(The Evil Empire)
In the land of make believe however, there are many times where you can cheer for the bad guy and be okay.
A prime example for me would be Wile E. Coyote. While Wile E. is clearly the bad guy, the road runner is just an asshole and it would really do me good to see, just once, Wile E. defeat him/her (who knows what sex the roadrunner is?).
(This just in....your acme shit.....it don't work)
I feel the same way about Tom as well. Jerry is a tool and Tom is just doing his job. I am definitely cheering for Team Tom here.
(Sleeping with the enemy)
I suppose the definitive “cheer for the bad guy” medium is hack and slash horror movies. Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers, etc. are clearly the “heroes” in their respective films. People don’t go to these movies to see which hot chick lives, they go to see said killers….well, kill.
("What's with kids today huh? Noooo respect...")
More recently Ben from the t.v. show Lost is a bad guy I like to cheer for. More of an anti-villian due to the ambiguity of his actions, he is still clearly not a “good guy” by definition, but just grey enough to win our hearts.
(I'd write something about the show, but it wouldn't make sense)
For Heather’s sake I will not even go into cheering for the bad guys in pro wrestling, but be warned…..it’s coming.