(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)
Do you ever find a character that causes your blood to boil, your vision to turn red, steam to come out of your ears… Just to discover that everyone else LOVES that character?
You feel like you’re surrounded by idiots. How could anyone like them? They have no redeeming characteristics – they make you want to tear your hair out!
These ten characters give me those feelings. I’ve had to mix book and TV series characters, because there aren’t actually that many that I hate that people disagree with me on… But there are enough.
10) Bonnie Bennett from The Vampire Diaries
I can’t actually remember if Bonnie is a part of The Vampire Diaries book series, because it’s been so long since I forced myself through the first four installments. She just really annoys me in the TV series! I haven’t watched the last couple of seasons, so she might have gotten better… But I’m not holding out hope.
9) Carl Grimes from The Walking Dead
I hate Carl in comic and TV format. Stupid Carl.
8) Ezra and Cassidy from ‘Severed Heads, Broken Hearts’
The most annoying book I think I’ve ever read, a lot of people adore Ezra – the former jock who loses everything in a car accident – and Cassidy – the manic pixie dream girl who has insane debating club skills.
7) Alina and Mal from the Grisha trilogy
I also hate Alina and Mal equally, so this is another double hitter.
6) Darren from ‘Me Being Me Is Exactly As Insane As You Being You’
This book, told entirely in lists, was one of my most anticipated reads, but I hated Darren and his constant complaining. A lot of people loved the book, but I don’t know how much of that was for Darren and how much was for the list structure.
5) Daniel from the Fallen series
I haven’t read the last two books in the Fallen series, so Daniel might get better in those two installments, but I really didn’t like him in ‘Fallen’ or ‘Torment’. I adore Cam, the bad boy of the series – and I know some people agree with me, because he ended up getting his own spin-off novel! – but people seem to like Daniel a lot more.
4) Bellamy Blake from ‘The 100’
I like Bellamy in the books, because at this point I’ve only read the first installment of the trilogy. However, I really dislike Bellamy in the TV series… At least, I detest him in season three, he’d been okay up until this point! It might also be the Bellarke shippers that lead to my dislike of him, because I’m very much rooting for Clarke and Lexa to end up together.
3) Augustus Waters from ‘The Fault In Our Stars’
I’m talking about irritating characters, I have to mention Augustus. It’s a law on this blog.
2) Elena Gilbert from The Vampire Diaries
The second inclusion from The Vampire Diaries, I dislike Elena a lot more than I dislike Bonnie so it was only fair for me to separate them! She’s just so annoying: the love triangle, the constant complaining, the “I’m gonna set my house on fire just so I can watch it burn” attitude.
1) Hanna Marin from the Pretty Little Liars series
I must clarify – I only hate book Hanna. TV series Hanna is flawless, and I adore Ashley Benson’s portrayal of her more than I like most things. In fact, in the TV series the only one of the girls I don’t particularly gel with is Spencer, and I really like her in the books: they switched around!
I hope you enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday! Are there any characters that you really, really hate?