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QOTD- Who Is Your Most Hated Character?


Lucius Malfoy. The worst.


I was watching one of the Harry Potter movies the other day, and it struck me just how good it would probably feel to grab Lucius Malfoy by his beautiful blond hair and punch his face until I could no longer lift my arm. I’m almost ashamed to admit all of this, but even typing that sentence just now made me smile a little. Violence is never the answer, you guys. I know that. But sometimes you’re not looking for answers.

I mean, that guy was the worst, right?

Good fiction absorbs the reader into a world where imaginary people from the pages of a book become just as real, or, in some cases, more so, than the people in the real world. (For examples of this phenomenon, please refer to the theme song for Reading Rainbow.) Not only do we love many of these characters that populate our fictional worlds, we also hate some of them. Really hate them. And those characters are in many ways the most memorable.

Who is your most hated character in fiction?


About Doran Simmons

I'm a writer and a camper and a keeper of fish. I was trained as a flight instructor and work day jobs and write nonsense for public consumption (hopefully).

2 comments on “QOTD- Who Is Your Most Hated Character?

  1. kentrel
    January 29, 2014

    In “This is the End” it was Danny McBride. He created an atmosphere of hate when he showed up in the movie. The character that he was playing was self centered and a complete d*** towards the 5 other characters in the movie (Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Johna Hill, and Craig Robinson). He finally leaves Francos house and everything is back to being chill. Then they run into him late, but this time he has a crew of cannibals. Franco dies from the cannibals and then McBride dies from Satan. Last survivors are sad for Franco, but not McBride.

  2. Riley Ellison
    January 29, 2014

    Warden Norton from “Shawshank Redemption”. I choose this character because he is using Andy for all of his work through out the movie. Also while Andy is doing all of that, a witness comes along and Andy discovers he is not guilty and has evidence to prove it but the Warden kills the witness just so Andy can stay.

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