->''Even though [Bonnie] was still loved by some, I wanted her to be generally hated so aside from the other things to make her a bitch (racism, sexism, homophobia) I wanted to make her appear as Sue-ish as possible. I wanted people to get sick of her, which thankfully did happen. I didn’t want the Russell Fan Factor with her where a major villain gets loved, because I had planned for her downfall to be the defining moment in the season, and for that to happen I needed it to be satisfying. And what better way to make people root against someone other than make them… evil and rotten and hated.''
-->-- '''SWSU''', in his author's notes for Season 9 of ''Webcomic/SurvivorFanCharacters''

A character whose ''intended'' role in the story (the role the authors made for him/her) is to be so despicable that the audience wants him or her to fail just as much as they want the heroes to succeed.

However, this individual doesn't have to be the main villain of the story, or even a villain at all. Let's say we have a cast of perfectly likeable protagonists, reasonable and sympathetic villains, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Bob]]. Bob is not necessarily the main antagonist. He is not causing the struggle that the heroes must overcome, but he is making the heroes' lives more difficult. His list of character traits includes [[ItsAllAboutMe selfishness]], [[StubbornMule stubbornness]], {{greed}}, [[KnightTemplar holier-than-thou contempt]], [[DirtyCoward cowardice]] and an [[TooDumbToLive inexhaustible penchant for making bad decisions]]. He may also be [[{{Jerkass}} rude and obnoxious]], [[FantasticRacism bigoted]], {{sl|imeball}}eazy and [[SmugSnake undeservedly smug]]. Basically, Bob exists to be hated. Everything he does and everything he says is designed to make the audience yearn for his death just a little bit more. If we see his eventual downfall -- and we usually do -- it is just as satisfying as the writers can possibly make it. A particularly pointed KarmicDeath is always a nice touch, and [[CatharsisFactor can be quite satisfying to watch.]]

The CompleteMonster, complete despicableness being their defining characteristic is a particularly controversial version of this, but there can be an overlap. Another especially common flavor of this character in recent decades is the PoliticallyIncorrectVillain.

The Hate Sink is typically found in stories that do not have a natural target for the audience's scorn. Common environments for this weasel are:
* Disaster and killer-animal stories, since you can't villainize a force of nature.
* Stories set in a prison, the army, or some other institutional setting which is regarded as an unpleasant but necessary piece of social equipment.
* Works where the protagonist's struggle is against something personal and nebulous -- say, a feeling that he is in a dead-end job and hasn't achieved any of his dreams -- and there is NoAntagonist.
* Works which operate under GreyAndGrayMorality.
* Works that have a PlotIrrelevantVillain, or sometimes several.
* Works where the main characters are the ones causing the problems in the story rather than the antagonist.
* Works where though there are antagonists, either none of them are '''main''' antagonists or they form a BigBadEnsemble.
* Certain action movies where the villains are every bit as badass as the heroes and just ''[[EvilIsCool too darn cool]]''.
* Works where the main antagonist is too [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain non-threatening]] to really hate.

This trope is not the same as DesignatedVillain, which is a character who is put into the villain role for the sake of the plot, even though his or her actions are not particularly evil. A Hate Sink character may or may not be important to the story or even a villain and does not need to advance the plot -- if Bob is in a scene being loathsome, he is fulfilling his predestined role.

A Hate Sink doesn't necessarily detract from the work they appear in; they provide an easy target for the reader/audience/player's contempt where there may not be one, and can serve as a {{foil}} to more likable AntiHero or AntiVillain characters.

See also VillainyFreeVillain. The {{Heel}} is a variant specific to ProfessionalWrestling.

Not to be confused with a ([[OverHeating literal]]) Heat Sink. A metaphorical one counts, if you're using the pro wrestling use of the word.

Contrast TheScrappy, who is not designed to be hated but who garners a {{Hatedom}} anyway. Often a SmugSnake. Compare XPacHeat, when the hate is directed at an actor or performer instead of the character; and LoveToHate, when the character is supposed to be '''enjoyed''' by the readers/viewers for their evilness.

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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!!Examples
[[index]]
* HateSink/AnimatedFilms
* HateSink/AnimeAndManga
* HateSink/{{Literature}}
* [[HateSink/LiveActionFilms Live-Action Films]]
* HateSink/LiveActionTV
* HateSink/VideoGames
* HateSink/WesternAnimation
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Franchise/MarvelUniverse has many villains, some pretty darn bad, but ComicBook/RedSkull trumps all of them. He is without a doubt the most despicable, amoral, pure evil character in possibly all of comics. When ''ComicBook/TheJoker'' hates your guts, you know you're on a whole other level of bad. Consequently, few things are as [[CatharsisFactor cathartic]] as seeing ComicBook/CaptainAmerica beat the ever-loving snot out of him.
* As well, we have Henry Peter Gyrich, ''the'' ObstructiveBureaucrat, who committed many atrocities (directly and indirectly) because of FantasticRacism (he was one of the people behind the Sentinel Program, at least on TheNineties ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' TV show), because of thinking he could do better (restructuring The Avengers by pretty much ''tossing most of the membership out on the street''), and for the sake of saving face ([[ComicBook/AvengersTheInitiative cloning MVP when he was killed in a training accident]]-- this last one, mixed with saying ''exactly the wrong thing'' to Iron Man, finally got him fired). Alas, it wasn't enough to keep him away forever, and Gyrich eventually returned, just as smug, self-righteous and annoying as ever.
* In that vein, the ComicBook/XMen have a lot of foes fans love to hate which were likely thought up with this in mind. [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain The Friends of Humanity]] are often viewed by fans the same way most folks do TheKlan, while [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the government of Genosha]] was even worse.
* Among the mutant heroes and villains of ''ComicBook/XMen'', no character qualifies for this trope better than Fabian Cortez. The DeceptiveDisciple who pretty much single-handedly put SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} [[FaceHeelTurn back on the villain track]], Cortez is a [[SmugSnake smug]], [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed]] excuse for a man who shamelessly sucks up to Magneto and later Exodus only to try and stick the knife in their backs every chance he gets. He suckers dozens of mutants into believing an ideology he builds around the assumed-dead Magneto (who he assumed he had killed himself) and freely admits he sees all his followers as nothing more than sheep to make his own life easier. He spouts loyalty to his species while secretly murdering fellow mutants for points in an arbitrary competition, boasts of the "mutant harem" he plans to build when he has triumphed, and casually abandons his own sister to die in the very first story he appears in. It's hard to be more loathsome than the likes of ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} or [[PiggybackingOnHitler Mr. Sinister]], but Cortez pulls it off with revolting aplomb.
* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': Gladstone Gander, the unbelievably smug, obnoxious and infuriatingly lucky cousin of DonaldDuck. In any story he appears as a rival to Donald, you're guaranteed to root against him, even if Donald himself is being a {{Jerkass}}.
** Although in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' Gladstone had his lucky streak stolen and he briefly experiences a serving of misery and humble pie, especially when he realizes he relied solely on his luck to get through life. Tellingly, in the comics, after suffering the same loss and regain... he appears to learn absolutely nothing and is as smug as ever. His ''DuckTales'' incarnation is noticeably more sympathetic than his comics counterpart by comparison.
** He isn't a bad duck by any means as well. His most admirable trait is he is a strong HeroicBystander. If someone needs to be saved, either through luck or skill, ''he will save them.'' Best seen when he dove to save Donald, swimming upstream and keeping him stable until help arrived.
* ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac is, oddly enough, one of these in-universe, having been more or less randomly selected by some unnamed power to be a receptacle for everyone else's negative emotions. This has made him somewhat... wacky.
** Another example is Jimmy, an absolutely repulsive scumbag who rapes and murders civilians partly because he idolizes Johnny and [[ForTheEvulz because he enjoys it.]] Noticeably, [[EvenEvilHasStandards Johnny wasn't happy to learn he existed]].
* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': Drago Wolf is despised by even the writers, who always ensure that every time he shows up, he will get at least a punch in the face.
* Mongul II in ''Comicbook/GreenLantern''. Son of the already unpleasant Superman foe, Mongul II exists as a foil to [[MagnificentBastard Sinestro]]; while both are repressive dictators, Sinestro is the type that at least establishes order at the cost of freedom, while Mongul cares only for himself and merrily runs the planets he conquers straight into the ground. In essence, the character exists so the audience [[ALighterShadeOfBlack feels comfortable rooting for]] [[VillainProtagonist Sinestro]].
* Apex from ''Comicbook/AvengersArena''. As with the ''Hunger Games'' example in "Literature" below (a very likely inspiration), when you're in a story about people being forced to fight and kill each other, who better to root against than the only one going along willingly? She's also a completely new character, and thus one without a fan base, to ensure ''nobody'' will like her.
** However, WordOfGod claims she is not a villain, the book is trying to give her some nonexistend depth to gain people's sympathy at few points, she is ridden with UnfortunateImplications (only real-life minority out of Braddock's Academy kids and only one who is willingly killing others, strong transphobic and lesbophobic subtext), her plans are stupid and outright self-defeating when the book tries to show her as a MagnificentBastard and she varies between being pretentious and whiny. And Marvel once tried to claim fans LoveToHate her, which, quite frankly [[Wresling/JohnCena never]] [[Wrestling/RomanReigns works]]. All of which is making her more of TheScrappy than this trope.
* In ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', Byron Brassballs only shows up in a couple of sequences, but he establishes himself as an arrogant, bigoted, near-sociopathic asshole almost immediately and never stops. His hypocrisy and self-justifying of his actions only make it worse. In a story featuring psychotic criminals like Two-Face and the Joker, his petty bastardry sticks out like a sore thumb.
-->Spent a second listening to that beggar pray like an idiot [...] yes, I am religious, but I've got the decency to keep it in church.
-->Oh right, the ''cop''. Listen, I've never broken the law-- not in any way that counts-- and it wasn't me who told him to help that Jap bitch out of her Volkswagen. (''said cop apparently dies when the car blows up in his face'')
* ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' has Superboy Prime, a 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.
* [[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 directly or not.
* Subverted with [[HeroKiller Negan]] of ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead''. Taking it back to 2012, you'd think that the author was deliberately trying to get readers to ''hate'' the then-new villain Negan when he makes his grand entrance by brutally beating fan-favorite NiceGuy Glenn to death with a baseball bat- and with heaps of insulting disrespect and jokes at Glenn's expense on top of it. But then, Negan went on to become one of the most popular characters in the comics thanks to his uniquely charming and hilarious brand of sociopathy. He's also given a few traits to make him at least somewhat less evil than he could be ([[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil such as his dislike of sexual violence]]). It also probably helps that, unlike The Governor, he only really killed one fan-favorite during his time as the main antagonist.
** And speaking of The Governor- the comic's first BigBad- he was a straight example who was written to be utterly despicable and unlikable. In contrast to Negan, he has literally ''no'' redeeming qualities and all of his screen-time is spent [[KickTheDog Kicking The Dog]]. Repeatedly. To make a short list, he kills over 50 (mostly) innocent people (3 of them being fan-favorites Tyreese, Hershel, and Axel), [[RapeAsDrama rapes]] and [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures]] ActionGirl Michonne ''for days'', [[PaedoHunt french kisses]] his [[ILoveTheDead zombified]] [[CreepyUncle niece]], [[AnArmAndALeg cuts off]] TheHero Rick's hand for no reason, and orchestrates the murder of a ''baby''. And unlike Negan, he does it all without the least bit of irony or witty self-awareness of the over-the-top scale of his villainy.
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* In ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', Dr. Wily is written like this on purpose, as the author likes having villains that readers root against. Several other villains also qualify, such as Metal Man and the Conduit, but the biggest example aside from Wily is anti-robot racist William Cochran.
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Gravemoss, an [[OmnicidalManiac Omnicidal]], [[SoftSpokenSadist Sadistic]] and AxeCrazy {{Necromancer}} and HumanoidAbomination with absolutely zero redeeming features - Lucius has style and plausible motivations, Zemo's AffablyEvil and [[EvilIsCool plain cool]], and Zola's LaughablyEvil at least. Gravemoss is doing what he does for no other reasons than [[ItAmusedMe his own entertainment]] (in the short term) and a desire to kill everything in the universe and rule over a universe of the dead. This is the guy who sent a bunch of Dementors into a cancer ward for kicks. When Harry Dresden [[spoiler: accidentally conjures a Soulfire Lightsabre and cuts his arm off, negating his HealingFactor and eliciting a scream of horror and pain from Gravemoss]], [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing everyone rejoiced]].
* In ''FanFic/TheSevenHunters'', Calin is depicted like this. He has absolutely no compassion for anyone, even his 'friends'. His only considerations are for his own benefit and most of the dinosaurs he encounters realize this.
* Dr. Jacqueline Dionna Reitman from ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum''. While [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Celestia]] and the [[TheEmpire Solar Empire]] ponies are definitely not slouches when it comes to committing as many [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene war crimes]] and MoralEventHorizon grade acts as possible, it's made clear that they [[spoiler:have all been brainwashed to some extent by a ArtifactOfDoom with a huge grudge against humanity]]. Reitman, on the other hand, is a SmugSnake and a MisanthropeSupreme who remorselessly [[TheQuisling sold her species out]] for her own selfish reasons, and founded the PER (Ponification for Earth's Rebirth), an AntiHumanAlliance filled with {{Evil Luddite}}s that are absolutely convinced that ponification will [[ForYourOwnGood solve all of humanity's problems]] regardless of [[MindRape any]] [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul trade-offs]].
* In the WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents fanfiction, ''FanFic/NeverHadAFriendLikeMe'', [[OriginalCharacter Amanda's]] parents serve this role. Since one of the main protagonists of the story was originally a [[JerkassGenie villain]] on the [[WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents show]] and the other antagonists of the story (Anti-Cosmo, Head Pixie, [[spoiler:Bob the boil]]) don't show up for a while, her parent's [[AbusiveParents treat]][[ParentalNeglect ment]] of the child gives readers the perfect excuse to utterly loathe them.
* ''Wisdom and Courage'', the second story of the FanFic/BoundDestinies trilogy, has one in the BigBad Veran, who, unlike the antagonists of the other two stories, has ''no'' redeeming qualities at all; she's just an AxCrazy, [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans power-hungry]] {{sadist}} who goes above and beyond to KickTheDog and cause as much death and destruction whenever and wherever possible simply because [[ForTheEvulz she thinks it's hilarious]]. Her list of hate-worthy atrocities includes such gems as [[spoiler: placing Link under an enslavement {{curse}} that's also slowly killing him, planting a TakeThatKiss on Link right in front of Zelda purely to spite the latter, and beating Zelda within an inch of her life during the climax while [[ForcedToWatch making Link watch]]]].
* Agent Levine from ''In Which the Council Makes a Truly Stupid Ass Decision''. He treats the team as disposable, ignores their obvious psychological issues and generally acts like an ass. [[spoiler: The ending of Chapter 14 seems to imply that Fury is attempting to invoke this on purpose.]]
* Most of the characters in ''FanFic/ItsNotTheRaptorDNA'' have sympathetic elements and understandable reasons for doing what they do, and even the more violent dinosaurs [[ObliviouslyEvil have no human concept of right and wrong]]. The very premise of the story is based on the ''Indominus rex'', a dinosaur made to be a LivingWeapon, making a last-second HeelFaceTurn. Then there's [[KnightOfCerebus Daemon Bridges]], a CorruptCorporateExecutive who [[KickTheDog abuses animals]], [[BadBoss mistreats and threatens his employees]], [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain leers over Claire]], and balances every sympathetic moment he has with a cruel one.
* ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedRebellion'', has Tetsuya, a resistance fighter for the Yamato Alliance. Even among a group filled with the worst of the former Japanese society, he stands out as a scumbag ''par excellence''.
* ''FanFic/PowerRangersGPX'': Since this ''is'' a ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' fic, it's only natural the BigBad in each part ([[HumanoidAlien Rashon]] in the first part and [[OurElvesAreBetter Ragnar]] in ''Supercharged'') have EvilIsCool aspects, even if Ragnar is [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a fascist in all but name]] and pretty close to a CompleteMonster. Enter Sakura Miyazawa, the EvilMatriarch of the Rangers' primary funders and the Pink Ranger's grandmother. She quickly proves herself to be a racist old hag (as the Rangers call her) and gives said Pink Ranger a BreakingSpeech including wishing she'd never been born, leading to a ''brutal'' case of BreakTheCutie combined with HeroicBSOD. [[spoiler: Luckily, she gets better, undergoing amazing CharacterDevelopment and [[CallingTheOldManOut telling her off]].]]
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Many of the lower-level {{WWE}} heels aren't really all that vile, but they are annoying and "[[StrawLoser uncool]]". Quite a few of them are also supposed to be hated simply because they are [[ForeignWrestlingHeel Evil Foreigners]], [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece hail from a country the United States is having difficulty getting along with at the moment]], or at least advocate political positions that seem "un-American." Heels who aren't very evil from the beginning will [[KickTheDog quickly do something mean]] so the audience has an excuse to hate them.
* Despite his official billing as a {{tecnico}}, Wrestling/{{CMLL}}'s fans spewed much vitriol towards Perro Aguayo Jr. for being a ReplacementScrappy to his father. CMLL would "correct" this response, by having Aguayo Jr. defeat [[DracoInLeatherPants popular rudos]] such as Dr. Wagner Jr. and Rey Bucanero, leading up to a title match with [[GoodVersusGood a tecnico people actually liked]], Atlantis, which was a BreakTheHaughty moment for Aguayo when he lost, which lead to him [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap legitimately getting over.]]
* Another CMLL tecnico fans despised was Rush, whom CMLL only continued to [[CharacterAlignment officially designate]] as a tecnico at Rush's own insistence. Rather than try to "correct" the response though, CMLL would do all in its power to make Rush hated, making him a TokenEvilTeammate to Maximo Sexy, La Sombra, La Mascara and such.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Inspector Javert is the main antagonist of ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', but while he does make life miserable for Valjean, Javert honestly believes that he's the good guy and he's just trying to do his job and arrest Valjean, whom he believes to be a dangerous criminal (and ''technically'' he's right, as Valjean ''is'' a bail-jumper); when Javert realizes that Valjean is really a good person through and through, it turns his world upside down (he's always thought of criminals as irredeemable monsters, so Valjean is a walking LogicBomb like that). So who can the audience hate? The Thenardiers, the cowardly comic relief thieves who abuse Cosette, loot bodies during the rebellion, and try to attack Valjean's house, which prompts Valjean to make plans for him and Cosette to flee the city (he thought that the attack was led by Javert).
** Ironically, despite being the only truly morally bankrupt characters in the show, the Thenardiers are probably among the ''best''-liked in the cast; they have the only truly funny songs in the work ("Master of the House" and "Beggar at the Feast"), and as such are the only source of levity in the musical otherwise.
* Judge Turpin in ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', a HangingJudge pedophile who sends an innocent man to prison on the other side of the world, [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapes his wife]] and drives her to suicide, then [[WifeHusbandry adopts their daughter precisely so that he can groom her]] into becoming a ReplacementGoldfish. His sidekick Beadle Bamford is also a constant and dedicated [[KickTheDog doggy-kicker.]] The audience needs to be comfortable rooting for a SerialKiller, and these two provide ample reason to do just that.
** 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.
* Mary from ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'' is only a little girl but [[EnfantTerrible what a terrible little girl]] she is. She spreads MaliciousSlander about her school teachers about how they're in a lesbian affair. Considering the time period this takes place in, this ends very badly. On top of that she blackmails one of her classmates, physically harms said classmate, acts like a SpoiledBrat, and is constantly lying. [[spoiler:Mary [[KarmaHoudini never even]] gets her just desserts for ruining her teacher's lives.]]
* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' is, at its core, a WhiteAndGrayMorality tale about the Founding Fathers of the United States. Though they often squabble with one another, each one honestly believes he's doing what's right for the new nation, and as some of the most respected figures in human history they're almost impossible to hate. Thus, the truly despicable members of the cast are the bit characters. You can hate Charles Lee for being a cowardly GeneralFailure whose ineptitude leads to four-digit casualties at the battle of Monmouth. You can hate James Reynolds for being a DomesticAbuser and {{blackmail}}er who plays a major role in ruining Hamilton's reputation out of sheer greed. And you can ''definitely'' hate George Eacker for killing Hamilton's son in a duel... [[DirtyCoward by shooting him in the back on "seven."]]
* ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar'' has King Herod. While Jesus' other accusers - Judas Iscariot, Caiaphas, Annas, and Pontius Pilate - are hardly good people for [[BiblicalBadGuy obvious reasons]], each has at least one semi-altruistic reason for opposing Him. Herod, who is only really in one scene, by contrast just wants to protect his power and [[TheHedonist copious amounts of stuff]], and spends most of his stage-time gleefully taunting Jesus, who is unwilling to fight back, before declaring Him a phony and shipping Him off to be executed. Much like the Thenardiers, however, Herod's [[EvilIsHammy scenery-chomping]] VillainSong is one of the few funny things in the show.
* In ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde'', the Bishop, Gwenny, and Simon Stride have little to no redeeming qualities and mainly exist to oppose Jekyll, showcase London's hypocrisy, and let the viewers root for Hyde briefly. The Spider is an even bigger case, as he has no redeeming qualities and gets off scot-free for his mistreatment of Lucy.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has several antagonistic characters and groups (Grimm, White Fang, Roman Torchwick, Cinder Fall, etc.). However, for one reason or another, most of them are difficult to be a target of audience hatred. That role is filled by Team CRDL, a group of callous, obnoxious, bigoted, cowardly bullies who pick on many of the show's biggest [[TheWoobie Woobies]]. It's no coincidence that their leader, Cardin Winchester, is named after the Cardinal of Winchester, the man who oversaw the trial and execution of Joan of Arc (the name basis for [[ButtMonkey Jaune Arc]])..
* While most of the villains in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' are either too [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain entertaining]] or too [[EvilIsCool badass]] to genuinely hate, the Chorus trilogy introduces [[spoiler:Felix]]. Although he at first seems to be a LoveableRogue JerkWithAHeartOfGold, he gleefully shows his true colours halfway through season 12 when it's revealed he's actually been [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating the Reds and Blues]] into perpetuating a civil war with the goal of killing everyone on both sides. In a show which has its share of {{Jerkass}}es, [[spoiler:Felix]] is the only character whose sociopathy is ''not'' PlayedForLaughs, and is hated by the fans possibly even more than [[BigBad the guy who's actually paying him]] to commit his atrocities.
* ''TurnaboutStorm'' has AssholeVictim Ace Swift. All three of the work's actual antagonists (Trixie, Gilda, and Sonata) are [[JerkassWoobie jerkass woobies]]. As all of the characters in the actual case are at least somewhat sympathetic, he seems to have been made to be as unlikable as possible just so the audience can have someone to hate. His only other purposes are being the victim for the case (of course), and kickstarting all the events of the story. It turns out, that [[spoiler: there actually was no murder and he got himself killed while trying to murder his accomplice after she tried to leave him and opt out of their business of blackmailing athletes so he could win]].
* Every single main character of a Website/GoAnimate grounded video is intended to be this, as the intention is to have the character act up, destroy property or kill people, or just be rude to someone so much that you'll be happy to see them get grounded grounded grounded grounded by the video's end. It's worth pointing in this case, however, that this sometimes doesn't work and the opposite happens, with the intended Hate Sink being UnintentionallySympathetic while the other characters become Hate Sinks themselves. This is especially noticeable in the typical character dynamic between WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}} and his dad [[FanNickname Boris]], the latter of whom has more qualities of this trope than the intended Hate Sink Caillou. Boris's typical portrayal is that of a borderline AxCrazy [[AbusiveParents abusive dad]] who grounds, punishes or even murders Caillou at the slightest provocation without getting in trouble for it himself. Because of this, videos depicting Boris getting his comeuppance for his actions have become very common.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Ace debuts in the ''Webcomic/{{Katamari}}'' comic's first arc when the King of All Cosmos brings him in as 'extra insurance' against the [=UFOs=], and quickly establishes himself as TheRival. Once he proves himself more interested in ensuring the Prince ''fails'' than making sure anything gets saved -- including [[spoiler:Daisy, his own cousin]] -- it's all downhill from there. Actively resisting any sort of character development, he's so self-absorbed and [[BelievingTheirOwnLies caught up in his own delusions]] that it's difficult to sympathize with him at all.
* While ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'' officially has no BigBad, Snadhya'rune Vel'Sharen is the closest fit with most of the strife in the story resulting from her machinations. Despite this she's largely a behind-the-scenes player who keeps up a friendly veneer in public and can seem downright reasonable until she finally starts letting her MaskOfSanity slip in a later story arc. Kalki [[spoiler:her daughter]], on the other hand, is openly antagonistic from the moment she's introduced, and one of the first things she does on panel is [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=4295 kill one of the more sympathetic characters with a dirty trick]] in front of his mother and entire family. And that's not even touching on her later actions, which include stabbing her sister's hand into the table to make her stay, chopping off her arm seconds later and going for a thrill kill against some unfortunate guests in the middle of her own home being attacked by actual invaders, which establish her as firmly AxCrazy compared to Snadhya'rune's refined manipulations. [[spoiler:Ironically enough, the two of them switch roles in the end when Snadhya murdered Kalki in cold blood after growing weary of her behavior. AlasPoorVillain indeed.]]
* No other character officially introduced in ''Webcomic/{{Sakana}}'' stays truer to this role than [[spoiler:Arata Tasaki, Yuudai's abusive ex. His first appearance alone has him show up to Yuudai's workplace unannounced after one misaimed drunken text and acting insulting and manipulative not only to Yuudai himself, but to Jiro as well. It gets [[SarcasmMode even better]] when he runs into Yuudai again after work...]]
* When Amber's father is introduced in ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}},'' we only know of what a complete asshole he was through Amber at his funeral. In ''DumbingOfAge,'' you'll want to punch the screen every time he appears and demonstrates his mastery of [[AbusiveParents parental abuse]] (lampshaded by the author, who mentions that saying he also parks in handicapped spaces would make him cartoonishly evil).
* Garry the dragonfly from ''Webcomic/{{Comc}}'' is rude (including referring to everyone as "shitheads"), obnoxious, egocentrical and hypocritical, specifically designed to be hated.
* [[CountryMatters Cuntons]] of ''Webcomic/VeganArtbook''—who's intended as a [[TakeThat jab]] at someone whom the author hates—is a raging JerkAss, kills animals ForTheEvulz, is drawn much [[{{Gonk}} uglier]] than the rest of the cast and has no redeeming features or FreudianExcuse like Shawn does. As if her name didn't tip you off.
* Daimyo Kubota from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is a SmugSnake and FillerVillain who possesses none of the [[LaughablyEvil entertaining]], [[MagnificentBastard impressive]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist sympathetic]], or [[PetTheDog redeeming]] qualities of the comic's other [[BigBadEnsemble Big Bads]] or {{Arc Villain}}s. He's a scheming aristocrat who cares only about getting himself into power, thinks taking Azure City back from [[BigBad Xykon]] [[UnderestimatingBadassery will be a trivial matter]], repeatedly tries to assassinate [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Hinjo]] to take Azure City's throne, sees no value in commoners, tries to have a pregnant woman assassinated to give himself a political edge, and murders [[TheDragon Therkla]] when she tries to convince him to simply defect from Hinjo and form his own kingdom somewhere else instead of usurping Azure City. Once captured by Elan, he spends a few moments [[EvilGloating gloating]] about how he'll manipulate the situation to be a KarmaHoudini, [[spoiler:then is effortlessly vaporized by Vaarsuvius, who doesn't even know his name and just assumes he's a villain interfering with the main plot because Elan has captured him]].
* Mookie, creator of ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'', really, really likes this trope. Just a few examples include [[JerkJock Brett Taggerty]], [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Serk Brakkis]], [[SlutShaming Amelia Sturtz]] and [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Warlord Damaske]] all who have virtually no redeeming qualities between them and are very much meant to be loathed.
* ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'' has [=ISISBall=], perhaps the only character with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
* In ''Webcomic/YumisCells'', Yumi's younger coworker Ruby is a shallow, selfish girl, and quite willing to spite Yumi in her quest to steal Wook. After TheReveal that he's gay (which Ruby doesn't know about) this becomes somewhat more amusing but she still inspires quite a bit of reader vitriol.
* ''Webcomic/SurvivorFanCharacters'': The creator explained in his notes for Season 9 that he wrote the season's main villain to be this; he wanted her to be so reprehensible with zero redeeming qualities that readers, instead of finding her [[EvilIsCool cool]] or [[LoveToHate entertaining to hate]] like they did with many of the series' previous villains, would just plain '''hate''' her and find her eventual epic downfall to be all the more cathartic.
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* Duke Crabtree from ''[[Creator/{{Zapdramatic}} Ambition]]'' was clearly ''supposed'' to be this, with being a SmugSnake cop with a whiny, nasally voice, along with the player being given the option to insult and even punch him [[spoiler: along with the fact that it turns out that he was EvilAllAlong]]. It backfired, though, when he became [[EnsembleDarkhorse one of the most popular characters in the series]] thanks to some [[MemeticMutation bizarre memetic lines]], being far more competent than the protagonist (to the point of being able to successfully stand in as a marriage counselor,) and his apparent ability to summon bright, colorful lights and a guitar wail when he [[spoiler: kills you with a tire iron.]] Meanwhile, other characters like Ted, who [[CreatorsPet the creator tried really hard to make sympathetic in spite of his actions]], became TheScrappy instead.
* Ricky Collins in ''TheLizzieBennetDiaries'' frequently compliments Lizzie and Charlotte but does so in an arrogant and obnoxious way. He tries to give advice but underestimates their accomplishments and knowledge, bashes Lizzie's blog, boasts of himself, tries to make himself look important and only speaks/cares about business.
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