Escapism, as others have suggested. Such things also tug at our desire to see noble causes. What music does to improve on reality for our ears, fantasy does for our eyes - little of either is truly real, but totally needed. Sometimes it's important to fantasize: <br />
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I agree with you but i also think that some of the creatures have been around for centuries and just maybe they did exsist then also every persons mind is like a universe of its own so if they exist there whos to say they are not real

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For me it is because every day life is so beige. These types of creatures are colorful--exciting, romantic, daring, magical, beautiful, frightening, powerful, etc. Everything we'd like to be.

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reality sucks

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We live vicariously through them. They fulfill our fantasies for immortality, power over nature, power over others, invulnerability, control, $ex, and fame.

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Because of books like Harry Potter, or Twilight :)

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