There are a lot of our fictional friends who get no respect: Charlie Brown…  Hank Pym…  Badass Billy Gunn.  But the question of whose reputation is the most unfairly maligned is a difficult one.  Could it be Cyril Figgis, who may be the only member of the Archer cast who could survive in a regular job?  Or perhaps Hoban Washburn, the jovial pilot of ‘Serenity’, who was a leaf in the wind?  Or could it be The Doctor in his sixth life, dealing with tsuris from old enemies, his own people, and even the producers at the BBC?  It’s a tough question, but one rife with possibility, leading to today’s disrespected query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) will argue for The Sixth Doctor all day long, especially if you resort to attacks on his glorious coat, asking: What fictional character is the most unfairly maligned of all?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Cyclops is up there. He’s not boring, he’s actually one level headed guy in a group full of irresponsible or insane mutants and kids and the most important one of them all.

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