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 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 charming and self-aware voice actor online, asking: Which fictional character is the worst, most unrepentant monster in all of pop culture?

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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. Grand Moff Tarkin.
    He destroyed the Empire’s garrison on Scarif to keeps the Deathstar plans from being leaked.
    He ordered the destruction of billions of civilians on Alderaan as a ‘demonstration’.

  2. Malone_hasco on

    Kratos from God of War is up there. Killed his family (tricked by Ares, but still) goes to murderous revenge rampage, killing every Greek god, demigod, including his half brother, titan, creature and bystander and never questions his actions. It went so far that by the end of third game I disliked the character so much I never touched any games of that series again. Even Studio that made the games had to realize this, because in latest PS4 game, they changed the setting and tried to make him sympathetic dad character.

  3. I was trying to decide between Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsay Bolton. Joffrey is arguably the more hatable character, but I think I’m going to give it to Ramsay. Joffrey is terrible because he’s a kid with unimaginable power and that power has gone to his head.

    Ramsay knows exactly what he is and revels in it. So in the context of the question, I think he gets the nod.

  4. Walter white to me is that kind of character. I just cannot get into shows that do this to a ridiculous amount.

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