Fictional Characters That Are the Worst Role Models for Kids

The list for fictional characters that are the worst role models for kids.

The Top Ten

1 Eric Cartman (South Park) Eric Cartman (South Park) Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the main characters in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker.

Why would you let a kid watch South Park in the first place? Or family guy?

Best show ever bruh

2 Mr. Krabs (Spongebob Squarepants) Mr. Krabs (Spongebob Squarepants) Eugene H. Krabs, or simply Mr. Krabs, is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Yeah. Should be in the top 10. - Garythesnail

He should be in the top ten. - PizzaGuy

Greed is not a good trait to glorify - blackflower

A greedy little liar with no remorse for his actions. He would be a perfect Ebenizer Scrooge. He would see SpongeBob homeless and starving because of his measly pay, but he still would give him 5¢ everyday. Pearl is a child abuse victim and should have been confiscated by CPS years ago. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

3 Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z) Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z) Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

He is full of pride. He started out as a bad person. But he is the best character from the series. - SelfDestruct

4 Conker (Conker's Bad Fur Day) Conker (Conker's Bad Fur Day) Conker the Squirrel is an anthropomorphic squirrel starring in various video games. The character was created by Rare.
5 Barney the Dinosaur (Barney & Friends) Barney the Dinosaur (Barney & Friends) Barney The Dinosaur is a purple dinosaur from the TV series "Barney and Friends", as well as the VHS series before that known as "Barney and the Backyard Gang". He was created by Sheryl Leach in 1987, to entertain her 2 year old son. He is infamously known for his "I Love You" song, and his TV series more.

Really guys? Barney's not bad. He has great morals for children. - Garythesnail

No, the person behind the barney suit would be a bad example. - SeeU

No who put this on Barney is nice

6 Glenn Quagmire (Family Guy) Glenn Quagmire (Family Guy) Glenn Quagmire, often referred to as just Quagmire, is a character from the animated television series Family Guy.

He molests women for crying out loud. - Connor360

Ok in gq's defense, the majority of family guy characters would be the best candidates for this list:
1. Peter griffin: awful dad, inconsiderate husband, does stupid innopropreate c**p, says stupid innopropreate c**p, and barley does anything good.

2. Glenn quagmire: yeah... Peeps on woman, sleeps around, & has tried to get with his best friend's wife.

3. Stewie griffin (earier in the series): he tries to kill his mom on multiple occasions, thinks about him partying and being around a lot of girls, puts down everyone but himself, & picks on brain on a regular basis

4. Pervy old pedophile: well... We have the problem already spelled out.

5. Mayor west: ok he is kind of like Peter, but his nice enough to not find a victim to spend the rest of his life with & do the same to his children

6. Peter's dad: not is he a judgemental @$$hole, but he makes religious people look bad. Maybe he should be higher.

7. Louis's dad: very rude, self-centered, ...more

7 Caillou (Caillou) Caillou (Caillou)


8 Astronoma (Power Ranger)
9 Bart Simpson (The Simpsons) Bart Simpson (The Simpsons) Bart is the oldest child in The Simpsons. He was created by Matt Greoning. His hobbies are pranking people including Lisa Simpson and Homer Simpson.
10 Porky Minch (EarthBound)

The Contenders

11 Gord (Freddy Got Fingered)
12 Billy Madison (Billy Madison)
13 Bubsy (Bubsy) Bubsy (Bubsy)
14 Mario (Super Mario Bros.) Mario (Super Mario Bros.) Mario is the main character in the Mario Bros. Franchise, who was created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario Game, including spinoff series, as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super more.

What's so bad about Mario? - nintendofan126

He made my brother act retarded

He is a bad influence on children. - SelfDestruct

"Actually there is evidence. He teaches you to win by cheating. "
But everyone can do anything he isn't the only one 'cheating' so technically he's not since he's not braking any set rules to the games that they play.

15 Veku (Dragon Ball Z)

All he does is fart. - SelfDestruct

16 Gotenks (Dragon Ball Z) Gotenks (Dragon Ball Z) Gotenks is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Disobeyed Piccolo when he was told to take time to turn into Super Saiyan. - SelfDestruct

17 Riley Freeman (The Boondocks) Riley Freeman (The Boondocks)

Why would you even let a kid watch this... - SeeU

18 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.

She usually gets what she deserves in some way though - blackflower

19 Dora (Dora the Explorer) Dora (Dora the Explorer) Dora is the main protagonist in the show "Dora the Explorer" her main occupation is exploring with her monkey friend Boots .

Dora is actually a great role model. She gets kids into learning a second language and teaches them to stop and think - SeeU

20 Captain Pollution (Captain Planet and the Planeteers)
21 Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Maybe in the beginning of the original Naruto... But he teaches kids confidence, to never give up, don't back down, go for what u believe in, etc... Definitely doesn't belong anywhere near the top 10.

22 Johnny Test Johnny Test

I can see why Johnny is on this list.

Espevially the way he treats his dad. - blackflower

23 Bianca DuPree (Beverly Hills Teens) Bianca DuPree (Beverly Hills Teens)
24 Ike (Fire Emblem) Ike (Fire Emblem)

What? He would seem like an excellent roal model. He listen to his dad to the best to his abilitys, a good brother, tries to be nice & understanding to everyone even those rude to him, and did his best for his county.

25 Uncle Ruckus (The Boondocks)
26 Timmy Turner (Fairly Odd Parents) Timmy Turner (Fairly Odd Parents) 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.

Luckily he usually learns his lesson - blackflower

27 Bella Swan (Twilight)
28 Princess Peach (Super Mario Bros) Princess Peach (Super Mario Bros) Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. She is usually the character who needs saved in most Mario Games, but also has appeared as a playable character in the Main-Series Mario Games, including Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Run, and even starred in more.

She tells girls that you must always wait when your in the dungeon about to get killed by Bowser and wait for a prince. WAIT?!?! I mean, your about to get KILLLED.
Sincerely, a 9 year old.

People should really stop listening to matpat & other people who don't know what they are talking about

No she's actually a good roal model. She may get kidnapped, but she also sneeks around bowser AND all his minions to get Mario items & information.

Not only that, but she's in all sports, kart, smash, & party games. Showing she can play with the big boys (and is usually one of the more harder npcs to defeat).

Besides those games, in rpg, some pm games, & 3dw she helped Mario and co. defeat the bad guy. In 3dl she tried to escape (as well as other pm games). That right there is a good roal model

29 Peter Griffin (Family Guy) Peter Griffin (Family Guy) Peter Griffin is the main protagonist and titular character of the American animated sitcom Family Guy.

Lol this should be the true #1

30 Ness (EarthBound) Ness (EarthBound)

What? He doesn't really say anything...

31 Rainbow Dash (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magical) Rainbow Dash (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magical) Rainbow Dash is a female Pegasus pony from the popular 2010 kid's show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She represents the element of loyalty and is one of 6 mane characters on the show. more.

She teaches you to brag, not a good role model.

32 Juvia Lockser (Fairy Tail) Juvia Lockser (Fairy Tail) Juvia Lockser is a Fairy Tail Mage . When Juvia was young she was abandoned by her parents because she was followed by the rain . Juvia lived in a orphanage but she never felt at home there she was mistreated by the children there because she was different from them,she was a Mage she had blue hair more.

Stalk your crush until he finally gives in? Great role model.

33 Link (The Legend of Zelda) Link (The Legend of Zelda) Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Because he's too sexy for his tunic?

Whyyy iiis he on here?

34 Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda) Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda) Princess Zelda is a fictional character in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series, created by Shigeru Miyamoto and introduced in its original entry in 1986.

What's with all the nintendo characters?

W t f? Zelda in most her games is shown to be a good roal model.

35 SpongeBob (SpongeBob SquarePants)
36 Jade West (Victorious) Jade West (Victorious) Jade West (Elizabeth Gillies) is a frenemy of Tori from Hollywood Arts. She has a gothic sense of style—always wearing dark clothes with eyebrow piercings and different colors of streaks in her hair—and is the long-time girlfriend of Beck Oliver. She is very protective of her boyfriend and is known more.

Yeah... she's definitely not a good rolemodel for kids but she's hilarious! - StayAlive

37 Lizard Skizzard (Dinosaurs)
38 Draculaura (Monster High) Draculaura (Monster High)

She's a pill popper, I have proof.

39 Nina (Nina Needs To Go!)

Teaches Kids How to hold their pee. - Discord1

Actually she doesn’t - blackflower

40 Barbie (Barbie)

Barbie is perfect in every way. She has lots of friends AND a Boyfriend. Kids will want to be her, perfect, slim, -A barbie doll, they might even get enough plastic surgery. Barbie should be number one. - SeeU

She should be higher - Discord1

41 Prince Hans (Frozen) Prince Hans (Frozen)
42 Sanjay (Sanjay and Craig) Sanjay (Sanjay and Craig)
43 Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach) Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach) Ichigo Kurosaki is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

He has a dark heart, a heart of pure evil. - SelfDestruct

44 Marth (Fire Emblem) Marth (Fire Emblem)

He is in the bottom?! HE should be number 1 already. - BeatlesSuck

45 The Ice King (Adventure Time)
46 Rigby (Regular Show) Rigby (Regular Show) Rigby is a character from the cartoon Regular Show created by JG Quintel. He's best friends with Mordecai (A talking Blue Jay). Together they slack around and have fun in the park. A place where they work and have the risk of being fired from.

He is whiny, lazy, and dumb. Funny though.

47 Lucas (EarthBound)

... because he was sad or what?

48 Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
49 Patrick (SpongeBob SquarePants) Patrick (SpongeBob SquarePants) Patrick Star is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He is voiced by actor Bill Fagerbakke, who also voices numerous other characters on the show . Created and designed by marine biologist and cartoonist Stephen Hillenburg, the series creator, Patrick more.
50 Megan (Drake & Josh)
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Top Remixes

1. Glenn Quagmire (Family Guy)
2. Mr. Krabs (Spongebob Squarepants)
3. Eric Cartman (South Park)
1. Astronoma (Power Ranger)
2. Barney the Dinosaur (Barney & Friends)
3. Billy Madison (Billy Madison)
1. Porky Minch (EarthBound)
2. Eric Cartman (South Park)
3. Gord (Freddy Got Fingered)


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