I'm looking for a single word (adjective or adverb) to describe a person who acts "bad", but in an admirable fashion. Examples of this abound from history and literature. Here are just a few I could think of :
- Bonnie & Clyde
- Captain Nemo
- James Dean
Note that these characters are not (necessarily) acting to achieve any greater social or moral goal. They are simply breaking rules, and they are respected for it.
The word I am looking for will complete this sentence:
Jim Stark was such a ___ kind of guy.