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FOR READERS: Favorite Villains

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FOR READERS

Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Ryane Chatman:

Who are your favorite queer spec fic villains, and why?

Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks!

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  1. Erik Lehnsher (Magneto). “All those years wasted fighting each other, Charles.” :'( I’ve always parsed them as a couple, and some of the scenes really play into that. They’re one of my main examples of how internalized homophobia can ruin someone’s chance at happiness. And Clark/Lex in Smallville kept making me think “OMG I went to highschool with boys like this, someone take them behind the barn and hand them a copy of The Joy of Gay Sex.” That’s why it’s important to me to explore hero/villain pairings where they find other solutions. Because being gay shouldn’t mean being miserable.

    For a canonically recognized example of gay hero/villain hijinks, a favorite is the Annihilator from Young Protectors. He is really heinous, but so hot too.

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