Monday, January 2, 2012

Most Hated Chracters

I feel a little bad about this post. I realize that I am going to be attacking people's work and so I feel some guilt. However, bad or disliked characters are going to pop up from time to time and if you create one of these monstrosities you just have to grin and bare it. You guys just might have to remind me of this if someone names one of my characters on a list like this. But without further ado here are my most hated characters (TV, Books, Video Games, and Movies are included):

10 Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games Trilogy, Books and in March a movie)

So much whining, and she can never remain conscious during any climatic moment

9 Delores Umbridge (Harry Potter series, Books and Movies)

Flat, annoying, and one sided. Not nearly the quality of Rowling's other characters

8 Wesley Crusher (Star Trek The Next Generation, TV)

Know it all Mary Sue.

7 Doctor Octopus (Spiderman 2, Movie)

I knew he was a good guy the whole time which made it hard to cheer against him.

6 John Mandrake (Bartimaeus Trilogy, Books)

Could have been one of the best characters in YA lit, but I felt like he was underdeveloped compared to Bartimaeus.

5 Navi (The Legend of Zelda, Video Games)

Annoying voice and popped up all the time with useless information

4 Bella Swan and Edward Cullen (Twilight, Books and Movies)

Shallow, angsty, and oblivious.

3 Jar Jar Binks (Star Wars, Movies)

Not sure why he even exists. Maybe George Lucas owed someone a favor?

2 Jon and Kate Goslin (TV)

I know these are real people, but if you don't realize that people are portrayed as characters in a reality show then I pity you.

1 Holden Caulfield (Catcher in the Rye, Book)

Reading Catcher in the Rye made me want to claw my eyes out. I found Holden and his slow decent into insanity to be as uninspiring as anything that I have ever read.


  1. Oh man, I think Bella is my number one. But that's a pretty darn good list. I agree with all except Katniss. Yes, she was annoying at times, but not any more than many protags.

  2. Have you read anything by Faulkner? If so, EVERY character he EVER wrote should be number 1. But I mostly agree with the ones you have. You could probably write a book on all the annoying characters that exist.