So we all have those characters we can’t stand. They’re the characters that make us throw our books against the wall, scream in rage, and use a very long string of curse words. I know I get very passionate when reading a book, and I can get overly strong feelings towards most characters. I thought I’d compile a list of my 11 most hated characters.
WARNING: Mild Spoilers for Harry Potter, Vampire Academy, the hunger games, Pride and Prejudice, Game of Thrones, Bloodlines, and Gone Girl.
11. Gilderoy Lockhart — Harry Potter
I just finished reading Chamber of Secrets, and that’s probably why Lockhart made it onto the list. He was so incredibly infuriating and annoying. I couldn’t handle him. He was just too much, and I wanted to slap him the entire time. He’s at the bottom of the list because despite his egotism, Lockhart is technically not a bad person. He’s just delusional.
10. George Wickham — Pride and Prejudice
So I disliked George Wickham in Pride and Prejudice. I absolutely loathed him in the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. He’s just an overall shitty person and I really hated him. Considering how strong my hate for him is, even I’m surprised he’s so low on the list. I think this says a lot about the next few characters I’m going to mention.
9. Victor Dashkov — Vampire ACademy
So Victor Dashkov is a character that never seizes to infuriate me. Victor is just a power-hungry asshole. He asked his own freaking daughter to become Strigoi just to get what he wants. He has good ideas. He wants the Moroi to not be helpless bystanders in the fight against Strigoi. But he is willing to destroy everyone and everything that seemingly gets in his way. Honestly, the things Victor was willing to do to get what he wanted were horrible and inexcusable and just caused me more stress than any book character should.
8. Nathan Ivashkov — Vampire Academy
Nathan Ivashkov (Adrian’s father) is a big bag of dicks to put it lightly. He just brings Adrian down and makes him feel inadequate and it hurts my soul. I know Adrian wasn’t the most serious of kids but that’s just his personality. Adrian obviously cares very deeply and he’s so passionate and protective. And then his dad comes around and just shuts him down and expects him to fail and it wakes the protective fangirl in me.
7. Jared Sage — Bloodlines
Another member of the VA universe, Jared Sage (Sydney’s father) is the character I hated the most in that entire series. I know he’s technically a side character but oh my God what a fucking dickwad. Jared Sage pushed his daughter into having an eating disorder, looked the other way when his other daughter was raped, brainwashed his youngest daughter into hating her mother, and was exploiting Alchemist and Moroi resources to make a profit with the Warriors of Light. The way this motherfucker treats Sydney makes me want to hurt him. I just can’t with him.
6. President Snow — The Hunger Games
Finally moving away from Vampire Academy, we have President Snow. Snow is downright psychopathic. He’s power-hungry and he doesn’t give a shit about anyone but himself. This fucker put me and Katniss and the entirety of Panem into full-on rage. He was cruel and ruthless and anyone who fucking supports putting children into an arena to fight to the death in order to keep his citizens in line is a fucking monster and needs to be burned at the stake. An arrow to the heart would have been just as nice but we all know how well that turned out.
5. Petyr Baelish — Game of Thrones
This motherfucker. Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish deserves to be in the top 5. Why? Because he fucking betrayed Ned Stark. Littlefinger needs to get Ice shoved up his ass for what he did. He set a majority of the plot in Game of Thrones into play all because he wanted power and the Tully sisters. Also, what the hell did Ned Stark ever do to him? He took advantage of Ned because he was a good man and Littlefinger took that as weakness. Well fuck you, kindness and justice and fairness is not weakness and I refuse to believe that you come out winning in the Game of Thrones.
4. Peter Pettigrew — Harry Potter
Peter Pettigrew is one of those characters that I pity because he’s so cowardly but then I remember that he’s the reason that James and Lily are dead, and I no longer feel bad for him. Because of this cowardly little shit, Harry had to grow up without a real family. And honestly, James and Lily were his friends. How fucking dare he? I have zero tolerance for people who aren’t loyal to their best friends. He deserved what he got. Dick.
3. Amy Dunne — Gone Girl
This bitch. This bitch caused me so much anxiety. She’s a fucking psychopath. I can’t stand her. She’s actually one of the few characters that made me throw the book across the room. I was so angered by her. It’s the type of rage that doesn’t really have words. It’s just this burning feeling in my chest that makes me want to scream at the book and throw it. (BTW the book is okay.)
2. Joffrey Baratheon — Game of Thrones
I don’t think I even have to explain this one. Joffrey is such a little shit. This ruthless motherfucker died in a much kinder way than I would have liked. He fucking sent Westeros into actual war by beheading Ned Stark. He didn’t listen to anyone. He was abusive towards Sansa. He didn’t give a shit about his mother or father or his siblings. I actually smiled when he died. I FUCKING SMILED WHEN A CHARACTER DIED. That’s not normal. But dammit if there’s a character who deserved to die, it’s this little shit.
1. Dolores Umbridge — Harry Potter
Do I really have to write an explanation for this one? Dolores Umbridge is the purest evil I have ever encountered in all the books I’ve read. I mean fuck Joffrey Baratheon is preferable to this bitch. Umbridge is just Umbridge. She is beyond an unpleasant teacher. She’s that abusive teacher that is almost impossible to stand up to. We’ve all had this adult in our lives. I mean fuck, Voldemort didn’t make it on the fucking list but Umbridge did. And I think we can all agree that she’s the worst.