Top Ten Protagonist Characters that are Bad Role Models for Anyone

Just because a character is the protagonist doesn't mean said character is a good role model. In fact, some characters are bad influences enough to make a sane person find an ANTAGONIST as a better role model!

The Top Ten

1 Voltron (Voltron)
2 Carl Johnson (Grand Theft Auto)
3 Ren Hoëk (Ren & Stimpy Show) Ren Hoëk (Ren & Stimpy Show)

He is such an evil piece of s***. How was this amusing to anyone back in the 90s? - stevesmith6

4 Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill) Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill)

I like her. And the people she killed had it coming. They betrayed her four years earlier, beat her to a bloody pulp, and her boss put a bullet in her head. I'd want revenge too.

5 Draculaura (Monster High) Draculaura (Monster High)
6 Preston Stormer (Hero Factory) Preston Stormer (Hero Factory)

Hero Factory Heroes teaches people against every great villain fictional characters such as Darth Vader. They'll make you hate on Villain Characters *Cough* GoAnimate People. Just remember, just because The character's a villain, doesn't mean you have to hate it. - ChroniclerMan5

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

This is why I hate Peter Griffin.

8 Stan Smith (American Dad!) Stan Smith (American Dad!) Stanford Leonard "Stan" Smith is the main protagonist of the adult animated sitcom American Dad!. He is voiced by the series' co-creator and executive producer, Seth MacFarlane.

Peter Griffin and Stan Smith are both worst.

He is bigoted sadistic and violent. He did horrible things to his friend just make him believe in god. He treats his family like crap. He is worse than Peter Griffin

9 Deadpool (Marvel) Deadpool (Marvel) Deadpool is a fictional antihero created by Marvel who appears in their comics. Deadpool's first appearance was in New Mutants #98 by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza in February of 1991. His powers include self-healing and super strength. He is regarded as one of the funniest characters in comics due more.
10 Phil Matibag (The Nutshack)

How isn't he in the Top 5? He's mean-spirited to just about anybody! - PerfectImpulseX

The Contenders

11 Bella Swan (Twilight Saga)

Biggest setback in Feminism in like ever.

She has no life; no hobbies, no morals, not even self-respect.

A crazy bitch that depends way too much on her boyfriend. Not to mention she's obsessed with him. She's a bad role model.

12 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.

Cartman has done some really bad and horrible things. He only thinks about himself and he is just a horrible person in general. He should definitely be number one (still my favorite South Park character though). - RogerMcBaloney

He seriously needs to be number 1 - JPK

13 Sterling Archer (Archer) Sterling Archer (Archer) Sterling Malory Archer is a fictional character on the American adult animated sitcom Archer, which aired on the basic cable network FX from 2009 to 2017 and is currently broadcast on sister network FXX.
14 Alucard (Hellsing) Alucard (Hellsing) Alucard is a fictional character and the protagonist and antihero of the Hellsing manga and anime series created by Kouta Hirano.
15 Chun Li (Street Fighter Series) Chun Li (Street Fighter Series)
16 Bobobo (Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo)
17 Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi (Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon)
18 Jem (Jem & the Holograms)

How - blackflower

19 Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass) Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass) Lelouch Lamperouge, whose real name is Lelouch vi Britannia, is the title character and protagonist of the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.
20 Light Yagami (Death Note) Light Yagami (Death Note) Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

He's not really a protagonist though, he might be the main character, but definitely not the good guy - kempokid

21 Paul Kirby (Jurassic Park 3)

Like kidnapping Grant was a good idea?

22 Tyler Durden (Fight Club) Tyler Durden (Fight Club)
23 Zim (Invader Zim) Zim (Invader Zim) Zim is the titular protagonist and anti-hero of the American animated series Invader Zim, created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon.
24 Peter Pan (Peter Pan) Peter Pan (Peter Pan) Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A free spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mystical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with more.

Being a protagonist, he's not supposed to enjoy death or pain, but he enjoys seeing Hook in life-threatening situations and cut off his hand for no reason except his own entertainment. It's understandable that Hook wants revenge so badly. He's very rude, barely letting others finish a sentence before talking. When the mermaids try to drown Wendy he laughs and when Wendy tries to fight back he stops her and acts as if she's the bad guy. And in contrast to the animated Disney adaption, in the book he's a more sinister character. He kidnaps the kids and drags Wendy out the window, and he kills the lost boys if they disobey him or accidentally grow up. Not exactly a great role model.

Kinda - blackflower

25 Joe Higashi (The King of Fighters)
26 Shane Walsh (The Walking Dead) Shane Walsh (The Walking Dead) Shane Walsh is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Jon Bernthal in the American television series of the same name.

He's too much of a loose cannon and even betrays his own best friend so he could his wife for himself.

27 Tyson Granger (Beyblade) Tyson Granger (Beyblade)
28 Bart Simpson (The Simpsons) Bart Simpson (The Simpsons) Bartholomew JoJo "Bart" Simpson is the oldest child in The Simpsons. He was created by Matt Groening. His hobbies are pranking people including Lisa Simpson and Homer Simpson.
29 V (V for Vendetta)

He can be viewed as a hero or a terrorist, depending on how you look at him and his actions.

30 Machete (Machete)
31 Faust (Faust Comic series)
32 Wiener (Sausage Party)
33 Kratos (God of War)
34 Ford Fairlane (The Adventures of Ford Fairlane)
35 Judy Hopps (Zootopia) Judy Hopps (Zootopia) Officer Judy Hopps is the protagonist in Disney's 2016 animated feature film Zootopia. The first rabbit to be in Zootopia's police force, Judy is determined to make the world a better place while breaking preconceptions about other species. Teaming up with a fox named Nick Wilde, she sets off on her more.

What? Why is Judy Hops on that list? She teaches other about everyone has the right for a job/education opportunity without being discriminated against. She's the first bunny rabbity to be a cop and never let's anyone put her down because she always believes in herself. Judy is a good role model and she's very smart. I admire her a lot.

Not really - blackflower

Blackmailing Nick Wilde

36 Lloyd Christmas (Dumb and Dumber) Lloyd Christmas (Dumb and Dumber)

He's not a bad person, but he's not very smart either. He'd be getting you into all kinds of trouble, or worse.

37 Harry Dunne (Dumb and Dumber)

He proves to be somewhat smarter than his pal Lloyd, but he's still not the brightest bulb.

38 Revy (Black Lagoon) Revy (Black Lagoon) Rebecca Lee, mainly referred to as Revy, and sometimes Two Hands, is the main female protagonist of the Black Lagoon series.

I like Revy and she is a protagonist, but she also loves killing and will do it without remorse.

39 Spawn (Image Comics) Spawn (Image Comics) Spawn is a fictional character, an antihero and hellish Superhero that appears in a monthly comic book of the same name published by American company Image Comics.
40 Paul Kersey (Death Wish)

The original vigilante. Many see him as a bad role model, but I like him. And some people need to die. They serve no purpose in life except killing and causing trouble for innocent people. He's doing society a favor by taking out thugs, gangs, muggers etc. Screw prison.

41 The Man With No Name (A Fistful of Dollars)
42 Randle McMurphy (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
43 Tony Montana (Scarface) Tony Montana (Scarface) Antonio Raimundo "Tony" Montana is a fictional character and the villain protagonist of the 1983 film Scarface.
44 Simba (The Lion King) Simba (The Lion King) Simba is a fictional character who appears in Disney's The Lion King franchise. Introduced in Walt Disney Animation's 32nd animated feature film The Lion King (1994), the character subsequently appears in its sequels The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) and The Lion King 1½ (2004).

Simba is cool!

How is Simba a bad role model?

He is a brat.

45 Trini Kwan (Thuy Trang)
46 L (Death Note) L (Death Note) L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
47 Hellboy (Hellboy) Hellboy (Hellboy) Hellboy is a fictional superhero created by writer-artist Mike Mignola. The character first appeared in San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2.
48 Lady Death (Lady Death Comic series)
49 Jack Bauer (24)
50 Wario (Super Mario Bros Series) Wario (Super Mario Bros Series) Wario is a character in Nintendo's Mario series who was originally designed as an antagonist to Mario. His motives are driven by greed and he will take the side of whoever will give him the most pay. Although he may seem like just a mean man with no heart, he does have a very tragic past.
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Peter Griffin (Family Guy)
2. Phil Matibag (The Nutshack)
3. Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi (Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon)
1. Voltron (Voltron)
2. Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill)
3. Draculaura (Monster High)
1. Eric Cartman (South Park)
2. Deadpool (Marvel)
3. Peter Griffin (Family Guy)

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