Worst Glee Characters

The Top Ten

1 Rachel Berry Rachel Berry Rachel Barbra Berry is a fictional character and de facto female lead from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee.

I think Rachel Berry is an over privileged, selfish, ignorant, annoying, over dramatic, undeserving, and all around horrible person. Her voice is sub-par at best and she stays in the spotlight way to much, when there are so many with better talent than her in the show. Watching Glee I've seen practically everything handed to Rachel Berry on a silver plater when she has no talent. Frankly I cheered when she failed in the beginning of season six, even if it was short lived. Her character in my opinion is unrealistic, to much was handed to her and she never grew up. To be blunt, I would never have called the show Glee, I would have called the Rachel Berry show or Rachel Berry and the back ups, because it's not really about the club, it's mostly about an attention seeking girl who in my eyes has no talent, gets everything handed to her, and if she doesn't like something or it doesn't go exactly her way, she throws a hissy fit and breaks up friendships. I would have liked to see her grow ...more

Rachel is one of the moat overrated character in all of Glee history. She has done some of the most selfish things to the people she calls her "friends" or "team" when really she would cut their throats if if meant getting a solo or any other chance in the spotlight. The fact is that there are other prettier and more talented glee club members yet the show solely focuses on her annoying, bratty, self-absorbed ambition to rise to the top. She lied about Sandy Ryerson out of jealousy, quit the glee club to join "Cabaret" because Tina was given a solo instead of her, and then covered her mouth with tape because she was not automatically given every solo. Going back on how there are more talented glee club members as Rachel's voice lacks a full and deep quality in her belts. Listening to Tina's part in "More than a Feeling" it's hard not get a chill up your spine after hearing that burst of angelic sound or with Santana's version of "Don't Rain ...more

I honestly have got to the point (Season 5! ) where I can't bear to watch her any longer. She is one of the most selfish characters I've ever seen and is literally only happy when she gets what she wants and is on top. Why do the writers of the show love her so much and give her all the solos and good breaks and she always wins? Even when she is knocked down a peg or two (thank you Santana! ) it only ever lasts for a few minutes or an episode at most. She is just totally unbearable. Kurt, Mercedes, Santana and even Britney are just so much more talented. Britney is the most amazing dancer, Rachel is just average at best. Why is she always in the spotlight? She just likes to throw a few crumbs to her friends, but is never really pleased for them unless she has something even better in hand. Quinn's character development was just so much more interesting, I'd have much preferred to see more focus on her. Or Santana. Or Kurt. Or Britney. Or Mercedes. Or just about anyone.

Rachel Berry is such a horrible character. She’s mean, rude, and very unkind to those around her. I think the writers of the show gave her such a good ending ( aka being a surrogate to Blaine and Kurt) because they found out that viewers did not like her story arc or her as a person. Although it’s fun to look at other views about her and see others hating on her I hope there’s never another character like her in a T.V. show again

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2 Will Schuester

Mr. Schuester is a terrible person and a terrible teacher. He's done so many awful things during the show and treats his students terribly. He suspended a student with an eating disorder for not wanting to wear a revealing costume? He lets anyone in the club say any mean or nasty thing they want to each other without saying anything to any of them, and gives all the solos to Rachel even though she's not even that good and has done countless things to ruin anyone else's chance to have a solo. Let's also not forget the time where he wanted to offer the students help who weren't great dancers, but then made fun of Mercedes because she wasn't good enough and forced her to quite. He also threw a diva tantrum at Finn (his only friend by the way) and made him get him his coffee and do his dry cleaning, like who does that. He also expected Emma to just pack her bags and pick up her whole life and move to Washington with him and got mad at her when all she said was she wasn't sure if she ...more

I especially hated him in season 3 when he pushed an overweight girl to almost throwing up, reprimanded her for being late for eating (in front of a group of people she cares the opinion of), told she wasn't trying hard enough, comparing her to others, going along with the bullying from other students, and then kicked her out of the club she loved. And to make it worse he's proud of the way he's treating her, even gloating to Emma about it.

He is so annoying because he only does the songs that he wants to do. The only time where the kids did a song where Will wasn't involved with the decision is the season 1 sectionals, and that was because he wasn't allowed to. They still won, and they did it all by themselves. He only lets them do songs that he likes, which is very selfish, since he is always saying that the glee club is about them, not him. Also, in season 1, he made them do le freak, and sit down you're rocking the boat, which he said the '93 glee club did. Finally, he always says that he treats everyone equally, when it's obvious he likes rachel, finn, and kurt the best. He treats everyone else so badly. He gives all the solos to Rachel, when Mercedes and Santana are just as good, or better, than her. He is my second least favorite character, Kurt being my least favorite.

Will Schuester is a terrible human

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3 Lauren zizes

I find it quite sad that the only arguments on why people hate her are "not attractive physically or mentally" "fat" "i wanna puke" "Puck is hot and she is not"

I mean come on Lauren is so badass and cynical and funny. She is strong and won't let people break her (more like she breaks people. Literally. ) and I find her awesome. She isn't an important character but I think she's a good one because, well, she's funny, and she proves that she can get the hottie. Huh.

Lauren is an amazing character, what's not to like. She's one of the most beautiful, funniest, and most bad ass character. She was the only girl Puck ever had to work for, which shows viewers that if you want a girl to like you, you have to work hard.

How come the only argument you people can come up with is that she's a "fat pig"? It's wrong just to judge her or anyone on their body type. I personally don't like her, but only because of how hard Puck tried, and how horribly she treated him. Plus, she beat up my Santana. MY Santana. That's unforgivable.

Of course it’s good that she’s not afraid to show that she is fine with herself, but she is a real bitch.

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4 Marley Rose

Marley should be at the top of the list- I've never seen a more boring character on T.V.. She's pretty but she doesn't have any endearing qualities and she's definitely not as talented as she's made out to be. The characters that are higher up on this list are much better than Marley. Lauren doesn't let her weight get in the way of her confidence, Rachel works towards her dreams no matter how many times people try to crush her self-esteem, Finn is a normal boy who has average qualities, but that's what makes him relatable, plus he's sweet and a hard worker. Will is always willing to inspire and help the kids, Emma and Beiste (and he's even helped Sue). Tina proves that you can be a star without being constantly shoved into the spotlight (unlike Marley), plus she's a feminist, she dresses like a bad girl when she's actually not and she's helped Artie, Mike and Rachel with realizing their dreams. She was one of the best characters on T.V. before season 4, but I can see why she's angry ...more

Marley gets a lot of hate for no reason. She's not a second Rachel Berry, but do we really need a second Rachel Berry? Marley lacks Rachel's star quality but she's a very sweet girl with big dreams of becoming a singer. Just because she's nice, that doesn't make her boring. I know a lot of people LOVE Santana but she always makes me mad because she's so insensitive and she makes horrible remarks about people for no reason. The majority of the Glee fandom have Santana as their favorite and Marley as their least favorite, which is sad because Glee is a show about the underdogs and people like Santana are not by any means underdogs. Marley, on the other hand is relatable to many teenage girls more than Santana or any other cheerio will ever be.

(SIDENOTE: I know this is not part of Marley but Kurt was number 24 and he shouldn't even be on the list. Kurt is amazing and a lot of people seem to agree because all of the negative comments on Kurt were disliked.)

Marley is part of the "new crew" as I like to call it which includes her, Jake, Ryder, Unique, Kitty, and Joe. They are what made Glee go downhill. Marley is SO boring! So she liked the bad kid (Er, the wannabe bad kid cause let's not forget his brother Puck) and so she liked Ryder but still wanted time for herself. Maybe she had a struggle with fitting in because her mom was larger than normal and she was poor, I get that, but she was pretty boring. I could have been watching Kurt rock it in New York but NO I had to watch Marley swing herself into a fake wall of bricks! Oh and when anything happened to the original glee members like Blaine's proposal, the new crew were "so" excited. They didn't even know them! Sorry Marley but you suck.

She's a marry sue it's fact and I don't even think her voice is that good - majormanafemale

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5 Brody

You hate him. Why? Because he works as a prostitute to pay for his college? For some people that's the only option, give him a break.

Brody was a horrible addition to the show. His storyline was unrealistic and uninteresting.

Honestly I don't think Brody was ever intended to be a permanent character, he was not a bad one, and he never did anything to deserve being hated as a character. The fact that everyone acts like he was a bad person just because he's a prostitute, is both baseless and awful.

He got in the way of finchel!

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6 Tina Cohen-Chang

In season one, she was fine. But I feel like you have to hate every Glee character once. The thing about Tina, is she started getting so annoying, I just couldn't handle watching her. Especially after the first graduation, she got super annoying. She thinks she is all that, and she even had an assistant. She randomly broke up with Artie, and though I love Mike most of the time, she went with him instead. Only to hate on him after their breakup. Then she started hitting on Blaine (one of my favorites) even though she knew he was gay and still loved Kurt. I was tempted to vote Rachel, because of how selfish she is (even now), but Tina is just ongoing. Every time I try to like her, she does something to get on my nerves.

I used to love her in the beginning of Glee, and she represented a person/ ideal that was different and unique. But then she changed, and became pathetic... Really Tina? Hooking up with Sam? Instead of seeing her hopefully gain respect for herself, I saw opposite. But it's mostly the writers faults anyway

Tina is a very good role model. The fact that she is a shy person makes me feel related to her because I'm shy too and I'M WORKING ON IT, but it's tough. However, she rocks.

She's a horrible person. I didn't mind her or care for her and then as soon as she was nominated to be prom queen I immediately hated her. She cares too much about what others think, she cares about no one else. And she's stupid like who sings a song to a gay guy thinking they wanna go out on a date with you?

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7 Sandy Ryerson

I don't even know where to begin with this guy. You could start with the pilot where he was taking advantage of a male student, Acafellas where he was sending Josh Groban locks of his hair, or "Night of Neglect" where he was the only adult who actively took part in heckling teenage kids.

I know that the guy hasn't been in it since Season 2, but he was the worst part of the show (with Cooter Menkin a runner-up)

Why he was in the series? We don't need this character.

Bae, daddy, lover, inspiration. It all comes down to one person described. Sandy Ryerson. Truly disappointed in this fandom for not appreciating this magnificent man.

Who even is this dude

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8 Kitty Wilde

She was so mean to Marley. What did Marley do to her? She's also such a snob who thinks she's so much better than anyone else and she insults everyone. Okay, Quinn and Santana are kind of like that too but they have their personal struggles that make them likeable and relatable, while Kitty is the stereotypical mean girl.

She was going to be the next Quinn Fabray but throughout the show she developed her own personality and proved that there is so much more in her than just being the mean cheerleader, something that Quinn and Santana did too.

Kitty's the worst she goes around preaching Jesus that she doesn't even like follow well because she's basically the devil in the flesh because she goes does what Shen did to Marley who I'm not even a fan of to be honest and she's ugly and unworthy of being the new Quinn Fabray

She confuses me. She's awful to Marely but from what we are shown is kind to Artie and I don't know. - majormanafemale

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9 Finn Hudson

I loved him and I'm not just saying this because he died

I'm sorry but I didn't like how he was calling Quinn names such as liar when he saw her standing up. Seriously I hated the writers for making it look like Quinn didn't have a great senior prom since Finn didn't get the clue that Quinn wanted to feel special one night esspecially with him.

Side note to my earlier comment: He called Sue's baby not Becky retarded, but that doesn't make it any less worse. Oh, and he also called Brittany stupid when he was the stupid one and she even got into MIT later...

He is a dick. Glad he got off the show.

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10 Kurt Hummel Kurt Hummel

I love Kurt as a character, but hate what the writers have done to him after bringing Blaine into his life. They started to make him revolve around Blaine in high school and that pissed me off, because there's so much more to him than just who he's dating. They also pretty much made him the show's punching bag once he got to New York and didn't let him into NYADA, when Carmen said that the original performer would have been proud of his rendition, yet did for some reason let Rachel in, even though she choked her audition. I thought it was going to get better when he got the job at Vogue and Isabelle Wright took him under her wing, but then he ended up having to lose that too, probably partly because of Blaine. Then having Mercedes and Santana perform together and everyone else get what they wanted [Artie winning film stuff, Rachel's part] and Kurt have to keep working part-time and going to school and getting no gigs. It wasn't fair to a talented and genuinely kind character. If that ...more

I liked Kurt at first, but I started liking him less during seasons 3-6. He used to be an amazing character, but now he's nothing more than Rachel Berry's personal slave, I mean sidekick. "I'm not a box, there's more than 4 sides to me". That used to true, until Rachel snatched him away. This is why I like KurtCedes more than HummelBerry. At least Mercedes treated him like a human being, while Rachel treats him like a pocket dog. I'm not voting for him, since the death of his character is Rachel's fault. I always cringe when Kurt and Rachel call each other "best friends", because everyone knows that Mercedes and Kurt were the best bestie pair on the show, besides early Brittana

Kurt's character had a lot of potential and had some excellent moments, but Chris Colfer did not do it justice. In no world is he nearly as good a singer as Lea Michele. He needs to stop covering his teeth with his lips when he sings, it makes him look like a muppet.

His "dancing" and his annoying demeanor and odd (and poorly portrayed) forced self confidence... Annoying.

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The Contenders

11 Santana Lopez Santana Lopez

You can bring her down all you want, but there's a reason she's not at the top five of this list, and that's because she's a relatable character and a fan favorite. Meanwhile, your precious Rachel Berry is in the top four because no matter what Santana does, Rachel will always be a terrible, selfish, unbearable person. Santana dishes it out everyone once in a while, but at least she's actually relatable.

Santana, though she insults almost every character on the show, is the most memorable. Even when all the other characters started blurring together, she remained original and interesting. And everyone judges her because she talks crap about everybody, when everybody does it, everybody in the real world talks crap about each other. People hate on Santana as if they'd never talked crap about somebody behind the other person's back. Face it. She's the most realistic person on the show. If you think every character should be overly nice to each other, maybe you should go back to watching My Little Pony. - RedAndGold

She's cruel to people for no reason. She has insulted Rachel, Finn and Quinn too many times to count. NOBODY has ever said anything bad to her, everyone helped her with the lady music week when she came out and she was making mean comments the whole time. She told Brittany that the reason she's mean is because she's angry and in the closet but even after she came out she remained a horrible person.


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12 Ken Tanaka

Emma was so mean to him and he didn't deserve it

I hate him, but he was a good character. He shouldn't be on this list.

His face looked like it was scrunched up in the middle

I hate you

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13 Emma Pillsburgh

First of all these rating are way of! "This vote isn't characters you wouldn't be friends with", it's worst characters meaning they are boring lacking substance. How can you put Rachel and kitty on here?!? People are saying "kitty's so mean" well big deal she's hilarious to watch and she's kind when she has to be. And Rachel's whole character is around her being self centered and messing up social relations that's what MAKES HER CHARACTER INTERESTING! Why is everyone on here so so dumb

She has horribly big eyes and flirts with Will all the time. Plus she does things she never wanted to (eg. Married the football coach) and then is sad and mad about it. She creeps me out with those big eyes.

SHES EXTREMELY ANNOYING. It was honestly so innapropriate in season 1 when she was flirting with Will so much although I disliked how Terri lied & everything I just I don't know she annoys me

Whoever put her up here can’t even spell her name right...

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14 April Rhodes

Why did they keep bringing her back? Just to make sure she's still the alcoholic burn out we all knew she was, and will be, till she dies?

Why was she on the show so much!? She sucked and was so annoying! Also she was Will's "student" once but she looks older than he does.

I find her like jacob *guy obsessed with rachel and her panties*. Just plain disgusting

She was pretty cool, I admit, but her voice is creepy. And she's SUPER scrawny. But other than that I like her.

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15 Mercedes Jones

I thought Mercedes Jones was AWESOME! Without her the show would be all about Rachel!

It is hilarious when people think Mercedes would have been the star if Rachel wasn't there. For one thing Amber is limited in her acting.

But the real problem was for Mercedes was Santana. People want to blame Rachel for her not getting more but Santana is who took more from her. Rachel was the lead from day one and frankly didn't do anyhting wrong to have that taken from her. Santana leap frogged over Mercedes. Tina and even Quinn to take second female

I can't stand her! She was great in the beginning and as the show went on.. I just wanted to fast forward every part she was in! She makes me cringe! Her attitude is ridiculous she's way too big for her britches!

Way to write the stereotypical "angry black diva" wish they would have gave her more character growth but season after season her attitude just got more annoying.

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16 Blaine Anderson

HOW HIS HE NOT ABOVE FINN! Blaine is the WORST character on the show. First he accuses Kurt of cheating when he was just texting, yet he really DOES cheat and expects forgiveness. His character was overused to the point of exhaustion, ruining every song. His character wouldn't be nearly as bad if the writers didn't make him join the and. He is WAY to emotional for my liking, and Kurt deserved better. How much you want to bet they got divorced within ten years of marriage? I hated that he made a Kurt puppet and was OBSESSED with it, I hated when he got mad at Kurt for being in better shape than him, and instead of working out, he stayed home and watched porn. He and Lauren Zizes should switch places on this list, because Lauren could wipe the floor with that loser. He says he'll never forgive Kurt for breaking up with him, yet Kurt forgave him for cheating. Kurt was just trying to make the relationship healthy, and Blaine was the biggest baby about it. The writers ruined his confident ...more

I hate to say it but Blaine ruined the show for me and not just because of my opinions on his relationship with Kurt. But because he was constantly put in the spot light for other (more talented) people to be pushed in the back. Blaine didn't have any qualities that I liked. He doesn't take any responsibility for himself. Everything that happens to him, due to his own fault mind you, he blames on someone else. And that person is usually Kurt, who is nearly never at fault. He borderline cheats once then gets mad when his boyfriend (who is not doing the same thing) is just messaging another friend. Unlike Blaine who sent messages with a person that was very obviously trying to get into his pants. How about the fact that he is always picked for someone more talented! He got into NYADA on the first try, which many did. BUT HE GOT IN FIRST TRY WITHOUT A GOOD SINGING VOICE. As apposed to Kurt who Madam said that the original performer would have been PROUD. We didn't even get to see ...more

Blaine is a horribly written character and an overall bad person. I used to think that Rachel was the worst and most self-centered, but now it's him. I used to kind of like him, even though I was annoyed he always got solos, but after what he did to Kurt when he cheated and his expectation for forgiveness he didn't deserve, he's now my least favourite. That says something, because there are a lot of characters I dislike. I don't just not like him- I hate him with a passion. He pushes talented characters to the back and got way more attention than he deserved. I agree he's talented, but no more talented than most of the other Glee kids, except Sugar who was purposely not talented. Ugh.

I like Blaine - majormanafemale

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17 Noah Puckerman

Seriously? Noah Puckerman is and always will be awesome!

Puck you are amazing

"Puck... In just one word. PERFECTION"

Sorry I'm just on about the actor. But maybe he had a double that did it.

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18 Azimio Adams

Who even is this?

He was so mean and a follower, but he had mich of his own personality.

He's hot, but he's nothing but a bully

Sorry but who even cares?

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19 Cooter Menkins

This guy was honestly the worst character on glee. Not only was he extremely annoying, he abused coach Beiste who was such a sweet character.

He talks like Bill Cosby

I hated him, not only did he make me feel uncomfortable (I don't know why) but he abused coach Beiste and was seriously the dumbest character on Glee.

Ugh, this guy

20 Mike Chang

Mike Chang is by far my favorite character on Glee, probably because he didn't get so many lines so the writers didn't have a chance to kill his personality and make him totally unlikable like Tina

I don't get why you people hate Mike Chang. You say that he can only dance, but if you watched all the episodes, you can see that he could also sing. I don't see you faulting Mercades for only being able to sing, so why fault Mike Chang for dancing very well, and being an okay singer.

Some people are upset for a little while Mike took Tina from Artie. But they forget that Mike and Artie where good friends. Tina was being ridiculous proposing to Mike. I know why she did it but if she had gotten Married Tina wouldn't have been happy. There are some who are probably upset with Mike for rejecting Tina but Mike knew the truth weather Tina's heart fully did at time of not. - majormanafemale

Come on, he's great.

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3. Kurt Hummel
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