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Killers you like when you aren't supposed to, and vice versa.

There are plenty you're supposed to like - never for the murder itself, as Columbo says in that one scene - and ones that you don't like even apart from the murder, but sometimes it goes the opposite way. I can't help liking Milo Janus and Paul Gerard a little, and of course Leslie Williams. There are even some victims I'm more fond of than you're meant to be, like Ric Carsini, and when it comes to would-be victims, Jerry Parks.
At the other extreme, some people here have said they're not really able to like Abigail Mitchell or Adrian Carsini as much as the story wants you to.
Are there some "sympathetic" ones that you don't sympathize with, or the opposite?

Re: Killers you like when you aren't supposed to, and vice versa.

Max Barsini is on my hate list. 3-timing womanizer who kills out of fear. Of course his harem falls apart at the rnd which pleased me to no end.

Nora Chandler. To me she was likeable even though she was a killer.

I liked Col. Rumford -- maybe im partial because i really love all P. McGoohans episodes

Tommy Brown. Yes he,killed 2 ppl but i really liked him too


Re: Killers you like when you aren't supposed to, and vice versa.

I also liked Patrick McGoohan (Col. Rumford). I felt sorry for him because he worked so hard at the academy and William Haynes was going to take it away.

I realize Dick Van **** (Paul Galesko) was a rotten man but I still see him in "Mary Poppins" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." How can Paul Galesko be that mean?

Re: Killers you like when you aren't supposed to, and vice versa.

Paul Gerard and Dale Kingston I found them to be super creeps.