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    Code Geass 
  • Suzaku first and foremost, on both sides of the Pacific no less. Being The Quisling was bad enough, but his blatant Hypocrisy on virtually every subject combined with a smug Holier Than Thou attitude (namely toward Lelouch) and being perceived by his detractors as something of a Creator's Pet have made him less endearing.
  • Nina. Her racism (caused by bad experiences in a Japanese ghetto), her affection for Euphemia, and her role in creating the Geass-world equivalent of a nuclear bomb resulting in the death of millions earned her the hatred of the fanbase. The Table-kun incident didn't help. Though unlike other cases, she actually learned her lesson and wised up... but tell that to the fanbase, which REFUSES to see her change.
  • Typically, by the end of the series, all the fan hatred has, in an interesting meta-contrast to the ending, been shifted towards Kaname Ohgi. Initially he was able to compensate his status as The Generic Guy in an otherwise vividly colorful cast by virtue of being the Black Knights' Voice Of Reason to the point of becoming a minor Ensemble Darkhorse. His increasingly rash decisions and degeneration into hypocrisy towards the end of R2 (including backstabbing Lelouch based on Villains Never Lie and functionally surrendering the entire world to Britannia in an under-the-table deal to free Japan) quickly plummeted him to Scrappy status. Not only he does not suffer in any way, shape, or form for his mistakes and ends up both a Karma AND an Idiot Houdini, but at the end of the series, he gets one of the happiest endings out of all of the cast by being Happily Married and he even became Prime Minister of Japan while two of the main characters get the less ideal endings, which made him even more hated by several fans of the show. This was amplified by the knowledge that Ohgi's betrayal basically led to the final arc and the characters' bad ends, which have been a matter of controversy among various fans, but for different reasons.
  • Ougi's newlywed wife, Villetta, also shares in the hate for supposedly leading him astray in the first place and screwing Lelouch over in the most inopportune moments, culminating in her being trusted over Lelouch leading to the betrayal when she has no right to be, as an agent against him on behalf of Britannia (re:the geass and him being AWOL following the Black Rebellion, even though she was the one watching over Lelouch for geass, meaning she may have very well misled them, and keeping him under surveillance during that year, making her partly responsible for the latter, and also that she was the one who incapacitated Ohgi in the first place partly due to the latter's carelessness, and Ohgi still completely blames Lelouch for being treated as an expendable and abandoning him during that moment). And yet, she too shares in Ohgi's happy ending for her convenient team switch, even though she undergoes no redemptive character development nor actually does anything for the peace. Meanwhile, each of the main leads had already lost a love interest they both cared about, one of which started falling deeper into despair after being used by Villetta. It's not too strange to find fans who wished they didn't survive the waterfall incident.
  • Tianzi of the Chinese Federation because of her complaining.
  • Gino Weinberg. Gino's entire character is essentially "Hit on Girls and act buddy-buddy with Suzaku", and he doesn't do much else than that the entire series, all 20 or so times he shows up and wastes precious time just being there. Worse, any attempts on the show's part to further define him begin and end with him failing to understand the desires and struggles of everyone else, from Kallen's Japanese pride to his effective complicitness with Britannian policy (he doesn't see anything wrong with a purge during the second SAZ, for instance). The other Knights of the Round, (barring Anya & Luciano) may be considered examples of They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character given their potential as a Quirky Miniboss Squad of Elite Mooks and what little characterisation some of them got. You'd expect them to become compelling players. Alas, the series may as well have not had most of them at all for the little good they did (especially the two, Monica and Dorothea, who were reduced to Mauve Shirt status). This may be a partial result of the Executive Meddling which afflicted Season 2, but it doesn't change what we got on-screen.

    Gundam 
  • Zeta Gundam:
    • Katz Kobayashi is hated for being gullible and stubborn as well as obsessed with enemy pilot Sarah Zaviaroff. It is no surprise that the fandom squealed with joy when he died by his own stupidity when he crashed into an asteroid, then get blasted by Yazan.
    • Reccoa Londe, for betraying the AEUG for "using her" despite the fact that they never thought of her as anything less then a great friend and ally, and that she defected over to Scirocco, a womanizer of the highest order. And also, she indirectly caused the death of fan-favorite Emma. Many fans snidely remark that if Char had just slept with her once, all this could have been avoided.
  • Gundam 0080: 11-year-old Alfred "Al" Izuruha isn't well-liked for his bratty attitude and naive views about warfare. Given the overall intention , his status was likely invoked.
  • Gundam 0083
    • Nina is a fairly generic, but somewhat likable love interest through most of the series, until the end when she interferes with Kou to prevent him and Gato from killing each other for reasons pulled out of the ether five minutes prior, and inadvertently helps make the Colony Drop they're trying to prevent a sure thing. Because of that, she is not very fondly thought of by fans.
    • Kou is considered by many to be an incompetent pilot who is prone to making decisions that only worsen situations. The worst is taking the unconverted GP-01 out into space and getting his ass handed to him. But around the time the GP-01 is properly upgraded Kou becomes Rescued from the Scrappy Heap for showing some character development from the experience.
  • CharsCounterattack
    • Both Quess Paraya and Hathaway Noa could also be considered Scrappies. Hathaway was partially Rescued from the Scrappy Heap because of how things go wrong in the sequel novel Hathaway's Flash.
    • Chan Agi from the same film also takes some heat, mostly due to the fact that fans felt her role should have been filled by the conspicuously absent Sayla Mass.
  • Gundam Wing:
  • Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
    • Shakti Kareen is very hated for constantly making stupid decisions, being a stock damsel in distress, and not contributing much else.
  • Gundam X
    • Try to find a fan of Olba, the younger of the Frost brothers. "Whiny, flamboyant male Yandere with a brother complex" doesn't even cover it, although he only has one instance of freaking out over his brother getting hit. His brother is also the only other Category F Newtype, which are useless in the eyes of basically everyone. Still, even his own voice actor hated him. Even gave him a word aversion to "Nii-san".
  • Gundam SEED and its sequel Gundam SEED Destiny:
    • The trio of DOM Trooper pilots, who do nothing other than act as attack dogs while berating people who dare disagree with Lacus-sama; even those on Kira's side of the fan-war find them irritating and one-dimensional.
  • Gundam 00
    • Lyle Dylandy, apart from bordering on an In-Universe example of Replacement Scrappy, can't catch a break from fans. He's either not enough like his brother or too much like his brother, then he gets together with Anew Returner during a four-month timeskip (which was not the best writing decision). Then when she turned out to be a Manchurian Agent and Setsuna had to kill her, Lyle was very upset for some reason and beat him up.
    • Andrei Smirnov wasn't popular due to hating his father, Sergei, for some reasons that were rather tenuous and could have been solved if they'd sat down and talked things out, as well as having feelings for Louise. When he kills Sergei, calling him a traitor when Sergei was actually acting as a negotiator for A-LAWS and trying to save lives after a not-Colony Drop, nobody could forgive him. He even had the gall to say that it was a "difficult choice" when he was basically taking a very flimsy pretext to commit paricide.
    • The Cute Psycho Nena Trinity gained instant Scrappy status right around episode 18 after she opened fire at the wedding ceremony of Louise's parents and killed lots of innocent people because she could. Fan hatred softened a bit when she watched her beloved brothers Johan and Michael die at the hands of Ali Al-Saachez, since it's partially because of them doting on her endlessly that she gets to do what she wants. She does get somewhat better in S2.
    • Wang Liu Mei for being too secretive, a Smug Snake in training, and her plan to "destroy the world she hates, through change" without ever saying why she hates the way it is now so vehemently. Her mistreatment of her insanely loyal brother and self-centered attitude cements it.
    • Saji Crossroad heads on his way back to scrappydom in season 2 for being selfish and practically ignorant of Celestial Being's efforts to pay for their sins, even after Tieria already told him that the world conflict cannot be resolved with simple pacifism, and to see the world through his own eyes. For the kid, though, he's gotten better.
    • But the same cannot be said for Louise who went from being pitiful into despicable for some people when she joins A-LAWS to get revenge on Celestial Being and deeming the latter an Ultimate Evil despite A-LAWS' atrocities. Even though she was heavily damaged mentally and physically, some couldn't excuse her attitude or trying to kill Saji And even when Louise kills fellow Scrappy, Nena, it didn't help. For some, it even made it worse, considering that it didn't solve anything and that, while not forgiving her of her actions, they felt that the handling of Nena was completely botched.
    • There were already complaints about Billy Katagiri's reduced role, but after he apparently tried to shoot his ex-girlfriend Sumeragi Lee Noriega in episode 23, the fandom was screaming for his blood. The revelation that joining Ribbons was solely due to the fact that he can't say I love you didn't help.
    • Rebellious Princess Marina is hated due to the fact that she seems to have no use other than hanging out with the orphaned Azhadistan children. It was an attempt to show how the war effects people who have nothing to do with it, but way too much time was spent on it, and Marina comes off as basically an Expy of Relena, without Relena's Character Development or Badass Pacifist tendencies. Her season one portrayal doesn't help this image, in which she spent the entire season effectively doing nothing but going on a pointless trip to the UN (in which she ended up a pawn of season one Big Bad Alejandro Corner) and being completely indecisive when Azadistan ended up collapsing into civil warnote .
  • Gundam AGE
    • Flit Asuno during the second season on was hated by a fair amount of fans over his near single-minded obsession toward wiping out the Vagan. Some had even compared him to Gihren Zabi, Patrick Zala and the Blue Cosmos people, despite the fact Flit had otherwise legitimate reasons to want Vagan destroyednote . Fortunately this is lampshaded in-series, and Flit eventually develops past his hatred.
    • Kio Asuno wasn't exactly well liked at the beginning of his arc (some saw him as a poor replacement for Flit and Asemu), but he definitely made no friends when he switched to Technical Pacifism. Viewers who had hated SEED quickly drew parallels between him and Kira Yamato, but even those who like Kira or have no opinion on him were annoyed by Kio's actions. Bad enough that the reasons behind Kio's shift were extremely dubiousnote , but his portrayal as a Technical Pacifist was even less endearing: badmouthing his grandfather (who had already lost much to the Vagans' wanton genocide) and anyone else who didn't see the Vagans as warm wholesome people, insisting on pleading with enemy pilots to "understand" no matter how many times it didn't work (i.e. it never worked), and overall seemed far more concerned with Vagan deaths than his own wingmates.
    • Zeheart Galette. Being a Char Clone is often divisive enoughnote , but Zeheart only compounded that status by being the most ineffectual Char Clone to date; despite his continually getting promoted up the ranks, Zeheart was at best an indecisive commander who repeatedly botched the Vagans' chances of victory. Even worse is the fact none of the characters ever saw Zeheart as a General Failure; throughout the series he's reputed as one of Vagans' top generals, (one who eventually became Ezelcant's successor as Vagan supreme commander), while the only character that ever saw Zeheart in any type of negative light, Zanald Beihart, was dismissed as a self-serving glory seeker (which he was) who demeaned Zeheart for personal gain (which he did) and otherwise had no basis to his claims (which was quite the contrary). Combine that with the the Third Generation's inconsistent writing, which caused Zeheart to alternate between a Father to His Men and Worthy Opponent to a pure General Ripper with a We Have Reserves attitude in the span of a single episode, and you have one of the most poorly received Gundam villains.
    • The faction of Vagan as a whole, due to inconsistent writing. They were given a sympathetic and plausible reason for going to war, but most of the named characters who served as Vagan's face were Jerk Ass Blood Knights with few redeeming qualities. The writers threw in a pair of Anvilicious episodes to remind people that Vagan still had a good reason to fight (and explained the jerkassery as being a consequence of bad living conditions)... then they gave the Big Bad a nonsensical secret plan that tore down the sympathy that had been built up and returned the job of representing Vagan to the Jerkass Blood Knights as soon as they left Second Moon. Not surprising that many fans were rooting for Flit to carry out his genocidal dreams.

    Others A-M 
  • Aldnoah.Zero: Primarily Kaizuka Inaho, with most fans favoring rival protagonist Slaine over him, especially in the Japanese fandom. Many viewers consider him a God Mode Stu of the highest order due to his frequent Deus ex Machina moments, which Slaine ironically gets later on as well. Inaho's general lack of emotion also doesn't endear him to a lot of fans.
  • Ai Yori Aoshi: Mayu Miyuki is widely regarded as the biggest Scrappy of the series, due largely in part to her clinginess to Kaoru and general cattiness with Cat Smiler Tina Foster. Behind her, Taeko Minazuki's young cousin Chika is a real hyper character. The fact her deeply tanned skin gives slight images of Ethnic Scrappydom doesn't help (undeserved, since there are dark-skinned Japanese).
  • Axis Powers Hetalia:
    • Korea and Sealand are two other early fandom scrappies and eventually got Rescued from the Scrappy Heap over time too. For Korea, it was simply a case of fans' memories of the ugly incident with Korean Moral Guardians getting the Hetalia anime pulled from TV fading with the passage of time; for Sealand, it was the Hetalia Bloodbath 2010 that endeared him to many fans who had previously seen him as only a Bratty Half-Pint.
    • Chibitalia and Holy Roman Empire, being an epitome of Tastes Like Diabetes and having gotten quite the screentime in the anime, have garnered their fair share of haters throughout the run of Hetalia. Some of it is plain boredom and annoyance at two "stupid babies" being a Spotlight-Stealing Squad, but some of their detractors can get quite nasty. Especially with the idea that Holy Roman Empire just might be a younger version of Germany, which somehow makes Germany less of a "real man" (or just goes against their idea of history). The other younger versions of the characters have gotten hate and ridicule in spots, but nothing as extreme as some of the vitriol that a baby Italy and the one crushing on him can generate.
    • The Principalities of Wy and Seborga instantly generated fan backlash due to not being based off bonafide countries, coupled with them being portrayed as young children/adolescents and buddies of the Bratty Half-Pint Sealand. Wy's mouthy personality also hasn't helped her status.
  • Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts:
    • Mizuki Himeji. Receives the most attention from the main character, but is generic and mildly notorious at her best and terrifyingly psychotic at her worst. There's something wrong when her most prominent role is to routinely put people on the edge of death with her attempts at cooking.
    • Minami Shimada. When your only defining character trait is to physically assault the main protagonist for the stupidest reasons, you're not exactly going to be a fan favorite. She even openly admits beating up Yoshii is her hobby. By the time her Character Development happens late in the series, it's too late for her to be Rescued from the Scrappy Heap. The damage has been done, especially when she gets Flanderized in season 2.
    • How about Shouko Kirishima? She abuses Yuuji numerous ways, including chaining him to her with a pillory, tazing him, poking his eyes out when he even takes so much as a glance at other girls (and Hideyoshi), and tries to force him into a marriage. Not only are all Yuuji's friends totally okay with this, they actively try to get the two together. It doesn't help that she is quite possibly the biggest Karma Houdini in the series; when she looks like she might finally get some comeuppance, she always comes out smelling like a rose.
    • She has nothing on Miharu, not only being absolutely insane when it comes to Minami, and almost always showing up to reaffirm her One-Sided Affection. She is also the pseudo-antagonist of the 2nd season arc where she sets Yoshii and Yuugi up by scapegoating them for peeping into the girl's baths and making Minami and Himeji rather unlikable by pretty much turning them into Bitch in Sheep's Clothing Material.
    • TL;DR If you are a female character in this series you will have a Hatedom.
  • Baki the Grappler:
  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers:
    • Baron is the show's scrappy. He's an idolizing twit who looks like a strong man but has a voice that is higher pitched than his three year old sister. He's generally incompetent, and mocked as the worst character even on the show. Still, he's done nothing to earn himself any pity.
    • Well, at least Haos players will get a reprieve when Fabia is introduced. However, Subterra players are already dreading the approach of Jake.
  • An unnamed middle school boy from Bakemonogatari only appears on-screen for about five minutes, and yet the fandom LOATHES him. Although when you consider he cursed Nadeko Sengoku, nearly killing her, over something as petty as a rejection and tried to beat Kaiki to death with a baseball bat because being the source of the cursing charms apparently means he's the one at fault when they are used improperly. It didn't help that this moment followed Kaiki's Character Development and was seen as a pointless Shoot the Shaggy Dog by the fans.
  • Bakuman。:
    • Takuro Nakai. Initially well-received by the fanbase because of his continuing determination to get serialized despite consistent failure in the past, Nakai lost any love from the majority of the readers when a little success went to his head and he began behaving like a complete Jerk Ass towards his former friend Aoki Ko, trying to pressure her into being his girlfriend when she needed his help. After leaving for a while, he's come back in an even harder to like position, as an assistant to the Smug Snake Nanamine who is extremely rude to the other assistants unless they're cute girls and doesn't seem to care about much except for the free space and pizza Nanamine is providing him with. There are still little glimmers of the nicer guy he used to be underneath the self-pitying Jerk Ass, especially when he gets back on the road to working toward his dream as Hiramaru's assistant. Until the mandatory redemption, this was probably an Intended Audience Reaction, but said redemption did in the end not waver many.
    • Another series scrappy is Miura, Takagi and Mashiro's second editor; unlike the wise and talented Hattori, an Ensemble Darkhorse, Miura is new, inexperienced, and not very good at what he does while Takagi and Mashiro are working with him. While he's worked to improve himself, his first impression as an incompetent Replacement Scrappy to such a popular character earned him a lot of hate, presumably influencing Hattori returning to being Ashirogi Muto's editor for PCP.
    • Shun "Dog boy" Shiratori, a rather spoiled would-have-been woobie who was the cause of a second breaking up of the lead team or so it would seem. The creators may have caught on with this one, because past his arc, the character is never seen or heard from again, unless one counts the hand wave cancellation of his series.
  • Battle of the Planets: 7-Zark-7 is hated violently by even die-hard fans. Actually a Western addition, rendered necessary by Moral Guardians when its parent anime was translated.
  • Ben-To:
    • Class Representative Ume Shiraume. Her chief character traits are slapping Satou and being a Psycho Lesbian to (mostly) Oshiroi.
    • Orthros because how incredibly overpowered they are. It's not that the Worf Effect was in well, full effect, but that they curb stomped the much-loved Yarizui, and as a result, she does nothing in the series' climax.
  • Berserk:
    • Nina, the young prostitute of the Conviction arc. Many hate her for being a Dirty Coward, for the way she treated Joachim and for being completely useless to people who are protective of her, while she is too selfish and scared to help them back. Although she is very aware of her faults and does try to help, and has good reasons to be afraid.
  • Binbougami Ga: Ichiko's father for basically abandoning her and expecting her to come back to her.
  • Black Lagoon: The hatred among the fandom of Chaka is so great that he was voted the worst character in the series on a poll. Not that he didn't do anything to deserve it.
  • Blassreiter: Malek started as a whiny, cowardly child who was pissed at God for not handling his problems for him. Granted, he did suffer some serious discrimination and bullying due to being and Outsider, but that's going a tad overboard.
  • Bleach
    • Kaname Tousen is hated for many reasons, first and foremost, for being a total hypocrite who betrays Soul Society for extremely flimsy reasons: wanting to walk the path of the least bloodshed toward peace... by siding with the egomaniacal traitor whose entire plan revolves around starting a bloody war and who is perfectly fine with murdering his own allies just because they're of no use to him anymore. Another reason fans hate him is for initially being the blind man in the Blind and the Beast with Komamura, then insulting by calling Komamura ugly to his face the second he regains his sight. He's also hated for holding one of the most blatant examples of the Idiot Ball in the series history in his fight with Kenpachi, where he traps Kenpachi in his sensory deprivation Bankai, then just stands around taunting and lecturing him (which, as noted, Kenpachi can't hear anymore) instead of just finishing him off, which he ends up losing the fight because of.
    • The Modsoul trio of Ririn, Noba, and Kurōdo were reviled during their debut in the Bount Arc for their individual traits. Ririn's sometimes loud and arrogant, Noba's too shy, and Kurôdo talks too much for the audience's taste. By the end of the Bount Arc they were not only reduced to comic relief, but allowed to leak into the canon material of the Arrancar Arc, quickly increasing their earlier hate.
    • In the The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai Filler Arc, Rurichiyo Kasumiōji is a spoiled brat of a rich kid who's prone to being kidnapped just to keep her unpopular Filler arc going. Fans also find her Third-Person Person quirk annoying to listen to, and just plain don't like how useless she was in said arc.
    • In the Gotei 13 Invading Army Filler Arc, Nozomi's existence was justified by rewriting canon character backgrounds, stealing unique canon abilities, reducing Rukia and Orihime to bit-roles that consisted solely of shilling her, removing Ichigo as the Main Character to turn Kon into her Love Interest, and making her more powerful than even Yamamoto.
  • Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan has the title character, Dokuro. For the people who hate the series for being a cruel Sadist Show, she's the general root of it, brutally murdering Sakura for the dumbest of reasons.
  • Captain Tsubasa: The main character Tsubasa for being a Invincible Hero who always wins and a Flat Character compared to the other characters.
  • Claymore: Raki had the misfortune of being the perpetual Distressed Dude and Non-Action Guy in a cast full of badass warrior women. The fact that he cries a lot and is very closely bonded to the main character, whom the fanbase loves to pair up with her female comrades, also doesn't help. His screen time decreases a lot as the series goes on, and he did Take a Level in Badass, which helps, though now the fans complain that he's too strong and fear he'll take pagetime away from the female characters.
  • Cross Ange:
    • Jill is widely hated by the audience for doing a physical examination towards the protagonist after mocking her and beating her up, pulling off a really huge What an Idiot moment by sending said protagonist who's still in a very justified mental breakdown about everything bad that has happened to her to fight in the front lines which said protagonist uses the chance to try and escape only for things to go horribly wrong and Jill still had the gall to accuse her of killing those people when it could have all been avoided by thorough discipline in the island prison, demanding to execute a plan that relies entirely on Insane Troll Logic by committing genocide on a race just to take out a few Ragna-mails, and a backstory that not a lot of people can even sympathize with. By the time she finally bit the dust, no fan could even care and in fact found it Narmtastic.
    • Tusk is hated mainly by Yuri Fans for being a guy in a dark and gritty show with a lot of women. And even without that, he's hated by the other groups of audiences for stealing a lot of the spotlight just to show that Ange is in love with the guy, thus turning her into a generic Tsundere instead of showing the other more interesting side characters. There's also the fact that his character is very inconsistent: rarely do you see him being very competent at all and his Overly Long Gag of falling on Ange's crotch all the time hasn't won him fans. Finally, the fandom exploded in rage when he pulls off another Kira "Jesus" Yamato moment: surviving a C4 strapped to his chest with no explanation other than "he's a ninja". The fact that the writers had to rewrite a scene halfway through the series just to make him more relevant hasn't helped his case. It's like the writers decided to make his character into a male Fanservice harem protagonist without being the protagonist and yet somehow stealing the spotlight. It's telling how bad he is when the villain, who is very much a rapist, capable of literally mind raping anyone, and has godlike power of Death Is Cheap, is treated as a Draco in Leather Pants by the fanbase thanks to his vision of an ideal world of no war, no conflict, and the fact that Ange basically holds the same ideological views that Embryo has by the end of the show.
    • Sylvia is also this by fans who went from a Nunnally Expy into an Evil Cripple who was psychotic enough to whip her older sister who was responding to her distress call which turned out to be fake and to Riza who couldn't even fight back at all even though she was getting payback against her for her earlier torture. The audience even cheered when Ange threatened and purposely missed her shots just to see her running away on foot.
  • Dangan Ronpa 3: The Radicals are a very controversial group but these members of the group deserve honorable mentions for being Scrappy characters-
    • Sakakura has become despised to the point of causing an entire subreddit dedicated to his Hatedom, thanks to him being a relentlessly violent Jerkass whose attempts at sympathetic characterization constantly fall flat on their face.
    • Munakuta used to merely controversial but after he broke the Moral Event Horizon by killing fan-favorite character Tengan, he ended up being solidify as The Scrappy.
    • Andou is hated by fans due to her abusive remarks towards Kimura and after the reasoning for her rivalry with Kimura was fully explained to the fans, it shows as her being the abusive, manipulative one in the relation causing her to Unintentionally Unsympathetic
  • Death Note:
    • Near has earned a Scrappy status from many fans who viewed him as a poor knock-off of L. Even the creator bashed him.
    • Demegawa. Fans considered him to be a Jerkass Expy of J. Jonah Jameson who's merely concerned with increasing his own profits. He even caused one of Light's plans to fail because of his Money Fetish!. Good thing Mikami kills him.
    • Takada. Whenever fans talk about her, it's either that she was a informed intelligent fool who easily fell for Light's charms or a stuck up jerk, particularly on how she treated Misa. She even gets plenty of flak from fangirls who swore to exact their revenge on her for killing Mello - though it's hard to imagine a worse fate for her than the one that actually transpired.
  • Detective Conan:
    • The Detective Boys. Ayumi, Mitsuhiko and Genta are normal children who unknowingly befriend an undercover Teen Genius in a series filled with complex murder mysteries. Thus, they tend to ignore all his instructions of caution which puts their lives in danger or comes close to blowing his cover multiple times. They even view Conan as the lowest member of the group while trying to stop him taking all the credit for helping solve cases. They do get better in the manga, as they come to appreciate Conan's talent, start to develop their own abilities, and befriend another Teen Genius (Ai Haibara) who keeps them more in line, but this is generally not reflected in the anime fillers where they will remain in Scrappy status in the eyes of many fans.
    • While not as universally reviled as the Detective Boys, Kogoro Mouri seems to have his share of haters. This stems from the fact that he's a Jerk Ass Small Name, Big Ego who's prone to many Kick the Dog moments with Conan. Two stood out: One was when Conan, with logical reasoning, tried convincing Kogoro not to automatically assume a woman he's attracted to is innocent (She was indeed the killer), only for him to punch Conan. In one of the rare occasions he's actually confronted for hitting Conan, he respondes with "He started it by being annoying!" Another was the episode where he broke his leg. In the hospital, he didn't want to miss a Yoko Okino TV event. While Conan was out solving the case, the Detective Boys were wheeling him to the nearest TV, but were slowing down due to lack of manpower. When Conan shows up, Kogoro threatens to put him on the streets if he missed the show.
    • Sonoko Suzuki also has her fair share of haters, who accused her of being a Rich Bitch who is selfish, perverted, and arrogant to the point where she makes Shinichi look humble.
  • Dragon Ball Z:
    • Babidi has a hatedom as well. Although you're supposed to hate him because he's evil, a lot of fans disliked him because of his frequent outbursts and a "bad" villain because he got other villains to do his work for him.
    • Gotenks. A fusion between two fairly likeable characters and introduced as the solution to Majin Buu. Instead of the ultimate fighter, all the viewers gets is an arrogant little kid. On the first appearance, he gets the Idiot Ball, refuses to use his maximum on Majin Buu because he doesn't think he needs it and is soundly defeated. On his second appearance, he makes the same mistake on a much more powerful version of Majin Buu, and still believes that he can easily defeat the unkillable monster with ridiculous attacks. His stupidity and arrogance end up dooming more than a few more likeable characters.
    • Chi-Chi is hated by fans the most due to her trying to prevent Gohan from saving the world in order to study.
  • Dragon Ball GT: Pan and Giru. Most fans do not like either of them and consider them whiny and irritating. Especially during the Shadow Dragon Saga, Pan always gets in trouble by the other Shadow Dragons, specifically Nuova, Haze, Naturon and Rage Shenron.
    • Giru has it worse- he's actually Put on a Bus all the way through Baby's story arc because he's been totaled after trying to protect Trunks. Wonder why nobody tried to fix him in all that time...?
  • Elfen Lied: The bullies at Kaede's orphanage are probably the most hated children in anime—of particular note is an infamous scene where they force Kaede to watch while they beat a puppy she was caring for to death—especially the little girl who is widely believed by half of the fanbase to have been a Manipulative Bitch and shows up at the last second. (Said little girl is however occasionally subjected to Alternate Character Interpretation — we only have Lucy's biased account for her actually acting out of malice.) As a side note, many fans were unhappy that the bullies' deaths were quick, wanting their deaths to be slow and painful.
    • Yuka, due to the fact that she is in love with her cousin and physically beats him up for no reason. Plus the fact that she goes into Wangst over things which are comparatively minor, in contrast to almost everyone else on the show - even when you have positive traits, being selfish in contrast to the other members of the cast is not the way to go with a character... Though odds are that her more unreasonable haters can probably find some way to blame her for Lucy's Moral Event Horizon crossing (which wasn't her fault at all).
  • Most fans of Eiken dislike Komoe for her squicky character concept (an elementary school student with very large Gag Boobs). There are many people who refuse to watch/read it because they're so grossed out by her.
  • Eureka Seven: Eureka's adopted "children": Link, Mayter, and Maurice, or as most fans will say "the brats". In their first centered episode (Ep. 6), they seemed to have learned their lesson and started to become changed characters. Only to go back to their usual selves by the next episode. Not only are their voices extremely grating whenever they open their mouths, but they serve no real purpose other than to provide "comedy" in the form of torturing Renton, and to get Holland, Eureka, and the others in trouble (see episode 40). Even worse, during The Great Wall Arc (from about episode 40 up until the end of the series) they become important semi-major characters.
    • Talho's behavior in episode four didn't earn her any fans. She slave-drove Renton like a housemaid and then punished him when the Gekkostate didn't get the profits they were hoping for, even though he had little to do with that outcome.
    • Holland is even worse than Talho. Whenever things don't go his way, of he suspects Renton in the slightest of insubordination, he outright assaults him. Despite his Character Development, some people never let go of the fact that he took joy out of beating up a kid half his age.
    • The fact that he used to date Renton's sister and even recognized Renton as her younger sibling only adds insult to literal injury.
    • In the sequel Eureka Seven Ao: Truth is this for being an Outside-Context Problem with Combo Platter Powers in a series where there is no superpowers. at all. Not to mention his randomly killing people and other things.
  • Fairy Tail: Romeo. To be exact, while he was barely tolerable (just like the rest of the extras of the guild, most fans acknowledge that they're there but don't care), but in filler, this rocketed him into this status in both fandoms. One reason is his MUCH extended screentime, most of which is pointless; and another is because of the Ship Tease he gets with Wendy. The Japanese fandom, upon seeing him interact with Wendy, promptly flew into a rage.
    • Most God Slayers recieve this treatment too, because their magic is basically one big Informed Ability and they all are merely Smug Snakes. Chelia, however, is the only exception.
  • Louis El Bridget from Freezing is, without a doubt, the most hated character in the manhwa, and for more than good reasons: he regularly abused and molested his half-sister Satella, causing her to develop a crippling phobia of being touched and kick-starting a great majority of her issues. It was bad enough that, since he couldn't have his way with Satella anymore, he molested and raped his own Pandora Holly Rose because she looked like his half-sister. And the hatred for him only solidified during the Bali arc, in which he tried to make Satella come back to him, and gave Kazuya a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown when he stood up to Satella, not to mention treated poor Holly Rose like garbage. The fact that he got a Karma Houdini, was Easily Forgiven by Satella, and had a Heel–Face Turn after pulling a No-One Could Survive That only served to make his many haters rage.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist:
  • Full Metal Panic!: Leonard Tessarossa. Sure, he was made out to be a (relatively) "honorable," Noble Demon whose intentions, extreme as they may be, could be considered grander and more for the greater good than anything Sousuke would care for. However, his cockiness and Insufferable Genius, along with his superiority complex have earned him great ire among fandom. He especially gets flak after manhandling Kaname and brainwashing her, causing her to become an angsting Damsel in Distress. And interestingly enough, being a Pretty Boy seemed to actually work against him, as numerous people have taken to despising him for being a Sissy Villain, calling him "Leotard". The funniest part is that he's supposed to be the most sympathetic villain that the series has (seeing how Gauron and Gates are psychotic, insane pedophiles), yet he appears to be the most hated.
    • Kaname gets this due to her tendency to assault Sosuke for pretty much doing his job.
  • Fushigi Yuugi: The anime's portrayal of Miaka tends to get disliked. The manga portrays her in a more realistic way. Ironically, Mayo Sakaki from Eikoden actually replaced Miaka as the Scrappy in the eyes of some fans with the release of Eikoden. Ashitare, Yui and Tomo have also gained a degree of Scrappydom. In fact, Miaka is one of the most hated female characters in anime/manga — to the degree when fans used a "Level of Suck" meter to measure other shoujo heroines. "At least she's not a Miaka".
  • Future Diary:
  • Girls Bravo: Kirie. In the first season her regular (and rather brutal) beatings of Accidental Pervert Yukinari (sometimes for no reason at all), who's supposed to be her best friend, tendency to assume the worst of him if she should find him around a half naked girl, and unwillingness to listen to him explain his actions, did not earn her any points in the fandom. Neither did her tendency to verbally berate him if she suspected he was being perverted (which he wasn't) by calling him a jerk. Not to mention Kirie knows Yukinari has a fear of women (as a result of being bullied by them all his life) and developed an allergy to them because of it. One would question why she still keeps beating the crap out of him in spite of that. In fact, some fans say it's because of Tsunderes like Kirie that they grew to hate Tsunderes in general. She becomes nicer in the second season and her number of moments beating Yukinari decrease heavily. For some fans, it worked, for many, it was too little too late.
    • Fukuyama, an obnoxious pervert. Unlike Kirie, he get's no character development. Even The Cartoon Hero picked him over her to be in his Top 10 Most Hated Animated Characters list.
  • Shu Ouma from Guilty Crown. Many people calls him a weak, spineless young man, surrounded by stronger and more interesting characters. He gets Rescued from the Scrappy Heap later due to being the Cosmic Plaything and Taken A Level In Badass.
    • Souta turns into this after his stupidity gets Hare killed.
    • Arisa and some students after they stabbed Shu in the back. After he succeeds in breaking them out of the enclosing wall that would have doomed the city.
  • Hajime no Ippo:
  • Hayate the Combat Butler has Hayate's Abusive Parents. Even though their abuse is played for laughs, they make Mr. and Mrs. Turner look like Parents of the Year.
  • Highschool of the Dead:
  • Himegoto: The student council members 18+, Unko, and Bell are disliked by nearly every fan depsite being major characters. They constantly harrass and bully the main character and are almost never called out on it, and they have very few non-negated Pet the Dog moments. All 3 of them also suffer from bland characterization. 18+ gets the most hate for her perversion and the fact that she's pushed as the main love interest for no real reason.
  • InuYasha:
    • Fans hate Shippo for being a smart-mouthed, whiney, useless Bratty Half-Pint.
    • Koga also falls into this trope for being a smug Karma Houdini.
    • Kikyo is disliked by some, especially Inuyasha/Kagome shippers. Many people hate her simply because Inuyasha's and Kikyo's feelings are still present and this causes friction between Inuyasha and Kagome while others hate her because they are unable to be overlook the actions she took early on when she was first brought back to life. Her tendency to show up right when Inuyasha's and Kagome's relationship is about to go to the next level doesn't help.
    • Even though hatred towards Kagome is definitely not as prevalent as the above examples, there are fans who see her as a Jerkass whosits Inuyasha for even minor infractions.
  • Kaleido Star: May Wong from the second season, owed heavily to her initial snobbish attitude (until Leon decides to engage in a bit of painful "attitude adjustment"). Even after she does learn the lesson (and learns it quicker than Leon himself), fans simply will NOT stop raging against her.
  • Kämpfer: Natsuru has scrappy status among fans for being incredibly dense.
  • Katekyo Hitman Reborn!: While it's unclear where he stands in the Japanese fandom, Naito Longchamp was near-universally despised by a large percentage of overseas fans due largely to his goofy appearance and rambunctious personality. This only applies to the manga, however; the anime wound up writing him out of the plot entirely. However, this may be undergoing a reverse process — fans have claimed that Longchamp appearing may be the only thing that can save the show.
  • Kiddy GiRL-AND: Ascoeur draws a lot of flak for her high-pitched screaming and childish behavior throughout the series. She barely gets her act together as the show progresses, which many viewers regard as way too late.
  • Tiff/Fumu from Kirby of the Stars is this to a ton of people. Not only is she a know-it-all joykill, but she tends to get more screentime than Kirby himself and likes to bitch about everything and boss everyone around. It doesn't help that a lot of people consider her to be an anime version of Lisa Simpson.
    • Tokkori is debatably worse. Give Tiff/Fumu some credit, she's kind and supportive of Kirby. Tokkori, on the other hand, is a mean-spirited Jerk Ass who contributes nothing outside of being difficult and a jerk to Kirby.
  • Kotoura-san:
    • Hiyori is nearly universally hated by fans due to her (mis)treatment of Haruka. She's Manabe's Hopeless Suitor, but he and Haruka are the Official Couple.
    • The unnamed old woman who takes the stray cat Haruka had been feeding to a shelter gets a special mention; she has collected many death threats from fans just by saying a few words to Haruka.
  • Yoshiko Tanaka from The Legend of Black Heaven is an example of this category, compared to everything that goes on in the series. She is also the reason for her husband, Oji Tanaka's initial mid-life depression.
  • Love Hina:
    • To say that Naru Narusegawa is hated by most of the fandom would be an understatement. Her unfair abuse of Keitaro Urashima had ended up rubbing most fans the wrong way and the fact that she's never called out on it had instantly pissed off a lot of fans, who have come to believe that Naru is nothing more than a Karma Houdini. The fact that she ends up marrying Keitaro in the end didn't help matters either.
    • The hate also goes for Kanako Urashima: it generally stems from the feeling that she doesn't belong in the series, as she was introduced late and has a darker personality and back story that seems to contrast with the rest of the series. She also gets a lot more hate from fans of the anime, where she was portrayed as extremely flat, and didn't have time to develop like she did in the manga.
  • Lucky Star: Patricia Martin, for several reasons:
    1. Some felt that the character is insulting to Americans in general, particularly fans of Japanese culture.
    2. Patricia Ja Lee, who voices her in the English dub, sounds like a badly-pitched Minnie Mouse;
    3. She doesn't seem to "fit in" with a group of Japanese schoolgirls in a series about Japanese schoolgirls. She was intended to be an Affectionate Parody of American Otakus, not in any way mean spirited, but that fell flat for many.
  • Maburaho: The members of Kazuki and Yuna's class (and the two class representatives in particular) may be collectively the most petty and selfish class in anime, putting Kazuki on trial and trying to mete out punishments simply because he is friendly with Yuna. They even go so far as to sabotage a collaboration with another class just to spite Kazuki.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid:
    • Miura is really not liked within the fandom, being a sudden awesome prodigy of the Wolkenritter who, when she shows up for the Tournament Arc, trashes Vivio. Not only does she trash Vivio, she trashes her with a kicking version of Nanoha's Starlight Breaker. Maybe it wouldn't of been so bad had this been near the end or the absolute end of the tournament, but no, she defeats Vivio at the near start.
  • Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force:
  • Mai Hime:
  • Mai-Otome:
    • Tomoe gets a lot of fan hatred, as her crush on Shizurunote  being the sole motivation for her villainy is taken to excessively cruel and uncomfortable lengths (especially when there were quite a few legitimate grievances she could have had with Arika).
    • Sergey also gets a lot of hate in some circles, because his interactions with Arika and Nina make him come off as a Lolicon at times, even though it's Nina who takes the initiative, and also because he reminds some fans (visually) of Yuuichi (see above).
  • Mega Man NT Warrior:
    • Yai Ayano, the Rich Bitch trope taken to its most abhorrent extreme. Her role consists mainly of boasting, whining, deriding, screeching, and not developing many positive traits along the way. About the only thing useful about her is her money, which gives the other heroes some occasional firepower when they need it, but she didn't even earn it herself; her father did, so it's questionable whether Yai does anything good.
      • The worst was episode 34, "Lost Money Panic". In the course of one episode, Yai derides people who believe in donating money to charity, screeches her head off at losing all of her money, poo-poos her friends' attempts to help her, and doesn't even learn a valuable lesson about the error of her ways at the end. It's enough to make you yearn for an Anvilicious And Knowing Is Half the Battle segment.
    • Duo and Slur have a very firm claim to Scrappydom among many viewers, as the arguable mascots of Seasonal Rot in the "Stream" arc. Thanks to nearly-Godlike aliens coming and using the world as a big laboratory to pit good against evil, they forced the plot into a more formulaic status than it had ever been: Almost ceaselessly, the two overhear a person with a casual human flaw complaining about something and wishing absentmindedly it could be different, Slur gives that person an Asteroid Navi (alternate versions of Navis that were killed in previous arcs like Plantman, Stoneman, and Beastman) to grant their wish but also threaten the world. The person is Obviously Evil and fully intends to abuse their newfound power, and if they're not, the Navi is and will go berserk and attempt to kill its operator.note . Lan and Mega Man have to stop it; lather rinse repeat.
      • Slur took it Up to Eleven due to being an Obviously Evil Smug Snake villain, and specist to boot. She believes humanity is dangerious and needs to be exterminated, even though she's personally fueling the problem, as she deliberately sabotages humanity's chances of being spared Duo's wrath by giving Asteroid Navis to Obviously Evil people. She's also ludicrously overpowered, able to easily defeat several of the strongest Navis at once, easily able to No Sell 3 Program Advances at once, and even curb stomps Bass! Thus the fandom rejoiced when Bass killed her in the most humiliating way possible, which sadly had the effect of making him so overpowered he had to be written out of the rest of the series.
  • Mega Man Star Force: Luna Shirogane (Or Luna Platz). It didn't help that she was in a love triangle with the main character Subaru Hoshikawa/Geo Stelar and Misora Hibiki/Sonia Strumm, and some fans ship the other two only because Misora looks like Meiru/Mayl and Subaru looks like Netto/Lan from Mega Man Battle Network ignoring their personalities, which in some cases (like Subaru and Netto) are completly opposites. Things were also bad for her because of her Flanderization in the anime, which focused too much on her tsuntsun side and eliminating nearly any dere-dere]]. It's still a case of Americans Hate Tingle, since she is just as popular in the japanese fandom as with her love rival Misora.
  • Maria-sama ga Miteru:
    • Touko (Drill-chan) is disliked by a fairly large part of the fandom because of her bitchy attitude, despite all the efforts of the creator to present her in a more positive light. The fact that Yumi keeps relentlessly pursuing her as her petite soeur only adds to this, since a lot of fans think that there are more suitable candidates— Kanako, for instance.
    • Compounding this is the fact that Kanako is called out for her initial bad behavior while Touko is never told to stop either by Sachiko or Yumi herself.
  • Metal Fight Beyblade: Masamune Kadoya. The reason being for him is he's your standard annoying shonen Idiot Hero with Idiot Hair and makes himself off as a Bratty Half-Pint most of the time. Simply put- the fanbase thinks he's a whiny pussy.

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  • Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water:
    • Many fans find the title character annoying for her selfish, inconsiderate, stubborn ways, which extend to berating her own father for shooting an enemy that was about to kill her. It seems the same is true in-universe, too, with her receiving several What the Hell, Hero? speeches, and almost as many Armor Piercing Slaps, not to mention being chewed-out by a FIVE-YEAR-OLD.
    • King is thought of as being the series' default Scrappy due in a small part to his cartoonish traits in a setting that doesn't quite fit with them, and partially for being the driving force of many of the Filler episodes during the Island and Africa arcs, which most of the fans, and even the director himself, like to pretend were never included in the first place (with the exception of episodes 30 and 31). The fact that he has almost no impact whatsoever on or involvement with the main plot of the series also adds to his Scrappiness.
  • Naruto
    • Sakura Haruno, prior to The Last. First, some fans disliked her because she wasn't powerful enough and often let her fangirling over Sasuke take away from her potential. When Shippuden starts, she trained with Tsunade in medical arts and has became a competent ninja in her own right and it looked like she was Rescued from the Scrappy Heap, but she quickly became a disliked character again after her fight against Sasori. People were disappointed that she didn't really do anything significant after that fight, and her fake love confession to Naruto, her inability to kill the defected Sasuke and her general crying and relying on Naruto again like in Part 1 didn't do anything to help in that regard.
    • Obito Uchiha. Originally he was an Ensemble Darkhorse, beloved for being the only good Uchiha; when he is revealed to be Tobi, who wanted to kill a baby, killed his sensei and his sensei's wife, treated the Tailed Beasts like nothing, caused the worst part of the Blood Mist era in Kirigakure, AND is behind the Uchiha Massacre, its easy to hate him. But his entire motivation (despite him denying it) is that Rin died at Kakashi's hands (completely disregarding the fact that said death was a Heroic Sacrifice; Kakashi had intended every bit to keep his promise to his dying friend). He wants to mind wipe the entire world for his own personal fantasy. He is also despised for being perceived as a sympathetic character all because Rin is killed by the Mist village as well as being Easily Forgiven by his former comrades (Including Rin, Kakashi and even Naruto) and his own mentor despite all the heinous acts he has personally done against them. His unpunished villainy as well as a poorly done selfish sacrifice made fans hate him even more.
    • The real Madara Uchiha shares the same case with Obito. He is viewed as this by his detractors, even by those who once considered him cool, due to how ridiculously overpowered he's become over the series (Word of God even acknowledges that he made the character too powerful) and the escalation of his power through one Diabolus ex Machina after another. Other reasons for his scrappydom include his rather petty motives, such as being Always Second Best to Hashirama Senju.
    • Karin is also hated for due to being characterized as only being obsessed with Sasuke, essentially being a rip-off of part 1 Sakura. While initially Rescued from the Scrappy Heap after being stabbed by Sasuke just to kill Danzo despite healing him just now, after she reverts back to being obsessed and quickly forgave Sasuke, she becomes The Scrappy again to the point that fans hardly reacted when she was in tears over the fact that Sasuke is stabbed by Madara.
    • In a strange twist (both in and out of the story), Kaguya Ootsutsuki, the Evil Matriarch of the Naruto universe has joined the series' ever growing scrappydom right after her reincarnation. Though her character isn't in any way fleshed out for people to love or hate her based on it, she's already despised for being even more overpowered than Madara (such that Naruto and Sasuke claim her chakra is far greater than that of the Ten Tails), shifting the storyline unnecessarily to a new villain arc and making the already horrendously convoluted plot even more so. Add to the list, her resealing about only 30 chapters after her first mention, meaning she never gets any characterization beyond her lust for power and contributes essentially nothing to the story aside from extending its length and killing off Obito, meaning some will hate her due to her sheer pointlessness.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: While the main characters are all very divisive, some characters are flat-out Scrappies:
    • Pen-Pen as some consider such a purely implausible and "cartoon" character out of place in the middle of a dramatic and dark series.
    • Ritsuko Akagi gets flak for obsessing over Gendo Ikari and destroying anything involving Rei (the cloning aquarium, the Dummy Plug) out of a combination of insanity and envy, while the current Rei dies defeating one of the Angels, no less.
    • For people who sympathize with Shinji, Gendo makes this list for being the cause of Shinji's emotional problems.
  • From Nyatto!, Anzu. The general agreement among the readers is that the shark was jumped with her introduction, which draws many complaints the manga taking a turn from an unique story of a guy growing a relationship with his long-time pet kitty turned into a prissy catgirl that wants to turn him into her butler, to your standard harem series where the main character is always a Butt Monkey, as well Anzu often beating up, berating and punishing Shigeru for his perverted antics...when she is as much of a pervert as he is and yet Anzu always gets away with her own antics.
  • Ojamajo Doremi:
    • Since Pop wasn't given much of a role in the first place and was mostly a Bratty Half-Pint Annoying Younger Sibling for almost two seasons, she tends to be disliked by the fanbase. Most of her detractors claim that her presence in the story was unnecessary, and her personality pre-Character Development didn't help either.
    • Hana is also considered one of the least favorites of the fan community due to her qualities of being a Dojikko (read: causes trouble), and somewhat of a Bratty Half-Pint when she gets upset (read: causes more trouble).
    • Out of all the classmates, Tamaki is probably liked the least. She brags about how her father never punishes her as opposed to the other girls in her class and thinks that punishing your child is "barbaric". She makes fun of Momoko and Hana during their respective first days of school, Momoko for technically being a foreigner and Hana for acting like a toddler.
    • Other than Tamaki, some of the male classmates were scrappies for one at least one episode. Notably the SOS Trio for teasing Naomi, and for the idiotic strategy they used to "beat" Mutsumi in a wrestling match.
  • One Piece:
    • Usopp tends to be less well-liked than the other Straw Hats, possibly because he's not as attractive and tends to be quite cowardly. In the Water 7 arc, when he, after learning the Going Merry was beyond repair and Luffy decided to get a new ship, left the crew and challenged Luffy to a duel over the ship, most fans agreed that he was in the wrong, and a fair portion believed that the incident was the final proof that he was more trouble than he was worth. However, said arc also resulted in him disguising as Sogeking and admitting that he was wrong in the end, which may have made up for it with some fans.
    • The most hated character in the manga, however, is most likely - as admitted by Oda himself - Absalom, The Dragon in the Thriller Bark arc. This is probably due in the most part to his perverted nature, as unlike other perverted characters like the heroic Sanji and Brook, Absalom's behavior is actually not Played for Laughs, giving off a dangerous and disturbing impression.
    • Edward Weeble impressively became one within the first six pages of his introduction. After the fandom spent two years wondering who the seventh member of the Shichibukai was, what they were presented with was a fat Gonk with the intelligence of a child who goes around proclaiming himself to be Whitebeard's son and attacking his crew. While time will have to tell with what is shown of his character, many fans already despise him for being obnoxious and unpleasant.
  • Ookami Kakushi:
    • Isuzu too to an extent—she didn't get as much hatred as Hiroshi (and some of it lightened up when she was temporarily Put on a Bus), but not everyone found her clingy, stalker-ish habits amusing.
  • Osamu Tezuka's Reused Character Design: Ham Egg. Whether he's a nasty circus manager, a poacher who killed off the hero's parents, or an organ smuggler, he's found to be a total Smug Snake by fans.
  • Fairy Musketeers: Viewers almost unanimously hate Ringo. Her negative traits are even pointed out in the show, when her friends in her own world note how harsh she is toward her friends. When everyone else begins to trust Gretel, Ringo is, not surprisingly the only one against it, angrily at that. One episode even goes out of it's way to make her see that she's dead weight. Her aggressive personality isn't too surprising, considering she's voiced by Rie Kugimiya.
  • Otogi Zoshi: Kintarou looks like an example of the Bratty Half-Pint variety. Most of the characters are fairly serious, and then you throw in an obnoxious, super-strong kid.
  • Pandora Hearts:
    • Jack Vessalius. When he first appeared, he was a mysterious, kind benefactor who wished to protect the amnesiac girl. Now, when it is quite likely that he has been the cause of the tragedy of Sablier and the true evil villain all along who manipulated everyone else all along. More than likely, many people will not love him anymore.
    • Vincent Nightray, for being a selfish, abusive sociopath who uses the hero's little sister's feelings for him to his advantage, and manipulates everyone. He also cut out a cat's eyes with scissors and mocked Alice simply out of jealousy.
  • Pretty Cure:
    • Futari wa Pretty Cure gives us Pollun, the new addition to the magical girl duo's Non Human Sidekicks whose immature and whiny personality had a number of fans out for his blood. However, he does stop being as bratty towards the end of the series, and his more mature and considerate depiction in the following season, MaX Heart was much better received. Unfortunately, that same season brought Lulun, who is just as whiny and bratty as first season Pollun, if not moreso, and just as unpopular.
    • Yes! Pretty Cure 5: Milk is one of the most hated mascots ever, for being an annoying brat and deliberately causing trouble for the Pretty Cure, especially around the time of her debut. There are also people who dislike Coco's fairy form on the basis of his voice, which is widely considered annoying.
    • It's been shown that if you dare ruin how things should run in a Pretty Cure series, you will get hit with this:
  • The Prince of Tennis:
  • ''Prison School": In a cast full of colorful and larger than-life personalities, we have Chiyo Kurihara, who is given little characterization beyond "liking sumo" and "liking Kiyoshi". It doesn't help that her main rival for Kiyoshi's attentions, Hana, is considered a huge Ensemble Darkhorse for having some of the funniest interactions with Kiyoshi in the story whenever the two are around each other.
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica:
    • Hitomi, an otherwise minor character, is in the scrappy heap for one little move that set a chain reaction in motion partially due to being Locked Out of the Loop. To be more specific, she tells Sayaka that she has 24 hours to confess to Kyosuke, the boy they both like, before she does it. Unfortunately, Sayaka has recently learned about the true nature of magical girls and thus no longer considers herself human. She thus cannot bring herself to do it and falls into despair knowing that Hitomi will move in to claim Kyosuke, leading her closer to becoming a witch. It does not help that in the PSP version, she actually slaps Sayaka when the latter finds the courage to confess to Kyosuke, making it appear as though she was just trying to appear nice instead of actually being nice.
    • Kyosuke, Sayaka's love interest, also gets this treatment for the same reasons as Hitomi - only worse. Hitomi received a goodly amount of characterization before the event, but Kyousuke's character began and ended at 'violinist who got hurt and is now sad about it,' which makes it easier to justify his behavior as genuine apathy or malice rather than mere absentmindedness. He's also The One Guy in a series that runs on Les Yay, which gets him flak from the shippers as well; the politer Fan Fics either ignore him or quarantine him with Hitomi as soon as possible so they can get to the Kyouko/Sayaka bits. More justification for his Scrappy status came in the tie-in video game, in which he, in quick succession, refers to Sayaka as a "disgusting monster" and reaffirms his love for Hitomi. Even Gen Urobuchi got in on it, claiming that if they ever did get together, Kyousuke would most likely stand Sayaka up at dates to practice his violin (which was later shown to be outright true by Rebellion. People will quote Hitomi's lines or defend Kyubey's philosophy, but the most positive thing most fans will say for Kyousuke is, "Well, he's not THAT bad."
    • Kyubey himself is almost universally reviled for his Lack of Empathy and manipulativeness, for being responsible for pretty much everything bad that happens in the anime, and for being a Karma Houdini. The fact that he is a Well-Intentioned Extremist whose goal is to save the universe from heat death does not redeem him in the eyes of the fandom. In a poll of "Most Unforgivable Anime Characters", Kyubey took first place!
      • As of Rebellion things are not looking good for him either, as his race attempted to control Madoka and reintroduce the Witch System for being more efficient than the one currently in place thanks to Madoka's efforts. This takes away the sole justification he had in the eyes of some fans. On the bright side, Kyubey haters were pleasantly surprised to find out he is no longer a Karma Houdini.
  • Ranma ˝: Happosai. A large number of fans have a serious dislike for him, some even going so far as to avoid watching episodes/reading chapters in which he plays a prominent role. The reason generally stems from the fact he is the Miniature Senior Citizens equivalent of a Dirty Old Man and a Panty Thief, while also being an evil Fair-Weather Mentor Old Master, notable as being childish, selfish and immature, even compared to everyone else in the series. Generally, if Happosai shows up, he's going to either be groping and harrassing every female (born or made) in sight, causing trouble because he's a Jerkass, trying to get revenge on Ranma for interfering with him being a nuisance, or some combination of the aforementioned. It certainly doesn't help matters that most episodes with Happosai end up as a Karma Houdini for him. Most of the terrible things he does either goes unpunished because Genma and Soun are too cowardly to stand up to him without Ranma, or Ranma gets the blame when it's more obviously Happosai's fault. Not to mention that Happosai is one of, if not the definite cause of the series having a Bittersweet Ending. Mistaking the Jusenkyo water sent to the Saotome household for sake, and drinking it all up before any of the other characters can use it to cure their respective curses.
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena:
    • Nanami Kiryuu is an Alpha Bitch, a Clingy Jealous Girl and a prominent face in the series' filler episodes, which causes many viewers to write her off as either an obnoxious nuisance or pointless comic relief. While it's been alleged that members of staff disliked her (supposedly the reason she only got a very limited role in The Movie, and as a cow at that) director Kunihiko Ikuhara is quite fond of her; apparently, she was modeled after a girl he liked when he was younger, but who never gave him the time of day. She wasn't integral to the movie plot, and Chiho Saitou was in charge of the manga (where she only appears in a single photograph) hence the discrepancy in her appearances between each adaptation. However, Nanami does become Rescued from the Scrappy Heap for many fans once episodes 31 and 32 roll around, in which she becomes just too pitiful to hate.
  • Robotech and Super Dimension Fortress Macross includes:
    • Lin Minmei is widely despised, especially among haters of princess-like pop divas and rabid Misa/Hikaru fans. A lot of this actually comes from the Robotech side of the fandom, where not only was Minmei's portrayal less moe and more annoying to Western sensibilities, but her voice actress... was perhaps not the best vocalist that could have been chosen for the role. When Macross saw an English-dubbed rerelease (as Macross, not as Robotech), the producers attempted to curb the hatred by hiring Mari Iijima, Minmei's original actress, for the role. This fixed the issues with her singing, but it also meant she was the only character who spoke with a heavy Japanese accent out of the cast.
    • One name: Lynn Kaifun. Whereas Minmay's actions can be seen as those of a confused, emotionally needy Naďve Everygirl attempting to survive in a ruthless world of adults, Kaifun comes off as less sympathetic and much more of a straight-up, abusive Jerk Ass. Not to mention that he kept railing on the military for being warlike murderers. While giant aliens are actively trying to kill the lot of them. He gets even worse in the final arc of Macross, when the Earth is trying to rebuild after being decimated, turning into a spiteful drunk who emotionally (and sometimes physically) abuses Minmei because she isn't in too big of a demand (and can only pay in paultry gifts for her singing), and just leaves without any real retribution for any of his crap. Also for a self-proclaimed pacifist, he sure does know how to do spinkicks, something lampshaded in the Robotech novel adaptations. Also, he was trying to get together with Minmei... his cousin. For many, this was quite squick-worthy.
  • Ronin Warriors: Depending on which segment of the fandom you ask, this role could be taken on by any combination of Natsuti/Mia, Jun/Yulie, Lady Kayura or Suzunagi from the OAV.
  • Rozen Maiden: Hinaichigo and Kanaria are easily the two least popular of the dolls, especially because they're seen as "less mature" than the others. Still, it's kinda sad watching Hina slowly wind down to her inevitable death. The biggest reason for the hate toward Kanaria is the fact that Ensemble Darkhorse Suiseiseki performs a Heroic Sacrifice to let her escape, which she responds to by foolishly going back and getting killed like an idiot anyway, rendering her death pointless.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • Chibi-Usa, especially her original English dub counterpart, Rini. While she was designed to have some intentionally annoying qualities, she was also shown to be a genuinely scared little girl away from home and caught in a convoluted plot of people trying to control or even kill her. The real trouble, however, started as she began to get much more screen time in the fourth season. Since that season was also associated with strange mood shifts and an extensive retooling of the original plot and a subsequent dip in the ratings, fans usually associate her with or even blame her for it. Part of the problem were the changes made in the DiC dub in the second season. Chibi-Usa was frequently punished in the Japanese version for being bratty. But since they couldn't show the heroine of the series spanking the bratty kid on American TV, Rini turned out to be far more of a Karma Houdini. She became much more tolerable in seasons 3 and 4, but it would be years before Americans even got the last third of season 2. The damage was done.
    • One of her English voice actresses, Stephanie Beard, made a song (parodying Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady") that has an interesting parallel to Chibi-Usa. Although it was meant to describe her radio show persona, the lyrics contain similarities to Chibi-Usa's character, such as the mentioning of "copycats" (Usagi), and having an arrogant and semi-bratty personality.
  • Saint Seiya:
  • Saki
    • Teru Miyanaga, the eponymous main character's older sister, attracted a fairly sizable hatedom after it's revealed that she has, when asked, refused to admit that she has a sister, when Saki had seemingly done nothing to deserve this. Quite a bit of the fandom wants Teru to get her comeuppance, rather than reconcile with Saki, even though the narrative remains sympathetic to Saki's goal.
  • Sangatsu no Lion: Kyoko is almost always shown in a negative light in the series' narrative, verbally abusing or manipulating Rei, resulting in the audience generally regarding her with dislike, despite her sympathetic backstory.
  • School Days:
    • Makoto Itou is quite possibly the single most hated anime character of all time. However, he was very likely intended to be a target of hate by his creators, due to being utterly reprehensible in addition to being a gigantic idiot. Even if he was, it backfired horribly, because a majority of the people who don't like School Days place the blame solely on how utterly despicable he is.
    • This was reversed in the manga version: Makoto is still a big moron, but at least there he does care for the girls. Sekai, who is now a manipulative bitch, replaces Makoto in the Scrappy Heap.
    • The final member of the main Love Triangle from the Series, Kotonoha, gets the same Scrappy treatment from fans. They say her meekness is a turn off and wonder why Makoto would want such a doormat and her Yandere tendencies do not make her any better, but simply make her appear more like a little brat that's taking the extreme ways to deal with things, rather than rational ways, despite her being shown to have had reasons for having a Heroic B.S.O.D. that led to the previous tendencies. It should be noted, however, that this is a case of Americans Hate Tingle, as Kotonoha stands among the most popular characters in Japan.
  • Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi:
    • Chiaki is probably the most hated character given his stupidity that can only go so far in a yaoi series, to his insensitive nature (tell your best friend whose obliviously in love with you to go hook up with someone else after you already pissed him off with lying to him (which by the way is implied to be Yanase's Berserk Button as well as breaking your promise to hang out with him) and finally being a huge brat about everything despite being at least 29. Sure he has his Woobie moments especially in the novel where he was brutally raped by his other best friend Hatori but that goes out the window when 1. He forgives said friend in an unrealistic fashion and 2. Took a Level in Jerkass as a result of going out with him despite what Hatori done to him. So with each episode, you want to strangle Chiaki and it reaches its climax in the last episode concerning him where he rejects Yanase one last time and this time, he breaks down crying because Chiaki refuses to take him seriously. And what does he tell Yanase despite this? I'll call you back later. You're my friend after all. WHAT THE HELL CHIAKI?! Alas, it will be really hard to find someone who likes Chiaki after that episode.
    • Chiaki's boyfriend Hatori isn't any better. Despite having fans (who look past his faults and puts it straight into the Draco in Leather Pants territory), his actions in the series has turned a lot of people off and made people call him despicable human being. What did he do? Mentioned above he crossed the Moral Event Horizon for a lot of people when he brutally raped Chiaki all because he thought Yanase was going to win in the battle of love. The worse part is he's a Karma Houdini and gets to hook up with Chiaki. But it doesn't end there though. Hatori is possessive to the point that he tries to get Chiaki to cut ties with Yanase and their constant fighting HAS caused a rift between Chiaki and Yanase as shown in later episodes. There whole relationship is a Masochism Tango. The part that made people seal the deal was the same episode that made people hate Chiaki episode 16 where he apparently cheats on Chiaki with his ex-girlfriend (he didn't but that doesn't change the fact that he let her touch his hair in an affectionate manner) and because he met with her though, he cancelled the date that Chiaki was looking forward to because it was the last time the movie he wanted to watch was airing in theaters. However, the minute he finds out that Chiaki went over to Yanase's place, it is implied that he threatened over the phone and then broke into Yanase's house just to punch him in the face. Mind you, Yanase didn't fight back because he broke from Chiaki's confession and Hatori made it worse. Again, Hatori is a Karma Houdini despite his Kick Them While They Are Down moment and is the only one who is really happy at the end of the episode.
  • Sgt. Frog:
    • The anime is known for Flanderization, adding several new recurring characters or expanding their roles. One of the most despised anime-exclusive characters is Joriri, an unshaven bum who first appeared in the Chibi-Kero Flashback episodes. Basically a Perma Stubbled Expy for Adult!Keroro, he serves as a bad role model for the young tadpoles and engages in lots of scene-stealing antics. His first appearance bore a striking resemblance to one manga chapter focused on Giroro's relationship with his brother, leading fans to label Joriri a Replacement Scrappy. (The chapter was later adapted faithfully, but by then it was too late, and they'd found other reasons to hate him.) His frequent reappearances have him verging on Creator's Pet, particularly after he abruptly showed up on Earth and shacked up with the Platoon.
    • Kululu is deliberately written as a Jerk Ass, and it's obvious everyone else is supposed to hate him, but it doesn't help that he does little of interest. More specifically, he's less of a character and more of a plot device used to add machines or science-goes-awry scenarios to the plot.
    • The anime's version of Dororo gets a lot of flak for seeming like a whiny, degenerate hermit compared to his more "speak softly but carry a big stick" portrayal in the manga. He's commonly demoted to being the Sixth Ranger (even though it's a Five-Man Band), not present in many plots involving the rest of the Keronians, and while he tries to be the Only Sane Man against their more wicked ideas, he's nowhere near as assertive as his manga counterpart and ends up the Butt Monkey a lot. What makes this all even worse is that his partner, Koyuki, is still shown as outgoing in the anime, and constantly interracting with her friends, which only draws attention to the fact that meanwhile, Dororo seems to be sulking in a corner somewhere.
    • Natsumi for her condescending attitude, her blatant racism towards the Keronians, beating them even in times when they don't deserve it. The Girls Day episode didn't help much either.
  • Shakugan no Shana: Kazumi Yoshida. Aside of the Die for Our Ship and Real Women Never Wear Dresses factors, there's the fact that people think she's shallow, boring, clichéd schoolgirl-in-love-for-a-classmate, steals too much screentime for her little romantic-anime antiques and, for the final blow, her impact to the overall plot is almost null. A quick Google search turns up comments on her such as "The single greatest flaw with this series is that she isn't dead yet."
  • Shaman King:
    • Pirika, Tamao and Chocolove. They do all have a good number of fans too though (Pirika and Tamao usually for shipping reasons, and Chocolove because he can be pretty cool despite the racial stereotypes.)
    • Lyserg and the rest of the X-laws (mostly Marco though out of them, but they all are still generally not liked AT ALL) are not very popular with the Shaman King fans, because they come off as self-righteous and Hypocrites... then there is the fact that they kill people they deem evil-rather viciously. Marco and Lyserg are the most hated out of all of them. Lyserg for whining all the time about how he's gonna get revenge for Hao killing his parents, then leaving Yoh and Co. for the X-laws, and continuing from there after acting like a preachy brainwashed, hypocritical idiot. Marco for being a bigoted, hypocritical ass who looked down on everyone not in the X-laws. Though this is mostly how it was in the anime, and where the hatred comes from. The X-laws and Lyserg show their character development much sooner in the manga than in the anime, therefore they grew better on the fandom, in the anime however, this character development only came near the last few episodes.
  • Slayers:
    • Amelia was definitely this for a while in the western fandom. In her first few episodes in the anime, she was a bratty little kid whose naivete, klutziness, and obsession with justice were flanderized to the point where it pushed her into Too Dumb to Live territory. Her first English voice actress made her seem even more annoying. Then the dub went on a year-and-a-half long hiatus, allowing that impression of Amelia to sink in with the fans. When the came back, Amelia was given a better voice actress (Veronica Taylor), and with time, she became more mature and better able to pull her weight in the group. However, the change was gradual and subtle enough that it couldn't overcome everyone's first impression of her, so some fans still hated her. The passage of time (several years), the shrinking of the fanbase (it's smaller, but also a good deal saner than it once was), and the translation of some of the original novels into English (Amelia's much more mature, has a good deal more awesome moments, and her idealism much less exaggerated) has softened fan opinion towards her considerably.
    • Sylphiel the shrine maiden was also this for the western fandom, and still is to an extent, because of her status as a demure and gentle, shrine maiden with poor combat skills (being restricted to The Medic for the most part) in a show filled with outspoken, strong females. She is also in love with Gourry, who in turn starts falling for Lina.
    • By contrast, while the anime-exclusive Filia is loved by Western fans, she only has a modest following in Japan. Meanwhile, the light novel writer, who was involved with the anime production Slayers TRY (which, mind, deviated completely from the original light novel series), hates all of the characters from that season, particularly Filia. The light novel illustrator, to this point, has only made one art of any anime exclusive characters (it's of Filia embracing Valgaav, and they're in the back of a group shot... cue Die for Our Ship for Fillia/Xellos fans).
    • From the fourth/fifth anime seasons is Pokota, the Bratty Half-Pint prince who is almost as powerful as Lina yet remains rather bullheaded until the final few episodes. Even compared to the earlier secondary protagonists, even Sylphiel, he's either ignored or disliked.
  • Most who watched Sonic X did not like Chris Thorndyke. His detractors argue that he's got lots of money and friends, but constantly relies on acting like the Lonely Rich Kid because he'd rather hang out with Sonic and his anthro brigade. Many fans complained that he (Chris) stole the sidekick role from Tails—which he pretty much did. Fans were especially furious when he stole Amy's important role in the Sonic Adventure 2 arc. He had more overall screen time than all of the other characters—more than even Sonic himself.
  • Strawberry 100%: The author stated that many of the fanletters she got said "I hate Chinami!". Considering Chinami was an incredibly superficial Attention Whore during most of the series' run, the hatred is somewhat justified.
  • Sugar Sugar Rune: Waffle. The title of episode 30, "The Annoying Witch Waffle Makes her Appearance", is already a bad sign, and things just go downhill from there. She's a Bratty Half-Pint with a one-note personality (her obsession with Houx), and is always either getting into trouble herself or causing trouble for the main characters. Worse yet, she's an anime-original character. So fans know that any episode that features her prominently is guaranteed to be Filler that will not advance the main storyline.
  • Sumarin Kanojo-tachi seems to almost be a social experiment in making the main character this. It stars a salaryman with a five-year-old daughter and a loving wife... whom he is cheating on with three different women. The manga portrays the trouble this brings him entirely sympathetically. He makes an occasional token effort to stop having affairs, but not very hard, partly due to being spineless. The first chapter opens with him about to jump in front of a train, then jumps back thirty days to explain how he got to that point, and almost everyone who reads it is hoping he is not prevented from going through with it — "School Days Ending" has become something of a meme among readers.
  • Sword Art Online: Sugou, the Big Bad of the ALO arc, is considered one of the most hated villains of recent anime history. Although he was responsible for the imprisonment of 300 players after the SAO incident, one of which included the female protagonist of the story, it was ultimately his molestation/attempted rape on said female lead in front of Kirito that pushed him into scrappydom. He also lacks much of Kayaba's charms.
  • Tamako Market has Dera, the animal mascot comic relief. He's contributed to many a viewer dropping the show with his antics.
  • Tenchi Muyo!.
  • Tenkai Knights has Orangor and the Beast King, Scorpidon, for basically being one of the main reasons for causing a Hostile Show Take Over Filler Arc lasting 5 episodes (about 1/5th of season 2) that is seemingly completely irrelevant to the show's Myth Arc. Orangor has a shrill high pitched voice and a Reality Warper that comes off as more annoying that funny. He usually ends up having the Knights and Beag chase him around and doing pointless contests, which leads to them and Vilius's troops trying to entertain the Scorpidon. Scorpidon is disliked for dragging out the arc by finding a way to keep changing the rules, thus causing them to start over. Ends up with a Take That, Scrappy! that in the Arc's Final episode the Knights and Villius get fed up with it and decide to just beat them up.
  • Tokyo Majin: Aoi Misato. It's bad enough she is totally useless, and doesn't really help the other main characters. However, she constantly runs into danger trying to fight despite having no offensive powers and her friends telling to stay away. It gets worse when the characters begin to claim Aoi as courageous, despite her not really showing this trait. Also, Aoi wants to save everyone, including the enemies who have committed mass murder. Even worse, Aoi wanted to save the main villain (a person who committed a lot of murders), claiming "he didn't hurt anyone."
  • Tokyo Mew Mew:
  • The official manga of the Touhou series, Silent Sinner in Blue, introduced two Scrappy characters, Watatsuki no Yorihime and Watatsuki no Toyohime. The fandom had already, based on characterization and despite their antediluvian history and Magitek prowess, portrayed Lunarians as some of the worst monsters available in a series that makes other man-eating monsters affable; but the fans still didn't expect to find them so insufferably offensive. They didn't even win sympathy points when it was revealed that they were the fools buried at the bottom of everyone else's schemes.
  • Transformers Armada:
    • The three children due to being a trio of creator's pets. Alexis is somewhat less hated due to her role in Starscream's character arc but the others are largely despised.
    • There's also the two bullies Billy and Fred — the latter especially for his constant whining, obsession with eating, and tendency to ruin otherwise well set-up scenes. In fact, the writers themselves wanted to get rid of them... they just never found the right time to do so.
    • Hot Shot is one of the biggest Scrappies of the franchise, although only partly thanks to his character — most people hate him for his design and his toys as well.
  • Transformers Energon:
    • Kicker. He's annoying, hates Transformers for stupid reasons, constantly complains, abuses the shit out of poor Ironhide, is often The Load for the Autobots, and is treated like God's gift to the universe. It doesn't help that he's never called out on his actions.
    • Brad Swaile, who provided the English dub voice for Kicker, has gone on record saying that he felt bad about playing him after he gained mainstream success with Death Note.
    • Most fans were on the fence about Cyclonus, an incompetent, lazy Decepticon with an annoying voice, but upon his reformatting into Snow Cat, he amassed an entire hatedom due to his constant, unneeded, nerve-grating yodeling.
  • Tsukihime: Ciel garners a lot of hatred, much to the frustration of her fanbase. Commonly listed reasons include her combative nature and simply not being as pretty or interesting as the other heroines. Some of this may be due to her being in direct competition with fan favorite Arcueid Brunestud throughout her route (some options require you to directly abandon Arcueid in favor of Ciel; Ciel also picks fights with her), though some Ciel haters make a point to mention that they just avoided her route entirely. Her lack of popularity has become a running joke in pseudo-sequels and doujinshi. It's shit, right?
  • Uta No Prince Sama:
    • Haruka (at least for fans of the anime) for not being as interesting as her male co-stars.
    • Cecil is hated by both the anime and game fandoms for his Marty Stu-ness and how out-of-place he feels.
  • Wa Ga Na Wa Umishi: Rintarou. Hated from day one, even within the manga, he has scarcely gotten any better.
  • Wandering Son:
    • Fumiya gets a lot of hate from fans. He likes Chiba, which is already a bad part since Chiba is popular with shippers. He has a manipulative streak and is too clingy for Chiba, who isn't interested. Then he started dating Chiba, which hasn't sat well with a majority of the fandom since it seems like an Ass Pull. Even prior to that he outed Nitori without her permission and without even knowing her.
    • Momoko is fairly disliked by a majority of the fandom. She only exists to be clingy toward Chizuru, and to get on characters bad sides. Unlike most other characters in the series, she has no Hidden Depths, despite having been in the manga for several years.
    • Maho gets a lot of hate, especially from anime fans due to scenes where she's shown to care for Nitori are excluded. She's seen as a Bratty Teenage Daughter who constantly bullies Nitori.
  • Yoriko from You're Under Arrest!. She comes off as a whiny, scaredy-cat load who does more trouble then good. What bugs the fanbase more is that she gets one or two episodes a season all about her, compared to more popular characters like Aoi.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!:
    • Anzu/Téa for either her excessive, condescending friendship speeches/lectures that bring the episode to a grinding halt every time, or for getting in the way of Yugi/Yami. It should be noted that the friendship obsession was a dub-addition — in the original Japanese show, Anzu was still a preppy cheerleader, but was much less preachy than the dub made her and didn't go into friendship speeches/lectures every episode; male characters like Yugi and Joey actually went on about friendship more. Still Scrappy material, but to a lesser degree. She gets accidentally Rescued from the Scrappy Heap though, thanks to Kotori being even worse than her.
    • There is also Mokuba Kaiba, who is just a plot device to keep Kaiba involved in the plot, and constantly getting into trouble.
    • Rebecca in the first season. She acts rude when she demanded that Yugi's grandfather should give her the Blue-Eyes White Dragon card that Kaiba tore up in the first episode, pretends to whine whenever Yugi got the upper-hand in their duel, and accuses Grandpa of tearing up the card after Yugi chose to throw in the towel. (And Western viewers don't know how lucky they were the dub edited the script from the original, where she cussed like a sailor.) She becomes more likeable, though, after having grown up in the interim between later seasons and returning to the show.
    • Miho Nosaka: a one-shot love interest for Honda in the manga, she was made a main character in the Toei series (Season Zero), where she treats Honda like her personal lapdog because she's well aware he'd do anything for her. She is also the poster girl for self-centered and a Karma Houdini who never seems to be punished for the trouble she makes.
    • Despite some sympathy towards Noah's Freudian Excuse, it was hard for people to care about him when he was a hypocritical Bratty Half-Pint and Smug Snake Big Bad of a Filler arc that interrupted the main story-line. Not helping mattters is that he has no redeemable qualities like having Evil Is Cool like Dark Marik, Bakura and Dartz or downright amusing like Pegasus and Zigfried, and when he resorts to cheating, it comes off as cheap.
    • Vivian Wong, a haughty, annoying Stalker with a Crush Chinese Girl from the KC Grand Prix Filler arc, is not looked fondly upon by those who don't find her Fangirl antics to be amusing, particularly when she crosses the line into manipulating and abusing Yugi's grandfather as part of a plan to make Yugi her "love slave".
    • Johji, Honda's nephew from the Death-T arc. He was a Bratty Half-Pint who repeatedly rooted for Kaiba to defeat Yugi and friends, was a perverted slime who used several chances to grope Anzu whenever he could, which only came off as creepy due to him being a toddler, and while he did provide some aid to the gang more often than not he was The Load and got them in more trouble. It's a telltale sign of his popularity that he was never included in any of the anime adaptations and never made another appearance after Death-T.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Judai is an Americans Hate Tingle case, mainly for being Yugi's opposite and replacement as well as his original E-HERO and Neo-Spacian decks getting too much focus and being not very good. His very Totally Radical dub portrayal didn't help matters. He gets a good deal of less flak for his Character Development in Season 3's second half, his manga incarnation, and his nature-themed E-HERO deck, though.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's:
  • Yu Gi Oh Zexal:
    • There's the manga-exclusive oneshot villain Captain Corn, mostly due to The Reveal of his true nature. He's an amusement park employee, so one would expect him to simply be a man in a giant ear of corn suit, right? Nope. Turns out he's literally a giant ear of corn, resulting from an experiment to bring him back from the dead that got contaminated with corn a la The Fly (1986).
    • For western fans, Yuma's anime incarnation gets a lot of flak for being a total goofball (in both dueling and everyday life) and a stubborn Hypocrite. The problem with him being a goofball is that he has no sense of timing; he'll regularly ruin serious scenes with his brand of comic relief, and he barely matures enough to grow out of this. His dub voice doesn't help.
      • To add insult to injury, his Duels are widely considered to be formulaic and dull, with an unremarkable deck, the Magic Poker Equation, and being overly-focused on his ace monster almost to the point of self-parody.
      • However, his Break the Cutie moments over the course of the show could've get him Rescued from the Scrappy Heap if he wisened up considerably. His manga counterpart is another story.
    • The Numbers Club in general aren't too popular among the fans, being widely regarded as useless, irritating, and bland. The only ones with any kind of fandom are Tetsuo (for having done something useful at one point in the form of defeating Black Mist), and Cathy (for being a Cat Girl).
    • Shingetsu was originally this for his quick introduction, his annoying antics, and his relationships with Yuma and his pals. Turns out that he was Vector in disguise.
    • A lot of fans are getting sick of Don Thousand for lacking motivation other than being the mastermind behind the seven Barian Emperors' Start of Darkness to the the point where they're Easily Forgiven Woobies and having an overpowered broken deck that takes an Ass Pull + The Magic Poker Equation combo to finally finish him off.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V
  • YuYu Hakusho: Keiko is disliked by many fans - curiously enough most of them are Yaoi Fangirls or believe that Real Women Never Wear Dresses, funny that. In the manga, however, Keiko does have more of a personality and it isn't revolved around Yusuke's.
  • Zoids: Chaotic Century: Thomas Shubaltz. He was kind of a jerk when he was first introduced, acting condecendingly towards Van and openly flirting with Fiona. Thomas later got a lot of character development that revealed him to be The Unfavourite living in his older brother's shadow, turning him into something of a woobie, and he reconciled with Van while getting over his crush on Fiona. Unfortunately his earlier behavior became a case of Never Live It Down, and he's often villified by Van/Fiona shippers.
  • Zoids: New Century

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