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    Code Geass 
  • Suzaku first and foremost, on both sides of the Pacific no less. Being The Quisling was bad enough, but his blatant Hypocrisy on virtually every subject combined with a smug Holier Than Thou attitude (namely toward Lelouch) and being perceived by his detractors as something of a Creator's Pet have made him less endearing. After a great deal of suffering and losing the more annoying parts of his ideology, however, he's more or less Rescued from the Scrappy Heap in R2.
  • Nina. Her racism (caused by bad experiences in a Japanese ghetto), her affection for Euphemia, and her role in creating the Geass-world equivalent of a nuclear bomb resulting in the death of millions earned her the hatred of the fanbase. The Table-kun incident didn't help. Though unlike other cases, she actually learned her lesson and wised up... but tell that to the fanbase, which REFUSES to see her change.
  • Typically, by the end of the series, all the fan hatred has, in an interesting meta-contrast to the ending, been shifted towards Kaname Ohgi. Initially he was able to compensate his status as The Generic Guy in an otherwise vividly colorful cast by virtue of being the Black Knights' Voice of Reason to the point of becoming a minor Ensemble Dark Horse. His increasingly rash decisions and degeneration into hypocrisy towards the end of R2 (including backstabbing Lelouch based on Villains Never Lie and functionally surrendering the entire world to Britannia in an under-the-table deal to free Japan) quickly plummeted him to Scrappy status. Not only he does not suffer in any way, shape, or form for his mistakes and ends up both a Karma AND an Idiot Houdini, but at the end of the series, he gets one of the happiest endings out of all of the cast by being Happily Married and he even became Prime Minister of Japan while two of the main characters get the less ideal endings, which made him even more hated by several fans of the show. This was amplified by the knowledge that Ohgi's betrayal basically led to the final arc and the characters' bad ends, which have been a matter of controversy among various fans, but for different reasons.
  • Ougi's newlywed wife, Villetta, also shares in the hate for supposedly leading him astray in the first place and screwing Lelouch over in the most inopportune moments, culminating in her being trusted over Lelouch leading to the betrayal when she has no right to be, as an agent against him on behalf of Britannia (re:the geass and him being AWOL following the Black Rebellion, even though she was the one watching over Lelouch for geass, meaning she may have very well misled them, and keeping him under surveillance during that year, making her partly responsible for the latter, and also that she was the one who incapacitated Ohgi in the first place partly due to the latter's carelessness, and Ohgi still completely blames Lelouch for being treated as an expendable and abandoning him during that moment). And yet, she too shares in Ohgi's happy ending for her convenient team switch, even though she undergoes no redemptive character development nor actually does anything for the peace. Meanwhile, each of the main leads had already lost a love interest they both cared about, one of which started falling deeper into despair after being used by Villetta. It's not too strange to find fans who wished they didn't survive the waterfall incident.
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    Dragon Ball 
  • Dragon Ball Z:
    • Babidi has a hatedom, despite the fact that you're supposed to hate him because he's evil, a lot of fans disliked him because of his frequent outbursts and a "bad" villain because he got other villains to do his work for him.
    • Gotenks. A fusion between two fairly likeable characters and introduced as the solution to Majin Buu. Instead of the ultimate fighter, all the viewers get is an arrogant little kid. In his first appearance, he grabs the Idiot Ball, refusing to use his maximum power on Majin Buu because he doesn't think he needs it and is soundly defeated. in his second appearance, he makes the same mistake on a much more powerful version of Majin Buu, and still believes that he can easily defeat the unkillable monster with ridiculous attacks. His stupidity and arrogance end up dooming more than a few more likeable characters.
    • While Broly was already a Base-Breaking Character, his clone, Bio-Broly, is universally despised by even the most die hard of his fans. Viewers hate him because of his unappealing design (which many have compared to Swamp Thing on steroids, and Team Four Star unfavorably labeled it the love-child of Swamp Thing and a Muk), being a mindless brute that only screams "Kakarot" (which was already an issue with the original Broly), having none of the original Broly's badass capabilities, and for his humiliating anti-climactic defeat from getting submerged in water. It doesn't help that Bio-Broly is considered the worst Dragon Ball movie (animated, that is). To put it in perspective just how unpopular he is, despite the regular Broly's Wolverine Publicity when it comes to supplementary material, he rarely gets any official merchandise and he has only appeared in two video games to date since the movie's initial release in 1994, the lowest of any Dragon Ball Z movie villain.
    • Bulma was largely well-liked, but she fell into this during the Namek saga, where she's completely useless to the plot and does nothing but bitch to everyone else. (Granted, by the end of the arc, some viewers sympathised with how much she was sick of Namek.)
  • Dragon Ball Super:
    • Goku Black's manga incarnation is not as well-received as his anime version due to holding the Villain Ball multiple times and is far less competent who tends to lose his cool rather easily. He also never fights or have a proper interaction with Goku despite stealing his body in the first place.
    • Infinite Zamasu is easily his most-hated form (especially the version in the anime). Lots of fans see said form as the cheapest Diabolus ex Machina in the whole franchise, and the main cause of the Future Trunks Saga's widespread Ending Aversion.
    • The Kamikaze Fireballs/Maiden Squadron of Universe 2 is given a lot of hate, not only from Dragon Ball fans, but also fans of Magical Girl series in general. Most of the hate is geared towards Brianne de Chateau/Ribrianne. Her Ribrianne form is incredibly off-putting (While Kakunsa and Rozie look reasonably normal, Ribrianne is incredibly chubby and is constantly showing off her bloomers because of her costume's design), but her attitude is the complete antithesis to what a magical girl is as she's a warrior whose idea of The Power of Love is disgustingly superficial and hypocritical. Rozie seems to avoid this though, and is considered an Ensemble Dark Horse.

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    Others A-M 
  • Aikatsu!:
  • Akame ga Kill!: Prime Minister Honest. He's the Big Bad in a series where the single most popular character by an intensely wide margin (Esdeath) is merely The Dragon to him, which is surprisingly easy to forget about. This wouldn't be bad enough to label him this trope, if only he weren't one of the single most narmy villains people could think of. Every single scene with him has him straddling the Moral Event Horizon in some way, yet he comes across as nothing more than an annoying, over-the-top and flat Big Bad Wannabe. In a fictional example of X-Pac Heat, instead of viewers wanting to see him get his comeuppance, they view him as a waste of time at the expense of other, mostly more popular antagonists and want him to go away.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia:
    • Chibitalia and Holy Roman Empire, being an epitome of Tastes Like Diabetes and having gotten quite the screentime in the anime, have garnered their fair share of haters throughout the run of Hetalia. Some of it is plain boredom and annoyance at two "stupid babies" being a Spotlight-Stealing Squad, but some of their detractors can get quite nasty. Especially with the idea that Holy Roman Empire just might be a younger version of Germany, which somehow makes Germany less of a "real man" (or just goes against their idea of history). The other younger versions of the characters have gotten hate and ridicule in spots, but nothing as extreme as some of the vitriol that a baby Italy and the one crushing on him can generate.
    • The Principalities of Wy and Seborga instantly generated fan backlash due to not being based off bonafide countries, coupled with them being portrayed as young children/adolescents and buddies of the Bratty Half-Pint Sealand. Wy's mouthy personality also hasn't helped her status.
  • Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts:
    • Mizuki Himeji. Receives the most attention from the main character, but is generic and mildly notorious at her best and terrifyingly psychotic at her worst. There's something wrong when her most prominent role is to routinely put people on the edge of death with her attempts at cooking.
    • How about Shouko Kirishima? She abuses Yuuji numerous ways, including chaining him to her with a pillory, tazing him, poking his eyes out when he even takes so much as a glance at other girls (and Hideyoshi), and tries to force him into a marriage. Not only are all Yuuji's friends totally okay with this, they actively try to get the two together. It doesn't help that she is quite possibly the biggest Karma Houdini in the series; when she looks like she might finally get some comeuppance, she always comes out smelling like a rose.
    • Mizuki, Minami, and Shouko pale in comparison to Miharu, not only for being absolutely insane when it comes to Minami, and almost always showing up to reaffirm her One-Sided Affection. She is also the pseudo-antagonist of the 2nd season arc where she sets Akihisa and Yuuji up by scapegoating them for peeping into the girl's baths and making Minami and Himeji rather unlikable by pretty much turning them into Bitch in Sheep's Clothing Material. Matters are made worse when she gets no comeuppance for this incident and a hypocritical "Reason You Suck" Speech to Akihisa about how he treats Minami.
    • TL;DR If you are a female character in this series you will have a Hatedom.
  • Baki the Grappler: Big Bad Yujiro Hanma himself is pretty despised (and not in a Love to Hate way) by quite a few fans for being such an Up to Eleven Invincible Villain — and him also being such a cruel Jerkass (especially to his own wife and son) certainly doesn't help, either. Even more so when he ultimately remains a Karma Houdini after his final battle with Baki and consequently cements Hard Work Hardly Works as a major theme, which has just caused some fans to outright jump ship out of sheer Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy.
  • An unnamed middle school boy from Bakemonogatari only appears on-screen for about five minutes, and yet the fandom LOATHES him. Although when you consider he cursed Nadeko Sengoku, nearly killing her, over something as petty as a rejection and tried to beat Kaiki to death with a baseball bat because being the source of the cursing charms apparently means he's the one at fault when they are used improperly. It didn't help that this moment followed Kaiki's Character Development and was seen as a pointless Shoot the Shaggy Dog by the fans.
  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Baron is the show's scrappy. He's an idolizing twit who looks like a strong man but has a voice that is higher pitched than his three year old sister. He's generally incompetent, and mocked as the worst character even on the show. Still, he's done nothing to earn himself any pity.
  • Bakuman。:
    • Takuro Nakai. Initially well-received by the fanbase because of his continuing determination to get serialized despite consistent failure in the past, Nakai lost any love from the majority of the readers when a little success went to his head and he began behaving like a complete Jerk Ass towards his former friend Aoki Ko, trying to pressure her into being his girlfriend when she needed his help. After leaving for a while, he's come back in an even harder to like position, as an assistant to the Smug Snake Nanamine who is extremely rude to the other assistants unless they're cute girls and doesn't seem to care about much except for the free space and pizza Nanamine is providing him with. There are still little glimmers of the nicer guy he used to be underneath the self-pitying Jerk Ass, especially when he gets back on the road to working toward his dream as Hiramaru's assistant. Until the mandatory redemption, this was probably an Intended Audience Reaction, but said redemption did in the end not waver many.
    • Another series scrappy is Miura, Takagi and Mashiro's second editor; unlike the wise and talented Hattori, an Ensemble Dark Horse, Miura is new, inexperienced, and not very good at what he does while Takagi and Mashiro are working with him. While he's worked to improve himself, his first impression as an incompetent Replacement Scrappy to such a popular character earned him a lot of hate, presumably influencing Hattori returning to being Ashirogi Muto's editor for PCP.
    • Shun "Dog boy" Shiratori, a rather spoiled would-have-been woobie who was the cause of a second breaking up of the lead team or so it would seem. The creators may have caught on with this one, because past his arc, the character is never seen or heard from again, unless one counts the hand wave cancellation of his series.
  • Battle of the Planets: 7-Zark-7 is hated violently by even die-hard fans. Actually a Western addition, rendered necessary by Moral Guardians when its parent anime was translated.
  • Ben-To:
  • Berserk: Nina, the young prostitute and secret pagan cultist of the Conviction arc. Many hate her for being a Dirty Coward, for the way she treated Joachim and for being completely useless to people who are protective of her, while she is too selfish and scared to help them back. Although she is very aware of her faults and does try to help, and has very good reasons to be afraid (among them the nightmare-inducing torture chamber she gets led into at one point).
  • Bleach
    • Kaname Tousen is hated for many reasons, first and foremost, for being a total hypocrite who betrays Soul Society for extremely flimsy reasons: wanting to walk the path of the least bloodshed toward peace... by siding with the egomaniacal traitor whose entire plan revolves around starting a bloody war and who is perfectly fine with murdering his own allies just because they're of no use to him anymore. Another reason fans hate him is for initially being the blind man in the Blind and the Beast with Komamura, then insulting by calling Komamura ugly to his face the second he regains his sight. He's also hated for holding one of the most blatant examples of the Idiot Ball in the series history in his fight with Kenpachi, where he traps Kenpachi in his sensory deprivation Bankai, then just stands around taunting and lecturing him (which, as noted, Kenpachi can't hear anymore) instead of just finishing him off, which he ends up losing the fight because of.
    • The Modsoul trio of Ririn, Noba, and Kurōdo were reviled during their debut in the Bount Arc for their individual traits. Ririn's sometimes loud and arrogant, Noba's too shy, and Kurôdo talks too much for the audience's taste. By the end of the Bount Arc they were not only reduced to comic relief, but allowed to leak into the canon material of the Arrancar Arc, quickly increasing their earlier hate.
    • In the The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai Filler Arc, Rurichiyo Kasumiōji is a spoiled brat of a rich kid who's prone to being kidnapped just to keep her unpopular Filler arc going. Fans also find her Third-Person Person quirk annoying to listen to, and just plain don't like how useless she was in said arc.
    • In the Gotei 13 Invading Army Filler Arc, Nozomi's existence was justified by rewriting canon character backgrounds, stealing unique canon abilities, reducing Rukia and Orihime to bit-roles that consisted solely of shilling her, removing Ichigo as the Main Character to turn Kon into her Love Interest, and making her more powerful than even Yamamoto.
  • Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan has the title character, Dokuro. For the people who hate the series for being a cruel Sadist Show, she's the general root of it, brutally murdering Sakura for the dumbest of reasons.
  • Captain Tsubasa: The main character Tsubasa for being a Invincible Hero who always wins and a Flat Character compared to the other characters.
  • Citrus: Mei's grandfather was generally hated because of expelling Yuzu. Right when hatred for him was softening because of him allowing Yuzu to return to the academy after she saved his life, he found himself under fire again when it is revealed that he is pushing Mei into another arranged marriage.
  • Claymore: Raki had the misfortune of being the perpetual Distressed Dude and Non-Action Guy in a cast full of badass warrior women. The fact that he cries a lot and is very closely bonded to the main character, whom the fanbase loves to pair up with her female comrades, also doesn't help. His screen time decreases a lot as the series goes on, and he did Take a Level in Badass, which helps, though now the fans complain that he's too strong and fear he'll take pagetime away from the female character.
  • Cross Ange: Jill gained quite a bit of a negative reception for her actions such as doing a painful cavity search on Ange; pulling off a really huge Idiot Ball moment by sending her out into the frontlines when she just wanted to escape. By the time "Conclusive Ocean" aired, fans cheered when Ange finally kicks Jill down.
  • Date A Live: Ai, Mai and Mii — but especially Mii. Their only purpose so far has been an unfunny Running Gag where they interpret Shido's (and sometimes other people's) actions in the worst way possible, and fans find Mii's constant "gross" (changed to "That's so lame" in the FUNimation dub) — her only line — to be incredibly grating and unfair to Shido.
  • Death Note:
    • Near has earned a Scrappy status from many fans who viewed him as a poor knock-off of L. Even Tsugumi Ohba bashed him.
    • Kiyomi Takada. Whenever fans talk about her, it's either that she was a informed intelligent fool who easily fell for Light's charms or a stuck up jerk, particularly on how she treated Misa. She even gets plenty of flak from fangirls who swore to exact their revenge on her for killing Mello - though it's hard to imagine a worse fate for her than the one that actually transpired.
  • Detective Conan:
    • The Detective Boys. Ayumi, Mitsuhiko and Genta are normal children who unknowingly befriend an undercover Teen Genius in a series filled with complex murder mysteries. Thus, they tend to ignore all his instructions of caution which puts their lives in danger or comes close to blowing his cover multiple times. They even view Conan as the lowest member of the group while trying to stop him taking all the credit for helping solve cases. They do get better in the manga, as they come to appreciate Conan's talent, start to develop their own abilities, and befriend another Teen Genius (Ai Haibara) who keeps them more in line, but this is generally not reflected in the anime fillers where they will remain in Scrappy status in the eyes of many fans.
    • While not as universally reviled as the Detective Boys, Kogoro Mouri seems to have his share of haters. This stems from the fact that he's a Jerkass Small Name, Big Ego who's prone to many Kick the Dog moments with Conan. Two stood out: One was when Conan, with logical reasoning, tried convincing Kogoro not to automatically assume a woman he's attracted to is innocent (She was indeed the killer), only for him to punch Conan. In one of the rare occasions he's actually confronted for hitting Conan, he respondes with "He started it by being annoying!" Another was the episode where he broke his leg. In the hospital, he didn't want to miss a Yoko Okino TV event. While Conan was out solving the case, the Detective Boys were wheeling him to the nearest TV, but were slowing down due to lack of manpower. When Conan shows up, Kogoro threatens to put him on the streets if he missed the show.
    • Sonoko Suzuki also has her fair share of haters, who accused her of being a Rich Bitch who is selfish, perverted, and arrogant to the point where she makes Shinichi look humble.
    • For the love of god, INSPECTOR YAMAMURA. Yamamoron (as he's nicknamed by fans of the show) is so incompetent that he manages to make KOGORO seem like an excellent detective in comparison. Not helping matters is the fact that he refused to acknowledge Conan's genius in his debut episode, and that he's commonly featured in filler cases outside of the Tokyo area (at the expense of the Nagano Trio: Yamato, Morofushi, and Uehara).
  • Elfen Lied: Yuka, due to the fact that she is in love with her cousin and physically beats him up for no reason. Plus the fact that she goes into Wangst over things which are comparatively minor, in contrast to almost everyone else on the show - even when you have positive traits, being selfish in contrast to the other members of the cast is not the way to go with a character... Though odds are that her more unreasonable haters can probably find some way to blame her for Lucy's Moral Event Horizon crossing (which wasn't her fault at all).
  • Most fans of Eiken dislike Komoe for her squicky character concept (an elementary school student with very large Gag Boobs). There are many people who refuse to watch/read it because they're so grossed out by her.
  • Eureka Seven:
    • Those Goddamn kids. Linck in particular. They cry in almost all of their appearances, are completely spoiled, and their continual cries of "Mama!" can become straight up the Most Annoying Sound in the series. Maurice shows his Scrappy colors later on, when they're lost on Earth. "Only love me, mama! No one else!" And then Renton and Eureka just have to go and be so damn understanding about it.
    • Holland's general treatment of Renton during the first half of the series is downright brutal at times. The fact he uses Renton as a punching bag on multiple occasions, basically taking out his own inadequacies on a kid, and that he used to date Renton's sister and even recognized Renton as her younger sibling only adds insult to literal injury... More than enough to be loathed by many fans. By the second half of the series, however, he gets Rescued from the Scrappy Heap thanks to him accepting the fact that Renton is The Chosen One and eventually reconciling with him.
    • Most of the Gekkostate members get this treatment due to their cruel mistreatment of Renton, Moondoggie and Talho (After she Took a Level in Kindness and began calling Holland out) being some of the few exceptions.
    • In the sequel Eureka Seven Ao: Truth is this for being an Outside-Context Problem with Combo Platter Powers in a series where there is no superpowers. at all. Not to mention his randomly killing people and other things. Ironically, Archetype!Truth is looked upon more favorably and the lack of focus on him is considered a case of They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot.
  • Fairy Musketeers: Viewers almost unanimously hate Ringo. Her negative traits are even pointed out in the show, when her friends in her own world note how harsh she is toward her friends. When everyone else begins to trust Gretel, Ringo is, not surprisingly the only one against it, angrily at that. One episode even goes out of it's way to make her see that she's dead weight. Her aggressive personality isn't too surprising, considering she's voiced by Rie Kugimiya.
  • Louis El Bridget from Freezing is, without a doubt, the most hated character in the manhwa, and for more than good reasons: he regularly abused and molested his half-sister Satella, causing her to develop a crippling phobia of being touched and kick-starting a great majority of her issues. It was bad enough that, since he couldn't have his way with Satella anymore, he molested and raped his own Pandora Holly Rose because she looked like his half-sister. And the hatred for him only solidified during the Bali arc, in which he tried to make Satella come back to him, and gave Kazuya a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown when he stood up to Satella, not to mention treated poor Holly Rose like garbage. The fact that he got a Karma Houdini, was Easily Forgiven by Satella, and had a Heel–Face Turn after pulling a No-one Could Survive That! only served to make his many haters rage.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Noah from The Movie of the first anime, Conqueror of Shamballa, is pretty disliked. It's fairly telling that she was heavily teased as a possible love interest for Ed, and yet everyone ships him with Alfons Heiderich instead.
  • Fushigi Yuugi:
  • Future Diary:
  • Girls Bravo: Kazuharu Fukuyama, an obnoxious pervert with no character development, compared to his superior sister. Even The Cartoon Hero picked him over her to be in his Top 10 Most Hated Animated Characters list.
  • Guilty Crown:
    • Souta turns into this after his stupidity gets Hare killed.
    • Arisa and some students after they stabbed Shu in the back. After he succeeds in breaking them out of the enclosing wall that would have doomed the city.
  • Hajime no Ippo:
  • Hayate the Combat Butler has Hayate's Abusive Parents. Even though their abuse is played for laughs, they make Mr. and Mrs. Turner look like Parents of the Year.
  • Himegoto: The student council members 18+, Unko, and Bell are disliked by nearly every fan depsite being major characters. They constantly harrass and bully the main character and are almost never called out on it, and they have very few non-negated Pet the Dog moments. All three of them also suffer from bland characterization. 18+ gets the most hate for her perversion and the fact that she's pushed as the main love interest for no real reason.
  • InuYasha: Fans hate Shippo for being a smart-mouthed, whiney, useless Bratty Half-Pint.
  • Kämpfer: Natsuru has scrappy status among fans for being incredibly dense.
  • Katekyō Hitman Reborn!: While it's unclear where he stands in the Japanese fandom, Naito Longchamp was near-universally despised by a large percentage of overseas fans due largely to his goofy appearance and rambunctious personality. This only applies to the manga, however; the anime wound up writing him out of the plot entirely. However, this may be undergoing a reverse process — fans have claimed that Longchamp appearing may be the only thing that can save the show.
  • Kiddy GiRL-AND: Ascoeur draws a lot of flak for her high-pitched screaming and childish behavior throughout the series. She barely gets her act together as the show progresses, which many viewers regard as way too late.
  • Tiff/Fumu from Kirby of the Stars is this to a ton of people. Not only is she a know-it-all joykill, but she tends to get more screentime than Kirby himself and likes to bitch about everything and boss everyone around. It doesn't help that a lot of people consider her to be an anime version of Lisa Simpson.
    • Tokkori is debatably worse. Give Tiff/Fumu some credit, she's kind and supportive of Kirby. Tokkori, on the other hand, is a mean-spirited Jerk Ass who contributes nothing outside of being difficult and a jerk to Kirby.
  • Kotoura-san:
    • Hiyori is nearly universally hated by fans due to her (mis)treatment of Haruka. She's Manabe's Hopeless Suitor, but he and Haruka are the Official Couple.
    • The unnamed old woman who takes the stray cat Haruka had been feeding to a shelter gets a special mention; she has collected many death threats from fans just by saying a few words to Haruka.
  • Yoshiko Tanaka from The Legend of Black Heaven is an example of this category, compared to everything that goes on in the series. She is also the reason for her husband, Oji Tanaka's initial mid-life depression.
  • Maburaho: The members of Kazuki and Yuna's class (and the two class representatives in particular) may be collectively the most petty and selfish class in anime, putting Kazuki on trial and trying to mete out punishments simply because he is friendly with Yuna. They even go so far as to sabotage a collaboration with another class just to spite Kazuki.
  • Macross Delta: The Windemerans as a faction suffer from inconsistent motivations (they go from independence to galactic conquest just to show off their new weapons), very few sympathetic characters and they hardly suffer any significant losses in their war effort.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Vivid: Miura is really not liked within the fandom, being a sudden awesome prodigy of the Wolkenritter who, when she shows up for the Tournament Arc, trashes Vivio. Not only does she trash Vivio, she trashes her with a kicking version of Nanoha's Starlight Breaker. Maybe it wouldn't of been so bad had this been near the end or the absolute end of the tournament, but no, she defeats Vivio at the near start.
  • Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force:
  • Mai-HiME:
  • Mai-Otome: Sergey gets a lot of hate in some circles, because his interactions with Arika and Nina make him come off as a paedophile at times, even though it's Nina who takes the initiative, and also because he reminds some fans (visually) of Yuuichi (see above).
  • Maria-sama ga Miteru:
    • Touko (Drill-chan) is disliked by a fairly large part of the fandom because of her bitchy attitude, despite all the efforts of the creator to present her in a more positive light. The fact that Yumi keeps relentlessly pursuing her as her petite soeur only adds to this, since a lot of fans think that there are more suitable candidates— Kanako, for instance.
    • Compounding this is the fact that Kanako is called out for her initial bad behavior while Touko is never told to stop either by Sachiko or Yumi herself.
  • Metal Fight Beyblade: Team Garcia, for mixing Combat Pragmatist with Dirty Coward. Not even their backstory, which averts Heartwarming Orphan, is enough to earn them a pass for most of the fanbase.
    • To some, it's the fact that they tried to pull off the Heartwarming Orphan routine to justify their acts. Because having a sympathetic backstory is supposed to make you instantly forgivable, right?
    • And among the whole group, Enzo stands out due to bratty personality and the nerve-grating "Amazing,huh?"
  • Monster brings us Otto Heckler, a supposedly Lovable Rogue shoehorned into the animated version. He's so poorly integrated, there are numerous scenes they could have done without him. His 'comedic antics' do not fit in with the dark, compelling nature of the show, even his wide, cartoonish features look out of place. His incessant chatter does not help matters, if there's no one else around, he'll even talk to himself! He gets worse during the attempted arson of the Turkish district. While everyone else is trying to save lives, his only concern is pawning an expensive rug, which just comes off as despicable.
  • My Hero Academia: Mineta Minoru gets a lot of hate. Many see him as a Flat Character, existing only for pervert jokes, and accuse him of sexual harassment (including invoking Jail Bait Wait on a traumatized six-year-old). His powers (generating adhesive spheres from his hair) and design (a cartoonish midget that reminds most fans of rats and whose choice of costume has some kind of metal diaper) are incredibly lame and fairly ugly. Possible redeeming characteristics such as his high intelligence remain Informed Attributes in favor of his more unpleasant sides. The fact that he was chosen for the heroes course above Shinso, a far more popular character, doesn't help. He tends to be near or at the bottom in popularity polls.
    • However, the thing with Mineta is that the fans seem to have fun hating him, as they often make casual jokes at his expense. He can be very well described as a fun character to hate.

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  • Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water: King is thought of as being the series' default Scrappy due in a small part to his cartoonish traits in a setting that doesn't quite fit with them, and partially for being the driving force of many of the Filler episodes during the Island and Africa arcs, which most of the fans, and even the director himself, like to pretend were never included in the first place (with the exception of episodes 30 and 31). The fact that he has almost no impact whatsoever on or involvement with the main plot of the series also adds to his Scrappiness.
  • Naruto:
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: While the main characters are all very divisive, some characters are flat-out Scrappies:
    • Pen-Pen as some consider such a purely implausible and "cartoon" character out of place in the middle of a dramatic and dark series.
    • Ritsuko Akagi gets flak for obsessing over Gendo Ikari and destroying anything involving Rei (the cloning aquarium, the Dummy Plug) out of a combination of insanity and envy, while the current Rei dies defeating one of the Angels, no less.
    • For people who sympathize with Shinji, Gendo makes this list for being the cause of Shinji's emotional problems.
  • From Nyatto!, Anzu. The general agreement among the readers is that the shark was jumped with her introduction, which draws many complaints the manga taking a turn from an unique story of a guy growing a relationship with his long-time pet kitty turned into a prissy catgirl that wants to turn him into her butler, to your standard harem series where the main character is always a Butt-Monkey, as well Anzu often beating up, berating and punishing Shigeru for his perverted antics...when she is as much of a pervert as he is and yet Anzu always gets away with her own antics.
  • Ojamajo Doremi:
    • Since Pop wasn't given much of a role in the first place and was mostly a Bratty Half-Pint Annoying Younger Sibling for almost two seasons, she tends to be disliked by the fanbase. Most of her detractors claim that her presence in the story was unnecessary, and her personality pre-Character Development didn't help either.
    • Hana is also considered one of the least favorites of the fan community due to her qualities of being a "cute" Clumsy Girl (read: causes trouble), and somewhat of a Bratty Half-Pint when she gets upset (read: causes more trouble).
    • Out of all the classmates, Tamaki is probably liked the least. She brags about how her father never punishes her as opposed to the other girls in her class and thinks that punishing your child is "barbaric". She makes fun of Momoko and Hana during their respective first days of school, Momoko for technically being a foreigner and Hana for acting like a toddler.
    • Other than Tamaki, some of the male classmates were scrappies for one at least one episode. Notably the SOS Trio for teasing Naomi, and for the idiotic strategy they used to "beat" Mutsumi in a wrestling match.
  • Ookami Kakushi: Isuzu too to an extent—she didn't get as much hatred as Hiroshi (and some of it lightened up when she was temporarily Put on a Bus), but not everyone found her clingy, stalker-ish habits amusing.
  • Osamu Tezuka's Reused Character Design: Ham Egg. Whether he's a nasty circus manager, a poacher who killed off the hero's parents, or an organ smuggler, he's found to be a total Smug Snake by fans.
  • Otogi Zoshi: Kintarou looks like an example of the Bratty Half-Pint variety. Most of the characters are fairly serious, and then you throw in an obnoxious, super-strong kid.
  • Pandora Hearts:
    • Jack Vessalius. When he first appeared, he was a mysterious, kind benefactor who wished to protect the amnesiac girl. Now, when it is quite likely that he has been the cause of the tragedy of Sablier and the true evil villain all along who manipulated everyone else all along. More than likely, many people will not love him anymore.
    • Vincent Nightray, for being a selfish, abusive sociopath who uses the hero's little sister's feelings for him to his advantage, and manipulates everyone. He also cut out a cat's eyes with scissors and mocked Alice simply out of jealousy.
    • Duke Barma. It's all for the sake of love does not make up for the fact that he is a general jackass, speaks in Ye Olde Butchered English, communicates by creepy illusions, and will switch sides to suit his purposes. He has had one goal for the past fifty years, marry the Morality Chain. She hasn't said yes yet.
  • The Prince of Tennis:
  • Prison School:
    • Shingo is the most hated of the five boys among the Prison School fandom due to his hypocritical and selfish behavior.
    • Early on, Mari is perhaps the most hated female character among the Prison School fandom, especially during her turn as the main antagonist in the first story arc. She had redeemed herself in much of the fandom's eyes after going through some character development in the 2nd story arc though.
    • To a lesser extent, Chiyo gets flak for being a Nice Girl who stood out among the entire cast like a sore thumb, more due to being boring instead of actual dislike of the character.
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica:
    • Hitomi gets a lot of flak from the fanbase because she told Sayaka that she has 24 hours to tell Kyosuke her feelings (Locked Out of the Loop about why this wouldn't work for Sayaka aside, this is far too little time for such a decision), or else she will confess, or simply they think Sayaka would be better with him. Also doesn't help in Rebellion, when fans feel she complains about trivial things (like her boyfriend not paying attention to her in favour of studying) when the rest of the cast are embroiled in life or death struggles.
    • You'd be very hard-pressed to find a fan who likes Kyosuke. At best, fans are neutral towards him. At worst, people loathe him for being a male in a show full of yuri subtext and being an "obstacle" to Kyoko/Sayaka, not telling Sayaka that he got out of the hospital, or being a "dense idiot" who committed the 'crime' of being Oblivious to Love and didn't deserve Sayaka or Hitomi's love. Fans gained more reason to hate him when he reacts poorly to Sayaka's appearance in a Bad Ending of the PSP game.
  • Ranma ½: Happosai. A large number of fans have a serious dislike for him, some even going so far as to avoid watching episodes/reading chapters in which he plays a prominent role. The reason generally stems from the fact he is the Miniature Senior Citizens equivalent of a Dirty Old Man and a Panty Thief, while also being an evil Fair-Weather Mentor Old Master, notable as being childish, selfish and immature, even compared to everyone else in the series. Generally, if Happosai shows up, he's going to either be groping and harrassing every female (born or made) in sight, causing trouble because he's a Jerkass, trying to get revenge on Ranma for interfering with him being a nuisance, or some combination of the aforementioned. It certainly doesn't help matters that most episodes with Happosai end up as a Karma Houdini for him. Most of the terrible things he does either goes unpunished because Genma and Soun are too cowardly to stand up to him without Ranma, or Ranma gets the blame when it's more obviously Happosai's fault. Not to mention that Happosai is one of, if not the definite cause of the series having a Bittersweet Ending. Mistaking the Jusenkyo water sent to the Saotome household for sake, and drinking it all up before any of the other characters can use it to cure their respective curses.
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena: Nanami Kiryuu is an Alpha Bitch, a Clingy Jealous Girl and a prominent face in the series' filler episodes, which causes many viewers to write her off as either an obnoxious nuisance or pointless comic relief. While it's been alleged that members of staff disliked her (supposedly the reason she only got a very limited role in The Movie, and as a cow at that) director Kunihiko Ikuhara is quite fond of her; apparently, she was modeled after a girl he liked when he was younger, but who never gave him the time of day. She wasn't integral to the movie plot, and Chiho Saitou was in charge of the manga (where she only appears in a single photograph) hence the discrepancy in her appearances between each adaptation. However, Nanami does become Rescued from the Scrappy Heap for many fans once episodes 31 and 32 roll around, in which she becomes just too pitiful to hate.
  • Robotech and Super Dimension Fortress Macross includes:
    • Lin Minmei is widely despised, especially among haters of princess-like pop divas and rabid Misa/Hikaru fans. A lot of this actually comes from the Robotech side of the fandom, where not only was Minmei's portrayal less moe and more annoying to Western sensibilities, but her voice actress... was perhaps not the best vocalist that could have been chosen for the role. When Macross saw an English-dubbed rerelease (as Macross, not as Robotech), the producers attempted to curb the hatred by hiring Mari Iijima, Minmei's original actress, for the role. This fixed the issues with her singing, but it also meant she was the only character who spoke with a heavy Japanese accent out of the cast.
    • One name: Lynn Kaifun. Whereas Minmay's actions can be seen as those of a confused, emotionally needy Naïve Everygirl attempting to survive in a ruthless world of adults, Kaifun comes off as less sympathetic and much more of a straight-up, abusive Jerk Ass. Not to mention that he kept railing on the military for being warlike murderers. While giant aliens are actively trying to kill the lot of them. He gets even worse in the final arc of Macross, when the Earth is trying to rebuild after being decimated, turning into a spiteful drunk who emotionally (and sometimes physically) abuses Minmei because she isn't in too big of a demand (and can only pay in paultry gifts for her singing), and just leaves without any real retribution for any of his crap. Also for a self-proclaimed pacifist, he sure does know how to do spinkicks, something lampshaded in the Robotech novel adaptations. Also, he was trying to get together with Minmei... his cousin. For many, this was quite squick-worthy.
  • Ronin Warriors: Depending on which segment of the fandom you ask, this role could be taken on by any combination of Natsuti/Mia, Jun/Yulie, Lady Kayura or Suzunagi from the OAV.
  • Rozen Maiden: Hinaichigo and Kanaria are easily the two least popular of the dolls, especially because they're seen as "less mature" than the others. Still, it's kinda sad watching Hina slowly wind down to her inevitable death (anime) or being strangled and eaten by Kirakishou (manga). The biggest reason for the hate toward Kanaria is the fact that Ensemble Dark Horse Suiseiseki performs a Heroic Sacrifice to let her escape, which she responds to by foolishly going back and getting killed like an idiot anyway, rendering her death pointless.
  • Saint Seiya:
    • Seiya. Hot-Blooded, Determinator and Idiot Hero can only be tolerated to a certain point, and Seiya unfortunately goes well past that point. Depends on the locality the show is airing in, but a large part of the western fanbase hate him.
    • We also have, among the Golden Saints, Cancer Deathmask for being an outright bastard, and Pisces Aphrodite being bashed for being a ruthless Gorgeous George who fights with poisoned roses and not with hand-to-hand techniques. The Hades Saga even seem to confirm both as Scrappies. Both Aphrodite and Deathmask go down like chumps early in the Hades chapter, and get re-re-re-killed by one of the Judges upon arriving in the underworld with a single attack. Sure, they had also gone good along with the other resurrected saints and were trying to get close to Hades to kill him, but both were disposed of as quickly as most second string Spectres.
    • The Steel Saints. Merchandise-Driven Kid Appeal Characters who saved the main characters several times in the anime despite it never happening in the manga. Need we say more?
  • Saki Teru Miyanaga, the eponymous main character's older sister, attracted a fairly sizable hatedom after it's revealed that she has, when asked, refused to admit that she has a sister, when Saki had seemingly done nothing to deserve this. Quite a bit of the fandom wants Teru to get her comeuppance, rather than reconcile with Saki, even though the narrative remains sympathetic to Saki's goal.
  • 3-gatsu no Lion: Kyoko is almost always shown in a negative light in the series' narrative, verbally abusing or manipulating Rei, resulting in the audience generally regarding her with dislike, despite her sympathetic backstory.
  • School Days:
    • Makoto Itou is quite possibly the single most hated anime character of all time. However, he was very likely intended to be a target of hate by his creators, due to being utterly reprehensible in addition to being a gigantic idiot. Even if he was, it backfired horribly, because a majority of the people who don't like School Days place the blame solely on how utterly despicable he is.
    • This was reversed in the manga version: Makoto is still a big moron, but at least there he does care for the girls. Sekai, who is now a manipulative bitch, replaces Makoto in the Scrappy Heap.
  • Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi:
    • Chiaki is probably the most hated character given his stupidity that can only go so far in a yaoi series, to his insensitive nature (tell your best friend whose obliviously in love with you to go hook up with someone else after you already pissed him off with lying to him (which by the way is implied to be Yanase's Berserk Button as well as breaking your promise to hang out with him) and finally being a huge brat about everything despite being at least 29. Sure he has his Woobie moments especially in the novel where he was brutally raped by his other best friend Hatori but that goes out the window when 1. He forgives said friend in an unrealistic fashion and 2. Took a Level in Jerkass as a result of going out with him despite what Hatori done to him. So with each episode, you want to strangle Chiaki and it reaches its climax in the last episode concerning him where he rejects Yanase one last time and this time, he breaks down crying because Chiaki refuses to take him seriously. And what does he tell Yanase despite this? I'll call you back later. You're my friend after all. WHAT THE HELL CHIAKI?! Alas, it will be really hard to find someone who likes Chiaki after that episode.
    • Chiaki's boyfriend Hatori isn't any better. Despite having fans (who look past his faults and puts it straight into the Draco in Leather Pants territory), his actions in the series has turned a lot of people off and made people call him despicable human being. What did he do? Mentioned above he crossed the Moral Event Horizon for a lot of people when he brutally raped Chiaki all because he thought Yanase was going to win in the battle of love. The worse part is he's a Karma Houdini and gets to hook up with Chiaki. But it doesn't end there though. Hatori is possessive to the point that he tries to get Chiaki to cut ties with Yanase and their constant fighting HAS caused a rift between Chiaki and Yanase as shown in later episodes. There whole relationship is a Masochism Tango. The part that made people seal the deal was the same episode that made people hate Chiaki episode 16 where he apparently cheats on Chiaki with his ex-girlfriend (he didn't but that doesn't change the fact that he let her touch his hair in an affectionate manner) and because he met with her though, he cancelled the date that Chiaki was looking forward to because it was the last time the movie he wanted to watch was airing in theaters. However, the minute he finds out that Chiaki went over to Yanase's place, it is implied that he threatened over the phone and then broke into Yanase's house just to punch him in the face. Mind you, Yanase didn't fight back because he broke from Chiaki's confession and Hatori made it worse. Again, Hatori is a Karma Houdini despite his Kick Them While They Are Down moment and is the only one who is really happy at the end of the episode.
  • Sgt. Frog:
  • Shakugan no Shana: Kazumi Yoshida. Aside of the Die for Our Ship and Real Women Never Wear Dresses factors, there's the fact that people think she's shallow, boring, clichéd schoolgirl-in-love-for-a-classmate, steals too much screentime for her little romantic-anime antiques and, for the final blow, her impact to the overall plot is almost null. A quick Google search turns up comments on her such as "The single greatest flaw with this series is that she isn't dead yet." That said, at least some people saw her as Rescued from the Scrappy Heap during the events of Final.
  • Shaman King:
    • Pirika, since many feel her character is useless and annoying.
    • Lyserg and the rest of the X-laws (mostly Marco though out of them, but they all are still generally not liked AT ALL) are not very popular with the Shaman King fans, because they come off as self-righteous and Hypocrites... then there is the fact that they kill people they deem evil-rather viciously. Marco and Lyserg are the most hated out of all of them. Lyserg for whining all the time about how he's gonna get revenge for Hao killing his parents, then leaving Yoh and Co. for the X-laws, and continuing from there after acting like a preachy brainwashed, hypocritical idiot. Marco for being a bigoted, hypocritical ass who looked down on everyone not in the X-laws. Though this is mostly how it was in the anime, and where the hatred comes from. The X-laws and Lyserg show their character development much sooner in the manga than in the anime, therefore they grew better on the fandom, in the anime however, this character development only came near the last few episodes.
  • Slayers:
    • Amelia was definitely this for a while in the western fandom. In her first few episodes in the anime, she was a bratty little kid whose naivete, klutziness, and obsession with justice were flanderized to the point where it pushed her into Too Dumb to Live territory. Her first English voice actress made her seem even more annoying. Then the dub went on a year-and-a-half long hiatus, allowing that impression of Amelia to sink in with the fans. When the came back, Amelia was given a better voice actress (Veronica Taylor), and with time, she became more mature and better able to pull her weight in the group. However, the change was gradual and subtle enough that it couldn't overcome everyone's first impression of her, so some fans still hated her. The passage of time (several years), the shrinking of the fanbase (it's smaller, but also a good deal saner than it once was), and the translation of some of the original novels into English (Amelia's much more mature, has a good deal more awesome moments, and her idealism much less exaggerated) has softened fan opinion towards her considerably.
    • From the fourth/fifth anime seasons is Pokota, the Bratty Half-Pint prince who is almost as powerful as Lina yet remains rather bullheaded until the final few episodes. Even compared to the earlier secondary protagonists, even Sylphiel, he's either ignored or disliked.
  • Strawberry 100%: The author stated that many of the fanletters she got said "I hate Chinami!". Considering Chinami was an incredibly superficial Attention Whore during most of the series' run, the hatred is somewhat justified.
  • Sugar Sugar Rune: Waffle. The title of episode 30, "The Annoying Witch Waffle Makes her Appearance", is already a bad sign, and things just go downhill from there. She's a Bratty Half-Pint with a one-note personality (her obsession with Houx), and is always either getting into trouble herself or causing trouble for the main characters. Worse yet, she's an anime-original character. So fans know that any episode that features her prominently is guaranteed to be Filler that will not advance the main storyline.
  • Sumarin Kanojo-tachi seems to almost be a social experiment in making the main character this. It stars a salaryman with a five-year-old daughter and a loving wife... whom he is cheating on with three different women. The manga portrays the trouble this brings him entirely sympathetically. He makes an occasional token effort to stop having affairs, but not very hard, partly due to being spineless. The first chapter opens with him about to jump in front of a train, then jumps back thirty days to explain how he got to that point, and almost everyone who reads it is hoping he is not prevented from going through with it — "School Days Ending" has become something of a meme among readers.
  • Tamako Market has Dera, the animal mascot comic relief. He's contributed to many a viewer dropping the show with his antics.
  • Tenchi Muyo!.
  • Tenkai Knights has Orangor and the Beast King, Scorpidon, for basically being one of the main reasons for causing a Hostile Show Take Over Filler Arc lasting 5 episodes (about 1/5th of season 2) that is seemingly completely irrelevant to the show's Myth Arc. Orangor has a shrill high pitched voice and a Reality Warper that comes off as more annoying that funny. He usually ends up having the Knights and Beag chase him around and doing pointless contests, which leads to them and Vilius's troops trying to entertain the Scorpidon. Scorpidon is disliked for dragging out the arc by finding a way to keep changing the rules, thus causing them to start over. Ends up with a Take That, Scrappy! that in the Arc's Final episode the Knights and Villius get fed up with it and decide to just beat them up.
  • Tokyo Majin: Aoi Misato. It's bad enough she is totally useless, and doesn't really help the other main characters. However, she constantly runs into danger trying to fight despite having no offensive powers and her friends telling to stay away. It gets worse when the characters begin to claim Aoi as courageous, despite her not really showing this trait. Also, Aoi wants to save everyone, including the enemies who have committed mass murder. Even worse, Aoi wanted to save the main villain (a person who committed a lot of murders), claiming "he didn't hurt anyone."
  • Tokyo Mew Mew: Berry completely stole the spotlight from all of the main characters in the A La Mode manga. (Unsurprisingly, a lot of fans want to forget that ever happened, which is easy because Reiko Yoshida, the author, was not involved with A La Mode anyway.)
  • The official manga of the Touhou series, Silent Sinner in Blue, introduced two Scrappy characters, Watatsuki no Yorihime and Watatsuki no Toyohime. The fandom had already, based on characterization and despite their antediluvian history and Magitek prowess, portrayed Lunarians as some of the worst monsters available in a series that makes other man-eating monsters affable; but the fans still didn't expect to find them so insufferably offensive. They didn't even win sympathy points when it was revealed that they were the fools buried at the bottom of everyone else's schemes. Possibly because, as far as manga readers were concerned (but not novel readers), they only very slightly suffered from the whole thing because all they lost was a single, even if a thousand years old, bottle of sake.
  • Transformers Armada:
    • The three children due to being a trio of creator's pets. Alexis is somewhat less hated due to her role in Starscream's character arc but the others are largely despised.
    • There's also the two bullies Billy and Fred — the latter especially for his constant whining, obsession with eating, and tendency to ruin otherwise well set-up scenes. In fact, the writers themselves wanted to get rid of them... they just never found the right time to do so.
  • Transformers Energon:
    • Kicker. He's annoying, hates Transformers for stupid reasons, constantly complains, abuses the shit out of poor Ironhide, is often The Load for the Autobots, and is treated like God's gift to the universe. It doesn't help that he's never called out on his actions.
    • Most fans were on the fence about Cyclonus, an incompetent, lazy Decepticon with an annoying voice, but upon his reformatting into Snow Cat, he amassed an entire hatedom due to his constant, unneeded, nerve-grating yodeling.
  • The anime adaptation of Twin Star Exorcists introduced Kinako, a familiar for Benio. Kinako is nearly universally hated by both fans of the original manga as well as anime-only watchers because he's entirely superfluous to the plot. His appearances tend to consist of some combination of him berating Rokuro, fawning over Benio-sama, or shouting "Oh no! A Kegare has appeared!"
  • Uta No Prince Sama:
    • Haruka (at least for fans of the anime) for not being as interesting as her male co-stars.
    • Cecil is hated by both the anime and game fandoms for how out-of-place he feels.
  • Wa Ga Na Wa Umishi: Rintarou. Hated from day one, even within the manga, he has scarcely gotten any better.
  • Wandering Son:
    • Fumiya gets a lot of hate from fans. He likes Chiba, which is already a bad part since Chiba is popular with shippers. He has a manipulative streak and is too clingy for Chiba, who isn't interested. Then he started dating Chiba, which hasn't sat well with a majority of the fandom since it seems like an Ass Pull. Even prior to that he outed Nitori without her permission and without even knowing her.
    • Momoko is fairly disliked by a majority of the fandom. She only exists to be clingy toward Chizuru, and to get on characters bad sides. Unlike most other characters in the series, she has no Hidden Depths, despite having been in the manga for several years.
    • Maho gets a lot of hate, especially from anime fans due to scenes where she's shown to care for Nitori are excluded. She's seen as a Bratty Teenage Daughter who constantly bullies Nitori.
  • Yoriko from You're Under Arrest!. She comes off as a whiny, scaredy-cat load who does more trouble then good. What bugs the fanbase more is that she gets one or two episodes a season all about her, compared to more popular characters like Aoi.
  • YuYu Hakusho: Keiko is disliked by many fans, largely because she's a (mostly) Neutral Female whose personality revolves around Yusuke. In the manga, however, Keiko does have more of a personality and interests that don't involve her boyfriend.

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