Video game characters that are supposed to be sexy... but aren't

When sex doesn't sell

Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)

Unless you’re into Scandinavian death metal, there is no way long white hair and blackened lips are attractive on a man. Stabbing a defenceless girl in the back with a sword isn’t particularly sexy either.

And yet, hundreds of female admirers continue to swoon over Final Fantasy VII's primary villain. If you don't believe us, check out the reams of nuptial-themed fan art all over the Web. Hmmm… Methinks it’s because chicks dig tortured/douchebag/bad boy types.

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