>>92602193>checkmating your own post
No. Dr. Facilier had fans just like any other character had fans, but he never had a legion of fangirls like Once-ler, Warden, and Bill Cipher had. Hell, Gaston is probably more popular than he is.
And yeah, people liked Penguin when he became hot because guess what, he was fucking hot. That's the formula, make a hot guy, bonus points if they're dark and misunderstood, the cherry on top is a smooth dresser. It has nothing to do with "just throw a top hat on them" because girls don't like fat, disgusting, Danny DeVito penguin, they like Twilight Penguin.
Warden, Bill, Black Hat, and Once-ler would be sought after even if they weren't in a suit because people fall for their evil personalities. The suit is there just to amplify that. Like a cute girl wearing a bikini. She was already cute, but the bikini set it over the top.