Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don't Care For

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
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Characters I didn't like that others do

Gale Hawthorn, the Hunger Games
He was a fine character, kind of. I didn't hate him. I just didn't like him all that much. Especially considering all the crap he pulled in Catching Fire and near the end of Mockingjay. 

Chaol Westfall, Throne of Glass
He was/is a character that I just don't get. I started to like him in Crown of Midnight. But then the way he started to  act and treat Aelin was pretty damn uncalled for. 

I do not hate her, I just don't really like her character as much as Cinder and Scarlet. She is a bit too passive for my taste. I understand that she was pretty sheltered and in a way mentally abused for a long time. But I would have liked her to be more proactive in certain cases. Now I have yet to read Winter so I might get my wish in that book.

Edward, Twilight
I actually hate all the characters from that series. But I can't have my whole list be from just one book/series.

Severus Snape, Harry Potter series
The love for this character is pretty recent. I can not forgive anything he's done. I think he was a huge bully towards Harry, as well as multiple other characters throughout the series. But he personally went out of this way to make things hard for Harry. It was childish and petty. 

I hate it when a character "proclaims" their love for someone, but only after someone else starts to show interest in that person. Same issue I had with Gale.

Rose Hathaway, Vampire Academy
I found her character to be a little unlikable at times. Now, I have only read the first book, maybe she gets more than one dimensional later on. But currently, I feel kind of 'meh' towards her.

Jem Carstairs, The Infernal Devices
I do not hate this character either. He was just okay for me. I didn't really care for Will all that much either. I liked them equally, but they both had flaws that made their characters a little boring at times. He was too self-sacrificing to the point where it seemed more like selfishness. Now, put those pitchforks down.

Ash Darkmyr, The Iron Fey series
Now, I don't know if people actually like this character or not. I read the whole series, and the book from his POV was the best. But with a pretty low bar, that wasn't hard to achieve. I didn't really "like" any of these characters. But his character was just so painfully one dimensional for so much of the series.

Just so we're clear, I don't like Aspen either, or any of the characters really. But this guy, he was just pathetic.  He would say one thing but behave in a completely different way. He was fickle and childish at his best.


  1. Well you definitely have a lot of my favourite characters here; Jem, Chaol, Ash, Snape. Lol!
    But Gale. Yes! I hate him. Book and movie Gale are both whiny jerks. He's selfish and adds all more woe to Katniss's life.
    And of course Maxon was on my list too. So we definitely agree what a idiot he is.

    1. I don't think a single character from The Selection was even remotely likable.

  2. I'm not a fan of the Twilight characters either, but I went for Bella. She just drives me mad!

    1. I didn't think she was a character that people loved... My husband calls her Balsa Wood, because she has the personality of a plank of wood. lol

  3. I agree with everything you said about Snape! I LOVE Alan Rickman and the way he portrayed the character, but I can't stand Snape himself. I totally agree with Gayle too! I don't understand why everyone loved him! That being said, I didn't like Peeta either...

    Here are my Top Ten!