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Widely Hated

Everyone has their favorites and least favorites, of course. But it must be said that some characters are less popular than others. And these ones in particular have very few if any fans or advocates. Whether for being seen as poorly written, annoying, morally repugnant, or some other reason, these are the characters who, near as I can tell, are the most widely hated and/or infamous for being widely hated.

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  • Pretty sure anyone with even a cursory knowledge of The Last of Us: Part II and the firestorm of controversy it generated, knows about this one. The hate for her was SO bad, that her normally well-liked voice actress Laura Bailey got a ridiculous amount of online abuse for playing her (not cool, folks).

  • I hope I never have to explain this one to anybody.

  • The bane of many an Oblivion player's existence. That he can't ever die permanently suggests to me the makers of the game were fully aware of how insufferable he is, and were in a mood to be sadistic. Shame on them.

  • Generally considered obnoxiously broken.

  • Even among those who DON'T hate the Sequel Trilogy with a burning passion (such as myself), general consensus is that her and Poe Dameron's plot was the weakest one in the film. Even her death, while awesome, gets a fair share of flak.

  • This one's a curious case. As a character, she's not all bad. But her AI and role as a constant escort mission are both so utterly terrible, that they've ensured she's still one of video game's most widely loathed characters, however solidly written her interactions with Leon.

  • The personification of every negative stereotype about the Jedi, and basically everything Jedi haters accuse the organization as a whole of being; a self-righteous, holier-than-thou, oppressive type who constantly lectures and preaches about the dangers of the Dark Side while falling to it herself. So her being hated is no great surprise.

  • Batman and Robin version, which took one of Batman's deadliest foes and turned him into naught but dumb muscle.

  • General consensus is that she's a terrible protagonist and an even worse role-model for the legions of underage girls who read and got hooked on the Twilight series.

  • I mean, he IS introduced betraying and shooting the player character, and even aside from that is a cocky, sleazy weasel.

  • One of the most widely hated party members in ANY Final Fantasy game, no mean feat considering how many party members there's been across all the different games.

  • Well, polarizing at any rate, since a lot of people (puzzlingly), defend her. Most other people hate her guts though.

  • Misogynistic serial killer. Not exactly a charmer.

  • Besides the whole thing of his being a cannibal, it's also implied he has interests in Ellie that are of a decidedly perverse nature. Gross.

  • Among other things, her romance is EASILY the most shallow one in the Mass Effect trilogy. Her voice acting is also generally considered below the standard of most of the other cast members.

  • Easily the most widely despised Harry Potter character ever (including by myself). Fact is, we all wanted her dead even more than we did Voldemort. She's basically the Holiday Special of Harry Potter: EVERYONE agrees that she's awful.

  • No one likes him, and you're clearly not supposed to. Jennifer Hale herself has said that he's her least favorite character in the series.

  • So much for being "Man's best friend". In this case, it's more "Man's most annoying taunter".

  • Amazing Spider-Man 2 version, at least before the MCU fixed him.

  • Jennifer Garner version. Her movie was infamously awful, and her turn in the 2003 Daredevil movie didn't exactly impress most people either.

  • Generally considered the least likable of the Until Dawn cast, although I myself would argue that her spat with Jessica has the latter just as obnoxious and terrible. But either way, yeah, Emily's kind of a jerk (though this can be mitigated a LITTLE depending on how you play as her).

  • Pretty much all of their movie iterations

  • One of many League of Legends characters whose gameplay being perceived as broken/OP by most and is thus hated for that reason.

  • It takes a special kind of awful to make everyone hate you even when you have Samuel L. Jackson voicing you.

  • Sadistic Nazi and an abusive mother to boot, she was clearly designed to be as hateable as possible. Which of course, makes shoving an axe into her face all the more enjoyable.

  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer version. Because SERIOUSLY. A cloud in space? Who the hell thought THAT was a good idea?

  • Another character who was very clearly designed to be someone everyone despises. He even dresses up as a Nazi at one point.

  • Generally considered a weak and forgettable villain who may have been potentially something better, but ultimately wasn't. I think even the actor himself has noted that he hasn't run into that many Hux fans. Probably because there aren't many.

  • That's what you get for killing one of the franchise's most beloved poster boys. Even though, strictly speaking, Shepherd does have something of a tragic reason for being evil.

  • Cocky trash-talker, and I think he might also be a misogynist. Moving on.

  • AKA how all of us gamers and other assorted nerds fear we're perceived by everyone else. Namely, annoying and insufferable posers who reference movies too much.

  • Everyone cheered when Garrus beat the crap out of him during his loyalty mission.

  • Up to his neck in the Holocaust. 'nuff said.

  • Miranda's worthless turd of a father. Even among those who don't like or love Miranda as much I do, I don't see him having much in the way of fans or advocates.

  • This one was hated BY HIS OWN CREATORS. Such that the only reason he showed up in any game other than his debut one, was because Armageddon was determined to bring back every character. Even then, he was brought back as a zombie with no personality.

  • A cocky, trash-talking jerk who is basically the local bully. Plus, when you pick fights with and insult Nintendo's main breadwinner, you're basically asking for it.

  • Believe it or not, I actually like this one, but I'm definitely in the minority. Poor Jacob has the dubious distinction of being the closest thing Mass Effect's otherwise largely popular and acclaimed collection of party members has to being the one everyone hates or dislikes.

  • MCU Version, and I daresay that Natalie Portman herself wouldn't disagree. But then, that's one of the things folks are hoping Thor: Love and Thunder will correct/get right.

  • Probably the most infamous Star Wars character there ever was (no small feat).

  • There's a reason he's often paired with Hitler with "worst human beings ever".

  • There's not a Mass Effect fan out there who doesn't know the reasons for this one.

  • The GTA version. That's what being a sexual predator and general sleaze gets you.

  • DCEU version, on account of Jesse Eisenberg feeling completely miscast in the role.

  • MCU version, on account of being the poster boy for "boring and phoned in MCU bad guys".

  • Gameplay-wise due to being seen as overpowered by most League players.

  • I have honestly yet to meet any fellow Warhammer fans who don't view this guy as a contemptible, backstabbing, cowardly a-hole. Of course, he IS all of those things. Plus, he doomed the Warhammer universe by selling it out to Chaos, so there's also that.

  • Baby form only. Regular Mario is obviously one of video game's MOST beloved characters. But his Baby incarnation is about as hated as regular Mario is adored.

  • One of the dumbest MK characters ever, if not THE dumbest.

  • Batman and Robin version, for obvious reasons.

  • For such a wholesome series, Animal Crossing has a few different despised characters, and Resetti, at least in the earlier games before he mellowed, is one of the most prominent.

  • Pretty sure anyone whose played even a single level of Ocarina of Time knows the reason this one's on the list.

  • Often held up as a strike against the Prequels, especially in view of how the Neimoidians in general were accused of fitting negative Asian stereotypes. I would remind everyone that Gunray was clearly INTENDED to be hated, but folks use him as an excuse to bash the Prequels anyway. -__-

  • Among Goldeneye players due to being broken in that game. Personally, he's one of my favorite Bond Henchmen, but then again I am thinking of him in the movie and not the game.

  • Seemingly widely hated for the "so sweet and friendly its annoying" reason.

  • For being a terrible Catwoman from one of the worst movies ever made.

  • Batman and Robin version

  • I guess not every Water starter can be as cool as Squirtle or Totodile, can they?

  • "There's another settlement that needs our help".

    Personally, I give him credit for having his heart in the right place. Still kind of annoying though.

  • At risk to my credibility, I do like her design and think she's very comely. BUT...her and Sonic as a couple is just weird (and not in a good way). Plus the fact that she gives Peach a run for her money in the "constant damsel in distress" department. It probably doesn't help that she hails from a widely hated video game.

  • Let's see...one of the main causes of the Human/Covenant War, a sanctimonious religious zealot, a genocidal bigot, a pathetic weakling, and killed Miranda Keyes by shooting her in the back. Yep, this guy sucks.

  • Mass murderer, torturer, rapist, all around sadistic bastard. Another one who was obviously intended to be as loathsome as possible.

  • Especially to those who chose the Human Noble origin, as this asshole betrayed and massacred the family of the player character in that case.

  • Poster boy for annoying cartoon characters, to the point that TV Tropes' code-term for "character who is almost universally despised", is "The Scrappy". Hell, even the live action movie from 2002 made him the villain!

  • Technically does have her fans, but the majority of DA players seem to dislike her something fierce.

  • The hate for this League of Legends champion is strong, and unlike most other examples here, it isn't entirely for gameplay related reasons. Many just plain hate her and find her lore half-baked at best and her personality grating.

  • Mostly on account of being one of the most infamous examples of a broken final boss in Fighting Games, as well as a combatant who goes out of his way to trash talk constantly. Now, this one is more "polarizing", since people do recognize that Shao Kahn is cool...but for every person who thinks that, there's another person who hates him.

  • Worst. Sidekick. Ever. Or close to it.

  • Opinions about this dime-store Palpatine generally fall into two categories: that he's either one more argument against the Sequel Trilogy in general and The Last Jedi in particular, or that The Last Jedi is good in part BECAUSE it got rid of this boring villain to make way for Kylo Ren's ascension. Either way, Snoke fans are few.

  • Well, from Battle for Azeroth onwards, anyway. Prior to that, she was a generally beloved character. But if anything can turn an audience against you, it's turning into a genocidal psycho (and featuring in not one, but two hated expansions).

  • General consensus seems to be that he's one of the worst/most annoying League of Legends champions. Or at least that's the impression I've gotten.

  • More in a gameplay sense than as a character, but as concerns the former, he is pretty widely disliked. Lot of it has to do with how his kit is considered badly outdated by modern League of Legends standards.

  • Killing the family of one of video game's most beloved protagonists will do that...

  • I personally find her rather interesting, but general consensus is that she is one of the worst Dragon Age party members ever.

  • Committing mass shootings at airports tend to have that effect on people. Also the cause of the aforementioned General Shepherd's own descent into villainy, making Makarov indirectly responsible for fan-favorite Ghost's death.

  • To this day, he's still one of the most prominent cases of a League of Legends champion being hated for being OP.