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- Aerosmith's "Janie's Got a Gun": Janie's father appears in the music video as an unassuming rich man who lusted after his daughter until he eventually sexually assaulted her. When no one believes Janie, and she suffers a breakdown, Janie takes matters into her own hands and shoots her father dead. The lyrics empathize how much he deserved his fate, as well as the nightmare he put his daughter through.
- Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" is about an Okalhomaian daughter leaving her passed out alcoholic, physically and emotionally abusive father in his lounge chair in the middle of a tornado, while she seeks shelter.Her daddy was a mean old mister
Her mother was an angel in the ground
The weatherman called for a twister
She prayed "Blow it down"
- Evillious Chronicles:
- Kaspar Blankenheim, a one-off character from the Sloth arc of the Seven Deadly Sins series. While most villains in the series are either sympathetic, likable enough that you can actually find something enjoyable about them or some combination of the two, Kaspar is entirely unpleasant. He's greedy, self-centered, viewed his own wife, Margarita, as both a status symbol and a meal-ticket and on top of that, openly cheats on her without caring about her feelings on the matter. Needless to say, you won't feel sympathy for him when Margarita kills him.
- Similarly, Scherzer from the one-off manga taking place during the Greed arc. He's a hedonist, a misogynist, a serial kidnapper and a rapist who freely states that he loves seeing the women he kidnaps lose all hope. Once again, you'll feel no pity for him when he dies.
- This trope also applies to Seth Twiright, who, unlike almost every other character in the series, is completely unpitiable. He has no tragic backstory justifying his actions. In fact, he is the cause of every event that occurs over the course of the series. His involvement in each arc in Evillious is actually much more direct than his merely setting the ball rolling. He is able to further the story along by becoming the Demon of Wrath after his mortal death, whose Vessel of Sin is used to defeat those possessed by the other demons at the end of each arc.
- Macabre has too many to list, their songs having covered some of the most disgusting killers in human history. A few specific examples would be Albert Fish, who raped, killed, and devoured many children, Gary Heidnick, who turned woman into sex slaves and fed them the meat of his past victims, and Peter Stumpp, who was a cannibalistic Serial Killer who molested his own daughter and ate their new-born son.
- Martina McBride's "Concrete Angel": The song highlights the evils of child abuse through Angela's unnamed mother, shown only as a woman with a drinking problem and anger issues. She beats her daughter to the extent that bruises are visible but no one does anything. By the time the law gets involved, it is too late as Angela's mother ends up killing her daughter in a fit of rage.
- Poppy: Charlotte was formerly a news reporter who interviewed Poppy before concluding that she could be better than her. Becoming addicted to drugs, she tried to bribe the plant into giving her money to further fuel her habits to the point she neglected and abused her son Child Quin. When asked about her son, Charlotte grows furious and chokes Poppy. Instead of apologizing, Charlotte instead denies the incident, accusing Poppy of being selfish.
- The Protomen: The crowd of humans are the most cowardly individuals in both albums. In Act I, they watch as Proto Man seemingly dies and do nothing, before demanding the revived Proto Man be killed for insulting them and degrading his memory. In Act II, they happily allow Dr. Wily to take over the city and demand the death of the innocent Dr. Light.
- Reign in Blood: Infamous Nazi Doctor Josef Mengele is portrayed in as horrific fashion as ever, reveling in his depraved experiments as the song's narrator condemns him as a "butcher" and his acts as "sickening".
Mythology & Religion
- Classical Mythology: Ares was essentially War Is Hell personified, viewed by the Greeks as bloodthirsty, petty, cruel and often downright whiny. He was violent and barbaric, finding no greater joy than destroying his foes in battle and extremely arrogant, having no strategizing skills whilst still expecting to win the war himself. The other gods detested Ares, with his mother Hera being embarrassed by him, his father Zeus giving him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech after refusing to heal his wounds, his lover Aphrodite only liking him for his looks and fellow war god Athena one-upping him at every turn. The Greeks themselves viewed Ares as a stupid, violent thug with no redeeming qualities beyond his fondness for his mother and daughters, and no Greek city wanted him to be their patron deity.
- Haman the Agagite, from the Book of Esther, is one of the oldest examples of a character whom is supposed to be despised by the audience (due to being a narcissist and genocidal racist), and is one of the rare examples with religious significance.
- Following the soft-reboot of Judge Parker when Francesco Marciuliano took over from Woody Wilson, Godiva Danube, previously written as a successful actress and philanthropist, turned into this. First we were told that she was entirely responsible for the total disaster that was Neddy's clothing factory, even though all she did was sign the cheques and not question Neddy's poor decisions. Then she demanded Neddy become her assistant on her new film and got stroppy when Neddy turned her down. Then she got murdered by, it turned out, her drug dealer boyfriend, with the film she wanted Neddy to get involved in being a cover for drug smuggling. Even after she was dead, no character has been able to talk about her without mentioning how demanding she was, how bad an actress she was, or both.
- Another CMLL tecnico fans despised was Rush, whom CMLL only continued to officially designate as a tecnico at Rush's own insistence. Rather than try to "correct" the response, though, CMLL would do all in its power to make Rush hated, making him a Token Evil Teammate to Maximo Sexy, La Sombra, La Mascara and such. When La Sombra and La Mascara began to receive similar reactions, they ended up joining with Rush in the wildcard stable Los Ingobernables, who claimed to simply be a different style of tecnicos and refused to align with other rudos, being likely to feud with both tecnicos and rudos depending on the need at the time. Ultimately the Los Ingobernables name would be much better known for their offshoot de Japon courtesy of a Japanese member who they took on during his excursion after having trouble with his host nation's fans.
- Said Japanese wrestler, the former "Stardust Genius" Tetsuya Naito, was clearly intended to be this when he came back as a heel in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Showing up late to press meetings, a lackadaisical entrance and fighting style which took the concept of neutral jing to absurd levels in a company built on the ethos of Japanese fighting spirit, and treating Shinsuke Nakamura's vaunted IWGP Intercontinental Championship belt like a shiny toy to be thrown around at will, not to mention, again, starting his LIJ group by taking a well-liked ascended young boy named Takaaki Watanabe and restyling him as a cartoonish Grim Reaper type called EVIL. All this was meant to thumb his nose at the fans who did not accept him when he was earmarked to be Hiroshi Tanahashi's successor as the Hot-Blooded and passionate top face of the company. While initially being very successful at garnering universal scorn from both fans and rivals (ask Kazuchika Okada, their hatred is mutual), it wasn't very long before this transferred into a Love to Hate reaction, then to an ironic Rooting for the Empire, until he and his group were acknowledged as tweeners rather than the straight-up heels they were intended to be.
- Despite his official billing as a tecnico, CMLL's fans spewed much vitriol towards Perro Aguayo Jr. for being a Replacement Scrappy to his father. CMLL would "correct" this response by having Aguayo Jr. defeat popular rudos such as Dr. Wagner Jr. and Rey Bucanero, leading up to a title match with a tecnico people actually liked, Atlantis, which was a Break the Haughty moment for Aguayo when he lost, which led to him legitimately getting over.
- The heel run of Michael Cole from 2010 to 2012. Cole deliberately played the role of an egotistical commentator who worshipped The Miz, shilled for other top heels, constantly berated babyfaces and even neutral characters like referees, and even mocked the fans themselves. He was made to be a rare wrestling personality who was truly hateable in an era where it is increasingly rare for people to boo heels.
- A notable exception to the above was the late 1991 heel turn of Jake "The Snake" Roberts. In the space of three months, Roberts betrayed The Ultimate Warrior to his nemesis The Undertaker, broke up the wedding of Randy Savage and Elizabeth by putting a live snake in a gift box, DDT'ing and ambushing a revenge-seeking Savage on multiple occasions, including one extremely memorable instance where "The Snake" caused a live cobra to bite "The Macho Man" on national television, slapped Elizabeth across the face, as well as nearly hitting Savage and Elizabeth with a steel chair from behind a curtain. The last act was so despicable it caused Roberts' former accomplice Undertaker to have a face turn, foil his plan and oppose Roberts, causing "The Snake" to retaliate by locking "The Deadman"'s hand in a casket, rendering him helpless to an onslaught of chair shots by the vengeful Jake. Through this marathon of heinousness, "The Snake" became easily the most despised man in professional wrestling, receiving death threats constantly.
- Many of the lower-level WWE heels aren't really all that vile, but they are annoying and "uncool". Quite a few of them are also supposed to be hated simply because they are Evil Foreigners, hail from a country the United States is having difficulty getting along with at the moment, or at least advocate political positions that seem "un-American." Heels who aren't very evil from the beginning will quickly do something mean so the audience has an excuse to hate them.
- Extreme Prejudice (2019):
- Fraser Barton Colborne hides his homicidal inclinations under a veneer of civility while mistreating his fellow employees, in particular Garth Mason, having threatened the latter and told him to kill himself. Fraser is also shown mistreating a cashier who misspelled his name. Driven by a desire to inflict needless suffering, Fraser later seduces and kills Madison, murders her brother, Matthew, as a witness, then proceeds to murder 76 civilians and 6 police officers at the Desert Sky Mall.
- Drake Ward, the manager of the department store, shows little regard for the wellbeing of his employees. Talking down to Garth Mason because of the latter's age, when Garth mentions Madison Craig's inappropriate behavior, Drake refuses to take any action against Madison out of Greed, as well as the fact that she is an attractive woman. Drake is also dismissive of any alleged threats Fraser made, and threatens to fire Garth when he presses the issue.
- The unnamed radio host attempts to portray Fraser Barton Colborne as a victim of society, mentioning Fraser's troubled life as a youth, and is promptly called out on the air by Fraser's foster sister, Jo-Ann Aldrich, who accuses the host of insulting the memories of the victims, as well as insulting her, who lived the same troubled life and attempted to transcend it. When the host attempts to defend themselves, Jo-Ann accuses them of lacking sympathy for Fraser's victims and refusing to hold Fraser accountable.
- Konrad von Carstein, the son of Vlad von Carstein, is the highly incompetent and most infamously mad member of the bloodline. Nothing more than a bully, countless people die thanks to Konrad's Stupid Evil, including his own men, and when he is slain during a post-battle tantrum, nobody mourns for him.
- Mannfred von Carstein is the cowardly and treacherous son of Vlad von Carstein. Similar to his brother Konrad, Mannfred is a brutal and ruthless Vampire Count, ruler of Sylvania. Betraying everyone he allies with and works under, Mannfred thinks nothing of murdering his own family and eventually sells the entire world out to Chaos to save his own skin, only to finally meet his end at the hands of Tyrion after murdering his crippled brother Teclis, but not before his cowardice directly ends the world.
- Sigvald the Magnificent is the narcissistic Geld-Prince of Slaanesh. Murdering his own father after being exiled for cannibalism, Sigvald eventually made a deal with the God Slaanesh to gain great power and sword skill. Sigvald goes on a brutal rampage against anyone he does not consider attractive enough for his tastes, nailing porcelain masks to the faces of two of his wives, and abandoning the third to die. Sigvald also goes after the High Elves out of jealousy and refuses to allow his soldiers to retreat, growing a massive body count of his own men. In the end, after being forced to retreat, he bullies the troll Throgg and dies in humiliating fashion.
- Warhammer 40,000:
- Herman Von Strab the former Overlord of Armageddon and biggest waste of flesh in the last 500 years. A General Failure to eclipse all others due to his Pride and Too Dumb to Live tendencies. Despite the Orks being the main antagonists he repeatedly sends his men to pointless deaths and refused aide to his (seemingly) loyal subordinate city governors just to make a point that he is in charge. He has tired multiple times to kill Commissar Yarrick for trying to salvage the mess hes put in, and he may have killed Manneheims predecessor for offending him. And in a amazing display of his infinite wisdom launches Planet Killers on his home world as a quick solution which worked wonderfully in the orks favor. Somehow he manages to one up all of that by joining the orks to launch another invasion on his home world while he forms an army of loyal idiots to take the planet for himself. He goes in full Caligula with debaucherous parties and volcano sacrifices to distract how even the orks dont give a damn about him. In one Apocalypse Game scenario which is the only time hes playable, but doesnt have a official model, he gets only one rule which is that Imperium players benefit from his death.
- The Marines Malevolent are one of many chapters of Space Marines serving in the Imperium Of Man, a colossal empire spanning the entire universe hellbent on annihilating all non-human life. The Marines Malevolent are exceptionally vile as an entire army of Jerkasses with a Social Darwinist attitude. Treating their chapter serfs like slaves and being reviled by nearly everyone in the Imperium, The Marines Malevolent serve as a harsh reminder as to how much of a Crapsack World the 41st millennium has become.
- Mary from The Children's Hour is only a little girl but what a terrible little girl she is. She spreads Malicious Slander about her school teachers about how they're in a lesbian affair. Considering the time period this takes place in, this ends very badly. On top of that, she blackmails one of her classmates, physically harms said classmate, acts like a Spoiled Brat and is constantly lying. Mary never even gets her just desserts for ruining her teacher's lives.
- The Crucible (1996): Abigail Williams is a teenage girl in Puritan Massachusetts who had an affair with the much older John Proctor. When he realized what he was doing, he dumped Abigail, causing her to attempt a ritual to kill his wife. When she and her friends are caught, they blame a slave woman, causing her to be hanged. To keep the lie going, Abigail bullies her friends into helping her accuse more people of witchcraft, starting the Salem Witch Trials in the process. After John Proctor himself is accused, Abigail offers to bust him out of jail so they can run away together, but coldly leaves him to die when he refuses.
- Hamilton is, at its core, a White-and-Grey Morality tale about the Founding Fathers of the United States. Though they often squabble with one another, each one honestly believes he's doing what's right for the new nation, and as some of the most respected figures in human history, they're almost impossible to hate. Thus, the truly despicable members of the cast are the bit characters. You can hate Charles Lee for being a cowardly General Failure whose ineptitude leads to four-digit casualties at the Battle of Monmouth (and be pleased when John Laurens defeats him in a duel). You can hate James Reynolds for being a Domestic Abuser and blackmailer who plays a major role in ruining Hamilton's reputation out of sheer greed. And you can definitely hate George Eacker for killing Hamilton's son in a duel... by shooting him in the back on "seven."
- In Jekyll & Hyde, the pedophilic Bishop of Basingstoke, abusive bar hostess Gwenny, and Jekyll's sleazy romantic rival Simon Stride have little to no redeeming qualities and mainly exist to oppose Jekyll, showcase London's hypocrisy, and let the viewers root for Hyde briefly. The Spider, Lucy Harris' manager, is an even bigger case, as he has no redeeming qualities and gets off scot-free for his mistreatment of Lucy. In earlier versions, Stride was even worse because he essentially had Spider's role, with the added uncomfortableness of explicitly being a pimp (and Lucy and her fellow bar girls his prostitutes, which was glossed over in the final version).
- Jesus Christ Superstar has King Herod. While Jesus' other accusers - Judas Iscariot, Caiaphas, Annas, and Pontius Pilate - are hardly good people for obvious reasons, each has at least one semi-altruistic reason for opposing Him. Herod, who is only really in one scene, by contrast just wants to protect his power and copious amounts of stuff, and spends most of his stage-time gleefully taunting Jesus, who is unwilling to fight back, before declaring Him a phony and shipping Him off to be executed. Much like the Thenardiers, however, Herod's scenery-chomping Villain Song is one of the few funny things in the show.
- Inspector Javert is the main antagonist of Les Misérables, but while he does make life miserable for Valjean, he's just trying to do his job and arrest Valjean, whom he believes to be a dangerous criminal (and technically he's right, as Valjean is a bail-jumper); when Javert realizes that Valjean is really a good person through and through, it turns his world upside down (he's always thought of criminals as irredeemable monsters, so Valjean is a walking Logic Bomb like that). So who can the audience hate? The Thenardiers, the cowardly comic relief thieves who abuse Cosette, loot bodies during the rebellion, and try to attack Valjean's house, which prompts Valjean to make plans for him and Cosette to flee the city (he thought that the attack was led by Javert). Ironically, despite being the only truly morally bankrupt characters in the show, the Thenardiers are probably among the best-liked in the cast; they have the only truly funny songs in the work ("Master of the House" and "Beggar at the Feast"), and as such are the only source of levity in the musical otherwise.
- Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a Hanging Judge pedophile who sends an innocent man to prison on the other side of the world, rapes his wife and drives her to suicide, then adopts their daughter precisely so that he can groom her into becoming a Replacement Goldfish. His sidekick Beadle Bamford is also a constant and dedicated doggy-kicker. The audience needs to be comfortable rooting for a Serial Killer, and these two provide ample reason to do just that. The movie version makes both of these guys even more despicable by having them sentence a little boy to death, both later questioning whether he was even guilty. Its therefore so satisfying when Sweeney finally gets his revenge against the Judge.
- Camp Camp is a Black Comedy Sadist Show with characters that can range from being jerks to simply apathetic to everything around them. For instance, while Max is cynical and often has a downright nasty demeanor, it is explained that he is like this because his parents hardly want anything to do with him and he still has lines he won't cross. The one character that stands out as being especially selfish and amoral would be Cameron Campbell, who was heavily implied to have committed morally reprehensible actions offscreen and creates Camp Campbell as a front for his criminal activities. Campbell has no qualms with putting others' lives in danger for his own benefit, such as using Space Kid as a Human Shield in his first appearance. In season 3, Campbell even tries to frame David for coming up with an Evil Plan even though David was only eight years old at the time. He is also indirectly responsible for Jasper's death and contemplated killing David when it seemed as though Jasper fell to his death.
- Elements of Justice has Prince Blueblood, who is even more hateable than in the source material. He plays the role of prosecutor in the first case, and is a Royal Brat with Fantastic Racism towards humans that only cares about his "win streak" in court rather than actually getting to the truth of a crime. He repeatedly slanders and insults an innocent victim even while she's at her lowest.
- Every single main character of a Go Animate grounded video is intended to be this, as the intention is to have the character act up, destroy property or kill people, or just be rude to someone so much that you'll be happy to see them get grounded grounded grounded grounded by the video's end. It's worth pointing in this case, however, that this sometimes doesn't work and the opposite happens, with the intended Hate Sink being Unintentionally Sympathetic while the other characters become Hate Sinks themselves. This is especially noticeable in the typical character dynamic between Caillou and his dad Boris, the latter of whom has more qualities of this trope than the intended Hate Sink Caillou. Boris's typical portrayal is that of a borderline Ax-Crazy abusive dad who grounds, punishes or even murders Caillou at the slightest provocation without getting in trouble for it himself. Because of this, videos depicting Boris getting his comeuppance for his actions have become very common.
- Hazbin Hotel:
- Katie Killjoy, one of the news anchors for 666 News, shows in the video clip provided in the main page and the pilot episode is a perfect depiction as to how much easy it is for the audience to passionately loathe her. In her first encounter with Charlie, she behaves in a rather supercilious manner, using her opulence as the reason why she dislikes being around Charlie and threatening to bury her. She's also generally snobby, arrogant, abusive, and extremely homophobic. It all makes it very easy for the audience to root for Charlie over her.
- Valentino, one of the Overlords of Hell and owner of Porn Studios, has quickly become this after the release of the music video for the song "Addict". Valentino is Angel Dust's boss and while implied to be possessive in the prequel comic, is outright confirmed in the music video to be a domineering and abusive monster who unlike Katie Killjoy is in no way Played for Laughs. He takes every bit of earnings from Angel's jobs and shifts and will even force himself upon Angel, repeatedly raping and assaulting him to the point where he has become a drug addict to try and dull the abuse he's suffered at the hands of Valentino.
- While most of the villains in Red vs. Blue are either too entertaining or too badass to genuinely hate, the Chorus trilogy introduces Felix. Although he at first seems to be a Loveable Rogue Jerk with a Heart of Gold, he gleefully shows his True Colors halfway through season 12 when it's revealed he's actually been manipulating the Reds and Blues into perpetuating a civil war with the goal of killing everyone on both sides. In a show which has its share of Jerkasses, Felix is the only character whose sociopathy is not Played for Laughs, and is hated by the fans possibly even more than the guy who's actually paying him to commit his atrocities.
- Adam Taurus, leader of the White Fang and a primary source of its corruption, is introduced as being ruthless and hating humans, and goes on from there to be revealed as a horrifically abusive monster, who deliberately goes out of his way to harm others due to his hatred of humanity and obsession with controlling Blake, to the point where even Garrett Hunter, his voice actor, has expressed distaste for how disturbing Adam is. Only in his last moments is Adam treated with any degree of sympathy, accompanying the (implied) revelation of his horrific past and descent into being a monster, according to the creators.
- Jacques Schnee is Weiss's abusive and controlling father. Prior to the events of the show, Jacques married into the Schnee name purely for profit — a fact that drove his wife Willow to alcoholism when she found out — and turned the Schnee Dust Company into a sweatshop that uses Faunus as cheap labor. In Volume 4, after an incident at a charity fund, Jacques slaps Weiss during an argument, disinherits her from the family name, and detains her in her own home. In Volume 7, Jacques attempts to guilt trip Weiss for leaving him by bringing up Willow, is later shown verbally abusing his son Whitley, and agrees to a deal with Arthur Watts to rig the election for Atlas Council membership in his favor. When Weiss exposes his partnership with Watts to the rest of the Council, Jacques is reduced to a stammering wreck. A greedy, cold-hearted sociopath, Jacques truly cares for no one but himself.
- There's a Man in the Woods has Sid, the Bratty Half-Pint who started a lie that got an innocent teacher fired for an extremely petty reason; Sid's mother, who believes his lie without question despite being neglectful of him otherwise and demands that the school do everything about it; and the people in charge of the school, who refuse to investigate Sid's claims, lazily shift all the blame on the teacher and fire him in an attempt to avoid any blame themselves. This serves to make the teacher more sympathetic, even as he descends into alcoholism and drug abuse and then implicitly prepares to murder Sid in revenge.
- Turnabout Storm has Asshole Victim Ace Swift. All three of the work's actual antagonists (Trixie, Gilda, and Sonata) are jerkass woobies. As all of the characters in the actual case are at least somewhat sympathetic, he seems to have been made to be as unlikable as possible just so the audience can have someone to hate. His only other purposes are being the victim for the case (of course) and kickstarting all the events of the story. It turns out, that there actually was no murder and he got himself killed while trying to murder his accomplice after she tried to leave him and opt out of their business of blackmailing athletes so he could win.
- Garry the dragonfly from Com'c is rude (including referring to everyone as "shitheads"), obnoxious, egocentric and hypocritical, specifically designed to be hated.
- Mookie, creator of Dominic Deegan, really, really likes this trope. Just a few examples include Brett Taggerty, Serk Brakkis, Amelia Sturtz and Warlord Damaske all who have virtually no redeeming qualities between them and are very much meant to be loathed.
- Dragon Ball Multiverse: The Universe 16 version of Bra is the prodigious daughter of Vegito. But beneath her power and status is a rather pathetic Psychopathic Womanchild who sees the tournament as a school playground for her to be The Bully. Throughout all her appearances, she is rude, abrasive, and constantly trash-talks her friends, allies, families and enemies alike simply for not being as strong as her or her father. And for all Bra's smugness and pride in her strength and Saiyan heritage, she shows no qualms cheating such as using Senzu beans if she's actually on the losing end of a fight, something that pure-blooded Saiyans like Vegeta show scorn for. This comes off as hypocritical considering that she looks down on other fighters if they weren't playing fair. Her only redeeming traits were her love for her niece and brother. Once she becomes a Majin, however, even that goes out the window when she gleefully murders Gohan by cutting him in half with no remorse. To top it all off, her descent into evil was simply because she hated protecting those she sees as weak and were thus unworthy of living. In a series filled with psychopaths, galactic conquerors, and outright Jerkasses, Son Bra easily comes off as the most detestable of the lot despite her being on the side of good.
- While Drowtales officially has no Big Bad, Snadhya'rune Vel'Sharen is the closest fit with most of the strife in the story resulting from her machinations. Despite this, she's largely a behind-the-scenes player who keeps up a friendly veneer in public and can seem downright reasonable until she finally starts letting her Mask of Sanity slip in a later story arc. Kalki her daughter, on the other hand, is openly antagonistic from the moment she's introduced, and one of the first things she does on panel is kill one of the more sympathetic characters with a dirty trick in front of his mother and entire family. And that's not even touching on her later actions, which include stabbing her sister's hand into the table to make her stay, chopping off her arm seconds later and going for a thrill kill against some unfortunate guests in the middle of her own home being attacked by actual invaders, which establish her as firmly Ax-Crazy compared to Snadhya'rune's refined manipulations. Ironically enough, the two of them switch roles in the end when Snadhya murdered Kalki in cold blood after growing weary of her behavior. Alas, Poor Villain indeed.
- In Girl Genius, Phil and Kaja Foglio evidently originally envisionsed first Gil and then Tarvek as villains, but both became much more sympathetic, and so they created Tarvek's cousin Martellus "Tweedle" von Blitzengaard, a brutal arrogant oaf who kidnaps heroine Agatha and poisons her so that she can't survive without his physical touch. (She of course finds a way around it.) All that said, Tweedle isn't completely loathsome; at the very least, he's no coward.
- Guilded Age: Everything Payet does is calculated to make the reader hate him.
- Act 6 introduces Cronus Ampora, Eridan's creepy Dancestor. Cronus is a crass Jerkass who makes a number of unwanted advances on Mituna and the Author Avatar refers to him as the worst character in Homestuck. Unlike many of the comic's villains and even the other Amporas, Cronus never kills anyone in canon and even fights the Big Bad in the end, but he's written to be a more realistic asshole and creep than the rest of the cast and is never given any real positive or cool traits.
- On the subject of Dancestors, we have Karkat's Dancestor, Kankri Vantas. A parody of extremist skeleton warriors, Kankri is depicted as a condescending, self-righteous hypocrite with a holier-than-thou attitude, who is prone to going on long-winded rambles about how literally everything in the world is potentially offensive and "triggering" (and flinging the word "trigger" around so much it's practically his Catchphrase whilst simultaneously having the gall to claim that he doesn't take triggers lightly). In-universe, only about three other characters can stand to be around him and one of those characters spends most of her time calling him out on his crap, not that he ever listens—in fact, he tends to dismiss her concerns altogether.
- Later in Act 6, Aranea puts on a show of being nice and courteous, but is actually a Glory Hound Knight Templar who thinks that she's the only one who can stop Lord English because she's smarter than everyone else. Of course, she isn't; her plan spectacularly backfires and causes everything to go wrong for almost everyone. Roxy chews her out for her smug attitude and behavior, Dirk briefly rips out her soul, and the Condesce strangles and kills her.
- The ultimate Big Bad of the series, Lord English, doesn't have much character to speak of beyond being an Ax-Crazy invincible doomsday villain, so he doesn't qualify as much...as an adult. His younger self, Caliborn, on the other hand, is definitely this. He's a spiteful, obnoxious, misogynistic bully who loves messing with people (especially his own sister) for fun. He has his sister assassinated and laughs about it and later guns down Gamzee, who was later revealed to have once been his foster parent. One of his cruelest points would definitely be when he taunted Jane while she was at her lowest, mocking her about the alleged death/torture of her father and calling her fat for no other reason than to make her more miserable than she already was. Seeing him get beaten up by John later in the story is very satisfying indeed.
- I Love Yoo:
- Sang Chul Kim is the spoiled son of an associate of the Hirahara Corporation, and a loudmouthed and lazy Jerkass who antagonizes others and insults them both to their face and behind their backs. During the formal hosted by his father, he is enlisted by Yui Hirahara to sexually assault Shin Ae, which he nearly does. He's also all but confirmed to be the masked man who drugged Shin Ae's drink near the beginning of the comic.
- Yui Hirahara. She initially treats Shin-Ae as a possible baby factory, and subsequently tries to manipulate her and Kousuke into a relationship neither of them want. She then exploits Shin-Ae's position to make her work for the company, under a man who tried to take advantage of her, deliberately sets her up to be raped by said man, hospitalizes her, and is implied to be an abusive parent towards Yeong-Gi.
- I Made A Comic About Internet Explorer: Google Chrome Chan and Opera are both internet browsers with aspirations of power. Google Chrome Chan tortured Bing for her RAM and ultimately left her a hollow husk. Opera pretends to team up with Internet Explorer but backstabs her solely so she could feed on Google Chrome Chan's Chromium OS.
- Ace debuts in the Katamari comic's first arc when the King of All Cosmos brings him in as 'extra insurance' against the UFOs, and quickly establishes himself as The Rival. Once he proves himself more interested in ensuring the Prince fails than making sure anything gets saved — including Daisy, his own cousin — it's all downhill from there. Actively resisting any sort of character development, he's so self-absorbed and caught up in his own delusions that it's difficult to sympathize with him at all.
- Lore Olympus: If Apollo's attitude towards Persephone wasn't enough to garner the fandom's hatred, the fact he sexually assaulted her cemented it. His only redeeming qualities are superficial and quickly swept aside by his persistent harassment of Persephone after she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with him.
- Muted: Athalie takes away Toben from Camille (he's Camille's familiar), spends most of Camille's life verbally berating her and telling her she's only good for getting married, and gives her own daughter a Breaking Speech at her lowest point.
- The Duquesnes from Nineteen-Ninety-Something, but most especially Alpha Bitch Lindsay and her Jerkass brother Kevin.
- One-Punch Man:
- Tank-Top Tiger and Tank-Top Blackhole are brothers who, despite being two very low ranking heroes in the Hero Association, take Saitama jumping Tank-Top Tiger in the rankings very personally. The Tank-Top Brothers rally the people of City Z (all of whom Saitama saved) against him, telling them that Saitama only took credit for the work other heroes did and that he's the reason all their homes got destroyed. They then get the crowd to call for Saitama's retirement and to top it off, claim he is going to attack the crowd so they can have an excuse to attack him. While they are effortlessly backhanded away by Saitama, they do cost Saitama any fans he could have made by ruining his reputation, which was something he had hoped could fill the void he feels.
- Amai Mask aka Handsome Kamen is the number one ranked A-Class hero in the Hero Association as well as the most popular hero with the public in-universe. However his actual heroic ethic is anything but. He berates the S-Class heroes for not preventing City A's destruction, even though there was nothing they could have done to prevent it, despite frequently ignoring monster attacks to further his career as a singer/actor. He is also a Sociopath, regularly executing defenseless or surrendering monsters and once even mercenaries he knew were being mind-controlled. It says a lot that when Tatsumaki, another hero disliked in the Association, says that everyone hates him, she really is speaking for all the other heroes too.
- Daimyo Kubota from The Order of the Stick is a Smug Snake and Filler Villain who possesses none of the entertaining, impressive, sympathetic or redeeming qualities of the comic's sundry Big Bads and Arc Villains. He's a scheming aristocrat who cares only about getting himself into power, thinks taking Azure City back from Xykon will be a trivial matter, repeatedly tries to assassinate Hinjo to take Azure City's throne, sees no value in commoners, tries to have a pregnant woman assassinated to give himself a political edge, and murders his Dragon Therkla when she tries to convince him to simply defect from Hinjo and form his own kingdom somewhere else instead of usurping Azure City. Once captured by Elan, he spends a few moments gloating about how he'll manipulate the situation to be a Karma Houdini, then is effortlessly vaporized by Vaarsuvius, who doesn't even know his name and just assumes he's a villain interfering with the main plot because Elan has captured him.
- Polandball has ISISBall, perhaps the only character with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Literally, everyone on Earth hates it even the group of people it believes it is fighting for. Even North Korea and Fascist Italy get a certain amount of pity from some nations, but ISIS gets no sympathy.
- One of the most hated characters in the webcomic is Chase Brenton, Emily's ex-boyfriend. He's a twenty-something-year-old rich guy who is initially well-liked by lots of women for his good looks and charisma, but he's a major Bitch in Sheep's Clothing to the point of being an unintentional Over Arching Villain in the webcomic. He dated Emily, who was seventeen at the time, is implied to have raped her, actually got her pregnant, and is an alcoholic who gets violent when he drinks. Even before this, he's revealed to be into underage girls, and is known for cheating on his girlfriends and gaslighting them whenever they called him on it. When he learns that Emily is pregnant, he tries to contact her to no avail. In Chapter E, which is only featured in the physical copies of volume 5, he accosts Jessica at her work, demanding to know where Emily is so he can force her to abort the baby, knowing that if she births his child, all of the bad things he did will come back to bite him. Jessica tells him off, and Heather calls the police on him.
- Emily's unseen mother is another one as well. She's constantly mentioned to be an emotionally abusive deadbeat mom who is always traveling, leaving Emily alone in the house for months on end, and makes it pretty clear that she never wanted Emily at all. In fact, the only reason Emily dated Chase in the first place was because her mother emotionally manipulated her into doing so. Desperately wanting her mother's approval, Emily went along with it, which resulted in the things Chase did to her listed above. In fact, she knows that Chase is a crap person and of his previous shenanigans, but doesn't give a shit, guilt-tripping Emily into staying with him because she thinks she's not gonna do any better. It doesn't help that when Emily told her she was pregnant, her mother called her a disgrace and would be far too happy to kick her out of the house once she graduates, despite being the main reason Emily is in her current situation in the first place.
- Rebirth: There is absolutely nothing likable about Ian. It's revealed in the past timeline he threw his own daughter out of a helicopter to save himself from zombies and later attempts to do the same to Neo. He's always rude and mean towards everyone, and also complains just as much as Parish, if not more so.
- No other character officially introduced in Sakana stays truer to this role than Arata Tasaki, Yuudai's abusive ex. His first appearance alone has him show up to Yuudai's workplace unannounced after one misaimed drunken text and acting insulting and manipulative not only to Yuudai himself but to Jiro as well. It gets even better when he runs into Yuudai again after work...
- When Amber's father is introduced in Shortpacked!, we only know of what a complete asshole he was through Amber at his funeral. In Dumbing of Age, you'll want to punch the screen every time he appears and demonstrates his mastery of parental abuse (lampshaded by the author, who mentions that saying he also parks in handicapped spaces would make him cartoonishly evil).
- Stand Still, Stay Silent: The Just Before the End part of the prologue is a Hyperlink Story happening during the worldwide outbreak of a particularly virulent disease. The portion focusing on Denmark is about two Jerk with a Heart of Gold people meeting for the first time when sudden travel restrictions mean that the ferry they are riding is not making its return trip from Bornholm island. The news causes businessman Michael Madsen, who was on the boat to take his cat to his sister's farm before an important meeting, to threaten all the boat's waiters with a Frivolous Lawsuit if they don't make the boat turn back. Waitress Signe Sorensen gives him a well-deserved chewing out that goes well beyond the acceptable behavior of a waitress towards a customer but later comes to cheer him up when his Mean Boss fires him over the phone. The Mean Boss in question had been earlier shown treating Michael going out of his way to bring his cat to his sister's place rather than just dumping it in a cat hotel as Skewed Priorities and threatening to fire him if he wasn't back in mainland Denmark by the next day, which makes him much easier to hate than either Michael or Signe.
- Survivor: Fan Characters: The creator explained in his notes for Season 9 that he wrote the season's main villain, Prescilla/Bonnie, to be this; he wanted her to be so reprehensible with zero redeeming qualities that readers, instead of finding her cool or entertaining to hate like they did with many of the series' previous villains, would just plain hate her and find her eventual epic downfall to be all the more cathartic.
- Sweet Home: It really says something about how horrible Seok Kim is as a person that not only does his wife attempt to kill him, not only do other survivors encourage that, and not only does the virus in his brain not even think hes worth the effort, but becoming a monster actually makes him a better person.
- Cuntons of Vegan Artbookwho's intended as a jab at someone whom the author hatesis portrayed as a raging Jerkass, kills animals For the Evulz, is drawn much uglier than the rest of the cast. As if her name didn't tip you off. Despite all that, she is still considered an Ensemble Dark Horse among non-extreme vegan readers.
- Weak Hero:
- Phillip Kim is a cowardly Boisterous Weakling who constantly stirs up rumours so that everyone else will do his fighting for him. After sixty chapters of enjoying his unearned reputation and putting the protagonists into danger, watching Gray beat the snot out of him, followed by Teddy proving that he's nothing but hot air in front of his entire class, is quite satisfying.
- Following in the heels of Phillip Kim, Jared Sun is an Opportunistic Bastard who uses his connections to excel at school while bullying all of the hard-working students. He forces Toby to serve Jared and his gang food and alcohol at his family's chicken shop, leading to it getting suspended- Jared reported the shop to authorities just because he could, with no consideration for Toby's earnest, hard-working father. He then devised a plan to frame Rowan for stealing from Wolf, which leads to him, Eugene, and Gray all receiving a nasty beating from Wolf's hands. He's such a vile character that readers started to like Wolf more simply because he was the one who delivered Jared's well-deserved punishment, and the chapter where his reputation crumbles down around him is immensely cathartic.
- Bryce Oh is a lying, scheming Ungrateful Bastard who's petty jealousy against the kindly Stephen- who had went out of his way to befriend Bryce when he was alone- leads to Stephen getting horribly beaten and bullied, eventually to the point that he ends up comatose in the hospital. No one feels sorry for him when Gray retaliates so viciously that it gets him expelled.
- In Yumi's Cells, Yumi's younger co-worker Ruby is a shallow, selfish girl, and quite willing to spite Yumi in her quest to steal Wook. After The Reveal that he's gay (which Ruby doesn't know about), this becomes somewhat more amusing but she still inspires quite a bit of reader vitriol.