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  • Ace Attorney:
    • Lotta Hart, a tabloid photographer with a Southern accent who appears in four cases in the series, much to the dismay of her haters. It doesn't help that whenever she appears, she takes some sort of photo of something involving the crime, and these photos are always horribly misleading.
    • Also from Apollo Justice, Zak Gramarye. Most players agree that is both a despicable human being and nonsensically and inconsistently written (at times he's written as if he and Shadi Smith aren't even the same person). Most of his fans only like him ironically, for the sheer comedic value there is in shining a light on how heartless his actions were.
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    • Many fans consider Mike Meekins to be the worst of the worst, due in no small part that he talks through an ear-screeching megaphone every few seconds. Thankfully, he ditched the megaphone in Ace Attorney Investigations, but many fans still hate him for being obnoxious and stupid.
    • Zinc Lablanc II, the loud obnoxious art dealer from Investigations who constantly sticks his nose into the investigation. Despised so much that players were wishing he was the murderer just so he can be arrested or totally not minding if his fall ended in with his death (and neither does any of the characters but Gumshoe).
    • Also from Investigations, Calisto Yew. It's difficult to find a fan who doesn't find her annoying. Not even her cool and composed Shih-na persona makes up for her endless laughing fits at Edgeworth's expense.
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    • "Director Hotti", the creepy "doctor" at Hotti Clinic. He's creepily obsessed with his female patients, even going so far as to steal Ini's photo and hit on a wounded Franziska. He doesn't even serve much of a purpose beyond giving you the photo in 2-2; in 2-4 he's just there to piss off Franziska and be creepy.
    • Dual Destinies's Florent L'Belle, for his Complexity Addiction and Stupid Evil, not to mention his Meaningless Villain Victory even if you lose. Unsurprisingly, most fans view him as the worst villain in the game — with some even extending that criteria to the franchise.
    • Most of the characters in the Berry Big Circus not named Acro, the victim, Max, Sōta Sarushiro (Simon Keyes), or Regina Berry could qualify (though the last one is more of a Base-Breaking Character due to her naivety bordering on abject stupidity), but special mention goes to Trilo/Ben and Moe who are regarded as some of the most grating characters for different reasons. Moe has hated for his Nonstandard Character Design along with the fact Phoenix gets penalized if he gets off-tangent in his testimony (not to mention the reason this happens: He simply won't stop laughing at his own stupid jokes, and the Judge's so tired of it he'll take it out on Phoenix if he hears that damn laugh one more time. The man won't stop being a terrible clown for one minute even if it means ruining the entire case). Then we get to Trilo/Ben who is the most livid and lewd witness, beats up his partner, has a crush on a 16 year old girl, treats the defense like crap, and every time you try to present evidence to him he goes into a stuttering wreck which for some people, hits a little too close to home. All in all, the entirety of Turnabout Big Top becomes one of the franchise's worst cases due to this cast of awful performers that won't drop the act even in court, no matter how much it ruins things for everyone in the courtroom and no matter how utterly unfunny their act is in the first place, and who have zero respect for the entire process and everyone involved (especially you) to begin with.
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    • In Spirit of Justice, we have Bucky Whet for being an useless drunk defendant who only redeems himself at the end of Case 4, with a bizarre design (not ugly per se but just very weird for a 20 year old young man) constantly vomits in his mouth (to the point it becomes an unfunny gag) and faints, speaks extremely slurred, and gets people's names wrong particularly Athena. He's not nearly this terrible when he's sober, but that is unfortunately uncommon.
  • Fate/stay night: The Servant of Zouken Matou, True Assassin is also widely disliked - being limited to a single story path (Heaven's Feel) and not getting much characterization tends to do that to you. True Assassin is mostly regarded with apathy rather than outright hate, and does have his fans, but nonetheless doesn't win points for being, to some, a Replacement Scrappy for the first, 'Fake' Assassin, who is a fairly well-liked character in his own right and needs to be eaten to bring True Assassin (whose I'm a Humanitarian aspects are also frowned upon) into the picture.
    • Not helping True Assassin is how pathetically weak he is. He only managed to truly defeat one Servant, and that was only due to that Servant being cornered by a foe that even Berserker and Gil couldn't defeat while on very unfavourable terrain. Fake Assassin was at least able to keep up with other Servants, even being able to hold back Berserker, and could possibly even be able to defeat a strong Saber if he didn't want to rush the battle's end.
    • Justified in that, at least until Fate/Grand Order came out, Assassin-class Servants were typically meant to, well, assassinate Masters, not fight other Servants. This is why Fake Assassin's ability to fight on par with other Servants was something of a surprise to the other characters. Surprisingly, that game also had True Assassin Rescued from the Scrappy Heap during the Camelot Singularity, where he's shown to have an honorable and affable personality, and clearly had the high moral ground along with other Assassins within the series when facing the reversed Knights of the Round Table.
  • Higurashi: When They Cry: Teppei Houjou for his chilling, inventive approach to child abuse. During Satoko's breakdown (especially the VN version), there's room for interpretation that the abuse wasn't just physical. It comes as no surprise that his deaths are sometimes met with cheers instead of horror by the fans. Ironically, the series is very much against vigilante action, meaning that the message is falling on deaf ears over his hatedom.

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