Least Favorite Characters!

Tonight I was tagged in a Twitter post asking which 3 book characters would you send to hell, and/or which are you least favorite. And once I had trouble answering, I got to thinking- what makes our least favorite characters be our least favorite???

(The post was by Sam Hewa and I chose just a few- Umbridge from Harry Potter, Angra from Snow Like Ashes and Caleb from the Divergent trilogy. Now that I think about it, I’ll say Eric from that too! When I asked my friend, she gave me more than I could come up with myself! I added Clancy from The Darkest minds and Theron from Snow Like Ashes!)

While I was answering I could not think of that many good answers because when I’m asked this stuff it’s like I forget that I’ve even read 1 book! And then, while I thought of some obvious answers like evil characters I realized- I like a LOT of evil characters!

Lots of times, I come out of the book they were in thinking of why they made the choices they did and if it really makes them “evil.” I often come to the conclusion that they were misunderstood.

I think of lots of characters as misunderstood/mysteriously interesting or just really neat. I often find that I REALLY think evil characters are cool because of the way the author makes them and writes about them and their choices. The reason I end up disliking characters is because I didn’t like the reasoning behind them or their choices, how they acted or if they just weren’t well written characters and proved to be bothersome. If I think the characters were well played out, I usually like them- no matter what they did! I like it when characters have good/legitimate motives and if it actually makes sense with how they act/what they do.

Let’s take a look at why I said the characters I did! (WARNING: There are slight spoilers here, just skip over the parts that say “ONLY IF YOU’VE READ…” They’re at the end of the explanations, so you won’t miss anything else.)

Umbridge- I hated how she was portrayed. Her demeanor was just weird and in the end I disliked how she was acting, especially why she was always making the rules she did. Only some of them made sense and her motives were strange and/or not mentioned.

Angra- Now that I think about it I am starting to find him cool. He was creepy and sneaky and I kinda like that, but I also didn’t like some of the reasoning behind his actions. (IF YOU’VE READ SNOW LIKE ASHES!!!!!!! I disliked him but maybe the Decay part of him I did find interesting.)

Caleb- He was awkward and a coward and in the end I didn’t think his reasoning behind lots of his actions seemed fit. I don’t know he was just wierd.

Clancy- I don’t understand him! (ONLY IF YOU’VE READ TDM!!!!! He intended to harm Ruby and I never did trust him.)

Theron- (ONLY IF YOU’VE READ ICE LIKE FIRE!!!!! He went behind everyone’s backs and did something crazy for no reason, because he should’ve known better.)

Eric- He was so annoying! He was like “new rule, new rule,” and had little to no reasoning as to why he acted like he did when appointed leader. I feel like he would’ve been cooler had it not been like this and (ONLY IF YOU’VE READ DIVERGENT!!!! If Jeanine hadn’t been trying to interfere he would’ve been different. I don’t understand why he had toside with her.)

I like evil characters when they have reason behind the bad things they do, and when it makes sense to the plot. If there’s a pointless conflict that could have been easily solved or didn’t have to be there, it makes for a less interesting and in-depth character.

Besides, the bad guys always get the cooler weapons!

There you have it! Who are your least favorite characters and why? Leave a comment or talk on my Twitter! Thanks for stopping by!!!!

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9 thoughts on “Least Favorite Characters!

  1. Hmm… I remember the time I hated Bella Swan from Twilight because of how clingy she is at Edward, like he’s her oxygen and she just CAN’T stay away from him… :/ I don’t like those types that can’t protect themselves and are so hopless when they’re left alone. (This is also why I love Tris from Divergent.)

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    1. OH YES I HATED BELLA! I don’t mind it, but she was pretty weak (which doesn’t matter, as I said) and he story was NOT interesting! I hate the fact that it didn’t take place with Jasper, or Alice, or Rosalie. If you think about it, their back stories and histories were SO much more exciting!

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  2. Ugh, Umbridge and Caleb for sure!! I haaate them both. Especially Umbridge. THROW HER IN AZKABAN. And yeah, I really do like “evil” characters as well. The only times I dislike characters is if they do things that make me mad, or I don’t agree with their actions (and don’t think they made sense). Other times, authors wrote them in such a way that there was no reason for me to like them. I think Caleb could fit into this latter part. Umbridge was just a character that wasn’t SUPPOSED to be likable.

    Great post! What a fun tag.

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