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  • Adventure Time:
    • Subverted with Martin, Finn's human dad. Finn and Jake risked everything to reach this guy, with their quest to reach the Citadel he was imprisoned in resulting in Prismo's death and the Lich releasing a ton of super-criminals. And what does Finn find? A complete Jerkass loser who abandons him yet again, as well as causes him to lose his arm. Needless to say, many fans were pissed. However the "Islands" miniseries, which featured his backstory, showed him to be a more sympathetic father towards Finn in the backstory as he was the one who got Finn off the island he was born in to protect him from danger but under circumstances beyond his control, Martin was forcibly separated from Finn, and that his jerkishness stemmed from a head injury. This revelation caused a lot of the hate towards Martin to evaporate.
    • Played completely straight with Ricardio, Ice King's heart. Infinitely more evil than Ice King himself, he inherited Ice King's obsession for Princess Bubblegum. His first appearance was bad enough, tricking Bubblegum into becoming his friend to lower her guard and cut out her heart with broken glass bottles. His second appearance was even worse, engineering a vast fleshy fortress from Ice King's cells (which was agonizing for Ice King), kidnapping Finn and Jake to lure Bubblegum to him, tying Lady Ranicorn into a knot to show off his new body (while she was PREGNANT!), and trying to force Bubblegum into marrying him. Many viewers who didn't like Bubblegum began to love her after her extremely satisfying beating to this scumbag.
    • Ash, Marceline's ex-boyfriend. In his sole major appearance, he is shown to be a tremendously sexist and abusive boyfriend to Marceline who sold her Hambo to the witch just for his own self-benefit. As a result, any comeuppance he receives is definitely well deserved.
    • The Earl of Lemongrab was a Hate Sink during his most hateful moments back in Season 4 and especially Season 5. He tortured several children and Jake with Electric Torture ("You Made Me"), threw Princess Bubblegum in the dungeon twice and even tried to attack her with his sound sword, was physically abusive towards his children and his brother with a sadistic glee ("Too Old"), and unlike most villains in the show, his Ax-Crazy behavior was downright nightmarish. Thankfully, he returned to being sympathetic in Season 6 due to now being combined with his brother, who had learned actual kindness and empathy.
    • Flame King literally became a sink flaming with hate in “Earth And Water” when it’s revealed that he abandoned his daughter Flame Princess in the forest because he feared that she would usurp his throne and after getting caught in the act by Princess Bubblegum, he locks Flame Princess in a lantern for 15 years. He also murdered his own brother and expected all of his citizens to be evil like he is even though he’s not well liked by the citizens.
    • The Witch who appeared in the episode “Witch’s Garden”. She is shown to be a very mean woman who takes away Jake’s powers and curses him with lethargy just because he absentmindedly took one of her donuts that he did not know belonged to her. She refuses to give Jake his powers back unless he apologizes and means it and when he does so, she adds extras on her demands to him by forcing him to do a humiliating dance with his subconscious while recording him with a camera. Fortunately Jake gets the last laugh after he reclaims his powers.
    • Warren Ampersand. If you thought that Martin and Flame King were bad fathers, just see what Warren is like. This shape shifter fathered Jake for the sole reason of taking his lifespan away to make himself younger again. It was revealed in the semi penultimate episode to the series finale that he had done this countless times to other children that he fathered and attempted to do the same to Jake’s kids.
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: Eustace Strych is incredibly arrogant, vain, narcissistic, snobby, and while he is not as evil as most of the show's villains, he compensates by being an incredibly irritating Smug Snake without redeeming qualities. Just think of Princess Morbucks as a male version.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball:
    • Julius the Bomb Guy, who Gumball and Darwin meet in detention. While most of the other bullies of Elmore Junior High have a soft spot and Pet the Dog moments beneath their jerkass behavior like Tina Rex and Jamie Russo, Julius is little more than a violent, sadistic jerk with no sympathetic qualities. He enjoys abusing smaller students like Ocho and Sussie, is implied to hold misogynistic viewpoints, and won't help out anyone except for his own benefit. It's pretty funny watching Darwin and Gumball blow him up.
    • Harold Wilson, Tobias's father, is a smug, unsympathetic, misogynistic Rich Bastard. He's enjoyed humiliating Richard since High School, and rubs his success in his face as an adult. He doesn't even seem to care for his wife much either, ranging from leaving her in danger to save himself, to replacing her with a younger woman when he thinks he's struck it rich. One vision of Nicole's future in The Choices shows that had she married him instead of Richard, he'd have degraded and insulted her to the point where she snaps and kills him. His attitude seems to have rubbed off on his son as well, which of course never goes well for Tobias. A case of Tropes Are Not Good, as he ended up becoming The Scrappy, with most of the fans regarding him as too realistically mean to actually be funny.
    • Felicity Parham is an arrogant, snobbish hypocrite who constantly berates and looks down on all the other characters whenever she appears. On top of that, she's extremely neglectful towards her son, and "The Extras" and "The Law" show that beneath her cultured exterior she's actually a deranged psychotic who could turn into a murderous lunatic at the slightest provocation,
  • American Dad!: This show is not only packed to the gills with such hated characters but also features one of the most blatant examples of hate sinks in the history of adult western animation.
    • Henry, the jerkass kid in "A.T. The Abusive Terrestrial" was made to be a despicable and spiteful brat who relentlessly abused Roger in the episode, and Roger did not deserve any of the physical and verbal abuse that Henry inflicted on him at all. Not only that, when Steve tried to get Roger back, Henry outright threatened to rat the Smiths out to the CIA for harboring an alien. It's important to note that this episode featuring Henry aired before the shows writers made the decision to make Roger a Hate Sink as well.
    • Phillip, the sleazy car salesman responsible for getting Roger fired from his job in an early episode that aired before Roger’s own descent into hatedom. In that episode, he tricked Roger into selling cars that gave Phillip the all the credit, resulting in his boss firing Roger. However, Phillip makes the mistake of angering Roger and gets his comeuppance after getting framed by Roger and Stan for domestic and sexual abuse, and during his arrest, he is revealed to be a practicing Neo-Nazi and the officer arresting him turns out to be a Holocaust survivor.
    • Francine's birth parents, who abandoned her because the flight they were scheduled for doesn't allow babies. Even Klaus was disgusted by this:
    • Jeff's father. Not only did he frame his own son for pot smuggling, but he blatantly admitted that he was going to turn him in for the reward money for his capture, trying to kill Stan and Roger in the process when they find this out... all because he wanted to collect the reward money for Jeff's arrest.
    • Randy, the creepy pedophile and sex offender from the episode “The 42 Year Old Virgin”. He is a perverted man who was revealed to have molested young boys. He kidnapped Steve and his friends, dressed them in unitards, took them to a secret area in a water park, made them jump on a dirty mattress, and sprayed them with butter, then tried to molest them.
    • Stevearino from the episode "Son of Stan". He was a clone of Steve created for an experiment to see how he would turn out if raised only by Stan and not Francine. He tortures and kills hundreds of cats For the Evulz and keeps their their heads as trophies. He eventually decides to kill all the cats in the entire city and kidnaps the real Steve so he can kill him and take his place. When Stan arrives to save Steve and the cats, he offers Stevearino a chance at redemption, only for Stevearino to reject his offer and try to kill him too. Before he can kill the two, Francine arrives and frees all the cats, who attack and kill him. Unlike most other villains on the show, he's played dead seriously; the only time he is Played for Laughs is in a brief scene where he juggles a bunch of cat heads and stops to eat them.
    • Roger the Alien himself. He is the most blatant example in this show and the one of the most blatant examples of this trope in the history of western animation because there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that proves that the writers of the show have been trying to mold him into an intentional target of hate as the show progressed. While Roger was originally not hated in the first few episodes and the earlier seasons, the later seasons showed that he is a very arrogant and selfish JerkAss who has so many personality flaws that he shows numerous signs of both narcissism and sociopathy and has committed almost every single kind of crime in the book. Most of the episodes featuring Roger as the main point of focus are episodes where it's made obvious that the writers were trying to make Roger as despicable and evil as possible, all while stripping him of any redeeming qualities he had on him. Some examples include "Virtual Insanity" (where he neglects puppies, kills teenagers for not paying their fare to him with a limo and in the process blows up a plane filled with innocent people), and "Love, A.D Style" (where he shoots and abducts Hayley after getting a crush on her and then threatens to skin her alive but ends up skinning Jeff instead so he could feel close to her). “Frannie 911” revealed that Roger was designed in-universe to get people to despise him because kindness and altruism are so toxic to him that it would literally kill him to be nice. It’s also worth noting that in most of the conflicts the Roger has with the Smith Family (especially with Stan), it is the Smith family who almost always come out of top and win, which strongly implies that the writers made Roger loathsome in these situations to get viewers to root for characters like Stan more in the conflicts. Even more convincing is that as of Season 8, most of the Smith family (especially Stan) hate Roger with every fiber of their well being, yet they still allow him to live in their house.
      • The “Ricky Spanish” episode managed to not only become the episode that most blatantly showed Roger’s status as a hate sink but also parodied it through one of his personas. This persona called Ricky Spanish has no purpose other than to be loathsome and the most hated man in town (through defecating in a mans chest during open head surgery, massacring a wedding, and killing Bullock’s wife for no reason). Given the fact that Roger and Ricky Spanish are technically the same person, this episode permanently cemented Roger the alien as a scumbag even though Roger feared the Ricky Spanish persona. In fact, Ricky Spanish exists on the show as a foreshadowing to Roger’s own descent into sociopath y.
      • While Roger and his jerkass antics can be seen as rather hilarious and over the top in earlier episodes his evil was played out in a more sinister and realistic tone by the time season 8 arrived ("Love, A.D Style" being a perfect example to show this).
    • Emperor Zing is also one. While he does have a Freudian Excuse (his lover, Roger, cheated on him with another man for no reason), Zing's actions in the episode "Lost In Space" are considered to be very atrocious and inexcusable. He has kidnapped numerous humans and aliens and forced them to work for him as slaves. Then he promises to free them if they undergo a "test" to prove that they are in love and deserve to be let go with the risk of losing their genitals if they fail. However all of the candidates have "failed" as the test was a memory evaluation performed on them by The Majestic. However, The Majestic explained that Zing forced him to do this, threatening to blow him into space if he refused, and goes on to say that the whole test is a sham, used by Zing as a tool of propaganda to deceive his own race into believing that true love does not exist. Jeff eventually exposes Zing's deceit and Zing's own species does not hesitate to turn on him when they learn the truth.
      • It should be noted that Roger’s entire race can be considered to be an entire species of hate sinks, given how Roger’s revelation about them having to be jerks or die holds water. They basically live to parasitically feed off other people’s hatred of them.
  • Archer: Veronica Dean from Season 7. Despite almost every character praising her or being some form of fan of her work she's dismissive, petty and aloof. Furthermore she effectively orchestrates the plot arc for the entire season, murders her ex-husband and tries to frame Lana, manipulates Shapiero into planting evidence by playing on his emotions before gunning down Archer and leaving him to die - all for money. Archer's crush on her is also the catalyst for the breakdown of his relationship with Lana.
  • Arthur:
    • As much of a brat as D.W. is most of the time, she does have her fair share of redeemable moments. We do not get that from her Cousin Cora from "D.W. Thinks Big", who constantly bullies D.W. by taking her personal possessions and blaming her for something that was her own fault. Cora exists to be loathsome enough to have the audience root for D.W. for once.
    • Supreme Dog from "To Eat or Not to Eat" is a corrupt businessman who knowingly distributes life-threatening candy bars to children in order to make himself a profit. Thankfully, he gets arrested by the end of the episode and his business gets recalled for good.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • Hahn was a snobby, arrogant Northern Water Tribe soldier who was engaged to Princess Yue as a rival for Sokka, and he only cared about the "perks" he'd get by garnering approval with the chief. He disregarded and irritated Sokka, brashly declared his presence before charging Admiral Zhao, and was immediately thrown by Zhao off a ship into the ocean.
    • All his atrocities aside, Fire Lord Ozai himself was characterized by being abusive towards his family. He constantly derided his son Zuko for not living up to his expectations, and ultimately became responsible for the loss of a mother figure in his life, and it hit its zenith when he burned and scarred Zuko in an Agni Kai and then banished him just for disrespecting him and speaking out because of a strategy that involved using novice troops as fodder. Ozai's cruelty is what highlights Zuko's sympathy even more, being the source of all the misery he has been through. Even his sociopathic daughter and Dragon Princess Azula looks sympathetic compared to him, especially once it's made clear toward the end of the series that he deliberately molded her into what she is today through years of psychological abuse, leaving her woefully unprepared to cope when confronted with the reality that all he instilled in her was wrong.
    • In Book 1, Fire Lord Ozai had not yet taken center stage nor been fleshed out enough to reveal how despicable he was. Meanwhile, Prince Zuko, the first villain introduced was far too sympathetic and showed numerous Evil Virtues and heroic qualities along with his villainy. Admiral Zhao, on the other hand, was just an all-around asshole. Whereas Zuko avoided needless cruelty and collateral damage and was only pursuing the Avatar in order to gain the love of his abusive father, Zhao was pursuing him for the glory and didn't care at all about who he hurt on the way. He also reveled in the idea that capturing the Avatar before Zuko would ruin any chance he had to ever come home and gain his father's acceptance.
  • The Batman: Since this series takes place before Batman and the GCPD were on friendly terms, we have Police Chief Angel Rojas, a smug Fat Bastard with no redeeming qualities. He treats all of his subordinates (particularly Ethan Bennett) like garbage and is beyond hell-bent on arresting the Batman rather than the criminals who are actually causing harm to the city. Not only that but he's incredibly incompetent at his job and is implied to be on the take in one episode. Thankfully he is replaced by Jim Gordon in the third season and never appears again.
  • Ben 10: Ultimate Alien and Ben 10: Omniverse has Will Harangue, an anchorman who outright hates Ben and declares him a menace on television, besmirching his name on every turn and actually tries to kill him once. He even ends up supporting the Incursean invasion, praising them for defeating Ben Tennyson.
  • Bob's Burgers has Jimmy Pesto, the operator of the restaurant across from the Belchers. A smug, condescending bastard, he seems to live to make Bob's life miserable, mainly out of jealousy because Bob, while not as successful as Jimmy, is the superior chef. Most episodes featuring him end with Jimmy being outdone by the Belchers in some way, to their amusement.
    • Let's not forget the health inspector, Hugo. He actively goes out of his way to make Bob miserable by abusing his powers as health inspector, all out of spite for "stealing" Linda from him. Hugo is also quite petty. For example, in one episode, he forced Bob to close down his shop and make a full clean of the restaurant after finding green mold, but just brushed it off when the same is found at Jimmy Pesto's.
  • For a show that is typically in Grey-and-Gray Morality, BoJack Horseman had a small number of characters that lacked the standards that our titular equine being has.
    • Hank Hippopopalous is a comedian who was beloved until Diane reveals that he sexually harassed women for years. Nobody believes Diane's claim and some people have sent threatening letters to her (though Mr. Peanutbutter does initially defend her). Even BoJack refuses to believe her because he still felt hurt by his book that she had ghostwritten. However, Hank reveals to Diane that she was right the whole time, but nobody would ever find out or care about his crimes. Hank is more despicable considering the scandal with Bill Cosby at the time, as well as the eventual Me Too movement, and he has yet to be properly punished.
    • In season 4's flashback episodes, Joseph Sugarman is this on a whole different level, thanks to some fantastically-employed Deliberate Values Dissonance. Refusing to let his wife grieve over the death of their son, lobotomizing her over an emotional breakdown, and his treatment of BoJack's then-young mother both ended up setting the stage for the generations of mental illness, abuse, and dysfunction that would plague the Horseman family down to our hero.
    • Vance Waggonner is an unapologetically sexist actor hired by Flip McVicker, much to Diane's disgust. This time around, she isn't alone on her feelings, but only because of a misunderstanding involving BoJack and a cheese platter. Eventually, Vance's role was filled by Mr. Peanutbutter, who was seeking to make a bad-boy image.
    • Vanessa Gecko turned out to be a complete subversion as of season 6. Princess Carolyn envied her success from the beginning, her tone of voice towards PC sounded patronizing, and she sabotaged PC at one point in season 3, which led to a rift between her and BoJack. Despite all of this, Vanessa reveals that she never really hated Princess Carolyn.
    • Jeremiah Whitewhale exists as a biting satire of Mega-Corp monopolies. Having a hand in every industry he can think of, Jeremiah forces other companies to sell themselves to him by driving them out of the market when they refuse. After dominating a market, he works his employees to the bone, having them murdered for things like taking too many bathroom breaks and leaving their bodies on the floor to scare the employees. This is all a plan to be as openly evil as possible so his fellow billionaires will buy into his company to maximize his power, which he uses to do things like getting murder legalized for billionaires.
  • The Boondocks
    • While Ed Wuncler Sr. seemed like a friendly businessman in his first appearance, his 2nd appearance onwards reveals himself to be a greedy asshole who will go to any lengths and sink to any depths to get what he wants. These include tricking an 8-year old girl into working in sweatshop conditions, giving Robert his dream of a soul food restaurant while knowing the the restaurant's food was so addictive that people lost their jobs, crime rose, and property values lowered, made Huey think he gave girl a permanent limp during a kick ball tournament so he would leave the sport and Wuncler's own team would win, and have his grandson and his friend set up bombs in a building to kill ONE man just to make MORE money, while uncaring that his grandson might die even saying "Well, go ahead, SHOOT HIM!"
    • His son Ed Wunceler II, the Big Bad in Season 4, is just as despicable as his father, if not worse, as he's an outright slavedriver and primarily does it For the Evulz rather than for money and business! He also doesn't seem to care about hurting children as several children are seen in his slavery park, and he later attempted to slice off Huey's foot.
    • Aside from the Wunclers, we also have Lamilton Taeshawn, who reveals himself to be a surprisingly serious sociopath despite only being seven. What has he done that made him so hatable? He recklessly drove around endangering people's lives, refused to apologize when his grandmother asked him to, then proceeded to violently brutalize her when she refused to buy him fried chicken, used the same car to spray a combination of urine and hot sauce at innocent people, and dropped a doll off a freeway just to cause traffic problems, stole her handgun and used it to blackmail Riley into being his friend, robbed Ms. Van Housen's house, and then shot her dog, all For the Evulz. When his psychiatrist, Dr. Doomis, turned him into the police for the dog shooting after trying to rehabilitate him for 2 years, he blames Riley, stalks him, and tries to strangle him to death. In the end, he was so evil that the aforementioned psychiatrist leaped from a building just to finish him off after he had fallen off it.
  • On Castlevania, the Bishop is designed to be as deeply unlikable as possible. He's a hypocritical, self-righteous fundamentalist who is directly responsible for bringing Dracula's wrath down on Wallachia (by personally arranging for Lisa to be burned at the stake), and spends the rest of the season using anyone not affiliated with the Church (from the Belmonts to the Speakers) as scapegoats. It's even heavily hinted that part of him is secretly glad that Dracula's army has devastated Wallachia so badly, since it gives him more authority over the surviving populace in his mad quest to "burn out" every sin in the country. When the demons finally kill him, they state that even God is disgusted by him.
  • Celebrity Deathmatch:
    • Backstage interviewer Tally Wong from the uncanceled seasons. While she puts on a pleasant smile for the cameras, she is frequently dismissive and even downright spiteful towards the fighters she's interviewing, leading commentator Johnny Gomez (another frequent victim of her insults) to call her out on it on numerous occasions. Needless to say, fans frequently clamored for her to be killed off.
    • In the original seasons of the show, Debbie Matenopoulos was such, and not just because she replaced the previous interviewer, Stacy Cornbred. She was frequently disrespectful towards the celebrities she was interviewing, and she was especially cruel towards Nick. Of course, compared to Tally, she gets it fairly easy.
  • Classic Disney Shorts: The trope is parodied in "Mickey's Mellerdrammer" with Horace Horsecollar playing the villainous Simon Legree. The audience boos at him whenever he shows up on stage; and when he begins to whip Uncle Tom (played by Mickey Mouse himself in Blackface), they start pelting him with all kinds of rotten fruit even when he stops playing the character for a curtain call. Ironically, Horace as Legree is perhaps the only part that modern audiences could enjoy in this outdated and racist short.
  • The Cleveland Show: Arianna the Bear, Tim the Bear's wife. A stuck-up, Holier Than Thou, hypocrite whose sole purpose is to be a bitch, mostly to Donna, but to others as well.
  • The Grand Finale of Codename: Kids Next Door has Numbuh 363, Numbuh 362's little brother. Unlike most of the characters on the show, he is hated by pretty much everyone in-universe aside from his sister for his selfish attitude towards Sector V and how he treats his own sector badly. Heck, he even makes Numbuh 86 seem nice by comparison! It's satisfying that Numbuh 84 stuffs his yoyo in his mouth. Heck, he even gets decommissioned the following month.
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog:
    • Mad Dog is a disturbingly realistic take on a Domestic Abuser who threatens to bury Bunny and her friend Kitty alive if he saw them together again and he attempts to mow Bunny and Courage down with his car when Courage helped her to escape.
    • The vet from "Remembrance of Courage Past". He was the one who kidnapped Courage's parents, and kidnapped many more dogs, sending them to the moon for an experiment. The consequences of his actions led Courage to be completely isolated by any care or love until Muriel found him. And unlike most villains in the series, he has no cool qualities and his cruelty is played very seriously, cementing himself as a horrible man and one of the most hated villains in the series.
  • Ms. Angela Li from Daria. She's by far one of the most intentionally unlikable characters on the show, having zero positive qualities and about as corrupt as one could get, with her only entertainment value coming from Daria making her look like a jackass.
  • Zordrak, despite being the Big Bad of The Dreamstone, doesn't actually have much involvement in the scheme of things, his far more sympathetic lackeys the Urpneys usually doing all the active work in whatever new plan is made. As such usually he has little role outside abusing his minions and acting as a driving force into them trying to take the stone, and being the one legitimately evil bad guy so we don't feel too bad about the Urpneys losing.
  • DuckTales (2017):
    • Similarly to his comic counterpart, Gladstone Gander is lazy, selfish, obnoxious, smug, and relies entirely on his Born Lucky status. He constantly insults, belittles and humiliates his cousin Donald in front of his nephews, and endangers the lives of his family members to save himself.
    • While she has a hammy personality and comedic quirks, Magica De Spell is presented as an abusive aunt to her niece Lena De Spell. Later episodes reveal that Magica has some control over her, making it impossible for her to escape her influence. Worse, it is made abundantly clear that Magica doesn't value Lena's well being, being willing to let her die if it means that she gets possession of Scrooge McDuck's number one dime. Despite her supernatural qualities, Magica is painted as a realistic take on an abusive caretaker.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
    • Sarah is presented as a cruel, violent Bratty Half-Pint who regularly bullies her older brother Ed by treating him as her personal slave. She also sadistically torments Eddy whenever he's around. Even though Jimmy remains her Morality Pet, she still has no problem turning him into just like her in several episodes. Most of the other kids in the Cul-De-Sac kids are even shown to be exasperated by her behavior. The moments where she receives her comeuppance (such as in "Little Ed Blue", when Ed brutally scares her into submission) are absolutely glorifying.
    • Lee, leader of the Kanker Sisters, is the meanest and most ugly of the three. While May is the nicest of the three and Marie the most attractive, Lee is both mean and ugly, and is also shown to bully her sisters from time to time. While this Kankers in general are meant to be disliked, Lee stands out the most in this regard.
    • Eddy's Brother from Big Picture Show. He brutally beats Eddy in horrible (though cartoonish) ways such as twisting his leg to play "uncle", throwing him against the door, and even slamming Double D just for defending Eddy. It's later revealed that Eddy's Brother has been brutalizing Eddy throughout his entire life, which helps give Eddy a Freudian Excuse for his behavior during the series. The true nature of Eddy's Brother has also been hinted at in past episodes. His comeuppance at the end of the film is definitely satisfying.
  • Mayor McShane serves the role of blatantly unsympathetic character whose purpose is to give the audience someone to despise in Extreme Ghostbusters. He's an arrogant Jerkass who continues to insist that ghosts aren't real and that the Ghostbusters are frauds in spite of constantly bearing witness to proof that ghosts are real and the Ghostbusters saving his life at one point.
  • The Fairly OddParents: Vicky is a sadistic babysitter who is always making Timmy's life miserable. Also, she has a habit of bullying her own little sister Tootie. Though she DOES have Pet the Dog moments, these tend to be so rare that they don't really balance out her nastiness. This was downplayed in the earlier season of the show where she was simply a babysitter trying to do her job, though even then she made Timmy's life miserable enough for him to have fairy godparents in the first place.
  • Family Guy, being a high order Sadist Show, tends to flip around with this for almost every character depending on Rule of Funny. This erratic development is likely what led to the show's frequent Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy.
    • Carter Pewterschmidt. To call him a Jerkass is an utter understatement. He's extremely unpleasant and irritatingly childish and annoying, especially in later seasons. And unlike the main characters (who are not specifically saints), he has neither a Freudian Excuse nor a reason for his actions.
    • Connie D’amico is a hateworthy Alpha Bitch character whose only purpose on the show is to bully Meg at any given opportunity as shown when she make insults towards her on her appearance and weight and at one point, pelting her with rancid meat during a cheerleading rally in a school football match.
    • Peter's step-father, Francis Griffin, for being an angry [[Fundamentalist, Holier Than Thou Jerkass who is rude to his son and his family, especially his daughter-in-law. Only somewhat mitigated by the fact that he does love his son despite the mistreatment (he just doesn't like him) and was thus capable of the occasional Pet the Dog moment.
    • Diane Simmons in the episode “And Then There Were Fewer” when she orchestrates a scheme to murder James Woods and frame Tom Tucker to get revenge on both of them. She proceeds to not only murder James but also murders Mort’s wife Muriel and Jillian’s newlywed husband Derek. She also manipulated news intern Priscilla and then brutally murdered her when she found out. Diane also tried to kill Lois when she found out about Diane’s crimes. Fortunately,Stewie guns Diane down.
    • Jeffrey Fecalman is an example of what would happen if the writers took Peter Griffin's jerkass behavior and abuse seriously and placed all that in another character. Jeffrey abused Quagmire's sister, Brenda, relentlessly and none of the abuse and jerkassery that he threw out followed the Rule of Funny. He was completely unrepentant of the abuse and was also a jerk towards Quagmire himself. Many of the main characters, including Peter and Joe, also hated him and it got to the point where Quagmire decided to kill Jeffrey to stop the abuse on his sister once and for all.
  • Final Space:
    • The Lord Commander, as the first Big Bad in the show, is known to be one of the most despicable and monstrous villains in the history of western animation. Despite the show being primarily a sci-fi comedy, this guy is shown to not have any funny moments and has absolutely no redeeming qualities. He is a tyrant who has committed vile atrocities which include sadistically ripping off Gary's left arm and performing Mind Rape on him several times. He also kidnapped and Mind Raped Avocato's son, Little Cato. "Chapter Six" is the episode where it was revealed that he forced his generals to kill their firstborn children to prove their loyalty to him and attempted to make Avocato do the same thing to Little Cato. In that same episode, he makes one last ditch effort to murder Little Cato after he was rescued by placing a bomb on his back, which leads to Avocato's apparent tragic death. Fortunately, Avocato himself is saved from death by Gary in season 2 after he travels back in time to the moment the bomb blew up.
    • Invictus is a completely wicked parasitic god who is revealed to be the true Big Bad of the show as it is revealed to be the one responsible for orchestrating the actions the Lord Commander committed in season 1. Out of pure malice, Invictus possessed most of the titans into serving it, and imprisoning Bolo for ten thousand years in a cube because he resisted its influence. It used Quinn as bait after she went into Final Space so it could lure Gary into a trap and possess him, only to leave his body and poison Avocato, forcing Little Cato to shoot his own father. For a animated sitcom, Invictus is shown to be the most vile of villains.
    • Clarence is a greedy tradesman who enslaved Gary in the beginning of season 2. Expressing disgust towards Gary and Little Cato — the former for being a human, the latter a Ventrexian — Clarence is motivated primarily by his ego. He even betrays the crew by working with Gary's mother when he was enraged that he wasn't being lavished in praise. Not even his adopted children deter him from his goal; he attacks Fox upon being exposed, the attack nearly killing him (though he does express remorse for that). Because of his sins, Clarence found himself alone in the finale.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
    • Terrance was practically made to be hated. He has no other purpose in the show outside of bullying his brother Mac and doesn't seem to have any redeeming qualities. In addition, he is not liked by anyone in the show at all, and they enjoy watching him suffer whatever horrible fate comes his way, knowing full well he deserves it.
    • Duchess is one too as her purpose on the show is to be nothing but a spoiled diva who bosses around all of the other imaginary friends in the house and behaves very badly in most of her screen time. In one episode, her behavior got to the point where Mac and Bloo got fed up with her and tried to get rid of her by having her adopted by another family... Who happens to live next door to Mac. Eventually, his mother gets so fed up with Duschess' constant wailing that she plans to move as far away from her and her adoptive family as possible, and what's worse, Terrance exaggerates it to a ridiculous degree by creating a huge lie about moving to Singapore, which Mac believes and is frightened, since it means he won't be able to see Bloo again and he'll end up being adopted.
    • Bendy in his first and only major appearance on the show, was deliberately written to be despised for one thing and that is breaking the rules of the Foster home and framing other imaginary friends in the house for the rule-breaking. He constantly framed Bloo, Wilt, Coco, and Eduardo for a lot of misdeeds he committed in the house and got them all severely punished by Mr. Herriman. Many fans believed that Bendy crossed the Moral Event Horizon when he framed Bloo for playing around with the house loudspeaker and got him grounded from his TV, video game, and paddleball privileges. What makes Bendy different from the other examples was that he got more hate than it was intended because he became a Karma Houdini in the end of the episode. As a result, the episode actually got so much backlash that its writer eventually apologized for it, and Bendy was not featured in any more episodes.
  • Futurama:
    • Richard Nixon's head, being one of the shows villains is the president of Earth yet he acts like a tyrannical dictator in a government that's supposed to be a democracy. He is a huge Jerkass who has constantly cheated in the presidential elections and even ran for more than two terms. He has also attempted to commit genocide against all of the robots of Earth in "Crimes Of The Hot" by tricking them into going to a party in the Galapagos islands and exterminating them there all to try to solve global warming, he is also a hypocrite as he has orchestrated invasions like the Omicronian army did as he did that against other alien species, such as the spheroid and spiderinians. Leela is shown to hate him in the episodes focusing on his presidential elections. Matt Groening (the series' creator) hates the real Richard Nixon, which is likely where his in-show portrayal stems from.
    • Michelle, Fry’s ex girlfriend who cheated on him, is supposed to personify how crappy Fry’s life was in the 20th century. She was shown to be a selfish woman in her limelight episode.
  • Gargoyles is a series filled with sympathetic and/or three-dimensional villains. Coldsteel however is not one of those villains. Unlike Demona, who was angry about the way humans treat gargoyles and Thailog who was made to be the Evil Twin of Goliath, Coldsteel's villainous actions isn't caused by evil humans but are instead motivated by petty romantic jealousy. He is basically just there to show that gargoyles are just as capable of being evil as humans.
    • Among the human villains, Xanatos is far too magnificent to hate, Macbeth is too sympathetic, and even Sevarius and the Pack are both too entertainingly hammy to really hate. But go right ahead and hate Tony Dracon. The guy is Jerkass personified, with no sympathetic qualities and not nearly enough charisma to make him likable anyway.
  • Pete on Goof Troop is not a traditional villain due to the show's setting. Instead, he's just a thoroughly unpleasant person who treats everyone like crap, especially his neighbor Goofy and his own son, PJ, the two characters who deserve it the least. Most of his episodes play him as The Chew Toy and it's always satisfying to see his schemes fail. This is downplayed to a certain degree, as Pete does have some intentionally sympathetic moments, infrequent though they may be.
  • The Northwest families from Gravity Falls are a family full of Rich Bastard Jerkasses whose entire generations are full of cheaters, liars and scammers, something even Pacifica herself finds despicable, to the point of having a change of heart after learning about it.
    • Prior to Season 2, Pacifica serves as this role as an Alpha Bitch Foil to Mabel whose constant selfishness and Kick the Dog moments towards her made Pacifica unlikable. However, after receiving Character Development and having a tragic Freudian Excuse, her role as a Hate Sink is eventually transferred to her Abusive Parents.
    • Nathaniel Northwest. He ordered the commoners to build a huge mansion which cost the live of many lumberjacks and innocent people in order to flaunt his fortune in front of other people, promising them a big party in return. Except he didn't even do that; he kicked them out as soon as the mansion's construction was complete, directly causing one lumberjack to invoke a Dying Curse by manifesting himself as a ghost to annually terrorize the Northwests, hoping that he could force them to uphold their end of the bargain. The sad part is that everyone who ever knew of his vile nature is long dead.
    • Preston Northwest may not be as a prominent villain as the two major Big Bads or even the Lumberjack Ghost in his featured episode but he is a massive Dirty Coward who is willing to endanger the lives of innocent people to preserve his own pride and abuses his daughter by manipulating her into an Alpha Bitch and if she ever try to speak up, he rings a bell to force her to obey. When he tries to sell himself out to Bill's apocalypse, he gets his face completely rearranged, which is obviously painful and horrifying, but considering what a Jerkass he is, fans actually cheered for Bill when he did that. For fans who found his facial rearrangement too horrifying a punishment, this is compensated for by having him lose his mansion and his family's standing. His family never deserved those in the first place.
  • Trina Riffin from Grojband is pretty much meant to be as unsympathetic as possible. She's a selfish, violent, vain, bossy, and ill-tempered bullying big sister and Alpha Bitch who constantly tries to ruin brother Corey's life (sometimes even willing to kill him) often for no reason beyond petty spite; she frequently abuses her Only Friend and loyal underling Mina, usually expressing little regard or appreciation for her and their friendship; and on more than one occasion, she has put the lives of others (and even the entire world) at risk for her own sake and just to get back at Corey. This makes her status as The Chew Toy for Corey's schemes to aggravate/humiliate her and then steal her diary to use its entries as inspiration for his songs' lyrics all the more satisfying and entertaining to watch.
  • Since Hades, the Big Bad of Hercules: The Animated Series, is Laughably Evil, the show created the character of Adonis to be this. His smug arrogance, self-serving cowardice, tendency to take credit for things he had nothing to do with and refusal to learn from his mistakes made him such an unlikable douche, you'd sometimes wonder why Herc just didn't super strength punch his arrogant head off; heck, even Zeus hated him! If that isn't enough reason to dislike him, a Retcon revealed that he's the reason Megara from the movie was working for Hades, as was the guy who jilted her and she joined Hades to forget about. Fortunately, he suffers frequently from divine karma.
  • Hey Arnold!:
    • The Jerk Jock bully Wolfgang, who was introduced in season 2, around the same time that the other bullies (Helga and Harold) started becoming too sympathetic to hate. Wolfgang is a complete Jerkass who never undergoes any development, and a Karma Houdini with no redeeming qualities. Oh, and he beat up Helga and stole the vacant lot from the fourth graders. It's only mitigated by the fact that in The Jungle Movie, he is seen among the group cheering Arnold on at the party on top of Sunset Oaks, hinting that Wolfgang may have gotten better and the gang forgave him.
    • Big Bob Pataki is about as bad of a parent to Helga as one can be short of being physically abusive, all while showering his attention on Olga. He's also a complete, greedy Jerkass to everybody, even mocking Arnold by calling him "Orphan Boy" (not to his face mercifully, but still in earshot and completely insensitive to the idea that Arnold might hear him). While a few episodes show that he does have some redeeming qualities and he almost always gets retribution for his jerky behavior, he never learns his lesson in the end and always repeats the same mistakes. Nonetheless, he will not cross certain lines. It's not until the two movies that Bob somewhat redeems himself.
    • Gerald's Big Brother Bully Jamie O is an even bigger Jerkass than Big Bob; though thankfully not as bad as Wolfgang, he seemingly having no other purpose in life besides making Gerald's life hell. He also has a few Pet the Dog moments, but like Bob, he never keeps his promises to do better, and, unlike Wolfgang above, there's no indication that he ever got better between the end of the original series and The Jungle Movie.
    • Worst of all is Big Bob's frequent associate Nick Vermicelli, whose name includes the Italian word for "worm." He's a figuratively and literally greasy Smug Snake who cares about nothing other than making money and actually makes Bob look sympathetic by comparison. If he and Bob are together in an episode, chances are that the episode will end with Bob (temporarily) learning his lesson after watching Nick cross a line he isn't willing to, usually physically harming Helga or another child, and in The Movie he sells Bob out to Alphonse Scheck and demonstrates he may even be okay with casual murder.
  • Hey Arnold! The Movie: Alphonse Perrier du von Scheck is the land developing head of Future Tech Industries seeking to tear down the entire neighborhood where Arnold Shortman lives to make up for a major battle Scheck's British ancestor lost during the American Revolution. Scheck hides the document to keep the truth about the neighborhood's historic significance secret, later burning it too and then spitefully tries to kill the main characters before and after he's exposed. He's ultimately portrayed for the most part as nothing but a smug and dominating figure for most of the film.
  • Jem has Eric Raymond's constant muscle, Zipper. While Eric himself is much of a bastard in his own right, he at least has an extremely rare moment of clarity or conscience and often receives karma through his own failure via a plan falling through or pissing off the Misfits somehow (especially Pizzazz). Zipper on the other hand always makes some sort of real trouble, be it in the way of attempting to seriously injure or kill a member of the Holograms (be it pushing a statue off of a building onto them, blowing up their new house with them inside or leaving Kimber in an active volcano, to name a few) or anyone who happens to be in the way of his plans (which includes the Starlight Girls.) Furthermore, it's not like he seems to be driven solely by money or relies on an Just Following Orders excuse for his actions; he relishes in the misery he causes and always lets out a vicious cackle in the midst of everything.
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  • Kaeloo: Pretty the Alpha Bitch is hated by nearly all the fans of the show. Unlike the other villains, she has very few redeeming qualities. Also, she seemingly cares about nobody except herself, and possibly her twin sister, though she normally treats the latter as a slave and controls every aspect of her life.
  • When Kim Possible isn't saving the world, chances are she's dealing with Bonnie Rockwaller, a stereotypical cheerleader who loves making her life miserable. While she does help Kim on occasion, it's mostly out of pragmatism, and will go back to making Kim's life miserable when the job is done. Ron Stoppable wonders why Kim doesn't resort to using kung fu on her since she's dedicated her life to stopping evil. Kim, for her part, apparently doesn't resort to such tactics with Bonnie because it wouldn't be a fair fight in her opinion (unlike with all her other villains who either know hand-to-hand combat or utilize deadly weaponry). The one time she attempted to to do that ended up forcing Bonnie to open up and reveal her deepest insecurity, to the point of uncharacteristically begging Kim to help her with said problem.
  • King of the Hill often pits Hank and company up against a massive Jerkass who tends to bend some rule or another to their favor. They usually get karma to them by the episode's end.
    • King Phillip from "Joust Like a Woman," who uses his Renaissance Faire's "historical accuracy" as an excuse to be a sexist creep. He limits the job options for women to terrible jobs, punishes them for breaking character, and at one point he grabbed one of them by the ass. His female employees only keep their jobs because they need the money and it's their only option, until Peggy beats him in a jousting and convinces them to sue him. The ending of the episode heavily implies that he loses his job and, at least, is forced to go back to a job he hates.
    • The teenagers from "Four Wave Intersection" pick on Bobby and his friends for not being "locals" and throw Bobby down a massive water slide multiple times (and Kahn once, offscreen). They're Jerk Jocks to the core, and when Boomhauer simply knocks them in to the water at the end, nobody's complaining.
    • The Wassanasong family, particularly Ted and Chane. Ted is rather affable, but is also a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing as well as a gigantic hypocrite. In "Orange You Sad I Did Say Banana" he chastises Kahn for supposedly betraying his Laotian heritage in favor of the American Dream, even though Ted is a wealthy business man with lots of material possessions and in "The Redneck on Rainey Street" he and his family attend Christian churches to attract more business. In "Trans-Fascism" he buys illegal high-trans fat foods after he was the one who proposed they be banned in the first place! And when called out for his hypocrisy, he always has an excuse ready, such as saying that he owns his possessions, but they don't own him, and that unlike most people, he has enough restraint to limit his consumption of fatty food. His appearances are usually done in order to make Kahn and Minh look sympathetic in comparison. And as for Chane, he's just an asshole who pervs on Connie and bullies Bobby.
  • Lilo & Stitch: Mertle is a bullying Alpha Bitch who repeatedly insults and excludes Lilo, while making harsh and insensitive comments about her mother (as she did in Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, even though Lilo happens to be an orphan who is being looked after by her sister. Every dose of Laser-Guided Karma she gets is well-deserved as a result (such as when Stitch knocks her over on her tricycle after she cruelly rejects Lilo's apology in the original film).
    • Lilo & Stitch: The Series gives us their Big Bad in the form of Jacques von Hamsterviel, who was Jumba's former partner. Despite being a small alien hamster note , he seeks to rule the galaxy with an iron fist. Whenever Gantu (who since became far less threatening) fails to snag an experiment, he would harshly berate and insult the big guy. "Aww Blitznack", indeed.
  • While most of the villains in the Looney Tunes shorts are funny even when they’re at their worst, the unnamed dog seen in Chow Hound has no such moments. He relentlessly bullies a cat and mouse into getting him food and beats them up when they do, claiming that they forgot the gravy. You won’t feel sorry for the dog when he overeats at the end of the short, goes to the hospital, and gets force-fed gravy by the cat and mouse.
  • Virginia of Lola & Virginia. She's a super stuck-up Alpha Bitch who acts like the world revolves around her and is willing to use every dirty trick to get her way. She has very little to no redeeming qualities, and it is satisfying when she does get her comeuppance in the end.
  • The Loud House: Tetherby from "Out on a Limo" is a snooty, conceited rich man who convinces Lincoln to blow off his sisters, claiming that personal success required such sacrifices as family. When Lincoln's time in the limousine came to an end, Tetherby remorselessly pops all of the balloons for a party he was going to throw for Lincoln.
  • Love, Death & Robots: The Governor in "Good Hunting" is a disgusting man who can only become aroused by machines. He abducts the prostitute Yan to painfully turn her into a cyborg so he can treat her like a toy and regularly physically and sexually abuse her.
  • Portia from The Mighty B! is a sadistic Alpha Bitch who takes pleasure in tormenting Bessie just for her own amusement. One occasion even had her attempting to murder a blindsided Bessie by falling into a piranha tank. As such, any comeuppance received on her part is well-deserved.
  • On Miraculous Ladybug we have Chloé Bourgeois. An Alpha Bitch of the highest class, her constant belittling and bullying of everybody around her, exploiting the fact that she's the daughter of the Mayor of Paris to get whatever she wants (even getting people expelled from her school) and only noting that she has hurt people's feelings just enough to snark about it, it's no wonder that most of the Akuma attacks on the show can be attributed to her. However, Chloé shifts to a Jerkass Woobie in season two, showing sympathetic qualities and a Freudian Excuse. She goes back to being a Hate Sink come the season 3 finale, where she willingly sides with Hawk Moth over her newfound resentment of Ladybug for forbidding her from fighting alongside her as a superhero anymore (for her and her loved ones' safety since her secret identity was known by Hawk Moth) and exposes the identities of all the Sixth Ranger heroes to the villains.
    • The "Queen's Battle" two-parter introduces Audrey Bourgeois, Chloé's absent mother, who has all of her daughter's reprehensible traits and none of her sympathetic qualities - and on top of that, she's horribly abusive to Chloé.
    • Lila Rossi seems to be taking Chloé's place as the most loathsome student. She's dishonest enough to lie to people to get attention or invoke sympathy, spiteful towards Ladybug when her lies are exposed, and inculpable enough to blame her for humiliating her. She gets even worse when she willingly lets herself be Akumatized and helps Hawk Moth of her own volition. You know she's bad when Marinette says Lila is worse than Chloé. However, Chloé does eventually help Hawk Moth of her own volition as well, therefore making her and Lila equally loathsome.
    • There's also Bob Roth, a music producer who is so obnoxious and money-minded that it causes people to get fed up with him In-Universe. In "Troublemaker", he is perfectly willing to violate a teenage girl (Marinette)'s privacy for ratings, and in "Silencer", he and his son Xavier "XY" Yves plagiarize the teen band Kitty Section, and the episode also reveals that this is how Roth has made his entire career. Him plagiarizing the band and then threatening to ruin Marinette's musical career makes the lead guitarist, Luka Couffaine, angry enough to be vulnerable to Akumatization. At the end of the episode, he thankfully gets hit with Laser-Guided Karma when Ladybug and Cat Noir stage an Engineered Public Confession to expose his plagiarism.
    • The season 3 episode "Félix" introduces us to Adrien's identical cousin of the same name, who poses as Adrien to destroy his reputation among his friends for seemingly no reason but pure spite and, like Lila, tries to throw in his lot to Hawk Moth willingly to get what he wants (although he is doomed to fail, since his goal is to steal his uncle Gabriel's wedding ring, and Gabriel is secretly Hawk Moth and would not give the ring to him). At the end, he initially appears to be remorseful for his actions, but then reveals that he was faking it and still stole Gabriel's ring.
  • Moonbeam City gave us the following examples:
    • Rad Cunningham is forced to take on this role in one episode by doing performances to pay off a parking fine. Chrysalis notes he is "so effortlessly hatable."
    • Pizzaz's older sisters Panache, Charisma, Sophistica, and Accoutrement Miller are absolutely horrible women in every sense of the word. They treat Pizzaz like total shit, have spent years trying to get the rest of their dad's fortune, and were responsible for ruining the family's laser mining business by wasting the profits. It's actually their fault Moonbeam City's such a cesspool, since their mismanagement of the family company destroyed the local economy and thus created a lot of crime. The sisters with husbands have totally emasculated their lovers (even castrated them) and the four of them enjoy abusing Pizzaz to kill time or out of resentment for her (understandably) being their dad's favorite.
    • Rad's parents are abusive con artists and his sister's not much better, to the point the three of them tried to force Rad into a sham marriage with said sister so they could get free stuff as wedding presents. The Cunninghams aren't even Rad's real family. They stole him from his actual parents when he was a baby.
  • Moral Orel: The town of Moralton is set in a Crapsaccharine World where many of the denizens mask their true intentions behind a veil of religious convictions. Of those individuals, these two are the absolute worst:
    • Clay is the abusive patriarch of the Puppington family who insults and mistreats those around him as a means of boosting his self-worth regardless of it being good or bad. He reveals his true colors when he shot his son in the legs and then drinking the rubbing alcohol in the first aid kit. While claiming to have no recollection of the incident, Clay later takes pride in what he did when his son was assisting Miss Censordoll when she was running for mayor. Despite having a sympathetic backstory in the form of his mother dying when he was a child and his father resenting him for it — and getting goaded into a marriage he did not want — Clay nevertheless refuses to acknowledge his own faults, instead pushing the blame onto others, especially in his attempts of molding Orel into becoming like him.
    • Cecil Creepler is an ice cream man who sells biblical-themed ice cream to Moralton's youth. In Alone, Creepler is exposed as a Serial Rapist who sexually assaulted 7 dark-haired women and later rapes and impregnates schoolteacher Agnes Sculptham when she used herself as bait.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • The teenage dragons from "Dragon Quest". Their only purpose is to be complete and utter Jerkasses to Spike and anything that's not a dragon. Toward the end of their episode, the dragons attempt to kidnap baby phoenixes and try to force Spike to smash an unhatched phoenix just because it's fun. Their leader, Garble, becomes even worse in "Gauntlet of Fire". The plans of other dragons competing for the title of Dragon Lord boarder on Poke the Poodle, while he wants to take everything valuable in Equestria and burn it to the ground.
    • Prince Blueblood. He's just a Royal Brat who acts like a jerkass to Rarity in the episode "The Best Night Ever" when Rarity tries to win his affection. How effective is he as such? An Equestria Daily poll asked its visitors who they thought the best royal pony was. Tony Stark got six times more votes than him. You can't just write this stuff.
    • Suri Polomare in "Rarity Takes Manehattan" is not a nice pony. She steals Rarity's designs for the fashion contest and passes them off as her own, treats her assistant, Coco Pommel, like garbage, and when Rarity wins the contest, Suri lies to her, saying that Rarity actually lost, just so she would win by default. Luckily, the third thing doesn't happen as Coco decides that she's had enough of Suri and quits being her assistant and gives Rarity the trophy that she deserves.
    • Wind Rider in "Rarity Investigates." He's a retired Wonderbolt who is admired by a lot of ponies, especially Rainbow Dash. That is until he sends Spitfire away on a wild goose chase by giving her a fake letter saying that her mother was sick and she needed to find a rare flower to cure her, and he tried to frame Rainbow Dash for it and get her kicked out of the Wonderbolts Reserves, all because he was afraid that Rainbow Dash would break his flight speed record.
    • For a long time, Diamond Tiara, who's really just a ordinary filly with an Alpha Bitch streak was presented as the least sympathetic character in the show and only appeared to exist to make life miserable for the Cutie Mark Crusaders and other school-aged characters. It wasn't until Season 5 that they presented her in a sympathetic light and shouldn't be considered an example of this trope any longer. However, the same episode also introduced her mother, Spoiled Rich, who's an incredibly nasty snob who looks down on everyone for virtually no reason and holds Diamond Tiara to ridiculous standards, with no forgiveness should she fall short.
    • Svengallop in "The Mane Attraction." The manager of Applejack's Childhood Friend Coloratura, throughout the episode he was obnoxious towards everypony whether it be Applejack, children, or even Coloratura herself. The final nail in the coffin for him was his treatment of Pinkie Pie to the point where she's battered and almost about to cry.
    • Zesty Gourmand in "Spice Up Your Life." She's a famous food critic who believes that only her opinion matters and forces all of the restaurants in Canterlot to serve food that only she likes, or else she won't give them her three-hoof stamp of approval. At the end of the episode, Zesty badmouths the Tasty Treat for not serving any food she likes, despite it having tons of customers. Even when Rarity suggests that she at least give the food a try, Zesty refuses and leaves in a huff.
    • Sludge in "Father Knows Beast" lies to Spike that he is his long lost father just to exploit him, use him as a slave, and alienate him from his friends while he lives in luxury. He's even a disgrace to other dragons, being a Lazy Bum who prefers to be waited on others while the Dragons raised in the Dragon Lands are shown to be tough, independent, and self-sufficient.
    • Chancellor Neighsay in the Season 8 premiere. He is a bigot who has a strong prejudice towards other creatures that aren't ponies and is willing to shut down Twilight's School of Friendship because of this. Turns out he's a Red Herring for the real Big Bad of the season, who put him in his place, which leads Neighsay to get better and help save the day.
  • The Owl House:
    • Mattholomule fakes human "artifacts" as a means of usurping Gus from his position as the club president of the Human Appreciation Society even going as far as to send Luz and Gus to detention when the school is notified of Luz's presence. He succeeds in his plan when Gus steps down.
    • The three-eyed Boscha is essentially Amity Blight without the Character Development and redeeming qualities. While it is implied she has insecurities, she nevertheless ruthlessly bullies Willow when she suddenly grows in popularity and when Luz challenges her to a Grudgby game, Boscha makes it clear that if she won, she would use Willow as target practice. When Luz forfeits, Boscha decides to use her as target practice uncaring that she could seriously maim or kill Luz.
    • Amity's parents believe in associating with people who are more powerful in their magic. Because of this ideology, they blackmail Amity into ending her friendship with Willow at the threat of ruining her chances at attending Hexside if she continued being friends with her.
  • The Powerpuff Girls:
    • Princess Morbucks. She is incredibly arrogant, loud, snobby, and one of the most shallow, vain, cruel, and revoltingly evil villains in the show who's nothing but a Spoiled Brat with a disturbing Lack of Empathy who desperately wants to be a Powerpuff Girl just so she can have superpowers like them, since it's something someone else has that she doesn't have. Her most repulsive acts on the show include legalizing crime to spite The Powerpuff Girls, and tricking Santa Claus into giving all the nice kids in the world coal — while he gives her superpowers — by changing the naughty and nice lists, resulting in Santa declaring her irredeemable and deserving of being in his "Permanent Naughty Plaque".
    • Dick Hardly from "Knock It Off" is perhaps the most repugnant villain to ever appear in the show. What started off as using old roommate Professor Utonium's Chemical X to mass-produce clones of the Girls leads to him extracting their essence and nearly killing them. And worse, most of the clones are defective and end up being neglected by their creator. It's telling something that while Mojo Jojo, Fuzzy Lumpkins, Princess Morbucks and even HIM had their fair shares of likable moments at a least some sort of moral restraint, this man is absolutely despicable and unsympathetic. As such, he is one of the few villains in the series to get Killed Off for Real.
    • Mike Brikowski, a lazy, irresponsible, short-tempered, and hypocritical cop who hates the Powerpuff Girls for very petty reasons and was more than willing to murder them with glee.
    • Femme Fatale, a bank robber, is a "feminist" who absolutely despises men for petty reasons, only robs banks for Susan B. Anthony coins, and she has practically no redeemable qualities whatsoever. It doesn't help that other women were also victims of her crime spree, showing that she only fights for feminism when it's convenient for her and only her. It makes her comeuppance at the end of the episode all the more worthwhile, when the girls come to their senses and lecture Femme Fatale about Susan B. Anthony, since it's revealed that Femme Fatale had no idea who she even was; while Susan B. Anthony did fight for womens' rights just like Femme Fatale did, she was willing to let herself be sent to jail for her actions just like any man who broke the law, while Femme Fatale was fighting for womens' rights to avoid being sent to jail. Susan B. Anthony believed that not only should women have the same rights and privileges that men have, they should also be punished the same way as any man would. Shortly after, the girls do the exact thing to Femme Fatale, treating her like they'd treat any male criminal: By beating her ass and send her to jail, while Femme Fatale complains that they can't do this to her... because horizontal stripes make her look fat.
    • Stanley and Sandra Practice are extremely strict Moral Guardians with No Sense of Humor that decided to ban the Powerpuff Girls from using their powers just because kids would imitate their actions despite the girls' powers is what keep the town from being in danger. As a result, crime rates had increased and the town went to ruins because of their strict rules. They only lift the ban once their own lives were in danger and despite being responsible for letting crime raised, they were scolded-free, possibly being the only characters in the show to not be punished for their actions.
  • Regular Show:
    • The Night Owl, from the episode of the same name, is an immoral radio DJ obsessed with gaining fame and glory. To this end he tricks Mordecai, Rigby, Muscle Man, and Hi-5 Ghost into a contest where he lies to turn them against each other, before freezing them for thousands of years as a display piece to build himself fame and power. When the heroes thaw out centuries later and tries to escape his future museum, the now cybernetically-enhanced Night Owl attacks them while ranting about how they belong to him as "ice cubes in his long drink of success." Upon escaping to the present, Muscle Man punches out Night Owl before he can begin his contest. Even among other Jerkasses on the show, Night Owl's extreme entitlement and greed makes him one of the very worst.
    Muscle Man:(after punching him) That's for freezing us on purpose.
    • The unnamed TV company executive from That's My Television. Given the episode is a satire of fame and the nature of TV stardom, he embodies all the worst qualities of power hungry networks. To elaborate,he had an innocent man trapped in his RGB 2 Tv costume to turn him into his own personal cash cow, enslaving him for years and denying him freedom. And unlike other villains, he has hardly any comedic or over the top moments, which just emphasizes that he's nothing but an abusive, greedy human being.
    • While not as evil as the latter two, Bert Coleman from Expert Or Liar seems designed to be an infuriating, obnoxious prick. He's a smug, cruel, spiteful bully of a gameshow host who gets a kick from humiliating people on Live TV when they get his trivia questions wrong. Rigby, his latest victim, goes on an obsessive search to win his honor back, and even Benson feels sympathy, having been the victim of a gameshow humiliation himself. Then when Rigby challenges Coleman to another round, Coleman declares if he fails, he'll rerun the episode again and again ''every day.'' It's very gratifying when Rigby scores the quiz and punches Bert into a video game monster's jaws, all on Live-Television.
  • Rick and Morty: While Rick, the show's protagonist, is considered to be an amoral man who has done questionable things, many of the villains he goes up against have deliberately done things that are deserving of so much hate from the audience because many of them have done far worse things than Rick has done.
  • Rocko's Modern Life has Rocko's Bad Boss Mr. Smitty. His aggression and tyrannical demeanor towards Rocko make it easy to despise him with a fiery passion.
    • The one episode Mr. Smitty is at his worst is Day of the Flecko. Rocko prepares to get ready for the big camping weekend and tries to check out of work. But he is soon averted by Mr. Smitty, who reminds Rocko to add another whisker on Bunny Man of the sixth issue of every last comic. By the time Rocko finishes the final issue, hours have elapsed and Rocko is now in lethargy. And worst part, Mr. Smitty gets away scot-free.
  • Rugrats: Angelica Pickles is an example that varies between being this or not Depending on the Writer. In some episodes, she'll be an antagonist who bullies and deceives the Rugrats, while other ones have her depicted as more sympathetic and a member of the Rugrats. The reason for the inconsistency of Angelica's characterization is because the writers wanted her to be a more complex antagonist, while one of the show's directors, Arlene Klasky, absolutely despised the character and wanted the audience to feel the same way about her.
  • Samurai Jack:
    • It's made abundantly clear that the Minions of Aku are meant to be hated for their casual sadism, abuse of power, gleeful violence, smug overconfidence, torture, animal cruelty (if the episode "Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess" is any indication), bullying, and overall oppressive nature. They are utterly despicable when other villains in the same show have more class, or at least funny bits while the Minions of Aku have no characterization outside of being sadistic, twisted bullies.
    • The High Priestess is the psychopathic leader of a religious cult that worships the Big Bad Aku and trains her own seven daughters as assassins to kill Jack. You can't hate her children, as they were brainwashed from birth, and abused all their lives. However, she's the one who did the brainwashing and abusing, and shows no remorse for any of it. Although, to be fair, she managed to be a Downplayed Example, since in her final fight with Ashi, she proved to be an incredibly badass fighter.
    • The Dominator only appears for one episode and his appearance is used to demonstrate how Aku's influence has allowed the truly malignant to prosper in the future. He destroys an innocent village, kidnaps their children and turns them into Slave Mooks via chips in their heads which cause them pain. After sending them to attack Jack he spends his time torturing Ashi and bragging about how easy it is to control children. He has absolutely no redeemable or likable traits, and is meant to garner as much of the audience's disgust and revulsion as possible.
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power:
    • Most of the Horde apart from the Faceless Goons are given redeeming features. The Big Bad, Hordak, shows affection to Imp, has a trusting and respectful relationship with Entrapta, and has a tragic backstory. Catra, who does some really messed-up stuff during her Villainous Breakdown in season 3, at the very least has a Freudian Excuse. The big exception? Shadow Weaver. Even flashbacks to when she was Light Spinner showed her to be power-hungry and short-tempered, and in the present there's just nothing to like about her: she's manipulative, cruel, dishonest and selfish, her parenting style for Adora and Catra was openly abusive, particularly towards Catra, and her few moments of apparent tenderness invariably have ulterior motives. On top of that, her actions have had little in the way of long-term consequences for her - she gets smacked down by Catra and thrown in jail by Hordak, but she escapes, and then after she makes it to Bright Moon, she manages to worm her way into Glimmer's confidence, where she works to sabotage Glimmer's relationships to gain more influence over her.
    • At the end of season 4, Horde Prime's evil characteristics dwarf those of all the other villains. He's an intergalactic conqueror who has subjugated large swaths of the universe. He staffs his army with cloned drones who are denied free will and individuality. After Hordak has spent decades building an army from the ground up and conquering Etheria in his name, Horde Prime shows no gratitude, but instead is angry that Hordak acted autonomously. He is so offended by Hordak's displays of free will that he subjects Hordak to Mind Rape and mind-wipes him. Horde Prime initially planned on destroying Etheria so that news of Hordak's autonomous actions would not reach the outside world, but when Catra explains that Etheria is a superweapon, he decides to use Etheria for conquest instead. The man is truly reprehensible.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Judge Constance Harm, a Hanging Judge who likes to legally bully the Simpson family (particularly Bart and Homer) just because she can. Even through her limited appearances, she's given no redeeming qualities or character development outside of being an angry Jerkass. Not helping matters is that she's voiced by Jane Kaczmarek, reminding people of her other infamous role.
    • Jack Lassen, the 4th grade teacher Bart has in the episode “Blazed and Confused”. This teacher behaves a lot like Umbridge as he is a mean teacher who torments and humiliates Bart by shaving his head in class and electrocuting him. He even has a parodied Kick the Dog moment when he kicks a cat for no reason. He gets humiliated by Bart in the blazing guy festival and after attempting to kill Bart, gets fired from Springfield Elementary, which he deserved so greatly. His antics even caused school bully Nelson to fear him. He gets his just desserts when he's fired in the end, becomes a prison guard, and offers Sideshow Bob to pull a Villain Team-Up on Bart next time. Bob is intrigued at first but after Lassen suggests they take turns gutting Bart Bob says "No Deal" .
    • Joe LaBoot from "The Boys of Bummer". He initially acts sympathetic towards Bart due to having a similar incident himself in his youth, but once he learns Bart's name, he proves himself to be a detestable hypocrite by heartlessly encouraging the townspeople to drive Bart into the Despair Event Horizon. It becomes rather amusing when Abe Simpson berates him.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM): In most of his incarnations, while Dr. Robotnik is selfish and cruel, he doesn't actually hate life - he's really an Attention Whore who wants the world to respect his genius. His plans are generally incompetent, and his evil nature is sometimes overcome with a pang of remorse, so it's difficult to really hate him. Here, however, those few redeeming features are stripped away and replaced with pure seething sadism and malicious intent, making him truly repulsive and despicable.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
    • In the episode "Pickles", Bubble Bass. He's probably more of a Fat Bastard than the trope namer. He (intentionally) caused SpongeBob to have a Heroic BSoD, and when his lies were revealed, he tries to run away like a coward. The operative word here being "tries". What he does is less "running" and more "attempting to move faster than walking speed while wheezing heavily due to his morbid obesity".
    • Squilliam Fancyson, Squidward's rival who is just as persnickety as he is but way more of a bully. His losses, however short, are always rewarding, especially considering how unusual wins are for Squidward.
    • Flats, namely due to his role and the way he treats a harmless SpongeBob and his own father in his only episode, which shares the name of his "occupation".
    • Tom, at least in his role as the Unsatisfiable Customer at the end of "Pizza Delivery", pictured above. Despite SpongeBob and Squidward moving Heaven and Earth to bring him his pizza on time, refuses to accept or pay for the pizza, and rudely slams the door in SpongeBob's face, driving him to tears, all because they didn't bring him his drink (which they didn't know he had ordered). It's extremely satisfying when Squidward stands up for SpongeBob by reopening the door and smashing the pizza in the bastard's face with a surprisingly badass one-liner, "This one's on the house."
    • In "All That Glitters", it's hard to imagine how Le Spatula could be anything but this, given how cruelly he tells off SpongeBob after all the effort the guy put into acquiring him and declaring himself to be too good for the likes of the Krusty Krab kitchen before leaving.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars:
    • Captain/Admiral Wilhuff Tarkin. Even in his days as a Republic officer, Tarkin was a nasty piece of work. In his first appearance (which is during the Citadel arc), he is initially ungrateful about being rescued by Anakin Skywalker and has a very low opinion of the Jedi Order despite serving under one of them, and it's implied he only got into his position through connections with Palpatine. Come the Fugitive arc, it is shown he will do anything to one-up the Jedi Order, including sentencing an innocent teenage girl to death and deny any obvious signs of a frame-up.
    • The Umbara arc introduces Pong Krell. Unlike other Jedi generals that have been shown throughout the series, Krell is anything but a model Jedi and very cruel in his treatment of Clone Troopers. He orders the troopers around harshly, gets some of them killed through his (seemingly) incompetent tactical decisions, tries to execute Fives and Jesse without trial, and tricks two clone trooper regiments into killing each other as part of a plan to sabotage the Republic campaign on Umbara and win Count Dooku's favor. He even slaughters half of them when escaping. It's extremely satisfying when he is shot and killed by Dogma, the one clone trooper that was loyal to him throughout the arc out of a naive respect for the chain of command.
    • Even in a society of slavers, Keeper Agruss is a repulsive being by Zygerrian standards. His introduction scene involves him casually executing some slaves to make a point of how powerless Obi-Wan Kenobi is in his situation. When Obi-Wan tries to help the abused slaves in Kadavo, it gets to the point that he ends up alienating those he wants to help. When the tables are finally turned on Agruss, not only does he try to ensure that Republic's rescue mission is soured by trying to drop all the slaves into the crater (and destroying the controls so they can't stop the process), he smugly tries to invoke the Jedi Thou Shalt Not Kill rule against Obi-Wan just because he's unarmed and unable to defend himself, but even Obi-Wan has his limits and silently orders Captain Rex to kill him.
    • Nala Se, while having little screen time, came off as unusually compassionate for a Kaminoan in the first season episode, "Shadow of Malevolence", but The Lost Missions' Order 66 arc gave her a major character role and established her as a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing. In addition to her smug, domineering attitude towards Shaak Ti, her discouraging "creative thinking" in Clone Troopers and her general Lack of Empathy, she was responsible for programming Order 66 into the Clones at the behest of Tyranus (AKA Count Dooku). When the nature of Order 66 is in danger of being exposed, she coldly tries to euthanize Tup so she can hide his damaged control chip during the autopsy, plans to have Fives and AZI-3 memory-wiped just for discovering the chip and trying to save Tup's life without her authorization (which is AZI's job as a medical droid, and killing his patients would violate his programming), and sets up Fives to be killed by drugging him when he learns too much for her and the Sith's liking. As the Jedi don't learn about Order 66 until it's too late, Fives is ultimately killed and Nala Se being a Karma Houdini (since she hasn't had any further appearances in the Star Wars Canon since then, so her fate post-Order 66 is unknown) is a source of even more bile towards her.
  • In Star Wars Rebels, many of the recurring Imperial officers are this:
    • Kassius Konstantine. Not only is he incompetent and a Glory Hound, but his screw-ups lead to his more competent superiors' plans failing and letting the rebels get away. In addition, when he became an Ascended Extra starting in Season 2, it at least seemed that he had a Villainous Friendship with Kallus... then later, after Kallus has a Heel Realization but still wants to see if there's any good in the Empire, Konstantine never acknowledges his return beyond what is basically a "Hi", meaning that the admiral isn't actually that concerned about Kallus and never seemed to have considered him a "friend". He gets even more insufferable in Season 3, constantly clashing with Grand Admiral Thrawn until his ego finally gets him killed.
    • While he only appears in a couple of episodes, pretty much everything that Captain Slavin does is meant to make you hate him. While most Imperials make at least a token effort at actual military service, Slavin is little more than a simple bully and textbook Smug Snake. He's cruel, arrogant, and unbelievably stupid, hurling racist abuse at Hera and mistaking her for a servant even when he has a portrait of her face note hanging on the wall in his office. Between making his headquarters in Hera's former home and dismissing the Twi'leks as uncultured savages, to the point that it's hard not to cheer on Thrawn nearly throttling him when Slavin suggests that they should destroy a valuable piece of art.
    • While she was always a bad guy, in the back half of Season 4 Governor Pryce really starts to show herself as cruel, arrogant, and unnecessarily harsh to an even greater degree than most Imperial officers. It's made clear that she has absolutely no military expertise, and while even Konstantine was at least a loyal soldier, Pryce is little more than a career politician with a sadistic totalitarian streak and delusions of superiority. She demonstrates her cruelty by torturing Hera solely for the fun of it, not even to get information from her, and ends that same episode by blowing up the Imperial fuel storages on Lothal solely to kill Kanan Jarrus, despite the fact that one of her subordinates accurately protests that it will do more harm than good. Thrawn calls her out on this, since it was effectively the biggest Rebel win of the campaign to that point (and ultimately handed the Rebels the entire civil war).
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil:
    • Jeremy Birnbaum, a student in Marco’s karate class, is nothing but a despicable little brat. Mercilessly (and smugly) taunting Marco, lording over his Money to everyone’s faces, and boasting of his karate skills to anyone who will listen (not that he really has any), he makes fellow Hate Sink Brittney Wong seem tame.
    • Speaking of which, Brittney’s not much better, taking an immediate hatred towards Star for her popularity outshining her own, despite Star having been nothing but friendly towards Brittney. She’s implied to only be head cheerleader thanks to her Money and parents influence, and is a Dirty Coward to boot, pushing fellow cheerleader Sabrina (who’s in a WHEELCHAIR, by the way!) into the path of a monster, just so she could escape.
    • Ludo's parents were emotionally abusive to him just because he was the runt of the litter and left him behind while they go on vacation. They also treated their son Dennis with fear.
    • King Shastacan, Eclipsa's former husband, shows nothing but contempt for monsters to the point he immediately replaced Eclipsa's daughter, Meteora, with the peasant girl who would become Festiva just to avoid having a half-monster heir.
    • Saint Olga, the robot tasked by King Shastacan to raise Meteora, rivals Ludo's parents in terms of abusiveness, demeaning and humiliating Meteora in a passive-aggressive tone. Her abuse ends up shaping Meteora into becoming Miss Heinous, and when Meteora discovers the truth, St. Olga tries to emotionally manipulate and guilt-trip her, leading to her destruction.
    • Rhombulus, whose unabashed hatred of Globgor and Eclipsa leads him to release Globgor who outside of wanting to protect his family, is actually peaceful and benevolent, and frame Eclipsa at her coronation, all while still claiming that Globgor and Eclipsa are evil. Hekapoo spells it out for him when he admits to it:
    Heckapoo: ARE YOU KIDDING ME! We don't trust Eclipsa either, but if you think putting everyone in danger her was a good idea, you're the bad guy here!
  • Steven Universe:
    • Kevin is a chauvinistic jerk who constantly invades Stevonnie's personal space even after they voice their discomfort. Even Steven's reaction to this guy is to snarl his name through gritted teeth when he shows up at It's A Wash, and he flat out states that he hates the guy not a minute later.
    • While other unpleasant characters in the show usually show Hidden Depths at some point, Marty shows no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and seems to exist just to be hated. Both Greg and Vidalia, the people who primarily interacted with him, have expressed that they neither know nor care where Marty is today, with Greg adding that Marty was "dead to me". He gets even more hate when he tries to exploit his own son's interest in making music just to promote a drink that no one likes. To show how bad the guy is, Steven dislikes him and makes no attempt in befriending him.
    • Holly Blue Agate's only role is to direct all the hate from the Diamonds once they start to show a sympathetic side. Her Fantastic Racism, Bad Boss behavior, and sycophantic attitude towards the Diamonds pretty much cements this.
  • Sym-Bionic Titan: The flashback episode "Shadows of Youth" has Baron, the bully who ruined Lance's life throughout the school year. It was only after Lance wins the war games that Baron goes to extreme measures to murder him. After a brief scuffle in suits of Manus armor, the two boys are arrested. Unfortunately, Baron gets off scot-free while Lance is forced to repair the damages to the school over the summer. These qualities have made Baron the most detestable character in the series overall.
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  • Teen Titans: The episode "Troq" has the Politically Incorrect Hero Val Yor. It's hard to hate the Locrix since they don't speak and aren't given enough focus for the audience to care about them, but it's easy to hate Val Yor for being racist against Tamaranians. Even getting his life saved by Starfire isn't enough to get him to drop his prejudiced views, merely remarking that she's "one of the good ones". When the Titans defend Starfire, Val Yor claims that Earthlings are no better than Tamaranians.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003):
    • Drako. Among other things, he blatantly cheats in the Battle Nexus tournament, resorts to murder upon losing, betrays the Ultimate Ninja, his partner in crime, and is generally antagonistic toward everyone. To drive the point home, while the Ultimate Ninja was found to have enough potential for good for Lord Simultaneous to resurrect him as a child, he doesn't even bother to do the same for Drako.
    • Even before he took on the identity of Oroku Saki, Ch'rell is responsible for millions of lives across the universe in his quest for being an intergalactic conqueror. As the Shredder, he murdered Hamato Yoshi, mutated innocent people into monsters to dig for the Utroms' hideout then choose to abandon them when they find nothing, killed a member of the Purple Dragons for failure and eventually assaulting his adopted daughter for refusing to let him kill the Turtles. And when it came to his revenge in "Turtles Forever", he was willing to let all of creation die if it meant killing off every Ninja Turtle in the multiverses. There's a reason, even during his absence, he was the Turtles' most hated foe.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) displays this trope perfectly with the Shredder; he's one of the worst incarnations of the character, barring perhaps Ch'rell, and goes out of his way to be as despicable as possible. From the minute he's introduced, all he cares about is getting revenge on Yoshi/Splinter no matter what, to the extent that literally nothing else matters to him. The night Tang Shen died, he took Splinter's baby daughter Miwa for his own and raised her specifically to hate her true father, and openly gloats about doing so to Splinter's face in the first season finale; later, when Karai is mutated into a snake as a result of Shredder's own poorly-thought out trap, Shredder refuses any blame and declares it's all Splinter's fault. He voluntarily jumps at any opportunity he can get to pursue his revenge plans, up to and including supporting the Kraang invasion, and during the second season finale, he gangs up on Leo with his Footbots and beats him into a coma, before beating Splinter up as well and tossing him down a septic tank to his apparent death. During Season 3, when Splinter turns up alive but feral, Shredder refuses to let Tiger Claw Mercy Kill him and sends him to Stockman's lab to have his sanity restored, all because he wants Splinter to be fully aware of his surroundings and what's going on before he kills him, and when the mutated Karai is captured, Shredder resorts to using brain worms created by Stockman to brainwash her and keep her on his side. During the Season 3 finale, he agrees to an Enemy Mine with the Turtles for Karai's sake... but at the last second, he chooses to backstab Splinter before he can stop the Triceratons' machine, gloating that he doesn't care if the world is doomed because of his actions; now that he's finally killed Splinter, it's Worth It. When that is undone and Splinter beats him up, leaving him bedridden and in intensive care, Shredder undergoes mutagen treatment and becomes Super-Shredder, and the last remnants of his sanity and humanity slip away. It culminates when he attacks Karai in the penultimate episode of Season 4 with intent to kill; despite the fact that it was his love for Tang Shen that drove him to villainy to begin with, Shredder's fallen so far that he has absolutely no qualms against mocking Shen's death to Karai's face, declaring that it's fitting that Karai should die in the same manner of her mother.
  • Time Squad: Sister Thornly, the nun who runs the orphanage that Otto once lived in, is shown to basically be nothing but a very mean JerkAss who loves to abuse the children in the orphanage and even punishes them for doing things that children should be doing such as brushing up on reading and history and she did that to Otto. What's worse about her is that she goes as far as to send orphans into coal mines and she even gets away with every single bad thing she does to these orphans.
  • Tom and Jerrynote :
    • Jeannie, a typical 1950s teenager is shown to care more about her friends than watching the baby. While Tom and Jerry try and rescue the baby, the babysitter responsible for said child accuses them of causing trouble. Probably downplayed since she didn't know the baby was moving out of his crib, nor did she see that Tom and Jerry were actually helping. Also, at no point was she mean to the baby and at least checked on him once. While she was almost constantly at the phone during her job, she seems like a fun person to be friends with.
    • The female cat in the short Blue Cat Blues. Jerry immediately knew that she was very much a Gold Digger that only valued people for their money and what they can give to them, and tried to warn Tom not to pursue her, but he did so anyway, despite being beaten in terms of money by Butch, leading to the more depressing parts of the series where Tom squandered his savings, sold himself to slavery and no longer owning an arm and leg, getting suicidally depressed in trying to win her attention to no avail, while she never gave a damn, married Butch for his money (and God knows what she'll do to Butch in case he somehow failed to impress her later...), getting away with everything. While Jerry's girlfriend also ditched him, her situation was more ambiguous, but the female cat was clearly written as an allegory for the audience to beware of a Gold Digger that will make you lose control of yourself to chase after something that's not really worth it in the long run when she's just interested at mooching off your belonging, thus making her fall to the trope.
  • Plenty in Total Drama. Usually they're villainous characters or first eliminations who are not meant to be missed by fans.
    • Ezekiel is a weird case. The writers intended him to be the first eliminated back in Island and made sure the fans wouldn't miss him at all by having him say sexist things and act gross. Instead, he became an Ensemble Dark Horse as many instead felt bad for him because said behaviours were the result of him literally not knowing any better due to his homeschooled upbringing. He was brought back in World Tour in response to all of this, but he Took a Level in Jerkass, got eliminated first again, and finally mutated into a monster. However, this backfired as many fans despised the mistreatment and derailment of his character and want to see him restored to his old self.
    • Heather was this in Island, before her development during Action and World Tour. She's known to be very mean, manipulative, and merciless in front of her fellow contestants. Granted, she was the main antagonist in the first season, and the first overall in the entire franchise. She's quite possibly the show's greatest Alpha Bitch (even referenced in her official label, "The Queen Bee").
    • Courtney fell into this in Action after she sued the show and got back in as a contestant, which led to Owen's unfair elimination from the show. She is also a Hypocrite, ranting about how "unfairly she was exempt from entering" in Action that she sued her way in, then threatened to sue if she doesn't "get the win she deserves". Basically, she uses her lawyer threat to practically cheat her way through the competition while claiming it is "justified for how she was treated". At least Heather did stuff under her own power and not cowardly hide behind outside forces.
    • Justin, one of the earlier contestants to be eliminated from Island, grew into this from a Flat Character. In the following season Action, his most controversial act as villain was lying to his teammates about Gwen and Trent cheating to help each other, which was not what Gwen did. He then makes Gwen pay the price for Trent's actions and forces her vote herself off. This shows that Justin's involvement in this scenario damaged Gwen's relationships with her peers. When Courtney came back to the game, she ended up manipulating Justin, sealing his fate. When he did get eliminated, no one cared for him.
    • Blaineley, the Token Adult contestant of World Tour. In the Aftermath segments, she bullied eliminated contestants, relished in exploiting the strained relationship between Geoff and Bridgette after Alejandro manipulated Bridgette into cheating with him, and even threw a temper tantrum when Geoff and Bridgette reconciled. After this, she continues to try and cause tension between Geoff and Bridgette by bringing up Alejandro some more, albeit without any success. Finally, she sends Bridgette to Siberia, which put her life at risk, prompting Geoff to get revenge on Blaineley by tricking her into becoming a latecomer contestant. Even during her time as a contestant, Blaineley spent most of her time doing nothing but cheat in the challenges. She was eventually eliminated after the China challenge and was severely injured and put on a box carrier with casts all over her after her parachute failed to open and she fell through the roof of a house after taking the Drop of Shame. No one showed her any sympathy for her after they found out about how she got injured and even laughed at her for it.
    • Staci's only purpose is to be to be the first eliminated in Revenge of the Island. Possibly to prevent an Ensemble Dark Horse from arising (like what happened with Ezekiel), she accomplishes this by being extremely annoying to the rest of the contestants with her constant blabbering of lies about her family.
    • Scott also from Revenge of the Island. He was the villain of that season, throwing several challenges, getting B eliminated, framing Dawn for stealing and humiliating her with a fake idol to get her eliminated, selfishly taking advantage of Mike’s multiple personality disorder to blackmail him into helping him win challenges, and throwing Mike under the bus after winning the challenge by voting him off just because he could. These heinous acts were what caused a lot of the campers to spite him and not show any sympathy to him when they found out that he got mauled by Fang after getting eliminated. However, in All-Stars, his villainy was mostly toned down in favor of showing his more sympathetic side, and he became more liked, even starting a romance with Courtney.
    • Jo on the other hand, has shown no signs of a sympathetic side whatsoever (and unlike Scott, she changed little in All-Stars). During her time on the show, she relentlessly bullied her teammates, particularly Brick, betrayed Lightning when he attempted to win a challenge for himself instead of helping her win, and left her former teammates to die in a radioactive mine. Say what you will about Heather and Scott, but they’re real Big Bads. Jo is a Big Bad Wannabe, and a thoroughly hateable one.
    • All-Stars gives us Mike's fifth personality, Mal. Who unlike most villains has no redeeming factor and not a shred of humanity that can be uncovered. He's a sociopath who has made several murder attempts on other contestants. He goes out of his way to ruin the lives of others and break their spirits for no reason other than For the Evulz. He's so heinous that even other villains are appalled by or terrified of him, including Chris, and ultimately no character has even the slightest sympathy towards him.
    Alejandro: Mal doesn't belong in juvie. HE BELONGS IN JAIL!!!
    • Leonard from Pahkitew Island. Like Staci, he was an intentionally annoying early elimination whom the writers hoped that no one would ever miss (although that didn't prevent them from reusing him in Ridonculous Race for the exact same purpose). His delusions of being a real wizard made him The Load for his team to ridiculous extents and earned him the ire and annoyance of most of his teammates for it, especially Dave, who despised him and Beardo more than anyone else on the show.
    • Beardo, like Leonard and Staci, was intended to be hated by the writers as shown through them trying to make him as annoying as possible through his constant sound effects and then having him become the first person eliminated on the show because of it. However, like with Ezekiel before him, this attempt didn't really work, as he became a minor Ensemble Dark Horse instead, which was further strengthened by his audition tape revealing that his habit of making sound effects were due to him being very shy.
    • Amy doesn't do much other than bully her twin sister Samey, and she isn't exactly nice towards anyone else or helpful in the challenges either. Partially because Samey is able to get her eliminated relatively early, she also doesn't show many, if any, redeeming qualities.
    • Sugar was intended to be hated by the writers for her behavior towards Ella, which included chewing her out for her constant singing and then getting her disqualified from the competition by telling on Ella for singing even though she had to do it to rescue Dave from grave danger.
    • Chris, the host of the show. As the show progressed, it was made obvious that the show's creators were attempting to make Chris a hate sink as evidenced by the fact that his outright disregard for the happiness and well-being of the contestants for the sake of creating drama, amusing himself, and making money was heavily flanderized. He got crueller, sleazier, and more sadistic with every season that passed, with his moral standards growing lower and love of exploiting and bullying teenagers growing higher.
  • Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race follows similar guidelines to its parent series with hate sinks:
    • Leonard's partner, Tammy was obviously desired by the writers to be hated by the audience for the same reasons as Staci and Leonard himself, as she was shown to be annoying towards other contestants, was basically flat out ignored by many other contestants, and was every bit as useless as Leonard in challenges. The fact that she and Leonard were the first team eliminated in the race is also considered to be evidence.
    • Taylor's purpose on the show is just to be an Expy of Amy who is spoiled and mean towards her mother, Kelly and towards other contestants. The fact that her voice actress is the same actress who voiced Amy is icing on the cake. However, unlike Amy, Taylor has more redemption in her character, as Kelly eventually begins to put her foot down and work towards developing a healthy relationship with Taylor.
  • Sentinel Prime from Transformers Animated definitely counts due to being an insufferable dick to everyone and the main Autobots hating his guts.
    • Porter C. Powell becomes this starting from the beginning of Season 2. He is a Corrupt Corporate Executive who kicks Sari Sumdac out of her home once he finds no legal proof of her existence or that she's Issac Sumdac's daughter and takes control of her father's company, all the while smugly rubbing it in her face. He's willing to use his connections and any legal loophole to get what could make him the most money, from hiring Henry Masterson (a man who invents war robots, something that goes against Issac Sumdac's policies, and also held the city of Detroit hostage) to ensuring he doesn't get arrested. Every humiliating and bad thing that happens to him is satisfying and well-deserved.
  • Vince from Transformers: Prime is a schoolyard bully who exists only to be loathed. He always picks on Jack any time he shows up, and insults him on regular basis, and when Jack saves him from getting kidnapped, the only nice thing he got to say about him is a backhanded compliment about his car (who's actually Bumblebee). Not even Arcee and Bumblebee can stand him, as the former decides to agree to his challenge when he insults her motorcycle form, and Bumblebee blows dust at him for the aforementioned backhanded compliment. When he reappears in "Legacy", he throws a burger at Jack driving Smokescreen's vehicle mode just because he can (only to get his car covered in fast food later).
  • Sky Marshall Wade from Voltron Force. He is a corrupt and self righteous military commander and war profiteer who causes more trouble than the real big bad King Zarkon. The main characters spend more time fighting against Wade's oppressive rule, and he does almost everything on the Evil Overlord List.
  • The Wild Thornberrys Movie: Sloan and Bree Blackburn are a poaching couple who are conceived as evil, uncaring animal hunters who take bloodthirsty glee in their actions. Sloan boasts about their plan to force elephants into an electric fence and Bree taunts the cheetah cub Tally about taking his fur for a coat someday. They each express nothing but smugness and sadistic joy at every turn and are the absolute worst of the poachers faced by the Thornberrys.
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