Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably have at least heard of anime. Most elder people in the western sphere of the world may dismiss them as “cartoons” but that’s because they not at all inclined to really take a peek into new things.
To be honest, I don’t even remember what age I was when I started watching anime. I do, however, remember the very first anime I got watch start to finish: Yaiba. I was completely hooked. So since then, whenever there was an anime that piqued my interest, I’d find ways to get my hands on them.
Through the years of anime watching, it is eventual that there will be favorites that will form. What’s even more eventual is the formation of a list of anime characters that regardless of how many years pass by, you’ll still hate them. Like really, really, hate them. My friends know that if they want me riled up, all they need to do is mention the names of the people on this list. Without further ado, let’s get cracking!
NOTE: This is MY list. So you’re welcome to your own opinions–SAME AS ME.
4.) Akane Tendo
A lot of people love this girl. I’m just not one of them. She’s short-tempered, often irrational, contradictory AF, and expects Ranma to be a mind-reader. Not to mention that accompanying her temper is her explosive tendency for physical violence.
Most of her fans have excused this because that’s her character; she’s a Tsundere (a girl who isn’t forthcoming about her true feelings). She nags A LOT. A lot of the issues in the anime wouldn’t even happen if it wasn’t for Akane getting herself into danger or having another epic misunderstanding and stomping off. I get that if the misunderstandings didn’t happen, we wouldn’t have an anime. HOWEVER, it’s more of the same every time. Ranma says or does something dumb or more often that not, gets caught in a compromising position with another legitimate fiancee and Akane loses her shit. This is all under the premise that she doesn’t want to marry him to begin with yet she goes off huffing her chest and being upset.
It gets pretty old after the second incident. Bleargh.
3.) Seryu Ubiquitous
Although she initially appeared as a kind and compassionate person, Seryu is ruthless, psychotic and unstable. She was seen to enjoy killing to a high extent those of whom she considered to be evil, almost as if it was a hobby.
Seryu had a twisted sense of right and wrong, bordering on a completely black and white view of the world: seeing the authority of the immensely corrupt Empire as absolutely right, and its enemies as pure evil. She was fully committed to her duties and relished fighting for the imperials. Her twisted view of justice caused a level of distrust towards her by her own teammates, as well as the entire imperial forces on occasion, as she brutally murdered a group of captured prisoners before her team could interrogate them.
This sense of right and wrong is so twisted as she lacks mercy of any kind. She has stated that evil deserves no mercy, which is ironic as that is the one thing which separates justice from vengeance or even common murder. She is also hypocritical. On her first mission in the Jaegers, she said that justice always fights fair and square, along with attacking head on, but in her fight against Night Raid, she used rather underhanded means to try and win. Using a hidden gun in her mouth, she paralyzed Sheele so Koro could kill her. She also tried to kill Tatsumi and Mine from afar using her long range weapons with no warning, basically performing a sneak attack to kill them, which would have worked had Mine not caught the scent of gunpowder.
She’s psycho with a capital P.
2.) Yui Hongo
I’m not ashamed to admit that I really, really disliked this girl when I was watching Fushigi Yuugi–even from the get-go. She struck me as someone who hid all her crazy under a calm, intelligent, mature demeanor. As a general rule, I find it suspicious when a young girl who is goofing off with her friends is very blase to the point of not really contributing to anything.
Yui’s character has quite a following as she’s toted as a victim and a tragic person. In a way, she is. She was manipulated over, and over, and over again. Who wouldn’t feel bad about that? Lemme tell you who: ME. For someone who prided herself with her capability of trusting her best friend and her intelligence, she was a pushover for Nakago and his machinations.
Not to mention that it was her jealousy and vindictiveness that caused a war to break out and so many people to die. She treated her own set of Star Warriors as tools and not really people. Like, sure–that was Nakago’s influence as well but are you telling me that this intelligent person is unable to form her own frickin’ opinions? The way she lied and cheated Tatara out of the Shinzaho that was his ONLY keepsake of his lover. Despicable.
Turn after every turn, her stupidity causes the lives of innocent bystanders. You can argue that she changes and matures in the latter parts but to me, that’s just too late the hero.
1.) Meer Campbell
Oh dear lord…where do I begin? I never thought it was possible for a Coordinator (Genetically Engineered Human) to be stupid but here she is, proving to me how wrong I am.
1.) She willingly underwent surgery to look like Lacus Clyne
2.) She sleazed up Lacus Clyne’s image
3.) She allowed herself to be used as a pawn
4.) She repeatedly tried to sleep with or kiss Athrun Zala
5.) She honestly believed she was Lacus Clyne
6.) She tried to have Lacus killed
You would think that someone who is a professed fan of Lacus would allow herself to be used to “take her place, only temporarily”. I get wanting to be someone you admire and reaching that same level of success. But at the end of the day, you should know that you’re a different person altogether. No one else around you should be forced to go along with your psychosis.
She tried to do this several times with Athrun Zala under the excuse that he was Lacus’ fiance and therefore, should be sweet towards her, y’know–the fake Lacus. Countless people have tried to defend this parasite with the idea that “if you’re told a lie often enough, it becomes the truth”. Whatever.
You can argue that she saved Lacus from being shot. I’d like to point out this was only AFTER she also got shot at by the people who were supposed to be protecting her. You can try to spin it whatever way you want but there is still no justification for Meer’s actions as a whole.
Personally, I think that bullet was far too gentle an end for her.