So the prompt today is actually “Ten Characters I Just Didn’t Click With”…but I’m changing it up a bit. There are not many (if any) people in the world that I truly hate…I just don’t like that word. It’s a very strong word. And yes, I’m channeling my inner 2007 Plain White T’s when I say that. BUT…despite my opposition to the word “hate,” there are some characters that I truly, truly hate. To my core. With all of my being. So here I am going to talk about them!
Queen Levana from the Lunar Chronicles series
Levana is literally the worst person in the entire world. She’s just awful. Like when I read the first three Lunar Chronicles books (I just reviewed Cinder), I knew she was the “bad guy,” and I knew I didn’t necessarily like her… But then I read Fairest. And I read it hoping that there’d be some redeeming quality to her. Buuuuut nope. There’s not. It just made me hate her to a extremely high degree. I mean, sure, Fairest offers some explanation as to why she’s so horrendous…but it doesn’t make anything she’s ever done any better. Yep, she’s the worst.
Bonzo from Ender’s Game
He’s also the worst. He’s a bully and antagonist and just all-around awful kid. And I just hated him. Also in the movie, Rico from Hannah Montana plays his character…so all I could think about was this:
So, for obvious reasons, that did not help his case.
I don’t think you can have a list like this and not include Dolores Umbridge. She’s just the worst. Like, her and Queen Levana would probably be best friends. I’ve often heard it “joked” about that people hate Umbridge more than Voldemort…And at first people may laugh. But it’s actually a fact hard to dispute.
I think the moment the centaurs pick her up and stampede her away is one of the most victorious moments in the entire series.
President Snow in the Hunger Games series
Man, all of these people are making me feel heated. I hate President Snow and his smug face and his white roses and his pure awfulness. Bah. Can’t get over it.
This last movie is going to destroy me, I’m pretty sure.
If you don’t know, this series by Philippa Gregory is historical fiction based on the infamous Tudor family. Aka King Henry of England who had a bajillion and five wives. And who left the Catholic church and created the Protestant church just so he could divorce her first wife, Mary.
And all this craziness stems from the crazy ambitions of Mary’s sister, Anne…who is the one who convinces Henry to divorce Mary and marry her instead. Lots of sisterly love, huh?
George Harvey from The Lovely Bones
This is a hard book to read, actually. But it’s really beautiful and powerful, albeit heart-breaking and just sad. But George Harvey is one of the worst kinds of people. And I won’t get into much more than that because, you know, spoilers. But he’s just awful. And creepy. And I hate him.
I haven’t read this book in years…but it’s so sad and powerful. And Rogerson is just really awful. I keep using the word awful for these people…but it’s a good all-encompassing word for these characters. But Rogerson is also manipulative and demeaning. He takes people’s weaknesses and exploits them.
The Thénardiers from Les Misérables
If you don’t know the names, these are Éponine’s parents from Les Mis (or the characters who Bellatrix and Borat play in the 2012 movie lol). They steal and lie and even murder…but the worst part of themselves is that they force this lifestyle on their two daughters as well. Éponine is my favorite character in this story, so that’s probably why I feel a specific enmity towards these two characters as opposed to the many other characters I could hate.
Let’s clear this up now: I don’t hate Amir always. But there are very distinctive moments where I honestly just wanted to punch him in the face because that’s what he deserved. There are some moments where he’s just horrible. And those are the moments that I find myself hating him.
And, like I said, I don’t hate him all the time. But he’s the main character and so I’m hearing his thoughts all the time. And sometimes they’re just not okay.
Ames from Saint Anything
He’s just the creepiest man ever. And a horrible friend. And awful. And I hate him. Oh, did I mention he’s super creepy?
So pretend like this post wasn’t filled with hatred and anger………….But it was. Because these are the characters I hated. Have there been any characters you’ve just hated?