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My first brush with online armies of fans of fictional characters was not with those of DC movies or Star Wars. It was with fans of the Breaking Bad character Walter White, who admonished his wife, Skyler White, for interfering in Walter’s dirty business, even though she was right. White was not the beginning of the anti-hero trope in television— The Sopranos’ Tony Soprano had a head start on all of them, but alongside Mad Men’s Don Draper, Dexter’s Dexter and House of Cards’ Frank Underwood, it was the beginning of an online horde of men trying to justify these characters’ bad behaviour, while also at the same time, assuming that it validated their own.

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