Created By: Laevatein on May 14, 2011 Last Edited By: Cider on June 23, 2012

Proud to be Hated

Everyone hates them, and they like it.

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Everyone hates this person, they know it, and they wear it as a badge of pride. Maybe they think of the hatred as a sign of their success, or maybe they just like pissing people off.

Examples:
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  • May 14, 2011
    Darthcaliber
    The Red Queen in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
  • May 14, 2011
    QuakPenguin
    Dr Cox from Scrubs
  • May 14, 2011
    chronotwister
    house from house loves to be hated and never misses an opertunity to gloat

    also kefka he loves being hated so much that he hates anyone who doesent hate then again he also hates those who hate him but he also loves it its confusing
  • May 14, 2011
    DaibhidC
    • The D'regs in Discworld, especially Jingo. The name "D'reg" means "Enemy", and unlike "Apache" this isn't what they're called by rival tribes, it's what they call themselves. They're everyone's enemy, and they're proud of it.
  • May 15, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
    Compare Snark Knight
  • May 15, 2011
    TonyG
    Shrek in the beginning of the first movie relishes being feared, as it keeps people away and gives him privacy. This becomes a plot point in the fourth and last movie in the series, where he feels like no one takes him seriously anymore and wishes to be feared again.
  • May 15, 2011
    Bisected8
    • Also from Discworld; Samual Vimes (who takes assassins that are sent after him as signs that he's "upsetting the right people") and Lord Vetinari, who ensures that he's hated, but only slightly less than the situation his absense might bring.
    • Jack Thompson claims he is proud to be hated by the gaming community. Hated might be a bit strong though.
  • May 16, 2011
    Damr1990
    See Also Zero Percent Aproval Gambit for when they also want to be hated as part of a greater scheme
  • May 16, 2011
    captainbrass2
    • The fans of Millwall Football Club used to sing a song on the terraces along the lines of "We are Millwall/We are Millwall/No-one likes us/We don't care." In the '70s and '80s the club's following had what might politely be called a fighting reputation.

  • May 19, 2011
    Octagon8
  • December 18, 2011
    Octagon8
    I'm sure we have this one.
  • December 18, 2011
    cityofmist
  • December 19, 2011
    TiggersAreGreat
    Would a Card Carrying Villain automatically qualify for this YKTTW?
  • December 19, 2011
    JeepEep
  • December 19, 2011
    HiddenFacedMatt
    ^^ Not necessaily, as "evil" and "hateable" are different (albeit connected) things; someone might want to come across as endearingly affably evil, for instance.
  • December 19, 2011
    jayoungr
    Vork in The Guild decides in season 3 that being universally disliked is his source of strength as a leader, and he should embrace it.
  • December 19, 2011
    ScanVisor
    A heroic example: Squall from Final Fantasy VIII is perfectly aware of his status as cold and unfriendly. He's not exactly in love with it, but he prefers it to being abandoned, which he views as inevitable.
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