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7th Sep '16 8:36:10 PM StrixObscuro
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* ''Series/{{Tyrant}}'' plays with this trope in the third season. In the first half of the season, we're meant to root against Leila Al-Haddad, who's cynically trying to promote herself as a reformer after years of looking the other way on her husband's crimes against human rights. But as the season goes on, and [[spoiler:Emma is brutally murdered]], Molly becomes the hate sink, as she deals with her grief by engaging in increasingly selfish behavior that more often than not hurts other people.
4th Sep '16 1:55:40 PM Cakeman
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This is not merely a place to complain about characters you hate. These can't just be a BaseBreakingCharacter or TheScrappy. Other characters have to truly hate them in-universe as well. Otherwise, it's not this trope.

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This is not merely a place to complain about characters you hate. These can't just be a BaseBreakingCharacter or TheScrappy. Other characters have to truly hate them in-universe as well.well and they don't necessarily detract from the work. Otherwise, it's not this trope.
4th Sep '16 9:46:44 AM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'': Vicky is a sadistic babysitter who is always making Timmy's life miserable. Also, she has a habit of bullying her own sister Tootie. Though she DOES have PetTheDog moments, these tend to be rather rare. This was downplayed in the earlier season of the show where she was simply a babysitter trying to do her job, though even then she made Timmy's life miserable enough for him to have [[TheVillainWritesThePlot fairy godparents]] in the first place. Timmy's other arch-enemy Denzel Crocker, in contrast, tends to be a more sympathetic character, though in some episodes he can be just as evil as she is.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'': Vicky is a sadistic babysitter who is always making Timmy's life miserable. Also, she has a habit of bullying her own sister Tootie. Though she DOES have PetTheDog moments, these tend to be rather rare. This was downplayed in the earlier season of the show where she was simply a babysitter trying to do her job, though even then she made Timmy's life miserable enough for him to have [[TheVillainWritesThePlot fairy godparents]] godparents in the first place. Timmy's other arch-enemy Denzel Crocker, in contrast, tends to be a more sympathetic character, though in some episodes he can be just as evil as she is.
4th Sep '16 9:21:56 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' gives us Wayne Kruger, the VictimOfTheWeek in "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS03E02 Nothing to Hide]]". To start off, he's the head of a business that runs entirely on collecting and selling the personal information and private habits of other people, which most often ends badly for them, [[{{Hypocrite}} even as he calls out Finch on two separate occasions for reading his own personal information]]. The episode is one big, long TraumaCongaLine courtesy of [[spoiler:Vigilance leader Peter Collier]], [[BreakTheHaughty putting him through several losses of privacy]] [[LaserGuidedKarma just like what his business inflicted on others]], which also highlight the many other repulsive personality traits he possesses. Among them: everyone at his marriage anniversary party, including his wife, learns that [[YourCheatingHeart hes been having an affair]], his assistant quits after a sexist comment from him is recorded and sent to her work answering machine, and an old criminal record and bankruptcy filing are posted to his own site, costing him a business deal and his job, all serving to further and further [[SanitySlippage unhinge him]] as he demonstrates a predisposition to violent behavior. When he pieces together that the person behind the attack is going to be waiting for him at an upcoming business meeting, [[UngratefulBastard instead of heeding Finch's suggestion that he have Team Machine come with him]], he [[TapOnTheHead smashes a vase over Finch's head]] and takes a gun to confront him. Once at the meeting, he gets called out on how [[NeverMyFault he never takes responsibility]] for the damage his site has done, and that he actually [[AccidentalMurder caused a lot of said damage]] ''[[AccidentalMurder because]]'' [[AccidentalMurder he did nothing]]. [[spoiler:Ultimately, Collier kills him after Reese [[HopeSpot seemingly diffuses the situation]].]]

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' gives us ''Series/PersonOfInterest'':
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Wayne Kruger, the VictimOfTheWeek in "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS03E02 Nothing to Hide]]". To start off, he's the head of a business that runs entirely on collecting and selling the personal information and private habits of other people, which most often ends badly for them, [[{{Hypocrite}} even as he calls out Finch on two separate occasions for reading his own personal information]]. The episode is one big, long TraumaCongaLine courtesy of [[spoiler:Vigilance leader Peter Collier]], [[BreakTheHaughty putting him through several losses of privacy]] [[LaserGuidedKarma just like what his business inflicted on others]], which also highlight the many other repulsive personality traits he possesses. Among them: everyone at his marriage anniversary party, including his wife, learns that [[YourCheatingHeart hes been having an affair]], his assistant quits after a sexist comment from him is recorded and sent to her work answering machine, and an old criminal record and bankruptcy filing are posted to his own site, costing him a business deal and his job, all serving to further and further [[SanitySlippage unhinge him]] as he demonstrates a predisposition to violent behavior. When he pieces together that the person behind the attack is going to be waiting for him at an upcoming business meeting, [[UngratefulBastard instead of heeding Finch's suggestion that he have Team Machine come with him]], he [[TapOnTheHead smashes a vase over Finch's head]] and takes a gun to confront him. Once at the meeting, he gets called out on how [[NeverMyFault he never takes responsibility]] for the damage his site has done, and that he actually [[AccidentalMurder caused a lot of said damage]] ''[[AccidentalMurder because]]'' [[AccidentalMurder he did nothing]]. [[spoiler:Ultimately, Collier kills him after Reese [[HopeSpot seemingly diffuses the situation]].]]]]
** Travers, a minor Decima agent in "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS04E12 Control-Alt-Delete]]" and later "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS05E12 .exe]]". Most of Decima's [[NominalImportance named agents]] are at least somewhat [[AffablyEvil likable]], sufficiently {{badass}}, or both. [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope Travers is not one of them]]. He's instead hugely [[SmugSnake arrogant and condescending]], treating everyone but his fellow Samaritan lackeys like subhumans who ought to be grateful for his presence.
1st Sep '16 10:58:09 PM troodos
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** The second season subverts this by making out a more sympathetic side to her, including some more {{Adorkable}} mannerisms and a genuinely sweet relationship with Gareth. [[spoiler: While she does betray him in the end for magical power, the show treats this as more of her being the victim of her own ambition rather than a return to being 100% irredeemable. The show ends with Gareth and Sid out to attempt to save her from herself.]]
1st Sep '16 9:07:17 PM TheNerevarine
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* [[CelestialParagonsAndArchangels The Angelic Host]] in ''{{ComicBook/Crimson}}'' aren't necessarily villains, but they are written as obnoxious, obstructive and self-righteous zealots who attempt to execute TheHero's because he is a [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire vampire]], yet refuse to anything about BigBad, directly or not.

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* [[CelestialParagonsAndArchangels The Angelic Host]] in ''{{ComicBook/Crimson}}'' aren't necessarily villains, but they are written as despicable as possible being obnoxious, obstructive and self-righteous zealots who attempt to execute TheHero's because he is a [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire vampire]], yet refuse to anything about BigBad, BigBad directly or not.
1st Sep '16 9:04:32 PM TheNerevarine
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* [[CelestialParagonsAndArchangels The Angelic Host]] in ''{{ComicBook/Crimson}}'' aren't necessarily villains, but they are written as obnoxious, obstructive and self-righteous zealots who attempt to execute TheHero's because he is a [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire vampire]], yet refuse to anything about BigBad, directly or not.
31st Aug '16 6:03:34 PM emperors
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** The movie version makes both of these guys even ''more'' despicable by having them sentence a little boy to death and later both questioning whether he was even guilty.
31st Aug '16 2:08:28 PM emperors
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** The snide and ill-tempered Walder Frey, who betrays and murders most of the Stark faction by violating SacredHospitality, which his backers are perfectly content to let him take the blame for and thereby become also an InUniverse example of this trope. His final episode (in which he thankfully dies finally), shows still that he is nothing but a psychopath as he gleefully admits that all his enemies are defeated. He also admits that Riverrun originally belongs to the Tullies, and yet is still satisfied he now has it.
26th Aug '16 9:10:50 AM DoctorTItanX
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* ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' has Superboy Prime, a whiny, overpowered counterpart of Superman responsible for the death of several heroes, as well as numerous civilians. It's always fun to watch him get beaten up.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' has Superboy Prime, a whiny, overpowered very powerful yet whiny counterpart of Superman responsible for the death of several heroes, as well as numerous civilians. It's always fun to watch him get beaten up.
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