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    22 Characters Who We Loved When The Show Started, But Hated By The End

    These characters could've had it all, but instead left us saying, "Thanks for the memories."

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the TV characters they absolutely loved when the show started but hated by the end. Here's what they said:

    🚨🚨SPOILERS AHEAD. You have been warned. 🚨🚨

    1. Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City

    HBO

    "I loved Carrie at the beginning of Sex and the City, but by the end she completely lost herself. I feel like she started changing for the worse after she broke up with Aidan the first time. She was selfish, chose men over her friends, and acted like relationships were a matter of life or death. She became someone who couldn't handle being alone, constantly needing validation from toxic men. I wouldn't have minded her relationships if she GREW from them, but she got progressively worse with each one."

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    2. Angela Moss from Mr. Robot

    USA

    "During the first two seasons I loved her because she was strong, helpful, and no-nonsense. But in Season 3, Whiterose brainwashed her into a selfish jerk who tried to gaslight Elliot and make his life miserable. She blamed Elliot and Darlene for everything that happened between them when they didn't want anything to do with it. What makes it even worse is that she died before redeeming herself due to her reckless desire for power and agency."

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    3. Fiona Gallagher from Shameless

    Showtime

    "At the beginning she was a badass who took care of her family through tough times and held it together for the Gallagher's. She started making bad choices in the middle seasons, and by the end of her arc she was a complete mess and blamed everyone else for her mistakes. By the time she left I hated the character."

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    4. Leonard Hofstader from The Big Bang Theory

    CBS

    "At the beginning of the show he was sweet, funny, and dorky. But as the show went along he became mean and cocky. I know that Sheldon was hard to be friends with, but sometimes the way Leonard acted was really selfish, especially with Penny."

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    5. Barry Allen from The Flash

    The CW

    "Barry was adorable and funny in the beginning, but as time went on he made increasingly irresponsible choices and messed things up over and over again. I stopped watching after the season with Savitar because I just couldn't stand him anymore."

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    6. Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls

    The WB

    "She changed the moment she slept with Dean. She became selfish and was so unfair to Lorelai!"

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    "At first Rory was smart, responsible, and had plans for her future. Then she goes to Yale, gets in a sloppy relationship with Logan, steals a boat, drops out of Yale, and cuts Lorelai off to live with her grandparents. From the moment she meets Logan, it all goes downhill."

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    "It definitely got annoying how she constantly used the fact that she was a ‘sweet’ and ‘smart’ girl to excuse her behavior and bad choices. She cheated on Dean, slept with him when he was married, and had a whole affair with Logan in the reboot. Toward the end of the series she just wasn't likable."

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    7. Frankie from Grace and Frankie

    Netflix

    "At the beginning Frankie was quirky and Grace was uptight. Grace grew as a character and became a softer, more open person. But Frankie still throws tantrums anytime she doesn’t get what she wants, always wants Grace to make the sacrifices, and calls her selfish on the rare occasion she does something for herself. It drives me insane and now I skip a lot of her parts in the show."

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    8. Olivia Pope from Scandal

    ABC

    Olivia Pope was THAT BITCH, a fearless and driven woman who was great at her job. She wasn't perfect but I loved her. As Scandal went on though, she did things that were straight-up cruel to keep her power. She and Fitz were such a toxic couple and I wanted her to leave him, but by the end I just thought they deserved each other.

    9. Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones

    HBO

    "I loved her, and totally agreed with her on everything. She was an amazing badass while remaining kind, and I was stuck between being in love with her and wanting to be her. But the minute she started believing her own hype about being Mhysa she became unbearable. She said a bunch of the right words, but that wasn’t what her fight was about anymore. She just wanted power. I was so pleased with her ending."

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    10. Dean Forester from Gilmore Girls

    The WB

    "He seemed like the perfect first boyfriend who was so kind and supportive. I was Team Dean 100%. But right before he and Rory broke up, and especially while he was cheating on Lindsay with Rory, I hated his character. He was manipulative, mean, and treated Rory terribly."

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    11. Lucas Scott from One Tree Hill

    The WB

    "He was great at the beginning, but I always felt like he kept putting himself in bad situations that he could've avoided and hurt people along the way. I was honestly glad when he left the show after Season 6."

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    "He messed with Peyton and Brooke left, right, and center, and it became draining to watch. Nathan had development that made him a better person, whereas I feel like Lucas started off strong and just went downhill."

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    12. Rachel Berry from Glee

    Fox

    "In the first few seasons she was almost cartoonishly selfish but in a funny way. The good thing was that she was becoming a better person and I was genuinely rooting for her. Then Season 5 happened, in which she got so mad at Santana for daring to audition to be her understudy in Funny Girl that she actually hit her, and moved out of their apartment."

    eclipsecat14

    "She just became more and more selfish as the show progressed and stopped growing altogether. It made her go from annoying but endearing to totally insufferable."

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    13. Elena Gilbert from Vampire Diaries

    The CW

    "I started the show absolutely loving her and feeling sorry for everything that she had been through. My dislike started to mount around Season 3 and my pure burning hatred hit towards the end. With Damon, Elena became a whiny, narcissistic and hypocritical character with no complexities or depth. The fact that the show became 100 times better when they started focusing on everyone else speaks for itself."

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    14. Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones

    HBO

    "He went from being a sensible lone wolf to Jon and Dany's sidekick who had no idea what was happening. He was so badass in Season 4 but what happened to him after he joined Dany will always make me mad."

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    15. Alex Karev from Grey's Anatomy

    ABC

    "Years and years of character development down the drain with a few lines. He went back to Izzie after YEARS of growing after what she did to him??? And after she apparently hid his kids from him for YEARS??? Come on. I hate him for that."

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    16. Debbie Gallagher from Shameless

    Showtime

    "Debbie went from being a sweet and relatively responsible teenager to raping Matty when he was drunk, getting pregnant on purpose by her ex-boyfriend to try to force him into marrying her, and fighting a woman while holding her baby. And that's just the tip of the iceberg!"

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    17. Will Schuester from Glee

    Fox

    "At first I thought he was such a kind teacher! But as the show progressed he got worse and worse. From trying to force Emma out of her relationship, to preventing a trans student from using the bathroom of their preferred gender, to twerking to an inappropriate song with his underage students. I swear, watching the final seasons was like watching my childhood burn around me."

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    18. Robin Scherbatsky from How I Met Your Mother

    CBS

    "At the beginning she was an independent, scotch-loving, and tough-but-good friend. Then she became petty, insecure, and superficial. There was even an episode where she was upset that a bartender was prettier than her."

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    "Robin went from independent career woman to a stereotypical female character who's caught between two men. We’re supposed to believe the same woman who didn’t want to upend her career to Chicago for Don is the same woman who would quickly give up on her marriage to Barney and be hung up on Ted for the next 20 years?? Please."

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    19. Andy Bernard from The Office

    NBC

    "I thought he was kind of annoying at first but he got funnier the more he was in it and after going to anger management. However, when Michael left he really sucked. I hated him mostly because of how he treated Erin."

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    20. Tom Haverford from Parks and Recreation

    NBC

    "He was okay in the beginning, kinda lazy but loyal to Leslie when she needed him. By the end of the show and especially after Entertainment 720, he became a self-absorbed douche. He would take any opportunity to promote himself at his friends's expense, like when he jeopardized Leslie’s chance to get a political sponsor and used his speech at Ben’s gala to talk about himself. Total prick."

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    21. Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl

    The CW

    "She was so lovable and seemed to have a genuinely good heart at the beginning, despite making some poor choices. She became so jaded and self-serving, and on top of everything, she ended up marrying her stalker."

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    22. And finally, Dexter Morgan from Dexter

    Showtime

    Dexter was a serial killer, which is obviously not good. But he showed a lot of complexity as he tried to develop a conscience and relationships with other humans (plus, not that it makes it okay, but he only killed bad people). After Season 4 he started acting like he was a god above the law and became continually more selfish. I'll never forgive him for dragging Deb into his shady affairs.

    Are there any other characters you loved at first but can't stand anymore? Let us know in the comments!

    Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

    Not all submissions are from Community users.

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