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  • Edward Kenway from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. His selfishness leads him to acquire this reputation throughout the game. He drives everyone away, including his wife, his first mate Adewale, James Kidd, his own crew, the Templars and the Assassins, as well as fellow pirates Charles Vane and Benjamin Hornigold. The latter even warns him that the course he's walking will leave him alone. It is only when he realizes how much his actions have hurt other people and how much he depends on them that he starts to change. Unfortunately, by that point almost everyone he cares for is either dead or no longer trusts him enough to work with him again.
  • The Baldur's Gate series has a cast of characters. Some like each other, some don't, and some will come to blows over it. Edwin has by far the highest ratio of the latter, being incompatible with two NPCs in the first game (Minsc and Dynaheir) and three in the sequel (Minsc, Keldorn and Valygar, plus Neera in the Enhanced Edition). Even amongst the party members who tolerate him, Edwin is almost universally disliked (only Aerie treats him with anything even approaching respect), and even the other evil NPCs will snipe at him every chance they get. Viconia comes in second place, being incompatible with one NPC in each game (Kivan and Keldorn) and snarking and abusing at practically every other NPC in the game (except Minsc, who doesn't care). Even Korgan gets along better with the rest of the cast.
  • Borderlands:
    • Everybody hates Claptrap. Everybody. The only person that doesn't show hostile attitude towards him or other CL4P-TP bots is Angel...and that's probably because, spending most of her life imprisoned by Jack, she hasn't ever been able to meet a CL4P-TP in person. In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, where he is a playable character, the other playable characters treat him as The Load due to the fact that his special ability has the potential to be just as devastating to them as it is to their enemies.
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    • The Claptastic Voyage DLC practically revolves around how much everyone hates Claptrap and the fact that he's painfully aware of this, but still regards his fellow Vault Hunters as friends. They repay the favor by killing him once he's of no more use and dumping his body in a junk pile with all the other destroyed CL4P-TP units.
    • In Borderlands 3, the Fantastic Fustercluck DLC shows that the Psycho aspect of Krieg sees himself as this due to internalizing his self-loathing, which is represented by "Evil" versions of Brick, Mordecai and Lilith who look down on him and see him as little more as an attack dog. However, the Sane aspect of Krieg knows full well that the three actually did care about him and even shows a memory of them inviting him for drinks and treating his psychotic ravings as endearing.
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  • Bugsnax: Even within the pressure cooker of dysfunctional personalities that is Snaxburg, Beffica Winklesnoot stands out. A selfish, cynical snoop who mostly communicates in snide put-downs, Beffica is so abrasive that even Filbo Fiddlepie, an Extreme Doormat of the first order, calls her "awful".
  • Dead or Alive 5: Despite Zack now being part of the heroes and Helena's right-hand man, nobody except Helena seems to respect or like him. In fact, Hayabusa and Bayman refuse to take a flight with him simply because of their dislike. Hayate and Ayane do fly with him, but they soon get annoyed with Zack and tell him that they will never fly with him again.
  • Deltarune has Berdly; a smug, narcissistic Know-Nothing Know-It-All who constantly belittles everyone around him, even Noelle, the closest person he has to a friend. In the second chapter, despite the fact he willingly sided with the Darkner Queen of Cyber City, even she can't stand him, repeatedly calling an Enemy Mine with protagonist Kris for the sole purpose of avoiding having to be around Berdly. Whilst the Pacifist Route sets him up as a case of Big Ego, Hidden Depths, he still remains incredibly annoying, eventually reaching the point where Noelle snaps and starts wringing his neck whilst shouting at him. In the "Weird" Route, on the other hand...He ends up being seemingly Killed Off for Real and nobody even notices, they care that little about him.
  • The Drifter for the Guardians in Destiny 2. He may be a friendly and helpful dude who’s set up shop in the Tower, but absolutely nobody likes or trusts him for the understandable reason that he’s a Darkness worshipper. He thinks Dark magic can be wielded safely just like Light magic and that it’s a mistake to assign human moral concepts to forces of nature; he may have a point, but given that the Darkness has shown nothing but hostility to humanity and there’s undeniable evidence that Dark magic can drive people insane, it’s a hell of a thing to gamble on and the Vanguard isn’t exactly happy he’s messing with it. Shin Malphur is not-so-secretly planning to brutally murder him and only hasn’t because he’s using Drifter to lure the Shadows of Yor out of hiding.
  • Disgaea:
    • Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories has Tink, a Childhood Friend of Rozalin's who was turned into a flying frog by a mysterious assailant. A selfish, cowardly Jerkass with a massively perverted streak, he's so heavily disliked that his "Goodbye, Tink" technique notes that nobody cares about him blowing himself up.
    • Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten:
      • Fuka's dogged insistence that everything she's experiencing in the Netherworld is All Just a Dream annoys most of the main party. Valvatorez sees her as immature and delusional, Fenrich thinks she's an utter moron who treats his lord far too familiarly, and Emizel sees her as a self-absorbed Jerkass. Only Desco and Artina treat her nicely, and in the former's case, she's quite literally programmed to.
      • Axel spends the early parts of the game as a recurring enemy, eventually joining the party in the post-game. Nobody takes him seriously or particularly wants him to stick around, but he refuses to leave.
    • Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance:
      • Played With regarding Christo; while decently well-liked among the rebel army, his smug and self-important attitude makes him quite unpopular amongst his Celestial peers.
      • The reception Majorita receives upon joining the rebels during the post-game makes Axel's treatment in 4 look like he was welcomed with open arms. The only reason they stick around is that she's literally forced by her curse to grant all of Usalia's wishes, something neither girl is particularly thrilled about.
  • Dragon Age:
    • Dragon Age: Origins:
      • Morrigan plays with this. Hardly anyone in the party actually admits to liking her (and vice versa) except the dog, but he likes everyone. The male Warden can choose to romance her, while a female Warden can befriend her to such an extent that Morrigan admits to thinking of her as a sister, though both cases take a lot of work and Morrigan is initially not receptive. Oghren, Sten, and Shale seem mostly okay with her as well, but no one else particularly likes them, either, and Oghren obviously just thinks she's hot. Thinking she's hot (and dangerous) is also one of Zevran's motivations for being more friendly too, especially considering they both count as a Token Evil Teammate. She is only actively disliked by Alistair and Wynne. Leliana starts out with antagonistic feelings toward Morrigan, but will eventually start flirting (not that it goes anywhere).
      • Loghain, if he joins the party, is also this trope. However, this example is understandable given his prior actions; he really makes no effort to endear himself to his new companions either, with the exception of Dog.
      • Sten also starts out the object of much dislike within the party, although most of this is predicated on being afraid of the huge guy who murdered an entire family. He gets much better liked as the game proceeds, especially when Leliana finds him playing with a kitten (to which he refuses to admit).
    • Dragon Age II:
      • Anders/Justice fulfills this role later in the game due to his obsession with the Templar/Mage conflict alienating him from everyone who's somehow involved and annoying those who aren't. Even Merrill, who theoretically could have been on his side, isn't because the two can't stand each other, due to each thinking the other is reckless. Most of the companions have at least a little of this going on, however; Fenris grates on everyone that isn't Varric or Isabela, Carver tends to annoy Fenris and Anders (although it will change depending on his fate after Act I), Aveline and Isabela can be outright vicious with each other (although they mellow out at the later part of the game, even becoming friendly in an odd way), and Sebastian irritates almost everyone to an extent. However, every companion gets along well with at least one other companion... except for Anders, who ultimately alienates everyone (except, potentially, Hawke) by Act 3 with his aggressive obsession with mage rights and his abrasive, invasive treatment of anyone who doesn't share it. And when he blows up Kirkwall's Chantry, killing hundreds of people, Merrill is the only party member who will advocate sparing him. Varric and Isabela don't take a side, and Aveline, Fenris, and especially Sebastian advocate for Anders' death. Sebastian will even abandon the party if Hawke chooses to spare Anders.
      • Hilariously, Hawke him/herself could be this if they have everyone at rivalry instead of friendship. However, this requires the player to go out of their way to antagonize party members and be an utter jerk, and also to remember that some rivalry choices will get you friendship with others (for example, if you anger Fenris by helping the mages, Merrill and Anders will approve if they're in the party). Fortunately, when you get the meter to one end, it locks there; but for some of the companions, full anything is tricky to get.
      • Inverted with Varric and Bethany, who are the only companion characters to be on amicable terms with everyone. It helps that Varric has no stake in the conflict and is the Team Mom, while Bethany is friendly and personable, but cautious enough of her magic to earn even Fenris's respect; she also qualifies for Everyone's Baby Sister. They're also the companions for whom it's easiest for Hawke to reach full friendship. Fittingly, the two are extremely fond of one another.
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition:
      • Blackwall's popularity also takes a sharp drop after he is revealed to be Thom Rainier, a former captain in the Orlesian army who ordered his men to attack an innocent nobleman. That action resulted in the deaths of the nobleman and his family. The ones who befriend him prior to The Reveal, such as Cassandra and Cullen, are thoroughly disgusted (although Cullen has begun to let go of his ire by the time of Trespasser). Even Solas gets in on the act, but acknowledges that he is being hypocritical given his guilt of being responsible for the events of the main game. On the flip side, the ones who started with antagonism like Dorian and Iron Bull become friendlier to him; in their particular cases, this is quite justified, since one of their main criticisms about Blackwall is him not being true to himself — something with which the two have similar problems themselves.
      • The Iron Bull can also take a huge drop in popularity depending on which decision is made during his personal quest. If the Chargers are sacrificed and Bull remains with the Qun, the rest of the party turns various levels of hostile toward him for the rest of the game because they expect Bull to turn on them, which he does eventually. Averted if the Chargers are saved and Bull leaves the Qun for good, as the rest of the party rallies around him to provide support and in return, he becomes closer to them. This includes Solas, who is the most vocal critic of the Qun; he makes greater strides to snap Bull out of his funk via playing mental chess.
  • Cicero to the Dark Brotherhood in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Nobody really likes him because of his madness and instability, as well as his strict adherence to the Night Mother which runs contrary to the way that Astrid runs things. He is only left around because he is a Keeper and, ironically enough, the only one who tolerates him better than anyone is Festus Krex, who is the most irritable and grouchy member of the group.
  • In The End Times: Vermintide has Kerillian and Victor Saltzpyre. The latter comes off as an abrasive and demanding wannabe boss to the rest of the group, save for Kruber, though prolonged exposure to him reveals that he is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold. Kerillian and Sienna are also mistrustful and disdainful of him for the reputation of Witch Hunters as torturers and murderers. Kerillian also has a hidden soft side, but is open with her racism and insults, resulting in only Sienna seeking her friendship. And Kruber. By the sequel's expansions, Kerillian has improved into Vitriolic Best Buds with Kruber, Bardin, and Sienna, while Saltzpyre is at least tolerated by the rest of the group. They still don't like him per se, due to his dour personality, but he's clearly respected (Kruber calling him one of the better officers he's served under) and they get some fun out of needling the guy. Especially Grail Knight Kruber.
  • Class 2A in Ensemble Stars! has Natsume. Subaru, Hokuto, and Makoto are all close friends, and so are Souma and Adonis, but Natsume is just kind of a Jerkass who deliberately needles others for his own amusement. This comes up in the Pleiades event when Natsume realizes he was left out of a sleepover others were planning and Subaru tells him bluntly it's because he's just an asshole who nobody actually wants to be around.
  • Epic Battle Fantasy 5: Lance on account of being much less Easily Forgiven than he was before the reboot. He has done at least one thing to personally piss off every other party membernote , and he does not so much as apologize for any of it until the beginning of Frozen Valley, the second-to-last major area in the game. The team is pretty vocal in how much they dislike him even after he warms up (before he's outright called their prisoner), and even then he's still seen as a creepy pervert. He is recruited out of Necessity thanks to his skills, weapons, and knowledge about the Monoliths.
  • Fallout:
    • In Fallout 2, Myron will become this if he is added to the party. Periodic insults, Death Glares, and threats from the other companions will ensue.
    • In Fallout 3, possible companion Jericho is this to the town of Megaton. A former raider, Jericho is not a pleasant character; he spends his days lounging around the town or getting drunk at the local bar, and apparently tried to rape someone (Jenny Stahl) in the past. The town puts up with him, however, because he's damn handy to have around when they need to defend themselves from raiders or slavers.
    • Fallout 4 plays with this a bit with your Companions: X6-88, Paladin Danse, and Strong.
      • X6-88 plays this straight as he is a Synth Courser and, being Institute-aligned, means that everyone just barely tolerates him (and he them) to the point where it's kind of a stretch to call him anyone's friend.
      • Danse inverts this as he outright hates the non-humans in your party and doesn't interact with the others much better. They either take it in stride or snark right back, but they're mostly okay with him and just think that he has a stick up his ass. This is further highlighted in their remarks to the revelation that he's a synth and their general approval when you convince Maxson to exile him instead of killing him.
      • Strong's nothing like Marcus, Fawkes or even Lily, being much more savage and brutish. You'd expect your companions to dislike or fear him but you'll find that he's probably liked more than the first two on this list.
      • For lack of a better trope, the Brotherhood of Steel are a faction variant. All of your Good-aligned companions have a mild-to-severe hatred of them, even if you're a member. Heck, Preston can barely tolerate them. Cait, your Fighting Irish Blood Knight chem fiend who is definitely not good-aligned, likes them. That should be a considerable warning sign.
      • Played for Laughs in the Vault-Tec Workshop DLC, where the player is given a series of quests to finish some incomplete Vault-Tec experiments. The notes left behind from the scientists mention a team member named Ted, whom they utterly despised because...he was a decent human being, and instead of suggesting morally questionable experiments that used the Vault dwellers as unwitting human guinea pigs, Ted just wanted to do nice things for them to improve their health and morale. Every experiment has a note expressing the rest of the team's utter contempt for the man, ranging from simply saying "God, I hate Ted" to requests for Vault-Tec to reassign him anywhere else so they don't have to put up with him anymore.
  • Fate/Grand Order:
    • Jason has this reputation among the Argonauts: he's ostensibly their leader, but he's a poor fighter and a coward, so nobody really respects him for it. His animations are mostly him being smacked around like a ragdoll by them as he frantically tries to bark out orders. Despite this, it's noted that he has an odd charisma and does genuinely care about them, so they keep him around. His appearance in Time Temple Solomon also shows Jason to be an amazing tactician, and that he can command respect when it's needed, even from post-betrayal Medea.
    • Fellow captain Edward Teach is also largely disliked, owing to his repulsive otaku persona. Nobody respects him, but his crew still keeps him around. He's strongly implied to be Obfuscating Stupidity to keep friends and enemies alike on their toes, and events from Summer 3 onward show him to be openly friendly and supportive to the player, making honest friendship more plausible.
    • By the start of the second Halloween event, Chaldea has learned its lesson helping any version of Elisabeth Báthory with Halloween idol concerts. Dr. Roman has to order the staff to assume rugby positions to force the Master, Mash, and Fou into the rayshift coffins to clean up the Halloween Singularity. Only the protagonist shares her genuine enthusiasm in saving the day; the rest of the party just wants to get it over with to restore the holiday, and everyone tries to avoid her singing. This continues into the third Halloween event; the entire Servant roster in Chaldea has disappeared into spirit form just to avoid invitations, leaving only the unaware newcomer Assassin of Shinjuku to help out. Even the protagonist zigzags between liking her and wanting to stay away; eventually, they are forced into the event again, but despite their reluctance, even other characters recognize that they do truly like Elisabeth.
    • As it turns out, none of your party members liked or trusted Christopher Columbus in the Agartha storyline. Mash was obviously suspicious of him from the start, Fergus was quietly waiting for his betrayal and the reveal of his identity as Christopher Columbus cemented the party's distrust and dislike of him. As a result, his intended surprise betrayal only works on his own men and the protagonist, who was (possibly jokingly) already suspicious of another charismatic old man with amnesia. As a Servant of Chaldea however, while the Master and Mash still treat him with suspicion he gets along fine with other Servants (primarily with scoundrels or merchantile-minded Servents).
    • Pretty much everyone seems to hate Merlin besides the protagonist, Mash, and Bradamante. Fou in particular constantly attacks him while Ana gives death threats on a regular basis. That being said, they do value his skills.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Final Fantasy VI:
      • Edgar is a resourceful young king who comes across as abrasive to both the ladies and his male friends alike. The only ones who have no friction with him at all are his brother Sabin (out of fraternal love) and the young girl Relm (who is infatuated with Edgar, to his dismay), although Sabin does get exasperated enough to ask if Edgar will ever grow up, showing that Edgar's behavior is not a new thing.
      • Setzer owns the Global Airship, but he's also a self-absorbed Dandy with (allegedly) hideous fashion sense.
    • Final Fantasy VII has Yuffie, who mostly just annoys everyone, and Cait Sith, who's generally unreliable. Vincent Valentine may also qualify, as Cloud mentions he didn't really expect Vincent to return for the final battle since Vincent always seemed so cold and unapproachable. Later media like Dirge of Cerberus shows that they've all grown and are much closer than before. Yuffie, for example, is hinted as often dropping by to see Vincent simply to make sure he doesn't go back to being completely gloomy and friendless.
    • Final Fantasy VIII has Seifer, who's nominally on the main characters' side for most of the first disc, as a fellow SeeD, but no one actually likes him except for his flunkies Fujin and Raijin, because he's a hot-tempered, arrogant jerkass. When he's seemingly killed, those who knew him try to say nice things about it, but it's such a blatant case of Never Speak Ill of the Dead that Squall notices and is disturbed. He stops being considered the party's "friend" once he turns up in the service of the villains, and eventually, even Fujin and Raijin refuse to blindly support him in his endeavors. Since he's known the party for a long time as a result of going to school together (even disregarding the fact that he and the other party members besides Rinoa grew up at the same orphanage), he's a case of Seniority, and to some degree, Proximity.
    • Crisis Crossover game Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia establishes Kefka as this. The other series villains all attempt to ignore him when he tries socializing with them in his Lost Chapter and generally view him with disdain and disgust. Along with finding his evil jester schtick obnoxious, they find his goal of destruction for the mere sake of destruction purposeless and wasteful when they're all trying to achieve multiworld conquest and whatnot.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn has Oliver, a Fat Bastard villain from the previous game who is bizarrely recruitable in this one; he only joins the army due to his extreme Blue-and-Orange Morality over "beauty". Ike outright demands he rejoin the enemy, and most if not all of his generic Support lines have the other character tell him to stay away from them. Even the endgame bosses express extreme confusion at him being in the party, with The Heavy even saying that him being there is a sign that the world is doomed.
    • Fire Emblem Awakening:
      • Downplayed with Virion: he makes an awful first impression on the group by showing up out of the blue in the middle of a battle to offer to help and shamelessly hitting on one of the women in the group, all while being very dodgy about who he is, where he came from, and why he's offering. He also has several supports where he's initially seen as a vain, flamboyant womanizer and little else by the others, but more often than not wins their appreciation by showing them that for all of his flaws, he's a genuinely kind person.
      • Excellus from the same game also counts on the villainous side. All of the other villains realize he's nothing but a weak, cowardly slimeball who's only in it for himself, can't do much besides manipulating others into doing his dirty work for him, and thinks his manipulations make him a brilliant chessmaster when in reality he's just another pawn who is even more easily manipulated. None of them hesitate to mock him to his face and tell him their side wouldn't really be missing anything without him, and Walhart even reveals, almost casually, that he's known all along that Excellus has his own agenda and would stab him in the back the minute it was convenient, but kept him around anyway because he knows he's too weak and pathetic to actually pull it off, and because he finds him so sad that it's amusing.
    • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia turns Slayde into one of these. Even before he openly allies with Desaix, he's a Dirty Coward who only cares about himself and causes no end of trouble for his fellow knights. Fernand openly insults him, Clair is implied to hate him as well, and even Clive finally gets fed up with him when Slayde angers some rebelling traders, flees the scene, and leaves him and Fernand to clean up his mess. By the time Echoes' Act 4 rolls around (where Slayde gets an extra appearance compared to the original Gaiden), Clive's not even bothering to pretend to be polite anymore, and tears into him for defecting to Rigel. Pretty much the only reason anyone put up with him was due to the fact that they were stuck with him.
    • Fire Emblem: Three Houses:
      • The Black Eagles house has Ferdinand. Edelgard is frequently annoyed by his attempts to one-up her, while her retainer Hubert is offended that Ferdinand could consider himself Edelgard's equal. Linhardt ends up sarcastically mocking Ferdinand's ideals of what a noble should be. Caspar finds him rather irritating. Bernadetta is, well, Bernadetta. Dorothea openly hates Ferdinand, albeit due to a past misunderstanding. He does get along well with Petra, however, but she's also a Nice Girl to pretty much everyone.
      • The Blue Lions house has Sylvain, whose womanizing ways get on other people's nerves, and not just the women. His long-time friends Dimitri, Felix, and Ingrid take him to task for it, and even Mercedes sometimes snarks at him about it. That being said, though, Sylvain gets along surprisingly well with Dedue, empathizing with Dedue being ostracized due to being from Duscur. Most of Sylvain's relationships do improve over time, but many of his support chains cap at B rank, meaning he only has paired endings with Byleth, Ingrid, Mercedes, Dorothea, and Felix.
      • Rounding out the three houses, there's Lorenz of the Golden Deer, whose constantly harping on about his noble status and the duties that come with it don't exactly endear him to the commoners who comprise a good portion of the Golden Deer, or even his fellow nobles. Mercedes, a former noble turned commoner, openly calls him out on his classist ideology, noticing that while he helped her after she fell, he never looked her in the eye. Lorenz does, however, praise Ignatz's artistic ability and encourages it, and perhaps not coincidentally, gets along well with the above-mentioned Ferdinand.
      • Dimitri ends up becoming this after the Time Skip when his lust for vengeance against Edelgard consumes him. His classmates are disturbed by his actions, as are any of the students from the other houses Byleth managed to recruit, who often make it clear that they're only there for Byleth, not Dimitri. After Chapter 17, however, Dimitri realizes what he's become and starts to make amends for it, earning back his allies' goodwill.
  • In Genshin Impact, just about everyone who has a line referencing Hu Tao is unfavourable to her eccentricities. Qiqi outright despises her due to the history between them; Xiangling gets annoyed at Hu Tao's pranks, but just as quickly forgives her due to providing her with ingredients; Chongyun holds the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor in high esteem, but can't help but get irritated at Hu Tao's cheeky attitude. Even her employee, Zhongli, states that he can't deal with her.
  • Kratos from God of War is all but stated to be this. He was basically the Elite Mook to the Greek pantheon, doing their errands for 10 years, even murdering Ares for their favor, but they don't actually fulfill his request to make him forget his nightmares. In the sequel, when Kratos becomes God of War, the Olympians dealt with Kratos with a 10-meter long pole under precarious circumstances. Deconstructed, of course, as one too many betrayals by Zeus led to him snapping and killing all of the Olympians except a select few, devastating Greece for centuries to come.
  • Gotcha Force has two cases, both of which overlap with Teeth-Clenched Teamwork. The first is Nekobe. He's a bully when the Gotcha Borgs first just seem like robotic Mons for kids to play with, but he quickly teams up with the hero and his friends when alien invaders come to Take Over the World. His attitude doesn't improve, though, and the other members of the hero's team show little patience for his attitude. The second is Tama, a lazy Fat Bastard that tried to side with the invaders at first, but the hero bails him out after the villain tries to perform a You Have Failed Me. He's even worse than Nekobe in that at least Nekobe recognized that the Galactic Emperor was trouble from the get-go and at least somewhat tries to work with the others, if in a Jerk with a Heart of Gold way. Tama's only change is working with the heroes and only because they saved him when his back was to the wall; he's just as grating even after changing sides.
  • Horizon Forbidden West has the enigmatic, manipulative Sylens arguably assume this role by the end of the game. He still thinks Aloy's motley crew is insane for thinking they can win the day, but he nevertheless goes along with them despite his misgivings. He even expresses some grudging respect for them when all is said and done.
  • House Party gives us both Patrick and Frank. The former for being a drunken dudebro buffoon and New Money "C-E-Bro" of a dot-com company who's only there because he's Ashley and Madison's cousin, and the latter for being a teetotaling self-important bully who's sees it as his higher calling in life to steal everyone's alcohol and beat the man-shit out of anyone he even suspects of having booze. Naturally, you can play these two off of each other quite a bit, from sending Frank after Patrick as a distraction to steal things from the room he sits in like a vulture to sending Patrick and your BFF to kick the shit out of Frank and get everyone's alcohol back. Naturally, you can also become this yourself if you run around pissing everyone off.
  • Audrey from HuniePop has a few friends among the other girls of the game, but they seem to agree that she's a massive bitch.
  • Francis and Nick fulfill this role in Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 respectively due to being unsociable assholes. They fall into the Proximity/Necessity (they're the only allies left against the zombie apocalypse) and Caring (they eventually become Fire-Forged Friends) categories.
  • Mass Effect:
    • Miranda from Mass Effect 2 can stray into this for players leaning towards the paragon side of things. From the moment you encounter her she's an arrogant Alpha Bitch who firmly believes that Cerberus can do no wrong — and if they do, it wasn't really Cerberus proper, just idiots working for them. There doesn't seem to be anyone who actively likes her, but most of your more renegade-leaning teammates (with the exception of Jack, of course) seem to be indifferent to her, respecting her abilities but not much past that. By Mass Effect 3, after much Character Development, this noticeably changes.
    • Javik from Mass Effect 3 is a sociopathic jackass who enjoys saying the most outrageous things and laughing at everyone else over it. However, he's also the last living Prothean and has been fighting the Reapers longer than the rest of the crew. Though a few former squad members — Zaeed and Wrex — actually do like him well enough, precisely for the reasons everyone else doesn't. That said, he isn't completely without his redeeming features, as he genuinely feels glad to see that some of the species he knew during his era have evolved into space-faring races in their own right.
    • Liam Costa in Mass Effect: Andromeda frequently rubs the rest of the Tempest crew the wrong way, largely due to being Innocently Insensitive and his Black-and-White Morality. Cora gets mad at him for criticizing some of her more morally grey actions as a commando and not understanding why it is so important to follow orders, Peebee calls him out for giving out classified intel after he had previously lectured her about being a team player, Drack is just dismissive of him, Jaal gets tired of being used as a cultural test bed, Gil thinks Liam is a tool, Lexi gets frustrated with Liam's recklessness, and Kallo thought it was funny to convince Liam that there were hidden compartments all over the ship. Liam and Vetra go into Teeth-Clenched Teamwork after he criticized her for bringing her sister to Andromeda.
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Huey. He genuinely screwed over everyone related to Diamond Dogs and acts like he's done nothing wrong. They're not amused, but he is their head of R&D and the main source of all their advanced technology. Then they finally figure out how to reverse-engineer all his prototypes and lynch the poor bastard.
  • Mortal Kombat:
    • Johnny Cage is one of the good guys, but his snarky, sarcastic, pompous attitude riles on his allies. This is especially clear in Mortal Kombat X, where just about every one of Earthrealm's veteran kombatants finds him annoying and makes it clear in pre-match dialogues. The list includes his ex-wife Sonya, the retired 'consultant' Jax Briggs, and the serious-minded Scorpion and Sub-Zero. This also includes Raiden himself, who ostensibly chose Johnny as Earthrealm's Champion after the events of 9. Even fellow Deadpan Snarker Kenshi can't stand Johnny's acting. It's taken to its logical extreme in 11, where (future) Johnny Cage joins the list of people who can't stand Johnny Cage. Contrarily, he gets along quite well with the younger generation of Earthrealm heroes (including his Daddy's Girl daughter Cassie, Jax's daughter Jacqui, Kenshi's son Takeda, etc.), who prefer his firm but compassionate leadership to Sonya's greater strictness and demands for discipline.
    • As of Mortal Kombat 11, Kung Lao's ego has rubbed many of his allies the wrong way, treating him as an Annoying Younger Sibling to The Chosen One (and even Liu Kang himself at times find him annoying), outright telling him to his face that they prefer Liu Kang (Or in Sub-Zero's case, Kung Jin) to him.
    • On the villains' side, Frost hardly, if at all, gains any respect from anyone due to her ego and betraying Sub-Zero. Even the other villains, specifically her own allies, are put off by her Small Name, Big Ego attitude.
  • All of the Evil Elder Powers in Nexus Clash are despised by every member of the pantheon including each other... but they remain frequently successful contenders in the Cosmic Chess Game that drives the series because they're too well-armed and persistent and the other Powers That Be can never properly unite to wipe them out.
  • Night in the Woods: Steve Scriggins is a sleazy guy who hangs out with Gregg and Mae sometimes, even though neither of them like him at all.
  • The whole team of Talon from Overwatch seems to detest Sombra. While Doomfist, Reaper, and Widowmaker have a curt but professional attitude to their partnership, Sombra prefers to goof off, snark, and be a general nuisance. The latter two have numerous kill-quotes specifically for killing her, and none are positive.
  • Persona:
    • Persona 3:
      • Elizabeth becomes this whenever she's allowed to interact with the rest of the cast, such as in Persona Q or the Arena games. She's a shameless Troll who constantly puts the other characters through outlandish pranks, does whatever she wants with little regard for any consequences, and readily admits that she hardly cares for anyone who isn't the P3 Hero, Aigis, or Margaret. Everyone else does their best to avoid her, knowing that she's too powerful to receive any real comeuppance.
      • Hidetoshi is this to the Gekkoukan High student council since he's a stickler for the rules who goes to incredible lengths to find someone who smoked on campus, a search that lasts weeks or even months depending on how long you take to finish his Social Link. Several of the unnamed student council members outright hate him, while others, like Mitsuru and Chihiro, get along with him but keep their relationship with him strictly professional. As such, the Player Character is Hidetoshi's Only Friend on the student council.
    • Teddie from Persona 4 constantly annoys his teammates with his terrible puns and perverted antics to the point where pretty much everybody barring the main protagonist is always mad at him. It's clear that they do care about him, though, particularly when he goes missing, and they need him to get into the TV and find some of the people who have been thrown in, making this a case of Caring and Necessity.
    • Persona 5:
      • Goro Akechi plays with this, since he's a Great Detective who doesn't care for the Phantom Thieves of Hearts' methods, and blackmailed his way onto the team. He gets along especially poorly with Makoto, particularly due to constantly comparing her to Sae (a sore spot for Makoto, who feels inadequate compared to her sister), and Makoto once observes that she had "a rivalry" with him. It's subverted when he turns out to be part of the conspiracy the Thieves are fighting, and infiltrated them to lure them into a trap, while the Thieves themselves realized Goro was a traitor from the start and were ready to use that against him. In Royal, this dynamic is played with again as it becomes a double-subverted when Akechi becomes a permanent party member in the newly added third semester after his treachery had been exposed. It becomes an Enemy Mine situation since they have a new threat that they need to deal with, so Thieves are fine with accepting it but make it clear that they will not tolerate another betrayal. The flip side is that with Akechi's true nature exposed, he drops his "Detective Prince" persona and becomes much more abrasive and standoffish with the group as he's the only one you can't hang out with in between dungeon runs. Ironically, he doesn't end up betraying them this time around and stays loyal until the very end.
      • Persona 5 also has Yuuki Mishima, the Moon Confidant. Joker's dialogue choices with him can often be condescending or irritating with him (though at the same time, the player can choose to act nice to Yuuki.) However, while on a professional level, he serves as the team's PR manager and administrator of the PhanSite, personally, he only really connects with Joker and Ryuji. Ann does not seem wholly fond of him (though she is friendly with him on the trip to Hawaii), his interaction with Yusuke is not that good (though really that could also be chalked up to it being Yusuke) and Futuba flat-out calls him an NPC with no real appeal. It is clearly the Caring category though as the team show concern for his downward spiral and Joker just talks to him in Mementos rather than fighting him. Furthermore, he sticks by everyone's side and if you complete his route, he proceeds to lead all of Tokyo in support for the Phantom Thieves against the Final Boss.
      • Yusuke Kitagawa also counts as a downplayed version of this. While they forgive him for the fraught circumstances of their meeting and clearly do care for him deep down, the other thieves find his general eccentricity difficult to swallow sometimes. Hanging out with Ryuji in Hawaii and on Valentine's Day even has him say that he thinks Yusuke's a freak and wondering what sort of girl could ever be interested in him (and you, the player, can actively agree with that statement); the majority of the rest of the party are largely indifferent too, and rarely make an effort to spend time with him. The only ones who actively seem to like him are Haru (because Haru is kind and friendly to everyone) and Futaba (who happens to be the one to bicker with him the most).
    • Persona 5 Strikers has Zenkichi Hasegawa, who, like Akechi above, threatens to have the Phantom Thieves arrested if they don't cooperate with him in solving the Jail incidents and finding the true culprit. The Phantom Thieves don't trust him at first due to believing that he will betray them, but they gradually warm up to him over time. Despite this, they still show him far less respect than they owe him as an adult, and are not above making him the butt of their jokes, such as when they subject him to a Beach Bury at Okinawa.
  • In Pillars of Eternity, Durance is curmudgeonly, racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic, but he tags along with the Watcher because he's convinced their destiny and his are intertwined, and generally allowed to do so because he's an entirely competent priest with some good lines. Nobody has a high opinion of his constant prattle, though. Mostly it's snark, as is usual for the game, but even Grieving Mother will quip that "A voice falls silent, at last" if he's knocked unconscious.
  • Planescape: Torment has a party that's a Dysfunction Junction and no one really gets along in the first place. Still, there are two potential party members who are not tolerated by anyone else:
    • Ignus is an Ax-Crazy Pyromaniac mage. Almost all of your potential party members are terrified of him, Annah and Morte recommend you should all run in the general direction of 'away' from him and never look back, and even Fall-From-Grace recommends you tread really carefully in any conversation with him and admits she has no idea why Ignus is so attached to you in the first place. He has absolutely no banters with any of the other party members because they refuse to approach him, and Ignus refuses to acknowledge that anyone who's not himself or The Nameless One even exist as something other than firewood.
    • Vhailor's extremely dour personality and Knight Templar outlook means the party members find him both unnerving and boring to talk with. Unlike Ignus he has a few banters, but only Grace and Nordom are willing to talk to him. Morte and Annah are outright afraid of him, and for good reason: should you convince him to pay attention to either one, he'll become permanently hostile and attempt to kill them (Annah being a petty thief and Morte being an escapee from the Pillar of Skulls on Baator means that he sees both as being "guilty" and in need of punishment).
  • In Puyo Puyo, the rest of the cast fears Feli despite her technically being a good guy since she generally acts creepy and can become enraged at the drop of a hat. Only Lemres (to whom Feli is an underclassman) seems to be used to her attitude by now, and even then he has his moments of discomfort towards it.
  • In Red Dead Redemption II, the Van der Linde Gang are a group of outlaws who nonetheless view each other as a sort of family unit. All with the exception of Micah Bell, a violent psychopath who often goes out of his way to antagonize other members of the gang and just being a massive asshole. The only reason he's able to stick around is that he's a competent gunman and he's really good at sucking up to the gang's leader Dutch and playing to his egomania. Eventually by the end he sells the gang out to the Pinkertons to save his own skin.
  • Saints Row:
    • Pierce Washington is the group's designated Butt-Monkey who is given little respect by anyone. Though he is a bit on the whiny and egotistic side, it still doesn't warrant what the Saints often put him through. They really do care about him though, with all the hell the Boss goes through to save his skin multiple times.
    • Viola DeWynter becomes this after defecting from the rival Syndicate who are responsible for the death of Johnny Gat. Kinzie is the only Saint who likes her, maybe a little too much. Shaundi hates Viola's guts (and Gat out of Hell reveals that the feeling was mutual), Viola and Zimos have a rivalry stemming from a sexual encounter they had and The Boss, Pierce and Oleg barely tolerate her due to necessity. Though Josh Birk seems to want to sleep with her and Burt Reynolds is on friendly terms with her.
    • Josh Birk, the Tag-Along Actor, who continuously flirts with Shaundi, despite her having no interest in him, and his tomfoolery ends up getting the Saints arrested during their robbery at the beginning of Saints Row: The Third. Later, Birk forms a marketing deal with STAG (the military operation sent to Steelport in order to take down the Saints and the Syndicate) and the Saints take him hostage as a way to force a deal out of STAG. The deal fails whether you give Birk back to STAG or not, but he's still hanging with the Saints come Saints Row IV for some unexplained reason.
  • Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse does this with an object rather than a person; Charlie Ho-Tep is one of the Toys of Power, artifacts that can grant certain people Psychic Powers. He's also one freaky looking dummy, which means almost nobody who picks up Charlie Ho-Tep wants anything to do with him, to the point where he's the only Toy that Max attempts to reject entirely. Once Charlie is revealed to be the Arc Villain of episode 4, this even extends to his Freudian Excuse as even Junior considered him to be creepy and his least favorite toy.
  • Shantae has Rottytops, an overly mischievous zombie who spent her first few appearances as the Token Evil Teammate that wants to eat the titular character's brain. While she and Shantae do grow close once its made clear that Rotty isn't just messing with her and does sincerely consider the half-genie her only true friend, the others only seem to tolerate her presence for Shantae's sake. For Rotty's part, she responds in kind and treats Shantae's other friends (especially Sky) with just as much respect as they do her.
  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole has Alternate Human Kite, AKA Kyle's cousin Kyle. After a certain point in the game, Sheila tells Kyle that he must let him play with the other kids, which translates to him potentially appearing without warning in a battle, do something completely useless (like shielding himself and only himself or falling on his face and getting a nosebleed) before he leaves the fight. While this happens, all the other kids shoot death glares at him, including the usually stoic New Kid, the usually very positive Mintberry Crunch, and even the incredibly friendly Butters. Yes, even BUTTERS is fed up with this kid.
  • In Starbound, the Hylotl as a species are this to everybody except the Ax-Crazy Florans. They're genuinely peaceful and reliably refrain from causing trouble, but are also too advanced to be worth the effort of actually attacking, so they don't make real enemies among the civilized species. Their constant Cultural Posturing, belief that True Art Is Incomprehensible, and allegedly wonderful Foreign Queasine, however, grinds on others species' nerves to no end, so they're often the targets of snark and contempt as a result.
  • Darth Thanaton in Star Wars: The Old Republic, the Big Bad of the Sith Inquisitor storyline. A Dirty Coward with an Inferiority Superiority Complex, he isn't taken seriously by his Sith peers and his obsession with Sith tradition crippled the war effort which made his underlings in the military hate him as well. Half the storyline revolves around recruiting people sick of him, and after you publicly humiliate him in combat twice at the end it's his own associates on the Dark Council who deliver the final blow.
  • Stella Glow has Keith, a mercenary who plans to build his own kingdom and tends to act like he's already a king. The rest of the party is pretty openly disdainful of him. Surprisingly, he's implied to be one of the caring types, staying with the party because he's worried about his old client, Mordimort.
  • One of the many Recurring Elements in the Tales Series is a party member that everyone else treats like a massive annoyance. The more snarky characters frequently get in shots at their expense, often to the point of making the Friend Nobody Likes into a Butt-Monkey. Being the Tales series, of course, you can expect a lot of these to get deconstructed.
    • Tales of Symphonia has Zelos Wilder, the Chosen of Tethe'alla, who hits on the female members and often acts dismissive toward Lloyd and Genis. Practically everyone is annoyed, but they generally keep him around out of a mixture of caring and because he's useful to the group. This is subtly deconstructed in that Zelos has a lot of trust-related issues Beneath the Mask. The thing that determines whether or not he betrays you for real or becomes a Fake Defector? Being asked "Can I really trust you" or being told "I trust you".
    • Tales of the Abyss:
      • Dist is a villain example; the only reason he's working with the Six Generals is for his own goals and they tolerate and work with him only because he actually is a Gadgeteer Genius and a really good one, too.
      • Abyss also deconstructs it in the lead up to Akzeriuth; Luke is only on the team because he's the Ambassador (because the Score says so) and no one really likes him (except Ion and Mieu) for various reasons. This bites them in the ass hard as if they didn't spend so much time talking down to him and berating him without giving a good reason for it, he wouldn't have rushed into listening to the Big Bad and thus not only destroy Akzeriuth but kick off said Big Bad's plans. He's also something of this post Akzeriuth until they realize that his change of heart is 100% genuine and finally lighten up on him...mostly.
    • Tales of Legendia has Norma fill this role. A Genki Girl who loves coming up with nicknames for people, the rest of the party treat her as an annoyance for a good majority of the game. It's only towards the very end of the game's second arc that this lightens up.
    • Talesof Vesperia has Raven, a shady Dirty Old Man who annoys just about everyone in the party with his antics, and is eventually revealed to be The Mole for the Big Bad of the game. It wasn't until the last act after he pulled a Heel–Face Turn for real that the party finally learns to put up with him.
    • Tales of Xillia has Alvin come the last part; after spending so much time as an Affably Evil, Heel–Face Revolving Door Jerkass, he finally crosses too many lines. He's only on the team because Jude insists on giving him one more chance (again) and doesn't want to leave him alone. It's deconstructed as well; Alvin knows that not only is he this, he fully deserves the treatment. The sequel reveals he's fully dropped this aspect and is readily welcomed by the group. Also in the sequel, there is Muzet who fears she's this due to her past actions; her whole Character Episode arc is about her trying to make friends with the group.
    • Magilou from Tales of Berseria is a Troll who tags along with the party because, according to her, she has nothing better to do (though it's revealed to be more complicated than that). Early on, the party even considers Magilou to be The Load, mostly because she stays out of combat until she finds Bienfu and starts fighting. Towards the end of the game, the party has at least learned to put up with Magilou, even if they won't outright admit they like her.
  • Team Fortress 2 has the Pyro. The rest of its team (which consists of other 8 so-called mercenaries) are obviously scared of it. They're even hesitant to speak about it.
  • Undertale:
    • There is a strange monster named Jerry that always shows up as part of a group of monsters and is always introduced separately from the others, usually with something like "Jerry came too". On top of an obnoxious personality, he has a stupidly high amount of defense but no attack, making its "allies" do all the work while only slightly increasing their attack phase. His one ACT is to "ditch" him by conspiring with the other monsters to run away and fight elsewhere while he isn't looking. NO ONE likes Jerry.
    • To a lesser extent, there's Aaron, a narcissistic bipedal horse in Waterfall. He comes off as a creep to Shyren, and Woshua, the closest thing he has to a friend, barely tolerates him.
  • Emily in Until Dawn is downright mean to most of her friends and the others don't shy away from insulting her. The only characters who are nice to her are Mike (ex-boyfriend), Matt (current boyfriend), and Sam (who is nice to everyone) and even Mike complains about her attitude early on.
  • World of Warcraft:
    • Gallywix, leader of the Goblin cartel loyal to the Horde, is seen as this by the rest of the Horde. In the Tides of War novel, Garrosh only keeps him around because he, being motivated by profit, is easy to keep in line.
    • Sylvannas also, though she's part of the Horde, is viewed by most of the Horde with suspicion and her more questionable actions really don't attract trust. Her primary goal is to create a future for the Forsaken, and only for the Forsaken and is only using the Horde as a stepping stone in her schemes.
    • The Forsaken in general don't get along well with the rest of the Horde and are members out of mutual necessity rather than any genuine friendship or respect. The Trolls, Tauren, and more honorable Orc Clans distrust the Forsaken due to their increasingly Scourge-like behavior. But the Horde needs a presence on the Eastern Kingdoms that the Blood Elves aren't strong enough to provide, and the Forsaken need support against the Alliance, so they put up with each other. The Blood Elves get along reasonably well with them, mostly because both factions were the biggest victims of The Lich King, though even then Sylvanas and Lor'themar (the Blood Elves' leader) have an antagonistic relationship as she's threatened the lives of him and his people on at least two separate occasions.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X:
    • Hector "H.B." Birtwistle considers himself the greatest BLADE and frequently reminds others of this. Most other party members don't appreciate this attitude.
    • Yelv's wild mannerisms and general tactlessness grate on most party members, and one NPC says that almost nobody is willing to work with him.
    • Sharon "Murderess" Effinger is infamous for backstabbing other BLADEs to hog the reward money.


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