Tropes and Audience Reactions about things people seem to hate.
- Alas, Poor Scrappy
We honestly hated him, but after that happened... damn.
- Alpha Bitch
When the queen of the Popularity Food Chain is a one-dimensional, conceited bitch, she garners hatred.
- Americans Hate Tingle
A hated character seems to be more excused on his homeland for some reason.
- Animation Age Ghetto
Parents pour their ire on an R-rated cartoon which they assumed was meant for children. This typically annoys the work's adult fans as well as the creators, especially when the Moral Guardians get involved.
- Annoying Video-Game Helper
A character provided to offer help and exposition who merely irritates the player, usually by talking incessantly and/or pointing out the obvious.
- Annoying Younger Sibling
They keep touching your stuff, forcing you to attend The Dreaded Pretend Tea Party, getting you into trouble, and leaving you to take the consequences.
- Asshole Victim
People won't feel bad for Bigot Bob when something horrible happens to them, because he deserves it for being an irredeemable Jerkass.
- Audience-Alienating Premise
Good luck marketing this.
- Author Filibuster
Viewers generally hate it when the plot is brought to a halt to get a message across.
- Author Tract
The viewers are likely to hate a story that gets too preachy or self important.
- Badass Decay
A badass who becomes less cool often loses his or her fanbase.
- Banned in China
Something has provocative and obscene material in it, or safety hazards, causing cases of Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things that bans the product from their location.
- Base-Breaking Character
A lot of people hate this character, yet at the same time there are a lot of people who like them.
- Beta Bitch
The Alpha Bitch's right-hand gal pal tends to be hated for the same reasons as her.
- Big Bad Wannabe
This character acts like the Big Bad when they're clearly not. Viewers hate having their time wasted by them.
- Big Brother Bully
You thought you hated The Bully? Imagine if you had to live with him...
- Bratty Half-Pint
Little kids with attitudes annoy the audience as much as they annoy the heroes.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter
It's even worse when they have to deal with some shallow, whiny, phoneaholic bitch.
- Broken Base
Loved by some, hated by others — go figure.
- The Bully
Someone who picks on the weaker for little to no reason gets nothing but hate; the more brutal and barbaric, the worse.
- Bullying the Disabled
Someone who ostracizes or abuses someone because of a disability are typically made to be disliked.
- Can't Argue with Elves
Sorry, but they have The Right of a Superior Species; you're not allowed to hate them (Doesn't mean you won't).
- Character Derailment
When one's characterization takes a sudden turn out of nowhere, it tends to get a lot of hate.
- Character Shilling
When Bob the Author talks about a character's traits rather than showing them, the audience will generally not take him at his word.
The audience especially hates when it ruins a decent Action Girl.
- Complete Monster
There is nothing sympathetic about this character.
- Creator Killer
When the hatred poured on a work obliterates the creator's once-successful career.
- Creator's Pet
The audience hates this character, but the creator loves her and gives her more focus, engages in Character Shilling, etc. This usually makes the character even more hated.
- Creator's Pest
The audience hates this character, and the creator doesn't like her much either.
- Cousin Oliver
A new character brought in to add some freshness, which generally ruins the show's dynamic. Often this is a cute kid added to a Long Runner where the original child actors have grown into teenagers.
- Cultural Posturing
A character boasting about their culture will usually just make the audience hate it.
- Damsel Scrappy
The Distressed Damsel is more trouble than she's worth, making the audience wonder why the other characters keep rescuing her.
- Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy
There needs to be a genuine light at the end of the grimdark tunnel, or the audience won't care what happens.
- Deader Than Disco
Everyone used to really love it, but now they really hate it. Ah, well.
- Demonic Spiders
Uh-oh... Video game mooks that are lethal to the point of absolute hatred.
- Designated Hero
An unlikeable character is really going to be hated if the story expects the audience to cheer for them just because they're The Hero.
- Die for Our Ship
A character's canon love interest inevitably draws the hatred of everyone who thinks they 'ruin' the OTP.
- Dirty Coward
The lower a character sinks to save their sorry skin, the less their sorry skin is worth saving.
- Discredited Meme
"Arrow to the Knee" was funny the first Eleventy Zillion times, but now the audience is just sick of it.
- The Ditz
The audience often hates them for being so stupid.
- Dogged Nice Guy
Self-proclaimed nice guys whose "nice deeds" are merely attempts to make women fall for them are often hated from fans.
- Dog-Kicking Excuse
You have no reason to dislike a character, but you want to justify being a Jerkass to them.
- Dork Age
An entire era of failed attempts to keep a franchise fresh will easily get the hate flowing.
- Easily Forgiven
This character ends up being forgiven too easily for their actions, and are often seen as Karma Houdinis by the audience.
- Eight Deadly Words
"I don't care what happens to these people": Bad writing causes the audience to lose interest in the characters.
- Elimination Houdini
If someone sucks at reality shows but they continually survive elimination, the viewers will want them gone.
- Entitled Bastard
This character doesn't deserve The Hero's help because they made his/her life a living hell.
- Ethnic Scrappy
Racial stereotypes are embarrassing enough as it is, but this character is especially offensive to the point of hatred.
- Fair for Its Day
What used to be normal and sensible back in the day is now offensive to the point of hatred.
- Fake Difficulty
Most gamers appreciate challenge, but not when it's unfair and ruins the fun.
- Fan Dumb
The kind of fan who brings their fandom down. Comes in many flavors, all equally worthy of hate.
- Fan Hater
Their hatred of something extends to its fans.
- Faux Action Girl
Don't act like she's an Action Girl when she clearly isn't. Nobody can stand it.
- Flame War
A fundamental element of hatred on the internet and its reactions, especially between broken bases.
It was once just a harmless quirk of his, but now it's his whole personality.
- Flat Character
Audiences tend to hate a character who isn't as worth their time as the others.
- Franchise Killer
When the once-successful series doesn't survive the hate.
- The Friend Nobody Likes
If the other characters have a good reason to hate the character, chances are fans will too.
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment
It used to be funny, until a tragic in-universe or real-life event happened.
- The Generic Guy
When someone doesn't have enough going for him to be worth their space, viewers often hate it.
When the once-successful genre doesn't survive the hate.
- Generic Doomsday Villain
A villain without notable personality or understandable motivation for their evil gets no respect from audiences.
- Girl Posse
When the Alpha Bitch has a squad to call her own that are just as unlikeable as she is.
- Goddamned Bats
These aren't annoying to fight, but they're everywhere to the point of frustration.
- Goddamned Boss
This boss isn't hard, it's just needlessly annoying. "C'mon, Get back here! No, no wait, get away from me!"
- Going Cosmic
If a work goes too deep into navel contemplating, it will get hate.
- Harsher in Hindsight
Before, you have thought of the in-story situation to be frightful. Now, your opinion is even more agreeable.
A following who all hate something/someone.
- Hate Dumb
A hater who takes their vitriol to moronic levels. Like with Fan Dumb, they come in many varieties.
- Hate Sink
It's obvious that we're supposed to hate them.
Bad guys in Professional Wrestling are often Hate Sinks and proud of it!
The less that this character follows their preached morals, the more dislikable that this character is.
- Idiot Ball
Audiences hate it when contrived stupidity takes over competent characters.
- Idiot Houdini
Okay, Hanlon's Razor only goes so far before the audience starts to hate them.
- Idiot Plot
Viewers often roll their eyes in disgust at plots that need Idiot Balls to get going.
- Internet Backdraft
Any topic that should never be mentioned on the internet, or else Flame Wars will continue.
- Invincible Hero
The Good Guys Always Win, but by winning so much that the suspense is gone, hatred takes hold.
- Invincible Villain
You Can't Thwart Stage One, but making it so they can't be thwarted at all without contrivance causes the wrong kind of hatred.
This character is flat-out obnoxious, both in fiction and in Real Life.
- Jerk Jock
Being athletic doesn't excuse being a hate-worthy asshole.
- Jerk Sue
Not only is the character a Mary Sue, but they're also a Jerkass. Which makes it all the more frustrating when everything goes well for them.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk
At first it seems that they may have a kinder side, but they actually have another layer of meanness underneath.
- Karma Houdini
Getting off scot-free for ill deeds is a surefire way to end up becoming a well of hate.
- Kick the Dog
If you didn't know who to hate, you sure know now.
- Kid-Appeal Character
Someone who pulls out all stops to get the kids to like him often gets the grown-ups hating him.
- The Load
If you don't pull your weight, you get a lot of hate.
- Mary Sue
An implausibly flawless character and/or an idealized stand-in for the author. This character eats up all the tension and gets lots of scorn.
- Marty Stu
The Spear Counterpart of the above trope.
- The Millstone
If you're not a part of the solution, you're likely a part of the problem, and viewers often hate sitting through the escapades of a part of the problem.
- Moral Event Horizon
Crossing the line with an unforgivable action earns eternal hatred.
- Moral Guardians
The crusaders who want the world to shoehorn with their image are a classic type of people to hate.
- Most Annoying Sound
These video game or toy sounds make the player happy for the "mute" button.
- Motive Decay
Viewers often hate it when characters with relatively intriguing reasons to their actions forget those things.
- Never My Fault
Characters refusing to own up to their faults, failures, and mistakes garners hatred from audiences.
- Nostalgia Filter
Audiences of this trope would hate the newer generations of their favorite works.
- Periphery Hatedom
Sometimes, you have to ask yourself: Why are grown men hating on a preschooler's show?
- Political Correctness Gone Mad
Was someone merely offended? Then down with these bastards!
- Principles Zealot
Idealistic morals can be important, but not when this person becomes blind, butthurt, and preachy about it.
- Real Women Don't Wear Dresses
Certain hard-nosed feminists tend to hate on Girly Girls and want them to man up to give girls more role models.
- Reckless Sidekick
We really hate it when sidekicks run headfirst into trouble and make The Hero's job harder.
- Replacement Scrappy
Replacing an old favorite will easily lead to the replacement getting hate, because the replacement tends to be inferior.
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap
They used to be hated, but not anymore.
- Romantic Plot Tumor
It really gets the viewers' vitriol going when the Token Romance eclipses the actual plot.
- Royal Brat
Spoiled brats cause enough hate as it is, so when they're given authority...
- Satellite Love Interest
We're likely to hate someone who serves no purpose beyond being a recipient of smooches.
- Scapegoat Creator
The creator gets blamed for taking the story in an unpopular direction. Cue lots of hate mail from angry fans.
- The Scrappy
The trope that started it all. Guess what everyone thinks of these guys?
- Scrappy Mechanic
The game would be a lot more fun and enjoyable if not for this terrible gameplay element.
- Scrappy Weapon
Players don't want anything to do with this useless weapon.
- Screw You, Elves!
The so-called Superior Species get the ridicule they deserve.
They try to stop you from using a strategy they deem "cheap" and are hated as much as "Stop Having Fun" Guys.
- Seasonal Rot
A certain season or arc in a show gets the most hatred.
- "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny
When something gets outperformed by its own innovations, there's a sad kind of hate.
A sequel to a work is hated, often progressively throughout its series.
- Ship-to-Ship Combat
The Broken Base where two forces argue between their one true pairings. Expect a lot of flamewars.
- Shoo Out the New Guy
Sorry about this character you ended up hating. Don't worry, we'll arrange something.
- Small, Annoying Creature
A character type people are sick of. Most commonly hated for stupid little catchphrases and speech impediments.
- Smug Snake
Egotism is a particularly hateful trait unless you can pull it off.
- Snark Bait
It's so hated that making fun of it is entertaining.
- Soapbox Sadie
Her cause may be important, but if she's going to incessantly bitch about it, everyone will hate it.
- Spoiled Brat
The arrogant child who thinks everything belongs to them and are very quick to receive hatred.
- Spot Monkey
A wrestler gets hated pretty quick when he snafus a perfectly good spot.
- Stop Being Stereotypical
Everyone hates it when that guy sets back all our hard trying to defy those tired old stereotypes.
- "Stop Having Fun" Guys
They're Hard Core and treat competition as Serious Business to the point of obnoxiousness.
- Strangled by the Red String
Romance is tricky, but everyone hates a forced romance with no chemistry.
- Story-Breaker Power
* A overpowered ability with little-to-no drawback removes suspense or need a contrivance to counter, causing hated either way.
- Sturgeon's Law
Almost everything of something sucks, and has too little good value to avoid hatred.
- Take That, Scrappy!
Everyone loves it when the guy they hate gets the short end of the stick.
- Temporary Scrappy
A Hate Sink meant to be disposed of very soon.
- That One Achievement
It's the most mind-numbing task in the game, and you'll be at it for several frustrating hours.
- That One Attack
Attacks so overpowered they invalidate any sense of player strategy gets their hatred.
- That One Boss
Video game bosses that are frustrating to the point of raw hatred.
- That One Disadvantage
Practitioners of the art of Min-Maxing hate this setup.
- That One Level
The most obnoxious/poorly-designed level in the game.
- That One Puzzle
You'll really hate Moon Logic and soup cans after this challenge.
- That One Sidequest
What do you hate more: having to settle for 99%, or going through this challenge?
- Tier-Induced Scrappy
This character is either completely useless gameplay-wise, or they're the Weapon of Choice for "Stop Having Fun" Guys. The hatred both extremes get is the only thing that's balanced about them.
- Took a Level in Dumbass
A once-bright character devolved into a total moron.
- Took a Level in Jerkass
A once-nice character devolved into an asshole.
- Trapped by Mountain Lions
Introducing new characters and plotlines but not properly tying them up to the greater story will cause the audience to not be invested in them.
- Unfortunate Implications
It is still very controversial, even if it was accidental.
- Ungrateful Bastard
This character shows no gratitude for having their life saved, making the audience wish they were never saved in the first place.
- Ungrateful Townsfolk
An entire town of the above is an entire town to be hated.
- Unintentionally Unsympathetic
When scrutiny causes the reasoning to root for someone to fall apart, hatred takes its place.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom
This character ends up causing a significant disaster, and the audience hates them for it.
Sometimes, it doesn't matter how rough you've had it. You can whine too much, and get lots of hate for it.
- What an Idiot!
The character did something so stupid the audience won't be sympathetic about it.
- What Measure Is a Non-Badass?
A lot of people hate this character for not being as badass as other characters.
- X-Pac Heat
They're hated for reasons different than what they're supposed to be hated for.
- Your Vampires Suck
Our Vampires Are Different, and we hate yours.