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We had seen Lennier sacrifice his well-being and almost die to save Peter Jurasik's character, who was the epitome of a Nazi war criminal at the time. So we'd seen that this noble character would sacrifice his life for any lifeform... And, y'know. He chooses to let this fellow Ranger and Sheridan die. —And then he changes his mind like a wimp and goes to undo it, and it's too late 'cause Sheridan's already gotten himself out of the mess, and then he turns to the Dark Side and goes off and banishes himself like a whiny wimp. I wasn't happy with the end.
Bill Mumy on his role in Babylon 5

I wasn’t as happy with the revisions, but it’s not my show, you have to sort of adjust, even if sometimes it does seem a bit of a contradiction in terms for what your character is supposed to be about.
John Billingsly on Star Trek: Enterprise, "Dear Doctor"

On Friends, Joey was a womanizer, but we enjoyed his exploits. He was a solid friend, a guy you knew you could count on. Joey was deconstructed to be a guy who couldn't get a job, couldn't ask a girl out. He became a pathetic, mopey character. I felt he was moving in the wrong direction, but I was not heard.
Kevin S. Bright on the reason behind Joey's cancellation.



On Comic Books

I think this leads into the biggest point of contention between Slott and fans about Peter's characterization. Dan Slott hates Peter Parker. He thinks Peter Parker is his own worst enemy and incredibly self-destructive and toxic to the people around him. That...that's not Spider-Man. [...] Peter Parker is a victim of fate the majority of the time. He was relatable because his problems were usually out of his control, and he felt like the world was shitting on him all the time because he made one mistake. It wasn't just a constant stream of selfish actions compounding on each other and damaging his relationships. Slott pretty much writes Peter Parker to piss off and alienate everyone around him, and constantly ends up being a loser because he was incompetent and selfish. He makes Peter Parker a jerk with no regard for others. He makes Peter Parker irresponsible.

See, after six years of a series that was explicitly about refusing to kill, rejecting the very idea because she had personal knowledge of what it meant, Cassandra shows up in Robin leading the League of Assassins and talking about how it’s time to kill people.
Chris Sims, "The Strange Case of Cassandra Cain"

But yeah, The Joker does not smile during any of this. In fact the Joker does not smile at any point in this comic. Let me repeat that. The Joker does not smile!

On Film — Live-Action

How does this happen?! It's as if someone just completely rewrote your characteristics for the sake of creating pointless drama, regardless of everything you've ever said or did before this point!

Don’t cheer — Methos, one of the most likable and charismatic characters in the series, is a complete asshole throughout this movie. In fact, there’s another guy who wanted this film to be something good: Peter Wingfield actually cried when given the chance to reprise his role as Methos. Or maybe he cried when he read the script — I know I would have.

The major change, of course, is that Lois has a child and is engaged to another man, Richard White. But, for the purposes of this movie, all that pales in comparison to the fact that she also wrote an article for an article called 'Why The World Doesn’t Need Superman.' Which is pretty much just played off as something she wrote because she was mad Superman left without saying goodbye. So that’s two characters undermined in one scene! Three, if you count Jimmy Olsen being a jerk and eating Clark’s Welcome Back cake.
ComicsAlliance on Superman Returns

On Live-Action TV

I don’t really think 'make your lead character unlikable' was ever going to be a winning strategy — 'make your character unlikable and then put yourself in a situation where the first impression matters more than ever to the success of your show' is an idea that almost weaponizes stupidity.
El Sandifer on "The Twin Dilemma"

"Rise" is about as useful to Tuvok as the British were to Hitler in the Second World War, a complete spanner in the works of his development and taking him in a direction he has already flirted with and sinking him.

Bakula describes Archer's behavior as "a little over the line" in this episode. Yes, that's a fair assessment. Also, 9/11 was a little bit of a bummer... I'm so very tired.
The Agony Booth on Star Trek: Enterprise, "A Night in Sickbay"

'Annoying character' goes to T'Pol, continuing B&B's theme of character assassination of their own creations. You'd think they were trying to burn the show down for the insurance money.
SFDebris on Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, "Bounty"

Why is Chloe, who just last week was lamenting how much she was expected to give up in order to fulfill her duties as Watchtower, so adamant that Clark sacrifice himself for the greater good? If I were Clark I would look for better friends next season.
Julian Finn on Smallville, "Salvation"

On Western Animation

Patty and Selma hate Homer, and who could blame them? (Would you want your baby sister married to him?) But they’ve always been fond, even proud, of Lisa. Here they’re basically saying to Marge: you married a fat loser and so will your precious daughter, ha ha. They want Lisa to marry someone like Homer just to teach Marge a lesson or something, and it’s utterly contrary to everything we know about them.
Dead Homer Society on The Simpsons, "Luca$"


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