity as she watched news on the television. The news was highlighting the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., who had been shot to death. One white reporter said: “When our leader [John F. Kennedy] was killed several years ago, his widow held us together. Who’s going to control your people?”