This is my first Top Five Wednesday post. T5W is a weekly meme created by Ginger Reads Lainey and Sam@Thoughts on Tomes. This week’s topic is top five characters you find unlikable. These characters should not be villains or characters meant to be unlikable. I have no intentions to offend anyone through this list, so if it has your favorite character in it, please don’t hate me.
Here is the link for the goodreads group for this meme.
Here is my list.
- Khal Drogo from ASOIAF. He is one of the most popular characters in ASOIAF/GoT, but on actually looking at him, we find out he was a pretty horrible person. He practically bought a thirteen year old like a slave and abused her. The whole relationship between Dany and Drogo seems like a case of romanticized Stockholm syndrome to me. He condoned rape and slavery, which were ingrained in the barbaric Dothrakhi customs. At this, many of you would be like But this is GoT. The characters do a lot of problematic shit. However, most of the other terribly problematic characters like Joffrey and Cersei are hated on, or at least not so universally liked like Drogo is.
2. Clarisse La Rue from the Percy Jackson series. She was supposed to be unlikable in the first couple of books, and you’re supposed to get to like her more towards the end. However, I still cannot forgive her for trying to dunk Percy’s head into the toilet in the first part. I mean, how can you do that? If something like that ever happened to me, I would probably be traumatized.
3. Adelaide from The Glittering Court. I actually really wanted to like her. I love the rebellious character born to a noble family trope. However, she seemed to be so self- centered! An institution where young women are trained to be practically sold off to men in marriage does not in the least bother her…..till SHE falls in love. Religious persecution does not bother her ……till the man SHE loves becomes a part of a persecuted sect.
4 Noah Shaw from the Mara Dyer trilogy. There is nothing horrible about him, but I found nothing remarkable about him either, so I don’t understand why people make a fuss about him. Yeah, he’s hot. Because he is naturally attractive. He’s rich! Because his parents are rich. What has he DONE to be thought of so highly? I felt he was a rather materialistic character.
5. May Singer from the Selection series. Okay, she hadn’t done anything to merit hate either. However, I thought she was rather annoying.