Top 10 Bad Characters in Good Movies and Shows

Ever have that one character that just gets on your nerves when you're watching an otherwise great show or movie? Here's a list dedicated to such annoyance:

The Top Ten

1 Jerry Smith (Rick and Morty) Jerry Smith (Rick and Morty)

I was tempted to put Beth on this list too, but Jerry gets the edge just based on how utterly useless he is to the show as a whole. At least with Beth, she has the relationship with her father and her backstory with Rick is very intriguing. Jerry's only role in Rick and Morty is to show how pathetic he is or how much of a douche he is. And watching that subplot over and over again just gets tiring after a while. There are moments where you feel utterly depressed while watching him and other times you just want to yell "SHUT UP! " to him at the screen. He and Beth definitely bring out the worst aspects in one another and their B-plots in episodes are always much less intriguing to what Rick and Morty are up to. While Jerry does have his moments and a few funny lines over the course of the series, he is definitely the worst part of an otherwise fantastic and creative show. - phillysports

Jerry and Beth's relationship sub plots are usually so uninteresting! It's like they intentionally put the falling apart couple trope in the show just because all adult cartoons have them. Everything else about rick and morty is awesome though! - Phillip873

I honestly think Beth is way worse.

Jerry's awesome. Why not Beth or Tammy? They are much worse. - 445956

2 Wendy Torrance (The Shining) Wendy Torrance (The Shining)

Over the course of time, I've realized how much Jack Nicholson saved The Shining with his performance. The movie is almost two-and-a-half hours long and takes place primarily in one location with not much happening in terms of plot. Nicholson added so much charisma and energy to his role that the movie manages to save itself on the strength of his performance and the atmosphere Stanley Kubrick was trying to create. Wendy could have been a very compelling character who could have helped to deal with Jack's mental deterioration, but instead, she's just treated as a submissive, weak, and squealing target for Jack's rage. It doesn't help that Shelley Duvall's performance is mediocre at best despite all the torment she took from Kubrick on set. - phillysports

3 Margaret Smith (Regular Show) Margaret Smith (Regular Show)

I never liked this character, it is supposed to be the love interest of mordecai but it never occurred to her to make her a more useful character in the show, it seems to me an empty character with little personality. - NelMemazo

I love Regular Show but I have never liked Margaret. In the early stages of the show, she was nothing more than a walking plot point for Mordecai's affections. She barely had any character and was only in the show for the purpose of being Mordecai's crush. When we actually got to know her, it didn't help her case. The biggest problem I have with Margaret is just that she's just so BORING. She never leaves any lasting impact in any episode she's in and her personality is almost non-existent. At least Rigby's eventual love interest Eileen had a fun and quirky screen presence. Margaret offered absolutely nothing to the show during its entire seven year runtime. In terms of dealing with the evolving relationship between the main character and their love interest, Adventure Time with Finn and PB and Gravity Falls with Dipper and Wendy handled this idea much better. - phillysports

2 Smiths in the top 3? - 445956

4 Dawn Bellwether (Zootopia) Dawn Bellwether (Zootopia)

It's a common cliché in modern Disney films to have a surprise villain in their movies. A character who is seemingly good-natured is revealed to be sinister and diabolical. While people have criticized this trope, I actually like it. In my opinion, it makes a story more interesting and unpredictable. However, out of all the surprise Disney villains there have been, the least compelling was definitely Bellwether. While characters like Hans or King Candy at least gave subtle clues that they were the bad guys, Bellwether's heel turn comes seemingly out of nowhere. She was the shy and kind-hearted assistant mayor for 75% of the film and it's almost like she becomes an entirely different character in the final act. It just comes off as incredibly forced. She had the desire to become a leader of a nation without any experience for the sole purpose of bettering herself and tried to do so by spreading fear and hatred amongst the citizens in order to rise to power. That actually sounds very ...more - phillysports

Underwhelming of course, but I didn't think the whole surprise villain thing was executed TOO bad. In fact the only "surprise villain" I genuinely liked out of Disney's 2010's period was King Candy in Wreck it Ralph. - Phillip873

5 Angelica Pickles (Rugrats) Angelica Pickles (Rugrats) Angelica Pickles is a cartoon character who appears in the Nickelodeon shows Rugrats, All Grown Up!, and Rugrats Pre-School Daze, and is among one of the series' original characters.

Rugrats is a show that many different generations have grown up with. Until SpongeBob broke its record, the show was Nickelodeon's longest running cartoon and lasted for thirteen years. Despite having a charm to it and a bunch of memorable characters, Angelica is the one character that gets on EVERYONE'S nerves. While the other characters on the show were much younger and innocent, Angelica represents all the annoyance of three to five your old kids. She's bratty, she's obnoxious, and she added very little to the show as a whole. - phillysports

6 Private William Hudson (Aliens)

Aliens is a really good movie. I enjoy the more subtle and more atmospheric 1979 original more, but the 1986 sequel represents everything that was awesome about 80s action movies. It has great fighting scenes, great chemistry amongst its actors, fantastic special effects, and enough fright and horror to make it faithful to the previous movie. While the characters in the film are all really cool and useful, the one character that just grinds on my nerves is Hudson. He's clearly supposed to be the comic relief character in a movie that didn't need one. Throughout the whole movie, he just whines and complains in his obnoxious Southern California surfer dude accent. His jokes aren't funny and he's basically the male version of Willie from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. In a movie with so many great characters like Ripley, Hicks, and Bishop, William Hudson was the one character I was actively HOPING to get killed off by the xenomorphs. - phillysports

He's the best thing in the entire film! I can't believe he's on the list. The character is supposed to be annoying, for starters. - truckturner

This film is a masterpiece & all, but Private Hudson is just so Annoying!

7 Chloe Carmichael (The Fairly OddParents) Chloe Carmichael (The Fairly OddParents)

It's been a LONG time since anybody has considered The Fairly OddParents "good", but the final nail in the coffin that cemented the show's demise was the introduction of Chloe in Season 10. In a show that added a new character in essentially every season since 2008, Chloe stands as the most unlikable. She's a character whose essentially perfect in every conceivable way. She has no flaws as a person and she's able to do whatever she wants. And that makes her come off as extremely annoying and impossible to relate with in any conceivable fashion. I honestly hope that The Fairly OddParents ends its run soon. The show has been on since 2001 and its worst seasons have been much worse than the worst seasons of SpongeBob or The Simpsons. The show is just a shell of its former witty self, and Chloe's arrival is what officially buried the series for good. - phillysports

This character is actual proof Fairly Odd parents it just dead. - Phillip873

MARY SUE - Myuuu

8 Willie Scott (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)

I love the Indiana Jones series. I even like Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by unpopular opinion. Indiana Jones is just the perfect action/adventure hero. He's tough, cool, funny, and can always be counted on to get out of a rough situation. But out of all the characters in the Indiana Jones movies, Willie from Temple of Doom is definitely the worst. She's supposed to be a character to balance the fright and tension of the movie with a handful of laughs, but her presence just brings about annoyance. Throughout most of the film's runtime, she's either screaming at the top of her lungs or whining. She's just not likable as a person and comes off as someone who should not be anywhere near an Indiana Jones movies. In a series with two great female leads in Marion and Elsa, Willie is definitely a major annoyance and letdown. - phillysports

9 Martin Prince (The Simpsons) Martin Prince (The Simpsons)

I don't hate Lisa Simpson. I can tolerate her fine. She can be funny and compelling at many points in the series given the right material to work with. However, the one Simpsons character I've only ever disliked is Martin. And for a show that has over 50 distinct main and supporting characters, the fact that I only strongly dislike one is a major accomplishment. While the other kids at Springfield Elementary have very positive and funny elements to their personalities like Milhouse, Nelson, or Ralph, Martin just always irritated me. His high pitched voice and general spiffy demeanor always got on my nerves and I don't think he's ever gotten a chuckle out of me. Good thing that he's about as minor as a minor character can be. - phillysports

He kinda sounds like Minnie Mouse. - Swampert

10 Sarah (Ed, Edd N Eddy) Sarah (Ed, Edd N Eddy)

I'd say out of all the cul-de-sac kids, Sarah's the most insufferable one out of all of them. Literally the first two words that pop in my mind when describing Ed's little sister are "spoiled brat". While there may be worse ones out there, of the ones I've seen, I've always hated Sarah as a kid and to this day. It goes without saying almost everyone hates her for being so mean to Ed even when he's just trying to be a good brother. I understand there are a few times that her being mad at the Eds is sometimes justified, but other than that, I never really liked how she always got her way in the end. If only her mom didn't favor her so much over poor Ed and spoiled her as well, she wouldn't be so much of a Scrappy on an otherwise classic Canadian-American animated series. At least her Karma Houdini Warranty expired when Lee gave her the wet willie in the Big Picture Show. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The Contenders

11 Regius Gaiz (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers)

He was the worst part of StrikerS (to me anyways). - PerfectImpulseX

12 The Gargoyles (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Disney has a long-standing tradition of having characters in movies that are essentially just there to supply laughs to the audience. And while some characters like The Genie in Aladdin, Olaf in Frozen, or Max in Tangled manage to make their movies better with their presence, more often than not Disney comic relief characters come off as a distraction to the movie as a whole. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is definitely Walt Disney Animation Studios' most adult-oriented picture. It's plot is very intense and dramatic and its villain is so scary in how human and inhuman he is at the same time. The inclusion of the gargoyles only serve to provide cheap humor to a film that did not need it whatsoever. And I get why they're there. Disney did not want to risk losing its younger audience with such an adult and intense story. But looking back at the film now, it could have gone down as a Top 5 Disney animated film ever if they had not been in the movie at all. - phillysports

13 Meer Campbell (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny) Meer Campbell (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny)

Meer Campbell was the worst part of SEED Destiny in my humble opinion (and this is coming from someone who actually liked it). She would always pester Athrun just because she thought that he was still dating Lacus. Also, why didn't anyone notice the difference between Lacus and Meer? For crying out loud, Meer has a different hairpin, a different-colored Haro, and clothes to Lacus! Thank the Burning Gundam that she was killed off near the end of the series. - PerfectImpulseX

14 Flay Allster (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed)

Flay is such a manipulative, racist (gene-cist? ) young lady! And same as Meer in SEED Destiny, thank the Burning Gundam that she was killed off near the end of the series. - PerfectImpulseX

15 Donald Gennaro (Jurassic Park)
16 Beth (Rick and Morty)

I honestly think she is worse than Jerry because at least Jerry had some pretty funny moments far in between unlike Beth. But that's just my personal opinion. - Phillip873

17 Ronaldo Fryman (Steven Universe) Ronaldo Fryman (Steven Universe)
18 D.W Read (Arthur)

A stupid brat, AKA Caillette. - Drawbox

19 Ash Ketchum (Pokemon) Ash Ketchum (Pokemon) Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.
20 Suzi (Camp Lakebottom)

One of the worst siblings in the animation. - NelMemazo

21 Perfect Peter (Horrid Henry) Perfect Peter (Horrid Henry) Perfect Peter is a main character in the Horrid Henry series created by American author Francesca Simon and British illustrator Tony Ross.
22 Veronica Corningstone (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy)
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Top Remixes

1. Jerry Smith (Rick and Morty)
2. Wendy Torrance (The Shining)
3. Margaret Smith (Regular Show)


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