See Star Wars Legends for examples from original EU.
- C3PO didn't have a bad response in the original Star Wars, but after The Empire Strikes Back... well, in an interview, George Lucas said some people considered the android "the worst character ever". It's kind of hard to fault them for thinking so due to him gaining characterization in Empire by being a shrill worrywart that never shuts up and constantly rattles off unfavorable statistics about their current situation. However, most fans have since warmed up to the character over the years.
- Oh Lord, Jar Jar Binks (who was introduced during the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy) gets a lot of hate, so much so that the German version of this wiki named the trope Der Jar Jar and the Russian sister site to This Very Wiki named the trope after him too. Many would argue the fact that he's considered an alien caricature of Jamaican people makes him an Ethnic Scrappy as well. None of them found this supposed Plucky Comic Relief character either plucky or comical—and frankly somebody they needed relief from! (Discuss!) He is such an infamous character, that there have been at least 32 fansites dedicated solely to bashing him. It seems George Lucas got the message, giving Jar Jar Binks a smaller role in Attack of the Clones and giving him only a few cameos in Revenge of the Sith, and that's not even getting to the Expanded Universe - one reviewer in particular noted that seeing Jar Jar suspended in carbonite was the highlight of The Force Unleashed.
- Especially irritating in that BRIAN BLESSED's Boss Nass could have fulfilled the same role as many found him genuinely amusing in his few appearances.
- Surprisingly enough, however, many actually viewed Jar Jar as having been Rescued from the Scrappy Heap in The Clone Wars, thanks to having other people express annoyance with his behavior, while making him more of a Bumbling Sidekick and Beast Master, which resulted in him being a much more enjoyable comic relief character than in his debut.
- Jar Jar made a surprise appearance in one of the interludes in Aftermath: Empire's End for the first time in the new canon. However, instead of anger, fans ended up feeling pity for him when it was revealed that he was hated by the galaxy at large for giving Palpatine emergency powers (and thus helping the transition from Republic to Empire), shunned by both the New Republic and Empire, exiled from his home planet and reduced to a street performer for children (who love him when the adults do not) to make a living, all the while regretting his consequential decision as a Senator.
- It got to where even Ahmed Best (the voice and mo-cap actor for Jar Jar) admitted that while he enjoyed playing the character, he totally gets why people despise Jar Jar and says he will not reprise the role in any future Star Wars works. And in mid 2018, he revealed that the severe backlash he received over the role almost drove him to commit suicide.
- During the making of The Force Awakens, J. J. Abrams seriously considered including the skeleton of Jar Jar as a background gag. That's right, Jar Jar is so thoroughly despised that even the people who make the Star Wars movies almost took a potshot at him.
- Perplexingly, a fan wrote a somewhat famous theory in Reddit about why Jar Jar was really a Sith overlord, which basically was using Fridge Brilliance to the extreme. The popularity of this theory went well beyond Reddit. There are even websites with fan fiction about this theory.
Canonical Expanded Universe
- WAC-47 and Colonel Meebur Gascon were this during the D-squad arc in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, with some people finding the duo so annoying that they even made comparisons to Jar Jar Binks.
- Mart Mattin from the Rebels episode "Iron Squadron" was disliked by many viewers for being a bland, arrogant jerkass who thinks he can take on the entire Empire, even though he didn't even know what a Star Destroyer is note . Throughout the episode, Ezra and Sabine constantly warn Mart and his crew to evacuate to escape a large Imperial fleet, which they constantly ignore. Later, when said fleet attack's Mart's freighter, the crew evacuates to Ezra's dropship while Mart stays behind and tries to attack the fleet all by himself. This incredibly selfish and stupid act results in Mart's ship getting damaged beyond use and himself getting captured, forcing Phoenix Squadron to risk their lives again to rescue him. Needless to say, most viewers wanted Mart to die to save the rest of the cast the trouble.
- Ralsius Paldora from Star Wars Battlefront II (2017), the Imperial defector Han meets during the Skirmish on Takodana. While having good intentions, he has a truly obnoxious, patronizing personality that could rival Jar Jar Binks for sheer annoyance, he never shuts up about whats going on around him, and he's as useless as a mans nipple during gameplay due to his complete lack of combat experience. Thankfully, he only appears in one mission and the other characters don't like him much either, but the few minutes you do spend with him will make you wish you could put a blaster bolt through his skull.