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What Are Your Choices for the Most Despicable and Unlikable Characters in all of Literature ?

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Diederich Heßling in Heinrich Mann’s Der Untertan.

McCarthy’s caricatures, such as Chigurh and Judge Holden (maybe these aren’t really characters).

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My distaste of Rhaegar is basically born from the fact he's a guy who the narrative seems to present as this flower of chivalry but who kept screwing up in horrible ways if the presumed narrative about him is correct.

* If he knew about the White Walkers, he never told anyone.
* He said he'd do something about Aerys only after his father had ruined the realm.
* He never made any attempt to reveal Lyanna was there of her own free will.
* He did dishonor his wife and their children in a manner that even if it was a legitimate polyamorous marriage with her approval, no one knew about it.
And yet we're still supposed to be genuinely happy about the guy and Lyannna.

He doesn't inspire the kind of HATE which I felt toward the Freys but there's just such an annoyance about him as if the books feel I should still be happy he was so cool.

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9 hours ago, C.T. Phipps said:

My distaste of Rhaegar is basically born from the fact he's a guy who the narrative seems to present as this flower of chivalry but who kept screwing up in horrible ways if the presumed narrative about him is correct.

* If he knew about the White Walkers, he never told anyone.
* He said he'd do something about Aerys only after his father had ruined the realm.
* He never made any attempt to reveal Lyanna was there of her own free will.
* He did dishonor his wife and their children in a manner that even if it was a legitimate polyamorous marriage with her approval, no one knew about it.
And yet we're still supposed to be genuinely happy about the guy and Lyannna.

He doesn't inspire the kind of HATE which I felt toward the Freys but there's just such an annoyance about him as if the books feel I should still be happy he was so cool.

Not to mention that he left his father to deal with the resulting mess. That would have been awkward to deal with even if Aerys had been sane.

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First on my mind is Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov - from The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky. 

When a man has no other qualities whatsoever, but has money, and therefore power over people around him - him is what you get. 

Edited by The Sunland Lord

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That guy from The Art of the Deal

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Deathwish. Drang  the Sargent from. hell in Bill The Galactic Hero.

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4 minutes ago, GAROVORKIN said:

Deathwish. Drang  the Sargent from. hell in Bill The Galactic Hero.

You don't have to post in every topic every 2 hours. I promise you they won't go away. Holy balls.

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2 minutes ago, Darth Richard II said:

You don't have to post in every topic every 2 hours. I promise you they won't go away. Holy balls.

 

Sorry , I got a bit carried away.:unsure:

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On 8/10/2017 at 6:44 PM, Roose Boltons Pet Leech said:

Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter.

All the scarier, because we have all actually met her at some point in our lives.

She makes Rita Skeeter look like a good person.

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I have to agree on Dolores Umbridge and of course Joffrey and Ramsay Snow.

Also, Humbert Humbert, Portia, most protagonists of YA novels

(ok on the last maybe not despicable, but definitely unlikeable)

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The chairmaker from use of weapons 

Ramsay Bolton

Gender Palliako

I hated all three of these characters equally; which is to say totally.  It's a hate that I enjoy.

On 12/08/2017 at 1:00 AM, r'hllor's red lobster said:

that's a strange way to spell holden caulfield

Hee hee 

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From  the  Stephen Kings The Tommy Knockers  Anne Anderson    domineering  and repulsive on many levels. She deserved a far worse fate then she got.

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