There are characters that everyone hates. Most of them are products of great writing however. You're supposed to hate certain characters! Then there is that special type of character that you are not supposed to hate, but you despise them anyways. They really have no redeeming qualities, which means if you're expecting a character that got what they deserved, or redeemed themselves later, lose those thoughts. I can't say it is the character's fault, either, as they were likely a victim of bad writing. Either way, they exist. Here are my 10 unintentionally hated characters.
Also, just because I say I hate these characters, does not mean I hate the show. I actually really like most of the shows on this list, even some of the characters believe it or not.
This will also only consist of anime/manga I have seen or read.
10. Shinji Ikari- Neon Genesis Evangelion
I do intend to keep things brief with him, as he is more annoying than hated. He complains constantly throughout the anime, contaminating the whole series! While some may generally feel sorry for him, he still has an extremely powerful mecha that he can perfectly pilot. If anything, I feel jealous for the guy. Not too many people in the world get their own personal ass-kicking machine. He also gets points for constantly complaining, but not doing anything about it. Kind of like what I'm doing ;)
9. Usopp -One Piece
Usopp is one of several characters on this list that I am not sure if we're supposed to like, or hate. Maybe this means he is doing exactly what he is supposed to? Either way, I took it that we are intended to like Usopp, yet he just cowardly puts his balls in the cannon and fires. How did this guy survive as long as he has with such a cowardly approach to the destructive nature of One Piece?
8. Haruhi Suzumiya -Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
She is a unique entrant on this list because I actually really like her! Though, I have had my issues with her in the past. I think what keeps this anime alive is that she is just the title character, not the main character. I'm not spoiling anything either by saying this so: she is God, of everything. If you watch/read the anime/manga, that is no secret. But, TWIST, she doesn't know it.
What this means is, for example, if she goes to sleep one night wishing she can score 3 goals at tomorrows big game, she is going to score 3 goals. End of story. What this really is, is the recipe for the biggest brat in all of anime. I think the concept of the whole series is pretty cool though, and the main character, Kyon, is the only character in anime who made me feel like even I could save the world, and that is what really makes Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya so special.
7. Sakura Haruno -Naruto
The Naruto series has been flogged to death a lot lately, so this entry should be no surprise. Sakura is the leading lady of the series. She is also one of the protagonists, and is meant to be the target heroine. She changes her mind more than a clone though. It's like there are two Sakura's, we just don't know it. Oops, maybe I just gave some sort of dumb speculation that could turn into a spoiler...Nah. She also gets ripped for being useless. She really has no reason to exist in the show than to just torment the main character.
6. Ranma Saotome -Ranma 1/2
Lets let Ranma represent every single male lead in a harem series. The reason Ranma is so special is because he is one of the earliest examples of a leading male in a harem being totally intolerable. Ranma gets far too much attention in the series. Most people wonder how all the leading ladies of this show become so infatuated with him, like most harems. He is annoying, oblivious, arrogant, and kind of a bully.
There are 6 main characters involved in the general love circle chaos that is Ranma 1/2, 3 girls and 3 boys. On the women's side, its pretty even. On the Men's side, Ranma tortures the other 2 men, Ryoga and Mousse, painfully. Most fans of the series would have liked to see them more successful. Alas, we were stuck watching Ranma's arrogance and ridiculous luck keep him on top. It doesn't help that his two biggest enemies are constantly held back by their female contemporaries, anyone who has seen this series knows I am referring to Shampoo constantly sabotaging Mousse. And Ranma is blind to it all, thinking he is the greatest.
5. Nina Einstein -Code Geass (Spoilers in First Paragraph)
She is unique to this list because I am not 100% sure if we are meant to hate her or not. At one point in the series, fans are supposed to despise her. By the end, we are supposed to feel, different. We are supposed to understand why she is xenophobic, but horrible writing made us feel exactly the opposite. We are also supposed to understand why she causes so much death and destruction. We don't.
The worst part about her is her last name: Einstein. Einstein. The writers actually tried comparing her to Albert Einstein, one of the most inspiring, intelligent, and wise men to ever exist. Einstein, the real Einstein, survived the Holocaust, proved to be one of the most intelligent people to ever live, then wept tears when his thoughts were used for violence (Creating Atomic Bombs). Einstein was even quoted as saying "I know not what weapons WW3 will be fought with, but I know WW4 will be fought with sticks and stones." Indeed, Albert Einstein was a hero who never hurt a fly. Nina Einstein is a monster.
4. Yukiteru Amano -Mirai Nikki
I could go on all day about my issues with this guy. He doesn't seem to understand that he is in a deathmatch. It is kill or be killed kid. Some people say he reacts appropriately to what is going on. They're kind of right. However, he only gets to act this way because of his guardian angel, or demon I guess would be a better name: Yuno Gasai.
Without watching the series beforehand, most people know Yuno is kind of messed up. She really saves Yuki's mind by doing all the dirty work for him, she can't get any more mental trauma than she's already received I guess, right? But how does Yuki repay her? By totally scolding her!
But it's not just Yuno he uses, every other character in the series spends the better part of their days protecting him. He himself never has to do anything other than quiver like jello. He seems to think that he needs the extra help, yet he has the most powerful weapon in the series right from the start: Yuki, why do you need help? Oh right, because you're a fucking wuss.
This guy wouldn't even be alive past the first chapter of the manga if it weren't for his friends, who fight for him and no other reason, it is out of their own kindness. If he would have had to work for it himself without allies, he likely would have gotten over his case of Pussy Syndrome quickly if he had to kill someone himself, either that or he would have died then and there. He only exists to keep Yuno on her leash which, lets face it, is probably a good thing.
3. Near -Deathnote
Another victim of bad writing, the creator of Deathnote definitely got over his head when trying to make the legend of L live on. L is a character who needs no introduction, but he is a just a man, who will die one day. He needs a successor. In Deathnote, his proposed successor is the young Near.
The writers clearly tried too hard with Near. They desperately wanted fans to believe that even when L dies of old age (if he makes it that far) his legacy will live on. This character got on everyones nerves though, mainly because L works alone, and is a single, great mind in solving crimes. Near needs to work in a tandem because he just isn't up to par when it comes to the L everyone loves. Obviously that means he isn't in for a good time in the show, right?
2. Louise De La Valliere -Zero No Tsukaima
Here's a strange thing to hear: A Harem series where the male lead is the most tolerant character! That's because Louise De La Valliere exists. We're supposed to feel sorry for this character, who is bullied because she cannot use magic properly. In reality, Louise takes First World Problems to a whole new level because she is actually a princess, who lives in a castle, with an incredible attitude. She carries a preconcept notion that royalty is above everyone. In fact, most of the shows character's behave this way, since those who can use magic are royalty (it's in the genetics btw), and those who cannot are mistreated peasants. The rich beating up on the poor? That's what everyone loves.
The main character of the series, Saito, is forced to become her slave, and she is not nice. She is loud, demanding, annoying, and really needs a good slap. In fact, I am not spoiling anything by telling you this but, she does get slapped. I think you may actually be able to breath easier now that you know that.
Even when her attitude and bitchy talk calms down, she replaces that attitude with jealousy towards any woman who dares stare at Saito. I feel for the guy, we all do. Thank goodness he acts as a King Arthur, Robin Hood, and Julius Caesar all at once: what a guy.
1. Suzaku Kururugi- Code Geass (Spoilers in Last Paragraph)
There is not much I can say about this character that hasn't already been said. Proving Hypocrisy knows no bounds: He claims to hate fighting or killing. That he wants to free Japan peacefully, from the inside out. You'd think a diplomatic career would be most understandable. Nope. He gets trained by the military, to fight and kill. Which he does, a lot.
Suzaku admits to Patricide, which he gets away with scott free. He believes he was right in killing his own father, and acts like it wasn't a crime at all because he was never punished. Yup, he thinks he got away with it because it was the right thing to do. It was actually because he doomed his country. They did not have time to put a ten year old, since Suzaku was 10 fucking years old when this happened, (btw, what does a 10 year old understand about war) on trial, they were busy getting flattened in a war. All of it was only made worse by Suzaku, but he has this notion that his conscience is clear.
In killing his father, he also doomed his own country. This is something he also believes is justifiable: Eliminating one of the last democracies in the world, causing the deaths of millions of his own, assisting in their oppression!
Some people argue that Lelouch, the main character, betrayed his country too, but lets look at Lelouch's home, Britannia:
Lelouch betraying Britannia is kind of the equivalant of Claus Von Stauffenberg betraying the Nazi's. Suzaku betrayed one of the last democracies in the world.
Some people could argue that Suzaku did the right thing in the end, but here is how I look at it. Everyone he has ever known is either Japanese or Britannian. He betrays Japan, then Britannia. He has literally betrayed everyone he has ever known! I also do not think his final actions atoned for his previous actions, it was all his fault to begin with. I wouldn't trust him, he probably barks when a bone is dangled in front of him. His disloyalty is his final down fall. Another arguement is that he got what he deserved, but I would have rather seen his balls ripped off and fed to a pack of sharks before he is killed by a swarm of Giant Japanese Hornets. That would have been a fitting end to someone who is not a huge loss to the world.