Another Top Ten Tuesday for you, one that has come a bit later than usual. I've recently gotten my hands on a game called, 'Diablo 3' and it is kind of life-consuming and soul stealing.
Today's topic is one that I am excited to discuss -
Most Dislikable Characters.
What defines a dislikable character? Perhaps it's their inability to make a decision, a passive and whiny attitude while the rest of the other characters around them persevere, or perhaps it's that regardless of what they do, they were made to be irritating.
Here's my Top Ten Dislikable Characters <3
While I have not read the entirety of the Twilight Saga (and will not be, so don't bother asking) I could not STAND Bella. Yes, I get that she is meant to be the protagonist that is thrown into the midst of this crazy love story and Vampires and all that fun jazz, but never has someone made it so boring like Bella.
She's flat, an open character so that whoever reads will self-insert themselves into her place as the heroine with a love triangle with two hunks, and doesn't really do anything. Anytime people mention her name, it's guaranteed that I will let out a, 'Ugh' with an eye roll and pulling out a list of all the reasons why I can't stand her and the fact that she was on Role Model lists for the years that Twilight was popular.
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OH holden. That was my frequently used quote the entire time I read this book. Mara and I disagree on Holden (Which is fabulous that two people can interpret and love/hate a character so differently)
She related to Holden, while the whole time I thought Holden was a negative, prideful adolescent who is suffering from Special Snowflake Syndrome.
He reminded me of all the teenagers that I knew that wore the fact that they were dysfunctional and "deep'" in their philosophies in life as a badge of honour. It was a tough read for me because of my superb dislike in Holden, but that's his beauty. You either love him and relate to him, or want to grab him by the scruff and shake him violently.
*Grits teeth and tries not to violently bash the keys on my keyboard* Teresa is one of those characters that you just want to ask -
'Why do you do the things that you do?'
'Why do you even exist?'
'Why are you still even here?'
Never before have I genuinely despised a love interest character to the main protagonist before. Every single time she spoke, explained something, or did generally anything, I honestly couldn't stand it and wanted her bit to be over before it even began. The whole Maze Runner series plays her off as this boring, bland, only used as a plot device character and then at the end she is used even further as a plot device and is then thrown aside. It's infuriating!
Tris is a back-and-forth indecisive prat. Sure, they try to play her off as this hero but it's such a Mary-Sue trope!
She goes from being a quiet, small, shy, and unknowing character to supposedly this bad ass who can fight, shoot a gun, start and lead a rebellion, AND manage to get the hot guy in the end *No spoilers here but I'm glad with what Veronica Roth did*
No! No! That does not happen, and it turns this character into this supposed Femme Fatale that is just as bad as having a vapid female character. By making her too 'perfect', she became this irritating character that I couldn't stand. Even her monologues made me roll my eyes a couple of times and put down the book for a few moments to push my need to rant down.
You all know those conniving sisters that you are sure is trying to make your life miserable?
That's Caroline Bingley. Every single rendition of her I cannot stand (Which says a lot about how the actresses play Caroline, but also how she is written) and her incessant need to prove to Darcy that she is the much better choice between her and Elizabeth.
Darl', we all know that you ain't.
*Snaps in a Z formation*
Somehow having an arrogant and overly sarcastic male love interest and a 'It's actually all about me' female protagonist seemed like the perfect idea in The Mortal Instruments series. I couldn't wrap my head around why ANYBODY would find Jace attractive with his broody, 'I'm a book that can't be read' and then the next minute trying to eat off Clary's face due to their immense passion.
Get over yourselves.
Clary on the other hand has also a case of Special Snowflake Syndrome and it's always about her or at least she is in the middle of every major drama that occurs in this series. The only way I got through this series was because I was desperate to do something during a time when I was severely sick for weeks. The only way.
All I can say is that if this kid was real, I would probably tackle him to the ground and throttle him. No mercy.
The entire time in Lord of the Flies, this little punk here is that type of kid that you just KNOW is waiting for a moment like this to release his inner demons and destroy everything in sight. His pinnacle moment reaches when he kills the Pigs, and we all know what happens there...
Jack. Is. A. Pyschopath.
I can't. I actually can't write about how much Wells irks me. My blood pressure will soar and I will have to watch multiple videos of kittens and puppies playing just to relax again. Don't mention Wells again *Eye Twitches*
And last but definitely not least, Dolores. She was the villain we all despised and wish would just cark it the entire time. There is something so inherently evil about her that just the name can make people cringe and send tingles down the spine. She is a true masterpiece of unlike-ability and I don't think anybody could disprove that.
[Question: Who is your MOST HATED character ever? Let me know!]