Let’s talk for a moment about ‘The Walking Dead’ and the character of Negan: I hate him.  Seriously hate him, on a deep, emotional level…  Not because he’s a evil (The Governor was equally evil and perhaps even more obnoxious), nor because of his murder of a beloved cast-member, though that was horrific.  My problem with Negan is that fact that his creator clearly loves him, to the point where he’s almost a wish-fulfillment character, an unrepentant monster doing whatever he wants in a world where others fight to maintain civility.  In short, he’s not offensive because he’s awful, vulgar, murderous and vile, but because he’s being presented as The Fonz, slowly taking over the narrative, leading to today’s Urkelicious query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has actually somewhat come to terms with the horror of Trevor Phillips, thanks to interviews with his voice actor online, asking: Which fictional character is the worst, most unrepentant monster in all of pop culture?

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  1. Mauther
    November 7, 2016 at 12:10 pm — Reply

    For me, the Joker pretty much matches everything you have to say about Negan. While he’s mostly harmless in Batman 66, in most other versions his an unapologetic mass murdering sociopath who (depending on the story) either kills for the lolz or out of some horribly convoluted misunderstanding of freshman level psych.

  2. November 7, 2016 at 3:32 pm — Reply

    Especially if you consider that there is a rumor out there that cannibalism is part of the Horcrux creation process along with murder.

  3. November 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm — Reply

    Probably The Joker. Reason is pretty much same as with Negan: It’s not necessarily the acts character commits, but its in the meta level. He’s clearly writer’s favorite, has plot armor thick as walls of Constantinople and very rarely faces any real consequenses. I’d hate him even more if his opponent weren’t even more writer’s pet, with even more invincible plot armor, Batman.

  4. DrawnThisWay
    November 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm — Reply

    Injustice Superman, as pointed out by a friend of mine it only took one murder to send supes down to the darkside. But I don’t so much like the writing on that because of the catchall of Superman always blatantly justifying his actions and no one besides Batman stepping up.

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