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- 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.
- Madame Macabre's "Only Monika": Monika, lacking her canon counterpart's redeeming qualities, becomes envious that the player spends time with her "friends", Sayori, Yuri, and Natsuki. After failing to make them look unappealing by enhancing their negative traits, Monika mind rapes Sayori and Yuri, amplifying their mental disorders, climaxing in their suicides. A far more sadistic Big Bad than her original self, Monika makes it apparent throughout the song that she takes great pleasure in destroying her friends' minds.
- 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".
Myth and Religion
- Book of Esther: Haman the Agagite, the Emperors vizier, possibly lays the groundwork for characters who are designed to be loathed as much as possible, considering his narcissism, ambition, and anti-Semitism. Haman forces citizens to bow to him, and is suggested to have embroidered a graven image into his clothing, essentially forcing them to worship an Idol. When his fellow advisor, Mordecai the Judean, refuses to bow for this reason, Haman plots a genocide against the Jewish people, as well as personally building a gallows for Mordecai when the latter still refuses to bow. It is telling that a near universal custom when reading Megillat Ester (the Hebrew name of the work) is to jeer at least when Hamans name is first and last mentioned, making him an odd religiously significant version of this trope.
- Classical Mythology has examples that are more Values Dissonance cases (i.e., characters they expect you to hate but aren't hateworthy by modern standards), but there are still a few who qualify by our standards as well. For instance:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 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."
- 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.
- In Jekyll & Hyde, the Bishop, Gwenny, and Simon Stride have little to no redeeming qualities and mainly exist to oppose Jekyll, showcase London's hypocrisy, and let the viewers root for Hyde briefly. The Spider is an even bigger case, as he has no redeeming qualities and gets off scot-free for his mistreatment of Lucy.
- 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).
- Fate/stay night features people using orphans as soul batteries, people wanting to wipe the earth clean of all but the strongest of humanity using a wave of curses generated by the personification of all the worlds evils, and people emotionally and physically abusing their adoptive grandchildren for over a decade all to turn them into a weapon. Standing head and shoulders above them as a hate sink is Shinji Matou, who is simply so unpleasant on a personal level: A braggart, a smug figure, a Big Brother Bully and a lot more. You can't help but hate him. And that's before you learn in Heaven's Feel that he's also a rapist who primarily targets his sister. Hence, every time there's a spin-off featuring Shinji, they would make him despicable in any form.
- Shinji's actions could be traced from his grandfather Zouken who only rears his head in the very last route. He's basically an abusive grandfather who not only approved Shinji being a rapist for his own purposes but continually mentioned how much he sucked while committing all kinds of atrocities for the sake of his own needs of keeping his immortality. Including inflicting the one Shinji bullied, Sakura, with sexual violations via his own magic worms a lot of times, making her a broken shell of a girl. While Shinji being continually told that he sucked could be an excuse for his actions, and Zouken does have his own purpose in keeping his immortality, these excuses aren't enough to cleanse that you're supposed to hate them.
- In the spin-off series Fate/Apocrypha, Celenike Icecolle Yggdmillenia is that one character designed to be hated by a lot and it actually shows: She's pretty much a token Sadist Master who delights in torturing whoever she comes across and loves taking the noble qualities of a Servant and then violating said nobleness; and in comparison to her other Yggdmillenia clan members, she's the only one who really doesn't have any redeeming qualities. And unlike the aforementioned Matou family members, Celenike has no other traits or even reasons on why she does things. She also likes to make really unpleasant faces when she's angry if things don't go her way, just to hammer down that you really want her off the screen whenever she makes an appearance...
- The gacha game based on this series, Fate/Grand Order, also showcased that there are also Servants that was more like this than having mostly cool vibes. The most prominent one being Christopher Columbus, known as the Rider of the Resistance that debuted in the Agartha Singularity. Unlike other Servants, Columbus instead got an overblown Historical Villain Upgrade, having the negative rumors and traits about him flanderized: He's a two-faced self-serving bastard that masks his own dark, selfish desires with positive traits such as being an inspiring Determinator, while also holding high values that usually disgusts normal people (for example: Slavery should be promoted because it's much more profitable, even if the age of slavery has been long gone). While he is summonable, the game and narrative makes no excuse that Columbus is an utter bastard you're supposed to dislike. Being portrayed as an old man instead of having a Gender Flip like other Servants might help push this trope further too.
- From the same game, when it comes to non-Servant, there's also the Demon God Pillar Flauros, though you know him more as Professor Lev Lainur. What differentiates him from other Demon God Pillars are that he begins the game by gruesomely killing Olga Marie Animusphere to non-existence, all while taunting how pitiful she is, and he spent the rest of his time being a supreme Smug Snake, always babbling about how doomed you, the players, are in the face of him and the other Demon God Pillars; and makes unpleasant Slasher Smile too while he's at it. And when eventually his master, Goetia, developed his own character and other Demon Pillars gain their own quirks, Flauros basically stays in square one forever, still the same Smug Snake as ever. This results fans cheering when Altera butts into the Septem Singularity to kill him, and it's considered one of the few good things of the Singularity when it's considered problematic. And additionally, in the Salomon Singularity, after the fans were done farming with Barbatos, they went straight to obliterate Flauros with full intent of making him pay for the gruesome murder of Olga Marie and for being a smug ass to the end.
- Monster Prom has Leonard, a kappa who not only embodies the worst parts of a Fan Dumb, but is sexist and transphobic to boot. No one In-Universe likes him much, either; Zoe (the usual victim of his transphobia and his polar opposite in terms of fandom representation) is perfectly willing to let loose on him with her eldritch powers when he acts like an entitled jackass towards her, and Vera and Damien attack him on two separate occasions (both times, he had it coming).
- Umineko no Naku Koro ni has Erika Furudo. A self-proclaimed intellectual rapist who takes pleasure is completely destroying people's theories and lording her own intellect over everyone else. It helps that she's an in-universe Mary Sue, so she's irritatingly perfect. Over the course of the story, she completely defiles the gameboard along with her master, creating a truth where Natsuhi is a sadistic murderer who would kill even her own husband and child and proclaiming her an adulteress to get in Kinzo's good graces and not even caring that she KNOWS it's not true, destroying the magic that the nine-year old Maria believed in wholeheartedly just because she could, taking absolutely sadistic pleasure in killing five members of the Ushiromiya family, including Maria, just to turn a prank into a real murder case, attempting to marry Battler so she could take over the gameboard to defile it even further (and sounding like an ACTUAL rapist in the process), and then trying to destroy Rokkenjima. And to top it all off, she's a Karma Houdini who gets off more or less scott-free for everything she does.
- The Zero Escape trilogy usually has anyone who bears the name of Zero as the mastermind of the Nonary Game, but they usually have good intentions. You can however hate these characters:
- Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors has the seemingly friendly and altruistic Ace, who is revealed to be Gentaro Hongou in the Safe Ending. His actions against Akane Kurashiki nine years prior are the reason she decided to start the second Nonary Game as Zero. Having kidnapped 18 children (including Akane herself) and forcing them to participate in the first Nonary Game with their lives on the line all for sake of curing his prosaponosianote , he even traps the young Akane in an incinerator with the only way to escape being to solve the sudoku puzzle in the room, something she was too frightened to do. Once he's kidnapped and made a participant of the second Nonary Game, he secretly plots to kill the other participants so he can steal their bracelets and use them to escape, succeeding in the Submarine ending. Once he's exposed in the Safe Ending, he even gloats over how he murdered Clover to her brother Snake. This makes it all the more satisfying when he receives his comeuppance in the Safenote or Truenote endings.
- Virtue's Last Reward has Dio. He's the Player with the least amount of sympathetic moments, being a foul-mouthed Jerkass to everyone else, making it all the more surprising when it turns out he is just as bad as he makes himself out to be. He will always pick 'Betray' when the opportunity presents itself, only picking 'Ally' if he has no other choice, then tries to blame it on his ally if he has one (usually Quark). Then he gets mad if the other person picks betray. He's also willing to kill an elderly lady and blow up an entire facility in order to accomplish his goals.
- 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.
- Cinder Fall displays numerous negative traits that put her at odds even with her allies. She 'teaches' Emerald her place by slapping her when Emerald tries to question her decisions; when Jaune confronts her about Pyrrha's murder, she mocks his lack of ability to protect the people he cares about, then tries to make him suffer just for having the audacity to try and defeat her; after unleashing the Grimm and White Fang upon Vale, she watches the citizens dying with undisguised pleasure. Her lack of loyalty causes Mercury to call Emerald deluded for being so loyal to a woman who doesn't return it and even estranges her from Salem, whose orders she is only willing to follow until they conflict with her own desire to kill Ruby. She is self-aware, revels in her cruelty and shows no higher ideals, not even in distorted forms. Beneath her facade of a strong warrior, she is a petty, sadistic bully who needs others to suffer so that she can feel powerful.
- Adam Taurus is introduced in the original pre-show advertising trailers as someone who doesn't care if innocent humans die when he raids a train carrying SDC cargo, leading to his partner-in-crime, Blake, abandoning him to start the show as one of the main protagonists. When he appears in the show, he doesn't even care about Faunus lives being lost in pursuit of his grand cause. His confrontation with Blake reveals that he's obsessed with possessing her, infuriated that she abandoned him; determined to destroy everything she cares about, he blames her for forcing him to hurt her. He wants to paint the world red with the blood of humans and enslave them; he'll even kill Faunus that get in his way. His scenes are never entertaining, being designed to be brutal, twisted and violent; he possesses great charisma, but he uses it only to achieve his violent goals and recruit cannon fodder for his causes. Rooster Teeth has said that he's so awful, that even his actor Garrett Hunter gets creeped out by his lines. During his final battle with Yang and Blake, he reveals the face he's been hiding behind a mask, a brand that has been burned over his left eye with the SDC logo, as if he was an animal. The creators stated that they wanted the audience to feel sympathy for a character that should never normally receive it, and Adam's final moments make it clear that Jacques's corrupt business practices are somehow responsible for helping turn Adam into the monster he became.
- 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.
- SMG4's Mario Bloopers: Francis, the boss of the Anime Cartel, goes the extra mile by kidnapping Inklings to harness them of their ink to create a harem of anime girls for his hedonistic pleasure. He later sent a Sephiroth replica to impale Desti and laughs maniacally at the others mourning her.
- 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.
- Every single main character of a GoAnimate grounded video is intended to be this, as the intention is to have the character act up, destroy property or kill people, or just be rude to someone so much that you'll be happy to see them get grounded grounded grounded grounded by the video's end. It's worth pointing in this case, however, that this sometimes doesn't work and the opposite happens, with the intended Hate Sink being 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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...
- The Duquesnes from Nineteen-Ninety-Something, but most especially Alpha Bitch Lindsay and her Jerkass brother Kevin.
- 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).
- Garry the dragonfly from Com'c is rude (including referring to everyone as "shitheads"), obnoxious, egocentric and hypocritical, specifically designed to be hated.
- 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.
- 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, with 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.
- 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.
- 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 gets a certain amount of pity from some nations, but ISIS gets no sympathy.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Guilded Age: Everything Payet does is calculated to make the reader hate him.
- 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.
- 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.
- Duke Crabtree from Ambition was clearly supposed to be this, with being a Smug Snake cop with a whiny, nasally voice, along with the player being given the option to insult and even punch him along with the fact that it turns out that he was Evil All Along. It backfired, though, when he became one of the most popular characters in the series thanks to some bizarre memetic lines, being far more competent than the protagonist (to the point of being able to successfully stand in as a marriage counselor), and his apparent ability to summon bright, colorful lights and a guitar wail when he kills you with a tire iron. Meanwhile, other characters like Ted, who the creator tried really hard to make sympathetic in spite of his actions, became The Scrappy instead.
- Une Fille des Ombres (A Daughter of Darkness): Zaya "Zay" Aboulafia is Alison "Ali" Aboulafia's twin sister. Despising her sister as a person and "loving" her as a toy that she can play with to her content, she manipulated the other children into bullying Ali for years. Aware of Ali's anger and stress issues, she gave her coffee to worsen her condition, leading Ali to beat up other children for little to no reason, worsening her reputation, much to Zay's delight. Feeling insecure about Ali constantly surpassing her, she threw a fit when Ali got, for the first time, a better mark than her in art and only grew angrier when Ali, as Zay during their Twin Switch day, proved to be a better Zay in character traits: Zay promptly destroyed Ali's relationship with her best friend Rachel Ouliqaliq as retaliation, and later had the other kids give her a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown when Ali confronted her about her doings, blaming her for "abandoning her" in favor of Rachel. When Ali accidentally kills Érik Andreas, Zay has no empathy for Érik and is only impressed that Ali actually killed someone.
- Pick any major villain from The Kindness of Devils who isn't Thomas Nero, Krampus, or Lucifer or his followers; they're gonna end up here. Rich Jacobs runs a Snuff Film organization and later assists Nyarlathotep in attempting to slaughter the whole world; Nyarlathotep tortures and/or murders thousands and tries to eradicate the whole world; the Pijavica raped her son repeatedly and tried to massacre an orphanage; Siegfried Gunmarsohn and his daughter Sieglinde Nomura murdered hundreds of thousands over dozens of years, and the former tried to freeze the whole world with Ithaqua's assistance; Count Nicolai Gabriel von Krolock committed dozens of atrocities around the world and had tourists lured to his castle so they could be murdered and turned into Pricolici wolves; Y'golonac raped billions and taunts the main protagonist by claiming he also got raped at some point.
- The Lizzie Bennet Diaries:
- Ricky Collins frequently compliments Lizzie and Charlotte but does so in an arrogant and obnoxious way. He tries to give advice but underestimates their accomplishments and knowledge, bashes Lizzie's blog, boasts of himself, tries to make himself look important and only speaks/cares about business.
- Though not evident until late in the series, the true hate sink is George Wickham. He starts a relationship with an obviously lonely and vulnerable Lydia, manipulates her into filming a sex tape, then skips town and tries to sell the tape on the internet. Of course, this is after he seduces Gigi because he's run out of money and he figures she'll provide it, only to abandon her when Darcy offers him a check to leave.
- Penelope, one of the four students of a class in the satirical web short 'Modern Educayshun' by Neel Kolhatkar. Her ridiculously politically correct and liberal ideals and logic as well as deliberate ignorance to prove her points when reasoned by the protagonist has made her just as detestable as Umbridge.
- Philosophy Tube: The Arsonist, also known as the traveling salesman, is portrayed by Olly as embodying, to him, everything wrong with modern-day ultraconservative worldviews as well as representing a cautionary tale of how vulnerable people are towards far-right and fascistic ideas. In Steve Bannon, the Arsonist is used by Olly to highlight how the far-right uses superficial charm and exploits down-to-earth rhetoric to turn people against anti-racist and anti-fascist activists and light matches(a metaphor for committing hate crimes) with the arsonist. Further videos such as Abortion & Ben Shapiro and Climate Grief reveal that the Arsonist was responsible for burning his wife to death when she had an abortion and that the Arsonist believes that draconian forms of population control directed against immigrants and refugees are totally justifiable means of fighting climate change.
- Tails Series:
- Rast, Douglas, and Seamus from Tails of Fame were all clearly written to be loathsome characters. Seamus is a disgusting, racist, obnoxious Pig Man who intentionally tries to annoy and gross out everyone around him. Douglas is a very smug, overconfident Shark Man who thinks he's better than everyone else and talks to everyone in a condescending tone. Rast is a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing whose relationships with everyone is completely hollow, and he constantly keeps trying to justify his actions by saying that he just wants to be happy and wants to be famous. Various characters call these three villains out on their behavior several times.
- Tails of the Bounty Hunter has Dr. Vogar Oblingor and Gobor Grizzer. The former is a Smug Snake of a Mad Scientist who views everyone as nothing but simple-minded dilettantes or puppets, and he desires to turn anthros into mindless Super Soldiers he can use to terrorize the public. The latter is a Dirty Cop who uses his authority to rape innocent civilians and commit acts of terrorism. Raping the main character after forcing him to devour his feces, followed by setting off a chemical weapon at a basketball stadium, pretty much cemented him as being one of the most deplorable characters in the story.
- The Terrible Trio of the teenage girls Sophia, Emma, and Madison. They cause protagonist Taylor Hebert's trigger event when they locked her in a locker filled with weeks-old used tampons, bugs, and her own vomit as part of their ongoing bullying campaign against her. The three avoid retaliation due to an inept school system, the fact that Sophia was protected by her status as a Ward, and Taylor's refusal to go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge with her new powers. While they are definitely not as atrocious as some of the actual villains and inhuman monsters in the story, the hatred from fans comes from the nature of their antagonism and Tattletale's later reveal that she recruited Taylor in large part because her powers told her that Taylor was on the verge of suicide.
- Emma Barnes was once Taylor's best friend. She uses the Freudian Excuse of trying to make Taylor "strong", and suffers an emotional breakdown after Taylor's identity as the villainous Skitter is revealed. She eventually becomes just another civilian casualty of Gold Morning.
- Sophia Hess aka: the probational Hero "Shadow Stalker is a Social Darwinist in order to justify her father's senseless death, her subsequent trigger event, and her sadistic approach to "heroism". She loses the protection of the PRT after Regent takes revenge on an (unaware) Taylor's behalf by taking control of Sophia's body and forcing her to fight her allies, ruin her own reputation, and almost commit suicide, all while she watches helplessly from inside her own head. She is eventually sent off with a "The Reason You Suck" Speech from Imp towards the end of the series.
- Madison is given no backstory for why she participated in the trio's actions, and eventually subverts this trope in the sequel series Ward by showing horror at what she did and becoming The Atoner for the part she played in creating Khepri.