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Any number of factors can influence how someone feels towards a certain character, from their actions and designs to their role in the plot. Sometimes audiences are even supposed to hate, or love to hate, an antihero or villain. That said, some characters are just doomed from their conception.

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Viewers often unite in their contempt for a character. Whether the culprit is poor writing, bad performances, a grating voice, or any number of factors, some characters just lead everyone in the audience to despise them.

Vinny Had The Bad Luck Of Replacing Brian

Family Guy (1999-)

Vinny the dog is actually one of the kinder characters within the cynical and exaggerated world of Family Guy. Despite the show's overuse of Italian-American stereotypes, Vinny's personality and actions aren't what mobilized fans against him.

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Instead, Vinny earned hatred by being the in-universe and out-of-universe replacement for Brian Griffin, after the previous family dog was hit by a car and killed. With this twist already unpopular with fans, replacing Brian immediately in the same episode incensed many. Fans' rage at Vinny only subsided somewhat after Brian returned.

The Tibble Twins Are Spiteful & One-Dimensional

Arthur (1996-2022)

Despite Arthur's massive cast over 25 seasons, the show doesn't have much in the way of annoying characters. The exceptions being the Tibble twins, Arthur and D.W.'s D.W.-aged neighbors.

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Despite ostensibly being D.W.'s friends, the twins usually spend their screentime doing terrible things to either her or Arthur, ranging from breaking her toys and snapping Arthur's expensive glasses to putting D.W. in the hospital. Most of the time, they're never disciplined, and even when they apologize, they revert to the same behavior by their next appearance.

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Aquaman Is Memetically Useless

Superfriends (1973-1986)

For a long time, Aquaman's character was associated with useless, situational superpowers, and being of little value to a team full of superheroes. Jokes about him abounded both in real life and on TV shows like The Big Bang Theory.

This stemmed from his appearance on Superfriends, where his only contributions to the team involved talking to fish. As a result, fish often had to be shoehorned into plots to make him at all relevant, earning him the ire of fans. It would take Jason Momoa's portrayal of Aquaman in Justice League to redeem him.

Sparky Left After A Single Season

The Fairly Oddparents (2001-2017)

Sparky's inclusion in The Fairly Oddparents's ninth season was seen by many as an attempt to add another kid-popular character to an already full cast in the form of a fairy dog. Ignoring continuity issues, Sparky came off as obnoxious, annoying, and selfish.

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More damning was that his character felt redundant. Cosmo already filled the role of an unintelligent character who often caused trouble unintentionally, and was kinder and funnier to boot. Sparky didn't last more than a single season.

Yes Guy Has A Single Joke

The Simpsons (1989-)

The Simpsons is well-known for its very large cast of side characters, many of which are well-developed, with unique personalities, actual depth, and even storylines of their own.

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'Yes Guy' had none of this, only appearing in scenes to say the word 'Yes' in an elongated and exaggerated fashion, imitating character actor Frank Nelson. While initially amusing, the single joke quickly overstayed its welcome, and he became one of the most hated characters on The Simpsons.

Gearhead Takes Up Too Much Screentime

Rick and Morty (2013-)

Of all of Rick's friends who serve as drop-in characters throughout Rick and Morty, 'Gearhead' has earned particular anger for his antagonistic actions. Despite Rick's frequent forays into immorality, Gearhead made sure fans disliked him by selling his friend out in return for money. Gearhead is seen also more generic than Rick's other friends and away screentime that could be used by better side characters. His appearances are often seen as low points for the series.

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Red Claw's Accent Was Despised

Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995)

Some of the villains in Batman: The Animated Series earned enough fan adoration to break out into the mainstream DC universe. The most iconic example is, of course, Harley Quinn, who is now one of the company's signature characters.

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Many others are not so lucky and are outright mocked or disliked by fans for their overly-gimmicky designs (even by Batman standards) and limited impact. Red Claw represents all of these issues, and also served as a generic femme fatale character with a Russian accent that fans couldn't help but balk at.

Mako Lacks Development & Interferes In The Romance

The Legend of Korra (2012-2014)

Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender became an iconic character, an angsty yet lovable antagonist-turned-protagonist at the center of some of the show's most memorable moments. Mako in Legend of Korra is an attempt to recreate this lightning in a bottle, with a lot of the same angst, but none of the likability or development that made Zuko iconic.

Mako also interferes in the fan-preferred couple of Korra and Asami, dating both at different points in the show and creating a love triangle. He's one of the least popular major characters from either show and is particularly loathed in the series' fandom.

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Leo Wong Is An Unpleasant Stereotype

Futurama (1999-)

Futurama's Leo Wong is a deeply unpleasant character, disliked by fans for his rudeness, arrogance, and cruel treatment of his daughter, Amy Wong.

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In particular, it's hard not to dislike the way Leo is a composite of several problematic Asian stereotypes. With his thick accent and cold parenting style, Leo frequently embarrasses an otherwise brilliant show just by showing up.

Scrappy-Doo Is The Single Most Hated Character In The Scooby-Verse

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979-1980)

Scooby-Doo is one of the longest-running cartoon franchises of all time, and for many, its worst periods were when Scrappy-Doo was at the show's forefront. Brought in to help combat declining ratings, Scrappy ended up supplanting Fred, Daphne, and Velma. He was also associated with a switch to a three-shorts format, and later The Thirteen Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, which changed the series into a battle with supernatural monsters.

Although Scrappy wasn't directly responsible for all these changes, fans resented him for replacing more popular characters, and for his annoying and one-dimensional personality. Fan hatred for Scrappy-Doo is so legendary that he became the antagonist for the live-action film after annoying every member of Mystery Inc.

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