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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
** Doomsday gets quite a bit of heat, mostly for him being the poster child for the GenericDoomsdayVillain (it's in the name). ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' tends to hold a divisive position among fans, but Doomsday is almost always described as one of its weakest aspects, for being little more than a big bony brainless brick with a fairly dumb backstory, who Superman defeats by the clever method of punching him a lot until they both die, and for taking the role of "Superman's killer" away from better-established villains. Starring in an iconic story also meant that he kept showing up well past it, despite being killed off multiple times. Worse, while fellow 90s event HeroKiller ComicBook/{{Bane}} has managed to leverage his role in an iconic story to become more interesting, all Doomsday seems to do with his fame is keep cropping up for increasingly monotonous slugfests. His tendency to lose these slugfests have also [[VillainDecay piddled away whatever threat he once had]], and made his big break look increasingly like a lucky shot. A wide chunk of the fanbase is completely sick of him, and considering that he has [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Superdoom_(Earth_45) at least one]] official {{Expy}} that amounts to calling him everything wrong with modern Superman, it seems the feeling isn't unique to them. That he got to be the final villain in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' only furthered the vitriol towards him, as it made him the first ''Superman'' villain besides Zod, Zod's henchmen, or Lex to appear in a movie, rather than the dozens of better-regarded ones.
** General Zod isn't hated as much as Doomsday, but he still gets a fair bit of this. The main reason for this is that [[AdaptationDisplacement his appearance]] in ''Film/SupermanII'' means that he keeps showing up far more often than his scant decent stories would warrant, and without Terrence Stamp's [[LargeHam hammy performance]] backing him up, he rarely attains any characterization beyond "is evil space general." This was particularly comical for a period when editorial mandated that [[ExiledFromContinuity no new Kryptonian characters be introduced;]] the result was that the writers introduced a new, non-Kryptonian Zod, who proved to be unpopular and quickly faded from existence, only for the writers to introduce another Zod and repeat the process. This happened four times, and when the period ended, they brought in a fifth Zod who ''was'' Kryptonian.

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
** Doomsday gets quite a bit of heat, mostly for him being the poster child for the GenericDoomsdayVillain (it's in the name). ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' tends to hold a divisive position among fans, but Doomsday is almost always described as one of its weakest aspects, for being little more than a big bony brainless brick with a fairly dumb backstory, who Superman defeats by the clever method of punching him a lot until they both die, and for taking the role of "Superman's killer" away from better-established villains. Starring in an iconic story also meant that he kept showing up well past it, despite being killed off multiple times. Worse, while fellow 90s event HeroKiller ComicBook/{{Bane}} has managed to leverage his role in an iconic story to become more interesting, all Doomsday seems to do with his fame is keep cropping up for increasingly monotonous slugfests. His tendency to lose these slugfests have also [[VillainDecay piddled away whatever threat he once had]], and made his big break look increasingly like a lucky shot. A wide chunk of the fanbase is completely sick of him, and considering that he has [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Superdoom_(Earth_45) at least one]] official {{Expy}} that amounts to calling him everything wrong with modern Superman, it seems the feeling isn't unique to them. That he got to be the final villain in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' only furthered the vitriol towards him, as it made him the first ''Superman'' villain besides Zod, Zod's henchmen, or Lex to appear in a movie, rather than the dozens of better-regarded ones.
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''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': General Zod isn't hated as much as Doomsday, but he still gets a fair bit of this.Zod. The main reason for this is that [[AdaptationDisplacement his appearance]] in ''Film/SupermanII'' means that he keeps showing up far more often than his scant decent stories would warrant, and without Terrence Stamp's [[LargeHam hammy performance]] backing him up, he rarely attains any characterization beyond "is evil space general." This was particularly comical for a period when editorial mandated that [[ExiledFromContinuity no new Kryptonian characters be introduced;]] the result was that the writers introduced a new, non-Kryptonian Zod, who proved to be unpopular and quickly faded from existence, only for the writers to introduce another Zod and repeat the process. This happened four times, and when the period ended, they brought in a fifth Zod who ''was'' Kryptonian.


** Terry Long, for being considerably older than Donna, coming off as creepy, and his tendency to make blatant passes at her friends. He actually became even more of a JerkAss in the '90s, before he was killed off in John Byrne's run of Wonder Woman.

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** Terry Long, for being considerably older than Donna, coming off as creepy, and his tendency to make blatant passes at her friends. (Bonus points: he [[AuthorAvatar looks an awful lot]] like Marv Wolfman.) He actually became even more of a JerkAss in the '90s, before he was killed off in John Byrne's run of Wonder Woman.


** The rest of the Team Titans besides Terra II. While they've come to have some nostalgic fans in recent years, the general Titans fanbase widely loathed them and still looks down upon them, as they were a publicity stunt used to shake up the book and came along with other plot twists that ran the title into the ground. The common criticism is that the characters relied on dated '90s and TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture stereotypes. Out of the group, Mirage is most criticized for committing rape by fraud (in disguising herself as Starfire and tricking Nightwing into having sex with her). The later writer of the "Team Titans" title had even wanted to kill off Mirage due to her unpopularity, but this was averted. Killowat and Prestor Jon also became loathed, both for [[TookALevelInJerkass becoming increasingly assholish]] to their teammates and especially because of the ignorant racist comments that the former made about Mirage being "pretty for a dark skinned girl".

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** The rest of the Team Titans besides Terra II.II (and at the very least Metallik, a minor sub group composed of an all girl rock band who controlled a giant robot). While they've come to have some nostalgic fans in recent years, the general Titans fanbase widely loathed them and still looks down upon them, as they were a publicity stunt used to shake up the book and came along with other plot twists that ran the title into the ground. The common criticism is that the characters relied on dated '90s and TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture stereotypes. Out of the group, Mirage is most criticized for committing rape by fraud (in disguising herself as Starfire and tricking Nightwing into having sex with her). The later writer of the "Team Titans" title had even wanted to kill off Mirage due to her unpopularity, but this was averted. Killowat and Prestor Jon also became loathed, both for [[TookALevelInJerkass becoming increasingly assholish]] to their teammates and especially because of the ignorant racist comments that the former made about Mirage being "pretty for a dark skinned girl".



** The New 52 version of the Joker's Daughter. The original Duela Dent may not have had a huge fanbase, but almost no one likes the new one and fans of the original absolutely ''loathe'' her. The complaints center around how unnecessarily "edgy" her design is, being some random girl who was into self-mutilation, found the Joker's cut off face, started wearing it as a mask before having it surgically grafted onto her face, and leading some weird underground cult. What didn't help her case was how shoehorned she was throughout the New 52, first appearing in ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' before getting her own one-shot comic and then becoming part of the main cast of ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' where ''that'' series fans loathed her as well, for being there solely to share the ConflictBall with Harley Quinn. She was quickly shunted off, and next appeared in ''ComicBook/RedHoodArsenal, written by the much hated Scott Lobdell. Fans of the original Duela Dent are praying she's not the same person as the Joker's Daughter.

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*** Coming off that, the most reviled character in this team was by far Cinder, who was a brand new character created for the series. Fans viewed her as a personification of every poorly handled rape and abuse trope in comic books as her trauma and suicidal tendencies were pretty much all there was to her. Eric Wallace tried particularly hard to get fans to sympathize with her by having her admit she thinks she's a bad person and her forming a small bond with Tattooed Man, but it only felt forced. Not to mention how utterly selfish and stupid she is, killing Ryan Choi in exchange for killing higher profile rapists, being unable to talk about anything but her suffering and letting Nursery Cryme (a serial child molester) go free because she didn't think out her plan to kill him. Whereas every other member of Deathstroke's group have at least ''some'' fans by themselves, Cinder has none.
** The New 52 version of the Joker's Daughter. The original Duela Dent may not have had a huge fanbase, but almost no one likes the new one and fans of the original absolutely ''loathe'' her. The complaints center around how unnecessarily "edgy" her design is, being some random girl who was into self-mutilation, found the Joker's cut off face, started wearing it as a mask before having it surgically grafted onto her face, and leading some weird underground cult. What didn't help her case was how shoehorned she was throughout the New 52, first appearing in ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' before getting her own one-shot comic and then becoming part of the main cast of ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' where ''that'' series fans loathed her as well, for being there solely to share the ConflictBall with Harley Quinn. She was quickly shunted off, and next appeared in ''ComicBook/RedHoodArsenal, ''ComicBook/RedHoodArsenal'', written by the much hated Scott Lobdell. Fans of the original Duela Dent are praying she's not the same person as the Joker's Daughter.


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** Speaking of ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'', [[ComicBook/UltimateXMen Nightcrawler]] fell into this after he [[TookALevelInJerkass became a raging homophobe]] during Robert Kirkman's run, resulting in the nasty disintegration of his friendship with [[AdaptationalSexuality Colossus]]. Not helping is him turning into a full-on StalkerWithACrush towards Dazzler.


** ComicBook/PostCrisis Jason Todd was hated by quite a few readers, to the point that fans eventually ''voted'' for him to be killed by the Joker. While an almost equal number of people voted to spare him (it is rumoured that at least three hundred of the votes [[VocalMinority were from the same caller]]), a LOT of people thought that the vote was for the first Robin, Dick Grayson, who was excessively popular amongst a lot of fans. Funnily enough, he was brought back to life due to AlasPoorScrappy status, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap where he became an]] anti-hero JerkAssWoobie who was centre stage to a very well received storyline. However, poor use led to him landing right back into Scrappydom. He still has some fans at least. This was only helped by the ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' where it's implied that Jason's death helped lead up to this future where Batman retires, ending with a brawl in crime alley against the Man of Steel.

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** ComicBook/PostCrisis Jason Todd was hated by quite a few readers, to the point that fans eventually ''voted'' for him to be killed by the Joker. While an almost equal number of people voted to spare him (it is rumoured that at least three hundred of the votes [[VocalMinority were from the same caller]]), a LOT ''a lot'' of people thought that the vote was for the first Robin, Dick Grayson, who was excessively popular amongst a lot of fans.fans, and that's ''not'' a rumour. Funnily enough, he was brought back to life due to AlasPoorScrappy status, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap where he became an]] anti-hero JerkAssWoobie who was centre stage to a very well received storyline. However, poor use led to him landing right back into Scrappydom. He still has some fans at least. This was only helped by the ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' where it's implied that Jason's death helped lead up to this future where Batman retires, ending with a brawl in crime alley against the Man of Steel.



** Harper Row. Created when DC wouldn't let writers use Cassandra Cain or Steph Brown, she was liked well enough until Cass and Steph came back and she continued to steal their narrative space. Steph and Cass, best friends in the pre-New 52 Universe, now tolerate each other for Harper's sake and barely interact. It got even worse when it was revealed that Harper Row is kinda central to Cass' entire motivation. Harper is also now the 'uber Robin': the somehow scientifically predestined best choice in Gotham for Batman's sidekick. Yes, objectively, she was destined to be the best Robin. Thankfully, ''Rebirth'' seemed to kick her out of focus again, but it might not stick.

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** Harper Row. Created when DC wouldn't let writers use Cassandra Cain or Steph Stephanie Brown, she was liked well enough until Cass and Steph came back and she continued to steal their narrative space. Steph and Cass, best friends in the pre-New 52 Universe, now tolerate each other for Harper's sake and barely interact. She somehow goes from a self-taught technician to acrobatic genius at everything from weapons to software, to the point that she was established as being a better hacker than ''Tim Drake'', ''the'' hacker in the Bat-family. It got even worse when it was revealed that Harper Row is kinda central to Cass' entire motivation. Harper is also now the 'uber Robin': the somehow scientifically predestined best choice in Gotham for Batman's sidekick. Yes, objectively, she was destined to be the best Robin. Thankfully, ''Rebirth'' seemed to kick her out of focus again, but it might not stick.


* ComicBook/{{Superman}} villain Doomsday gets quite a bit of heat, mostly for him being the poster child for the GenericDoomsdayVillain (it's in the name). ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' tends to hold a divisive position among fans, but Doomsday is almost always described as one of its weakest aspects, for being little more than a big bony brainless brick with a fairly dumb backstory, who Superman defeats by the clever method of punching him a lot until they both die, and for taking the role of "Superman's killer" away from better-established villains. Starring in an iconic story also meant that he kept showing up well past it, despite being killed off multiple times. Worse, while fellow 90s event HeroKiller ComicBook/{{Bane}} has managed to leverage his role in an iconic story to become more interesting, all Doomsday seems to do with his fame is keep cropping up for increasingly monotonous slugfests. His tendency to lose these slugfests have also [[VillainDecay piddled away whatever threat he once had]], and made his big break look increasingly like a lucky shot. A wide chunk of the fanbase is completely sick of him, and considering that he has [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Superdoom_(Earth_45) at least one]] official {{Expy}} that amounts to calling him everything wrong with modern Superman, it seems the feeling isn't unique to them. That he got to be the final villain in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' only furthered the vitriol towards him, as it made him the first ''Superman'' villain besides Zod, Zod's henchmen, or Lex to appear in a movie, rather than the dozens of better-regarded ones.

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* ComicBook/{{Superman}} villain ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
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Doomsday gets quite a bit of heat, mostly for him being the poster child for the GenericDoomsdayVillain (it's in the name). ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' tends to hold a divisive position among fans, but Doomsday is almost always described as one of its weakest aspects, for being little more than a big bony brainless brick with a fairly dumb backstory, who Superman defeats by the clever method of punching him a lot until they both die, and for taking the role of "Superman's killer" away from better-established villains. Starring in an iconic story also meant that he kept showing up well past it, despite being killed off multiple times. Worse, while fellow 90s event HeroKiller ComicBook/{{Bane}} has managed to leverage his role in an iconic story to become more interesting, all Doomsday seems to do with his fame is keep cropping up for increasingly monotonous slugfests. His tendency to lose these slugfests have also [[VillainDecay piddled away whatever threat he once had]], and made his big break look increasingly like a lucky shot. A wide chunk of the fanbase is completely sick of him, and considering that he has [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Superdoom_(Earth_45) at least one]] official {{Expy}} that amounts to calling him everything wrong with modern Superman, it seems the feeling isn't unique to them. That he got to be the final villain in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' only furthered the vitriol towards him, as it made him the first ''Superman'' villain besides Zod, Zod's henchmen, or Lex to appear in a movie, rather than the dozens of better-regarded ones.


* The new design of SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} has proved incredibly unpopular, on account of missing every single aspect of Lobo his fans like, and being a ridiculous "pretty-boy" look. The fact that the comic that introduces him goes on to say the Lobo fans have known for decades now is a "fake" ''really'' doesn't help. Seemingly it's been restored in the ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'' reboot, with the new "real" Lobo sealed away by the Franchise/GreenLantern corps.

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* The new post-flashpoint design of SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} has proved incredibly unpopular, on account of missing every single aspect of Lobo his fans like, and being a ridiculous "pretty-boy" look. The fact that the comic that introduces him goes on to say the Lobo fans have known for decades now is a "fake" ''really'' doesn't help. Seemingly it's been restored in the ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'' reboot, ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'', with the new "real" Lobo sealed away by the Franchise/GreenLantern corps.

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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': Jason, the brother of Diana introduced in James Robinson's run. Disliked from the start due to being the artifact of the New 52 era (after the past year had been spent largely erasing the N52 version of Wonder Woman from existence), his hatedom only increased when he actually debuted. Much of his hatred includes his extremely bland design that amounted to basically a male version of Diana in a shirt and pants, his only notable personality traits being that of an unlikable frat boy who trashes his own sisters house just days after finally meeting her, then complains about having to clean up, a nonsensical backstory that he keeps framing as a DarkAndTroubledPast despite [[{{Wangst}} the only remotely bad thing being that his adopted father left him after he was old enough to take care of himself]], being stupid enough to take ''[[ObviouslyEvil Grail]]'' at her word, and, despite being completely uninteresting, he quickly turned into a major SpotlightStealingSquad who constantly applied NewPowersAsThePlotDemands. By the time the "Children of the Gods" arc was done, fans were clamoring for him to be killed off.


** The ComicBook/ScarletWitch is a massive one. While ''Avengers'' fans have her as a BaseBreakingCharacter for killing some of their members and disbanding the team, she was eventually forgiven, and she had gone through a lot. To ''X-Men'' fans however, she single-handedly sent them into what some view as a big DorkAge and basically almost wiped out her own people. She depowered the vast majority of the mutant race, leaving only an estimated 200 mutants left in the world. The brutal depowering is actually ''shown'', with characters' powers failing in horrific ways, never mind the chaos this caused. Then, when she returns, the Avengers prevent the X-Men from making her pay for her crimes. Many perceived her treatment by the Avengers as EasilyForgiven, especially since what she did to them had been pretty much fixed, while the X-Men were still struggling to survive. ''Then'', she acts all self-righteous to Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} (who, by that point had become a big EnsembleDarkHorse due to writers' attempts to get readers to dislike the guy failing miserably) concerning his actions to keep his species from going extinct, which, let us not forget, ''were directly her fault''. Hell, when Rogue confronts her about this in ''ComicBook/UncannyAvengers'', she actually asks, "why was it so important more mutants be born?" Um... Maybe so the race could fucking go on, dumbass. That same series also saw her become an AuthorAvatar for Rick Remender, defending an ''extremely'' negatively received speech made by Havok regarding culture and integration, which absolutely tanked her popularity. In short, when a character nearly commits genocide on a race that is central to a series, she will not be well-liked by fans of that series, even if she wasn't EasilyForgiven.

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** A minor example among queer readers is the villain Endless Winter. Originally, she was Delores Winters, the actress whose body was hijacked by the Ultra-Humanite. In a ''JSA Classified'' arc, Delores became an AscendedExtra where her life after her body was stolen was explored. The doctor who removed her brain felt pity for her and gave her a new body, but Delores thought it was hideous and began demanding organ transplants. Eventually she started kidnapping superheroes and villains to steal their empowered body parts, such as Loose Cannon's heart and Godiva's hair. What made her so hated was that she had Icemaiden, one of the few openly bisexual characters DC had (and she'd been around for over thirty years), ''completely skinned alive''. And what's worse is Icemaiden survived, but was last seen comatose. Fans were outraged at such deplorable treatment and thus immediately hated Endless Winter. In her last appearance, she was killed off in ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' while fighting Batwoman.


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** The [=SW6=] version of Sun Boy, who later changed his codename to Inferno, was a ginormous asshole who embodied all of Dirk Morgna's worst traits. He was an egotistical lech and a bully whose harsh treatment of poor Cera Kesh made her quite susceptible to the influence of the Emerald Eye of Ekron, turning her into the new Emerald Empress. Beyond that, fans found him especially grating because [[spoiler: he swore he wouldn't become as bad as he older counterpart (who betrayed Earth to become famous and paid for it when radiation turned him into a deformed, burning corpse) yet somehow became ''worse''.]] It's entirely likely the reason the Reboot Legion didn't have a Sun Boy (although Dirk Morgna was a semi-reoccurring character) and the Inferno name was given to a completely separate character, was because fans hated this one so much.
** Atmos, a supporting character from the third volume Legion series, has no fans. Starting off with his horrendous design (such as his giant mohawk and how his armpits turn ''invisible''), he was a SmallNameBigEgo character who tried out for the Legion and seduced Dream Girl while her relationship with Star Boy was turning rocky. Any chance he had of being likable in the eyes of the readers vanished when it turned out [[spoiler: he also had slight mind control abilities and forced Dream Girl into a sexual relationship, which meant he ''raped her''. Fans cheered when Nura socked him in the jaw after she figured this out.]] During the Glorithverse volume, it was mentioned Atmos joined when the Legion was desperate for members, and in his last appearance before the Reboot he was killed by B.I.O.N., an android constructed by the Dominators.


* Pretty much all of the new characters introduced in DC's ''Bloodlines'' crossover during the 90s count with a few noticeable exceptions including ''ComicBook/{{Hitman}}'' by Creator/GarthEnnis, and Anima, whose series lasted fifteen issues and was nominated for two different Squiddy awards. Basically most of the New Blood characters were walking epitomes of the excessively DarkerAndEdgier 90s with such names as Ballistic, Nightblade, Cardinal Sin, Jamm, and Mongrel. All of them gained powers when they were attacked by alien parasites who feed on spinal fluid and were based after the SevenDeadlySins. Even in-universe the New Bloods are looked upon with disdain, with such heroes as Kyle Rayner and Wally West mentioning that they were nothing but a bunch of incompetent hero fan boys who ended up dead a year after their debut. Though there are certain people who feel they have some value and argue that they were a product of the times.
** Another New Blood who avoided falling into this was Chimera. She didn't exactly become popular, but her design was by far the least dated and she's managed to avoid getting brought back just for the sake of getting killed off.

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** General Zod isn't hated as much as Doomsday, but he still gets a fair bit of this. The main reason for this is that [[AdaptationDisplacement his appearance]] in ''Film/SupermanII'' means that he keeps showing up far more often than his scant decent stories would warrant, and without Terrence Stamp's [[LargeHam hammy performance]] backing him up, he rarely attains any characterization beyond "is evil space general." This was particularly comical for a period when editorial mandated that [[ExiledFromContinuity no new Kryptonian characters be introduced;]] the result was that the writers introduced a new, non-Kryptonian Zod, who proved to be unpopular and quickly faded from existence, only for the writers to introduce another Zod and repeat the process. This happened four times, and when the period ended, they brought in a fifth Zod who ''was'' Kryptonian.


** Norman Osborn after his resurrection, since, to many, he came back by being responsible for a ''massive'' DorkAge, then was revealed to have had sex with Gwen Stacy, and being responsible for ''Dark Reign'', which was basically a massive example of why the Marvel Universe is filled with idiots. Needless to say, stories involving him since his return are generally ''not'' popular, and the fact that many did not ''want'' him back means he is not very popular with Spidey fans, never mind Marvel fans in general (thanks to the aforementioned ''Dark Reign'').

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