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14 Reasons Mr. Bates And Edward Cullen Are Actually The Same Annoying Character

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is definitely on Team Edward. So grab your tea and crumpets and get ready to brood.

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1. They're brooders. They sit around and BROOD.

All the damn day long.
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All the damn day long.

2. They have dark secrets. Secrets they can't tell NOBODY, including their significant others.

About their complicated past, their complicated hopes, their complicated desires, and...ugh, I'm already annoyed.
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About their complicated past, their complicated hopes, their complicated desires, and...ugh, I'm already annoyed.

3. They fall in love, which leads to a lot of unnecessary angst and self-loathing.

Stop.

4. And aside from their love lives, they don't have much else going on...

5. Yet, their girlfriends only see them through rose-colored glasses. Not that it matters.

Ever the self-defeatists.
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Ever the self-defeatists.

6. They're both super protective. So they break up with their girlfriends...to protect them from all their broody secrets.

And they PEACE OUT without giving an explanation! Which leaves their GFs like this:

It's not cool.
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It's not cool.

7. And then, instead of giving their ladies space and time to get over it, they STALK them.

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Not pictured, but remember when Bates suddenly showed up in town, knowing that it was Anna's half-day, so he could watch her from afar? Am I seriously the only one who found that unabashedly creepy?!

8. But, hey, it's all good: they both come back to town and all is forgiven. Eventually.

9. They both refuse to have sex before marriage. Or do anything beyond a quick kiss and awkward eye contact...

But at least there's lingering.
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But at least there's lingering.

10. They're also about 100 years older than their significant others. Respectively.

Look at him. Look at her. Rinse and repeat.
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Look at him. Look at her. Rinse and repeat.

Whether you're revealing yourself as a glittering vampire so the mafia can kill you, or getting fired because you're TOO GOOD to tell on some jerk at work.
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Whether you're revealing yourself as a glittering vampire so the mafia can kill you, or getting fired because you're TOO GOOD to tell on some jerk at work.

12. They're ugly criers.

13. Did I mention brooding?

14. Also staring.

Whether watching you sleep...
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Whether watching you sleep...

So yeah. Enjoy, ladies.

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