Cartoon Characters Who We Most Feel Sorry For

Cartoon characters who most deserve our pity characters who are annoyed, abused or treated like dirt by other characters.

The Top Ten

1 Squidward Tentacles (Spongebob Squarepants) Squidward Tentacles (Spongebob Squarepants) Squidward Tentacles is a fictional character voiced by actor Rodger Bumpass in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Honestly, can spongebob and Patrick just realise their mistakes?

He's abused by everyone when trying to put in effort (actually got thrown in a volcano), failed to move away from Patrick & SpongeBob (he actually tried in an episode), FORCED to work in a fast food place that's ran by his neighbors & a greedy crab that doesn't care about his own daughter, yet STILL doesn't retaliate. Squidward is treated like Satan except by his annoying neighbors, and still has a hatebase. Mistreated, abused, miserable. - Qryzx

All Spongebob fans needs to die. Squidward rules

Why him? He's mean and I hate him.

2 Meg Griffin (Family Guy) Meg Griffin (Family Guy) Megan "Meg" Griffin is a character from the animated television series Family Guy, voiced initially by Lacey Chabert, thereafter by Mila Kunis.

Meg should be number one

I hope any man that Meg dates in the future will treat her properly.

It sucks being Meg living with a family that always treat her like crap they make fun of her, abuse her and Peter constantly farts on her every chance he gets, there was an actual time when the family actually cared for her but over the years they stopped caring. - egnomac

Meg Sucks Just Like Kim Kardashian

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3 Chuckie (Rugrats)

Bad stuff always happens to him - blackflower

The poor kid never gets a break - blackflower

I feel sorry for Chuckie… )': If it wasn't for Angelica, he would've had a better life with Tommy.

4 Plankton (SpongeBob SquarePants) Plankton (SpongeBob SquarePants) Sheldon James Plankton, or simply Plankton, is a character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

He Always Has to Be Tortured By Krabs.

He not to bad

Screw Mr. Krabs

5 Jonathan (Rugrats)

When he's not being screamed at by his demanding boss Charlotte he's stuck looking out for her bratty kid Angelica. - egnomac

Jonathan Should Just Tell Charlotte He Quits. Or Just Tell Her to Shut Up.

6 Kif (Futurama)

Zap is such a idiot and Kif is Amy's boyfriend and he's a good one.

He becomes Zapp Brannigins scapegoat anytime he screws up always gets treated like dirt. - egnomac

7 Tom (Tom & Jerry) Tom (Tom & Jerry) Thomas "Tom" Cat is a fictional character and one of the title characters in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's series of Tom and Jerry theatrical cartoon short films.

Can't Tom truly win just for once?

8 Cody (Total Drama World Tour)

Sierra. Enough said - blackflower

9 Dexter (Dexter's Laboratory) Dexter (Dexter's Laboratory) Dexter is a fictional character and the titular protagonist of the Cartoon Network animated series, Dexter's Laboratory.

He's so funny and if he's so smart DeeDee always win

In almost every episode Dee Dee breaks into his lab and destroys most of his invention. - egnomac

10 Wile E. Coyote (Looney Tunes) Wile E. Coyote (Looney Tunes)

How many times did he git backfired? - Maddox121

Can he win just once? - BorisRule

I want acnes favorite customer to win just once, but then again that would make him look worse than ever.

Why does he keep shopping from ACME if all the products keep backfiring on him. - egnomac


The Contenders

11 Rocko (Rocko's Modern Life) Rocko (Rocko's Modern Life) Rocko is the eponymous fictional character of the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name.

Rocko is supposed to be a funny show. - kcianciulli

How does rocko take mr bigheads abuse if I was Rocko I would’ve told Ed bighead to shut the hell up at least mrs bighead is nice to him

Yep, it's pretty sad, but I know some people actually have it worse... - Rocko

This guy is abused by practically everyone; I repeat EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING. - xandermartin98

12 Shego (Kim Possible) Shego  (Kim Possible) Shego is a fictional character from Disney's animated television series Kim Possible, voiced by Nicole Sullivan.

You should have Ezekiel (Total Drama Island) as #1! He's been abused to the point to not even not knowing himself!

How can she stand being Dr. Drakken's sidekick she's way better at being a villain then him and most all of the other villain characters she actually took over the world in A Sitch in Time but since then she just puts up with Drakkens stupidity and willingly follows his orders. - egnomac

13 Sideshow Mel (The Simpsons) Sideshow Mel (The Simpsons) Sideshow Mel is a character in The Simpsons. He is the sidekick of Krusty the Clown because Sideshow Bob went to jail. He first appears in the episode Itchy and Scratchy and Marge.

Sideshow Mel constantly puts up with Krusty's abuse on a daily basis. - egnomac

14 Lindsay (Total Drama Island)

Since the beginning Lindsay has always did what ever Heather demands from her and all she gets in return is nothing but crap, Heather later gets her eliminated. - egnomac

She doesn’t even realize when she’s getting taken advantage of. - blackflower

15 Timmy Turner (The Fairly OddParents) Timmy Turner (The Fairly OddParents) Timothy "Timmy" Tiberius Turner is a ten-year old boy who is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the American animated series The Fairly OddParents created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.

Why the hell is he below Meg? - kcianciulli

Even with his fairies he has a hard life - blackflower

He's been abused ever since Obama became president, Justin Bieber Stepped into the spotlight, and Annoying Orange Arrived.

Believe me, he's a 10-year-old who often gets into dangerous situation in a cartoonish ways. How does the show portrayed child abuse like that? I never seen child abuse in my life and I think this is gone too far enough. Getting eaten by an animal (e.g. piranhas, bears, crocs, etc.), getting crushed by an object (e.g. anvils, pianos, etc.), getting killed by someone (Francis, Vicky, Crocker, etc.), etc. I'm glad the show has toned down a bit nowadays (well, almost) but I don't think you should see a REAL kid getting killed by someone or something in a cartoonish ways. I like the show, but the writers have gone too far.

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16 Miguel Santos (Maya & Miguel)

He needs to put his foot down - blackflower

Maya is always dragging Miguel against his will into helping with her stupid plans which never work. - egnomac

17 Heinz Doofenshmirtz (Phineas and Ferb)

This Guy Had a Terrible Childhood.

18 Butters Stotch (South Park) Butters Stotch (South Park) Leopold "Butters" Stotch is a fictional character in the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by series co-creator Matt Stone and loosely based on co-producer Eric Stough.

I feel really bad for Butters. His parents are horrible to him and always grounding him for no reason. - YoshiApple

This Kid Has Horrible Parents.

19 Diamond Tiara Diamond Tiara Diamond Tiara is a female school-age Earth pony and minor antagonist who first appears in Call of the Cutie. She and Silver Spoon are classmates of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

Oh no you don't diamond tiara is an obnoxious little brat who enjoys bullying the cmc, making fun of blank flanks and being annoying

20 Mrs. Puff - SpongeBob SquarePants Mrs. Puff - SpongeBob SquarePants Mrs. Puff is a fictional character appearing in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants and both films based on the franchise.

This makes sense her career will always seem bad just because of one incompetent student.

Yeah, she's been framed and sent to jail so many times

21 Buttercup Buttercup She is the one of the three main characters in the show The Powerpuff Girls. She was first created by Craig McCracken in 1992. She has short raven hair and green eyes with a green dress. She is known as the "toughest fighter" for her tomboyish attitude, being aggressive, and her love for fighting crime. more.

I have to agree, I actually feel sorry for her, she gets hated for being mean to Bubbles, who gets far a lot more attention, and sometimes she is hated for bad reasons, like her appearance. She is very hard to understand, she really has a good heart and is good, but people mistaken her as bad.

22 Hans Moleman (The Simpsons) Hans Moleman (The Simpsons) Hans Moleman is a recurring character on the animated television series The Simpsons. He was created by series creator Matt Groening and is voiced by Dan Castellaneta, and first appeared in the episode "Principal Charming".

This Simpson character deserves better.

23 Lucy/Kaede (Elfen Lied)
24 Eugene (Hey Arnold!)

Eugene gets my vote. He's always crashing into everything and getting hurt constantly. Everything good that happens to him gets broken, destroyed, or ruined. His classmates treat him like dirt, and he thinks it's totally okay (probably because it's been like that for a while). Rhonda, the queen bee, calls him and some other characters a "geek", and everyone, heck, even Arnold for a while, go along with it like it's fine. The only character that hasn't laughed at him or made a rude joke about him is Arnold, and he tries to get people to be nice to him, but nobody listens to him anyway. Sorry, got a little carried away there.

25 Adam Lyon (My Gym Partner is a Monkey)

Because of a stupid error Adam gets send to an all animal school and has to deal an annoying talking monkey who follows him everywhere he goes and never shuts up. - egnomac

26 Courage (Courage the Cowardly Dog) Courage (Courage the Cowardly Dog) Courage is a fictional character and the titular protagonist of the Cartoon Network animated series, Courage the Cowardly Dog.
27 Melody (The Little Mermaid 2) Melody (The Little Mermaid 2)

Her parents could have at least told her - blackflower

28 Maggie Pesky (The Buzz on Maggie) Maggie Pesky (The Buzz on Maggie)
29 Elphaba Thropp (Wicked)
30 Donald Duck Donald Duck Donald Duck is a cartoon character created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions. Donald is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor shirt and cap with a bow tie.
31 Serena (Pokémon XY) Serena (Pokémon XY) Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship more.
32 Brian Griffin (Family Guy) Brian Griffin (Family Guy) Brian H. Griffin, popularly known without his middle initial as Brian Griffin, is a fictional character from the animated television series Family Guy.


33 Milhouse - The Simpsons Milhouse - The Simpsons Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden, and created by Matt Groening who named the character after President Richard Nixon's middle name.

Always Bullied - ShaunFan04

Cries the most out of all the characters on the show 👨‍🎤👓😭

34 Lemongrab (Adventure Time)


35 Saito (The Familiar Of Zero)

Being married to a complete bitch who should've sorted herself out before abusing him. RIP Saito.

36 Prince Hans (Frozen) Prince Hans (Frozen)

He is a jerk - ArianaMarvelHPVine456

I don't feel sorry for him at all - Pieclone

37 Ed (Ed, Edd n Eddy) Ed (Ed, Edd n Eddy) Ed is one of the three protagonists in the Canadian-American animated comedy television series Ed, Edd n Eddy. He is the strongest and the least intelligent member of the Eds.
38 Lucy Loud (The Loud House) Lucy Loud (The Loud House) Lucy Loud is a fictional character in the Nickelodeon cartoon The Loud House. She was created by Chris Savino. Lucy is a goth and likes dark things.

Forgotten by her own family - blackflower

She never smiles and almost everyone find her boring.

39 Buttons (Animaniacs)

The only animaniacs show I hated - Pieclone

Poor Buttons Every time Mindy runs away he chases after her and gets beaten, crushed and even run over even after getting Mindy back he still gets yelled at by the mom and dad and called a bad dog. - egnomac

Annoying Orange Thinks Animal Abuse is Funny.

Yo button the baby is where yes or saving

40 Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender) Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender) Prince Zuko is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Zuko is a master firebender and his younger sister is Azula . He is the son of Prince Ozai and Princess Ursa .

He Was Burned By His Own Father. - kcianciulli

41 Double D (Ed, Edd n Eddy)
42 Zoidberg (Futurama) Zoidberg (Futurama)

Hermes and most of the Planet Express crew treat him like crap. - kcianciulli

43 Saoirse (Song of the Sea (Cartoon Saloon))
44 Satoru Ikeda (Inuyasha)
45 Helga Pataki - Hey Arnold Helga Pataki - Hey Arnold Helga Pataki is a character from the 90s Nickelodeon cartoon Hey Arnold created by Craig Bartlett. She's known for being bossy and being a bully to most kids she encounters. However she's secretly loves Arnold despite the fact she acts bitter around him to keep her secret. She will often pull out a more.

She has a drunk/crackhead mother and abusive father and they care more about her sister who is rude to her, see why Helga behaves the way she did.

46 Toiletnator (Codename: Kids Next Door)
47 Schnitzel (Chowder)

He Always Gets Mistreated by Mung and is always forced to do all the work. - kcianciulli

48 Luan Loud (The Loud House) Luan Loud (The Loud House) Luan Loud is a main character in The Loud House. Luan is the fourth-oldest child in the Loud family and second youngest of the five older sisters, at 14 years old. Her most annoying habit is telling bad jokes and puns and pulling pranks.
49 Tobias Wilson (The Amazing World of Gumball)
50 Frankie Foster (Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends) Frankie Foster (Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends)

Herriman always calls her a slacker when she works her ass off 24/7. - kcianciulli

She Always Has to Follow Herriman's Stupid Rules.

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2. Diamond Tiara
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2. Meg Griffin (Family Guy)
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