10 Worst Main Characters We’re Supposed to Sympathize But Can’t Stand

The main characters highlight the entire show or movie, but sometimes they are so insufferable and dense that you wonder how they lasted so long. We got some surprising answers when we asked viewers which characters they found problematic.

10 Worst Main Characters

1. Jerry from Tom and Jerry As a child who grew up rooting for Jerry for being able to outsmart the cat, it is no surprise that Jerry is considered one of the worst characters on television. The older episodes especially ring true for this.

2. Emily from Emily in Paris Emily is your typical Mary Sue character portrayed and often very hard to relate to. It is no wonder that many people dislike her with passion. Throughout the show, she causes many issues in her personal or work life and hardly suffers any repercussions for her actions.

3. Velma from Velma As someone who grew up watching Scooby-Doo, I was excited to watch Velma. Only to be disappointed and displeased with the injustice done to Velma’s character. If you remember how Velma was in the original Scooby-Doo, you would remember her as the smartest and one of the kindest characters, and she also made nerdy look cool.

4. Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory As someone who watches The Big Bang Theory as a comfort show, Sheldon Cooper is one of the most infuriating characters in the show. Throughout the show, he is a bully, and if he does not get his way, he throws a tantrum and weaponizes his incompetence to do specific tasks to get people to do things for him.

5. Severus Snape from Harry Potter Snape is one of the worst recurring characters in the Harry Potter franchise. Snape was just a terrible person with no real depth to his character. When Lily sacrifices herself to save her child, Snape blames Harry and abuses and bullies him for seven years.

6. Claire from Outlander As someone who can travel back to the past, Claire does not attempt to be discreet. A fan commented how careless, irresponsible, and thoughtless she is. The character goes on to ruin other people’s lives to achieve her own goals.

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